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Today’s Marketing Trends 28/03/2017

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Amazon Explores Creation of Augmented Reality At Its Walk-In Stores

Trend Summary: Amazon Ceo Bezos aims to conquer the retail world  via advanced robotics.


Last Sunday in Palm Springs, California, Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon's chief executive, climbed into the cockpit of a thirteen-foot high robot and began flailing his arms as though warming up for ...

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... a workout, causing the robot’s enormous appendages to mimic his movements.  

According to the New York Times, the tech giant is looking to open brick-and-mortar stores to sell home appliances and furniture.

Citing a "person briefed on the discussions" the Times claims that the Seattle-based giant is considering using VR or AR to help customers picture what furniture will look like in situ.

The source has said the shops will have a heavy emphasis on Amazon devices and services like the company's Prime Streaming service and smart speaker Echo.

The concept of bringing VR into a retail environment has been spearheaded by retailers like Lowe's in the US, which in some stores makes use of HTC's Vive headset to show customers how to use its products for home improvements.

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[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

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Source: NewYorkTimes.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtomorrow.com/article.aspx?id=7134

Internet Adspend Will Exceed $200bn In 2017

Trend Summary: Global internet advertising expenditure will grow 13% to reach $US205bn in 2017.


According to Zenith’s latest Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, published today, internet advertising will attract 36.9%  of all advertising expenditure, up from ...

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... 34.0% in 2016.

This is the first year in which more money will be spent on internet advertising than advertising on traditional television (the latter totalling $192bn).  

The sheer scale of internet advertising means its growth rate is slowing. Internet adspend grew 17% in 2016, down from 20% in 2015, and Zenith expects growth to slow to 13% in 2017, 12% in 2018 and 10% by 2019 (though it will continue to add US$23bn‐US$24bn a year).

In this environment it is vital that platforms and publishers address advertisers’ valid concerns about viewability and brand safety to secure sustainable growth. As the market matures, advertisers need to know for certain that their ads are being actively viewed by real people in appropriate environments.
 

Read the original unabridged Zenith article.

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

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Source: Zenith Optimedia.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtomorrow.com/article.aspx?id=7133