Acquity Group, a brand e-commerce and digital marketing company, part of Accenture Interactive, has surveyed 2,035 Americans of 18 y.o.+ to research their shopping decisions made as a result of digital engagement with the brand. Particularly, the study answers the question whether branded content «sells», and if so—which channels are the most trustworthy.

Despite the hype about the ever-growing role of social-media marketing in business strategy of B2C organizations, the latest research by Simply Measured shows that on average American brands spend just 9.9% of their allocated digital marketing budget in 2015. However, it is to double and reach 22.5% in the next five years, according to projections of the survey participants.

If you sometimes feel guilty chatting with a friend on mobile/tablet in front of your desk during the working hours, you are not alone: a recent study of 3,500 American adults of different ages reveals 58% do so every day and feel guilty too. Here are the five most recent trends on how we use tech to consume media content and socialise from Deloitte, Kantar Woldpanel, Lightspeed GMI, and MobileIron.

Over a half (55%) of UK adults have stopped browsing sites and looking for new content and products—instead they stick to two-three trusted sources of information. This data comes from the global media agency Carat’s Consumer Connection System research tool surveying 11,000 UK consumers and their media behaviour annually.