Category Archives: Mobile

New Data Provides Antidote for Ad Fraud

Newly Released Media Behaviors & Influence™ Study Provides Marketers in Disrupted Media Market with Real Data from Real People for Increased ROI

Worthington, OH – 3/13/2017

As advertisers continue to struggle with disruption in the media world, including a decline in the use of traditional media, fake news, and bot fraud, Prosper Insights & Analytics™, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, has released the Media Behaviors & Influence Study™ (MBI) for 2017. The data includes the responses of over 16,000 respondents and can be used to enlighten marketers by providing a unique consumer dimension. The MBI contains real consumers’ media consumption, including which media influences them to purchase, personality traits, and purchase intentions, and can be integrated with big data initiatives to enhance models to better target consumers.  Continue reading

Three Reasons Why Kohl’s Shoppers Aren’t Ready For Apple Pay

From Forbes on May 16, 2016:

Heading off its dismal report of a 3.9% same-store sales decline for Q1 2016, Kohl’s, the retail favorite of discount-loving shoppers nationwide, recently made a technological splash with the announcement that they were simplifying the brick-and-mortar purchase process by linking Kohl’s store credit cards and its Yes2You rewards program together under Apple Pay. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, based chain was the first of just two retailers (the other, BJ’s Wholesale Club) to link its store credit card with Apple Pay, and the integration of loyalty rewards into a single-tap mobile transaction indicates that Kohl’s is taking a firm step into the digitally-driven retail future.

It seems more intuitive that an announcement of this kind might have been more likely to come from a retailer touting the latest and greatest in technology (i.e. Best Buy) or from a certain competitor making no secret about courting young shoppers with an elevated store experience (ahem, Macy’s). Instead, it seems that this sometimes underestimated staple in shopping centers nationwide has beaten its retailing peers to the mobile payment punch, allowing shoppers to double up on their loyalty (vis-à-vis their Kohl’s charge and Yes2You rewards) with one tap. The big question remains, though: are Kohl’s shoppers ready for Apple Pay? For this new analysis, we’ll take a look at some of the barriers that Kohl’s may face getting their shoppers to adopt Apple Pay using consumer insights from Prosper Insights & Analytics. Continue reading

Apple Watch Launch Courts Nearly 10 Million Shoppers

From Forbes on April 23, 2015:

When the Apple Watch officially releases this week, can we expect consumers to bite?

According to Prosper’s latest insights from more than 6,000 U.S. adults surveyed during the first week of April, 4.0% are considering purchasing the Apple Watch in the next three months; an additional 3.0% are thinking about buying after the initial frenzy wears down, in the next three to six months. While those single-digit figures may seem small (especially for an Apple product launch), that’s nearly 10 million shoppers eyeing the Apple Watch in the immediate term (within the next three months) and 7.3 million in the market three to six months out. All told, Apple has the potential to adorn 17 million (7.1%) wrists in the next six months – a figure that could finally energize the smartwatch “trend” we’ve been hearing about for the past few years. Continue reading

Insights You Can Use

Big data can be a big challenge. Zeroing in on the right information is crucial, especially in an uncertain economic environment. Below are a few examples of how different industry thought leaders are using Prosper Insights & Analytics’ smart data to help marketers navigate rough waters.  Continue reading

Prosper Insights & Analytics Releases Holiday 2013 Retail Winners & Losers at Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference

Worthington, OH – November 19, 2013
Prosper Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of advanced business intelligence, released the Holiday 2013 Retail Winners & Losers at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference today. Pam Goodfellow, principal analyst for the firm, presented a list of select retailers along with emerging holiday trends.

The terms “winners” and “losers” are relative with consumer spending expected to be down this year. While 2013 is the first holiday season that is Continue reading

ProsperChina™ Consumer Snapshot Q3 2013

The Q3 2013 Chinese Consumer Snapshot video is a brief look at young Chinese consumers’ economic sentiment compared to their U.S. counterparts. It also draws comparisons between the two groups regarding topics such as practicality, purchase intentions, online research and dining out.

Please click on the video below to watch the Chinese Consumer Snapshot.
(Click here for Chinese / 点击这里为中国。)

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Android Presses Ahead In Q3, While Apple Seems To Squander Younger Shoppers

Although its iPhone shipments bested analysts’ expectations in the second quarter, it appears that Apple will face increasing pressure from Android and competing operating systems in Q3.

According to our latest insights, two out of five (39%) of those in the market for a smartphone this quarter (July, August, September 2013) are considering Apple, down two points from Q2. Meanwhile, the majority (56%) of those in the near-term market for a device are looking at Android (likely propelled by the spring launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4), widening the disparity between the two operating systems from 32% last quarter to a present 42%. While Android and Apple remain the two OS titans of this arena, mobile consideration sets continue to expand with a rising proportion investigating BlackBerry (18%) and Windows (25%) offerings as well, suggesting that an increasing number of consumers have expanded their vocabularies beyond the typical “Apple or Android?” quandary. Score one for the underdogs. Continue reading

Best Buy’s Showrooming Strategy Resonating with Mobile Shoppers

Target and Walmart May Have Reason to Fear Amazon.com

Worthington, OH – 6/26/2013

Best Buy’s initiatives to combat showrooming among its customers have been well-documented, and it appears that the big box’s efforts to thwart Amazon.com may be paying off among mobile users. According to Prosper Insights & Analytics’ new Showrooming Ratio, Best Buy may be doing a more effective job keeping wandering shopping carts away from Amazon, particularly compared to its discount peers.

The Showrooming Ratio indicates the likelihood that a mobile user will evaluate a product in a brick-and-mortar store and ultimately may purchase the product via that store’s site or a competitor’s digital channel. When compared to Amazon, Best Buy scored a Showrooming Ratio of Continue reading

Innovation Fast and Furious in Mobile Space, But Slow and Steady May Win the Race

Loyalty Lacking Among Leading Wireless Service Providers

Worthington, OH – 5/28/2013

The mobile market is as competitive as ever with new innovations around every corner. But as companies look to delight consumers with the latest technology, it appears that the basics are causing headaches among users, according to Prosper Insights & Analytics™.

In the April Prosper Mobile Insights™ survey, nearly 70% of Mobile Users 18+ say that the best service/coverage is more important than the latest technology. Almost half (48.8%) say they’ve Continue reading

Though Android Continues to Climb, Millennials Are Looking to Apple

While Apple mildly beat analysts’ expectations, looking forward into Q2 it appears that the tech giant’s road won’t be getting much easier to travel.

Among consumers planning to purchase a mobile phone in the next three months (April, May, or June), more than half (54.6%) are considering an Android device, while fewer (41.5%) are mulling over an Apple iPhone. Further, the disparity between the two brands has grown from 4% in April 2012 to a current 32% gap – bully for Android.

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