Ubiquitous connectivity has become the new norm of life—at least in the developed countries where the average level of Internet penetration is over 80%. In a new annual Global Digital Landscape study aimed to explore new digital habits and behaviours, the Nielsen team has surveyed 30,000 adults from 60 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. 

Just a week before the recent Grammy Awards, the global market research company Nielsen conducted a study on how highly acclaimed music impacts the effectiveness of the brand advertising, and also compiled two lists of top 10 ads featuring well-known songs—popular among the U.S. general public (age 18-49) and Millenials (18-34).

Researchers behind the Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Report for Europe 2014 have analyzed 12,000 FMCG product launches across Western Europe and revealed the trend that about 66% of those products never reached the sales volume of 10,000 items, while 76% of those new launches never survived the first year of their marketing lifecycle.