Time certainly does things. Remember when making a purchase meant seeing commercials for a product, scouring print ads and then visiting the store to buy a product? That was all before technology took over. The reality is that the digital transformation has had a huge impact on how we live, play, do business and shop for products and services.
Today, the average consumer references 10 sources before making a purchase (Google, 2017), and 67 percent of a consumer's purchase journey is done digitally.MORE
"Over the past decade, a rapid evolution in technology has caused immense change in consumer behavior, requiring media outlets to not only maintain traditional marketing channels, but add new ones at an ever-increasing pace," says Laura Cole, vice president of marketing for Vivial.
During a presentation on the Solutions Stage at the Mega-Conference, she will show "how adding a great marketing platform to an existing product portfolio will provide a way to protect and generate revenue, and ultimately rock the digital revolution."
The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
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The digital news industry in the United States is facing a complex future. On one hand, a steadily growing portion of Americans are getting news through the internet, many U.S. adults get news on social media, and employment at digital-native outlets has increased. On the other, digital news has not been immune to issues affecting the broader media environment, including layoffs, made-up news and public distrust.
Here are some key findings about the way Americans get news online – as well as how digital newsrooms in the U.S. are faring, compiled from recent Pew Research Center surveys and analyses.More