Online New Zealanders now spend close to half a standard working week (18 hours) getting their digital fix, up from 15 hours in 2015. Accessing the internet from a mobile device is now well and truly commonplace for nearly 8 in 10 (78%) online Kiwis- up from 65% in 2015.
The traditional channels and your traditional consumer will most likely not be where your growth will come from in the next few years. Despite facing the lowest growth environment we have had in decades, the opportunity for growth is there if we think small.
When it comes to sport, it is the willingness to prepare to win that sets apart the most talented athletes and the best teams. And with the Australian sports industry facing an unprecedented level of change and disruption, it has never been so important to prepare for what’s to come in order to stay ahead of the game.
With digital now a critical channel for brands, it’s no surprise that they’re actively looking to better understand and measure returns in the space. They’re also actively looking to social media and sponsorships as a way to amplify their digital returns.
This year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup well and truly lived up to its reputation as one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar. Nielsen’s Social TV Ratings revealed that our nation’s most prestigious horse race was the biggest social episode on TV this year.
The market for dairy products is highly saturated, and driving new growth can prove challenging. However, Nielsen research shows that consumers who purchase cheese on a weekly basis have a very distinct profile and appealing to this group of cheese lovers could uncover new growth opportunities.
Global sports are thriving, but media consumption is changing before our eyes. And as the media world grapples with these issues, so too must the sports industry. But these challenges aren’t the only obstacles facing the sports realm.
Nielsen Digital Ratings (Monthly) data revealed 11.2 million Australians visited online content related to the sports category via any device during the month of March 2017, up 8% compared to February 2017.
The first weekend of October 2016 marked two significant events in Australian sporting history: the Western Bulldogs won their first AFL grand final in 62 years; and the following day, NRL fans witnessed a similar performance when the Cronulla Sharks took out their first premiership in 49 years.
The use of digital channels is gaining traction in the shopping realm for New Zealand consumers. This Christmas it's expected that a record 1.1 million people will be purchasing festive season items via the internet.
As a consumer group, Millennials are just starting to flex their spending power, which will grow significantly in the coming years. While they’re years from fully establishing themselves, they’re already having a marked impact on the global consumer landscape.
Embracing today’s digital ecosystem brings both opportunity and challenge. Digital’s influence is far and wide and reaches all demographic segments. It provides marketers with direct ways to engage with unique consumer bases.
Australian followers of Game of Thrones season six have been all but quiet on the Westeros front. However, they have taken to their digital devices to express their fear of the dead, share their house alliances and love for dragons.
The 18th edition of Nielsen’s annual Australian Connected Consumers Report found nearly all online Australians have used the Internet to do some form of purchasing activity; and around one-in-four purchase items online at least weekly.
The highly anticipated Season 4 of House of Cards premiered on Netflix globally on Friday 4 March 2016. From 7:00PM Australian fans were quick to jump onto Twitter with #HouseofCards trending within the hour.
Research shows high income households are twice as likely to purchase raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. However, one quarter of households with annual incomes less than $45k also bought berries. So did more than 30% of medium income households.
Nielsen’s Financial Services Monitor Report for the year to June 2015 has revealed that ING has more satisfied customers than its competitors. Four in five of ING customers indicated they are satisfied with their financial provider, closely following ING is Bendigo Bank, where customer satisfaction is at 79.1%.
The recent 2015 Nielsen Global Trust in Advertising Survey provides deep analysis into how much consumers trust different advertising placements – so brands can further understand the most effective way to influence purchasing behaviour.
The 102nd edition of the Tour de France had cycling fans and cultural enthusiasts alike following the 3,360km race over 21 stages on SBS and Twitter using the official SBS Tour de France hashtag #sbstdf 57.3K times.
The 2015 State of Origin will go down as one of the most enthralling series so far with sports fans around Australia jumping on Twitter to share the biggest moments. With 180,000 Tweets being viewed over 18 million times, fans took to second screens to celebrate tries, comment on calls, key moments and crunching tackles as the banter unfolded in real-time.
It’s been a fiery, twisted and captivating journey so far, but Game of Thrones has enthralled many Australian viewers and has seen them turn to Twitter to share their thoughts and emotions on the battle of the seven kingdoms.
Viewing patterns of New Zealanders are shifting. We can now watch where we want, when we want. The explosion of devices has given us more access to content and brands than ever before. While the television is still the screen of choice for viewing video content, device proliferation and social-media interaction is shifting the power from the provider to the people.
TV is still the top entertainer among young audiences. However, reaching the hearts and minds of today’s youth is an ongoing challenge (and opportunity) for content providers and advertisers alike, who must factor in kids and teens’ increasing access to more devices and savvy consumption of digital content.
The time Australian kids and teens spend online has increased exponentially over the past seven years. And the older they become, the more time they spend online. Teens 13 to 15 years spend 18.7 hours in an average week online – equivalent to more than three days at school.
Social media is undoubtedly transforming the way viewers engage with TV as audiences share comments and opinions about their favourite shows in real time. The recent launch of Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings in Australia enables networks, agencies and advertisers to understand how audiences are reacting to TV shows and the reach of these conversations taking place on Twitter.
‘Social TV’ is the term used to describe when a TV audience uses an online social platform to ‘converse’ about the content they are viewing on TV, or read others’ conversations or posts; in real time. Social TV – and its influential ‘ambassadors’ – is key to achieving higher levels of cross-platform engagement and audience extension.
The latest results from the third round of IAB Australia/Nielsen mobile panel data for July 2014 reveals that 52 percent of our digital time is spent on mobile devices. App usage heavily dominates the time we spend on our smartphones and tablets and apps also generate the highest levels of engagement.
Five short years ago, the iPad was a dream and smartphones were a luxury. At a time when most publishers were grappling with ways to serve content via their websites, their consumers were already on a path to a historically unprecedented adoption of media devices. Today, tablet devices are now in half of all households while seven in 10 Australians over the age of 16 already own a smartphone.
The concept of creating an authentic beer experience at home has been on the innovation hit-list for liquor manufacturers and retailers for some time. Tap King is the newest keg system to hit the market launching to coincide with Father’s Day in September, and enabling retailers to start the spring beer season early with the hope of repeat purchase in Christmas.
Findings from our latest Global Trust in Advertising Report has revealed that ‘earned media’ in the form of recommendations from friends and family continues to be the most trusted form of advertising among Australian consumers. With the increased engagement and consumption of online and social media content, the platform for consumers to project their voice is far broader and far more impactful.