Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the Oscars. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
New York, NY – America’s Affluents are sophisticated consumers who are interacting with media across both the traditional and digital worlds more than ever before. To help marketers understand the online behavior of Affluents, Ipsos MediaCT and comScore have introduced an offering that fuses the Ipsos Affluent Survey with comScore Media Metrix data. By combining these industry-leading databases, marketers can become smarter about how Affluent audiences access media across channels and develop more sophisticated and targeted media plans.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Toronto, ON – TV viewership in Canada has come a long way from the days of rabbit ears and antennae. Today’s viewers not only have a greater variety of content to watch, but they also have more ways than ever to watch. A recent poll conducted through the Ipsos Online Omnibus revealed that 74% of adult online Canadians subscribe to Cable TV/Satellite TV/IPTV. Drilling down deeper, among TV Service Subscribers, half (47%) augment or compliment their service by subscribing to or using one or more over-the-top (OTT) content services. In fact, just over a quarter (28%) subscribe to one OTT service, while nearly a fifth (20%) subscribe to two or more OTT services.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New York, NY – The Affluent in America are among the most coveted yet most elusive audiences for marketers across many sectors of the American economy. Thanks to a new relationship between Ipsos and mTAB, understanding and reporting on their media habits and behaviors is becoming more accessible to brands. Ipsos and mTAB are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration for making the Ipsos Affluent Survey USA available to brand marketers on mTAB’s platform.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New York, NY – The television industry has witnessed a shakeup in recent years with TV viewers’ quick adoption of new viewing platforms and the gradually declining levels of cable and satellite subscription services. Some have expressed concerns about how TV service subscription rates are changing and whether this will affect the current business model. However, a recent TV Dailies poll conducted by Ipsos MediaCT surveying prime-time viewers’ subscription service behavior suggests the industry should not be worrying just yet.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Toronto, ON – Reports of print media’s death are greatly exaggerated. It hasn’t died, it has just evolved. That is the central premise behind Ipsos Canada’s latest move to help media companies measure their success, performance and audience engagement. Leading media research expert Joanne Van der Burgt has joined Ipsos’ burgeoning media research practice in Canada. Her role will be to introduce Ipsos’ extensive global media measurement capabilities to Canadian media clients as well as growing Ipsos’ media practice across the country. In a world of changing media consumption, Ipsos’ constantly evolving media measurement techniques provide clients the ability to connect to better insights on their total audience thereby addressing their business needs.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Global — Seven in ten of those in 24 countries report they have ever ‘used a mobile device to send a text greeting on a holiday or other special occasion because they were far away’ (73%) or ‘used a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) to take photos of gatherings’ (65%) for communication with loved ones, such as family or friends. Another four in ten (42%) have used an online video chat platform (such as Skype or Facetime).
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New York, NY – According to a new survey of over 1,000 personal email users conducted on behalf of Microsoft, the email features and services most important to respondents include ensuring ads don’t interfere with email experience (70%), providing advanced spam filters (69%), and providing an easy-to-understand user interface (67%), with seven in ten respondents rating these as extremely/very important.
Monday, December 09, 2013
New York, NY and Denver, CO – Reaching America’s affluent can be a challenge. However, thanks to a new arrangement between Ipsos and I-Behavior, Inc., marketers now have a richer and more robust way to access and assess their campaign capabilities when targeting this desirable segment. I-Behavior, the premier provider of behavioral targeting services, across virtually any channel, will now be able to on-board and distribute digital audience segments based on the Ipsos Affluent Survey USA. This will allow greater targeting for marketers trying to reach and connect their products, services and brands with America’s affluent population.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Vancouver, BC – We know that Canadians spend a lot of time on the Internet and now they are putting more of their money where their fingers and eyes are. According to the latest research from the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, online Canadians are spending more cold hard cash on online purchases than ever before. The eCommerce Special Feature Report from the 2013 study shows that online Canadians spend an average of $899 through purchases and transactions on the Internet, which is up from the $639 average revealed in the 2012 study. Slicing through the data, the study also revealed that men spend more online than women with the 2013 figures reporting averages of $1,080 and $725 respectively.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Toronto, ON – There’s a rising star in Canada’s mobile device market. Findings from the sixth wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology study, conducted in August, have shown that in 2013, Samsung has made significant gains in Canada’s Smartphone and Tablet device markets.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Culver City, CA – Ipsos SMX's most recent product release continues to demonstrate their commitment to consumer engagement and intrinsic motivation. The release, SRPv13.2 (Socialized Research Platform), features significant enhancements to both their mobile and video capabilities, as well as analytics.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Toronto, ON – For many working Canadians, flexibility should be a core tenet of business as most believe workers can be productive from anywhere and the traditional ‘9-5’ desk job is becoming increasingly unnecessary, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Microsoft.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Global — Four in ten (42%) of those in 24 countries say social media is important to them while only one quarter (25%) rate it not important. Using a 5-point scale, where 5 means "very important" and 1 means "not at all important", two in ten (18%) rate it with a value of 5, two in ten (23%) say 4, one third (33%) are neutral at a score of 3 and 13% say each of 2 and 1.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on video games.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
New York, NY — The 2013 Ipsos Affluent Survey USA, released today, reports that the Affluent population in the United States has increased in size and financial resources; moreover, Affluents continue to be enthusiastic consumers of traditional media, even while their use of digital media continues to grow sharply. The study projects that there are now 62.5 million U.S. Affluents, up more than 6% over the past two years (Affluents are defined as adults aged 18+ living in households with at least $100,000 in annual household income). Compared to 2012, Affluents’ average income rose 4.6% to $200,200, and their net worth rose 2.0% to $1.01 million.
