Consumer Behavior

Are Snapchat and Instagram Regional Apps? Surprising Stats Reveal the App Each Coast Prefers

From goofy distortive filters to controlled amounts of time people can view photos, Snapchat offers users an outlet for quick and raw photo sharing. Instagram, on the other hand, focuses on perfected images, allowing users to set their desired saturation points, highlights, and sharpness. Additionally, Instagram’s shifted focus to ad-based material creates additional barriers compared …

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25 Million Verizon/AT&T Subscribers Up for Grabs in Next Six Months

Verizon and AT&T are the dominant US wireless carriers, with over 70% of subscribers between them. T-Mobile just announced a good quarter driven by new customers, mostly poached from AT&T. We wondered, how many people are going to abandon AT&T and Verizon this year? We asked AT&T and Verizon wireless customers – specifically those who …

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Amidst 500% Growth in Demand for CTV Measurement Upwave Announces Enhanced CTV Measurement Suite

Upwave recently launched an enhanced suite of Connected Television (CTV) measurement capabilities. The two cornerstones of the enhancements are a new Targeting Verification technology and expanded scale of the Upwave Digital Network. These additions complement Upwave’s industry-leading Brand Outcome cross-channel measurement, which analyzes the precise brand impact of advertising campaigns. Targeting Verification Targeting Verification allows …

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One Third of Midwestern Smokers Smoke at Least a Pack Per Day

According to the CDC, the percentage of American adults that smoke cigarettes is at its lowest point since they started tracking (currently about 17% of American adults smoke). That seems good. But we wanted to dive a little deeper. Are American smokers also smoking fewer cigarettes per day? It turns out, no. In November 2015 …

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Why Is Digital Advertising Socially Important?

Upwave Director of Engineering George London is participating in important collaborations within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Advertising Business Group with the aim of protecting consumer privacy in browser-based advertising. In addition to his technical insights, George contributed the following noteworthy section to a paper the group is drafting. The section is titled …

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How Many Travelers Consider Using Airbnb?

According to investors, Airbnb is worth $25.5 billion. What? Marriott just agreed to purchase Starwood for half that amount. This seems crazy. Here at Upwave, we conduct consumer research. We don’t have a stake in Airbnb’s success, we were just curious: How many people even consider Airbnb when they book travel accommodation? Turns out it’s …

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When Will Americans Give Up Car Ownership?

Based on their most recent investment round, Uber is worth more than Ford. GM just invested $500 million in Lyft. Google’s self-driving car recently crashed into a bus, and in a few years there will be millions of self-driving cars crashing into buses globally. It got us thinking here at Upwave… does anyone even drive …

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