Monday, September 16, 2013
New York, NY – Media is nothing without an audience. And Ipsos MediaCT continues to delve into the world of media, content, and technology for deeper audience insights. Evan Borak has been named Senior Vice President with Ipsos MediaCT in the U.S and Head of the Audience Measurement Group (AMG). The announcement was made by Jon Greenwood, President of Ipsos MediaCT in the U.S.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Toronto, ON – Canadians are split on whether it is acceptable or not for governments to monitor email and other online activity in some circumstances, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Specifically, one half (49%) of Canadians say that they find it ‘completely unacceptable’ for ‘governments to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities’, while the other half of Canadians (51%) says it is either ‘acceptable in some circumstances’ (47%), or ‘completely acceptable’ (4%).
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Global — Three in ten online consumers in 24 countries
indicate that they have ever purchased a product or service based mostly on
an advertisement you saw on a social media site (35%) or on a posting you
saw on a social media site (31%). The findings reflect a new poll of 18,150
respondents conducted by Ipsos OTX – the global innovation center for Ipsos,
the world’s third largest market and opinion research firm.
Friday, August 23, 2013
New York — The Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state. Google and independent research firm Ipsos MORI analyzed the online strength of local small businesses in cities in all fifty states. The city with the highest scores in each state was designated a 2013 Google eCity.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
New York, NY – Consumer media habits are shifting rapidly
toward online video and mobile devices, according to Ipsos MediaCT’s LMX
(Longitudinal Media Experience) tracking study, highlights of which were
publicly released recently. Wave 11 of the LMX study, conducted in Q2 2013,
found that 22% of a consumer’s total time online is now spent watching video,
up from 15% one year ago. The study also found that consumers continue to
consume more media on the go and on individual schedules, with viewing
video on mobile devices and time-shifted video viewing both up significantly.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Global — Seven in ten (71%) online consumers in 24
countries indicate that in the past month, they have shared some type of
content on social media sites. The findings reflect a new poll of 18,150
respondents conducted by Ipsos OTX – the global innovation center for Ipsos,
the world’s third largest market and opinion research firm. Three in ten (29%)
indicate they ‘haven’t shared any content in the past month.’
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Global - One in three (32%) online consumers in 24 countries indicate they ‘entered a contest/sweepstakes sponsored by a brand or product’ online in the past month, according to a new poll of 18,331 online respondents conducted by Ipsos OTX – the global innovation center for Ipsos, the world’s third largest market and opinion research firm.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
New York, NY – Ipsos MediaCT is focused on building the strongest team in the media research marketplace, and that continues with their latest strategic hire. Scott Grunther, a highly accomplished media research executive, has joined the Ipsos MediaCT team in the U.S. as Senior Vice President, Media. Jon Greenwood, President of Ipsos MediaCT in the U.S., made the announcement.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
London, UK – Ipsos ASI is putting brand research right into the hands of consumers. The company’s team of advertising research specialists has launched Brand Shout, a new smartphone app that allows brands to better understand real-time reactions to their advertising and brand experiences.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Public Affairs study examining the use of social media for discourse and information on public policy, social and political issues reveals that more than half (52%) of Canadians are using social media either ‘actively’ (29%) to make their voices heard or ‘passively’ (23%) to gain a greater understanding of the issues.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Toronto, ON – A recent survey of Canadian small business owner and C-Suite level executives conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Shred-It reveals that there has been little improvement in data security measures of small and larger sized companies since 2012.
Monday, June 10, 2013
New York, NY – For nearly half (46%) of information workers, using social tools has increased their productivity, while less than one in ten (9%) say these tools have reduced their efficiency, according to a new poll of 9,908 employees across 32 countries conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Microsoft. “Social tools” were defined as instant messaging, text messaging, video conferencing, news feeds, social networks, and team sites such as SharePoint.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Los Angeles, CA - National polls have shown that a majority of Americans are now in favor of same-sex marriage, a shift from just a few years ago. So why the change? A recent survey conducted by Ipsos MediaCT shows that 18% of television viewers aged 13-64 say that TV in general has changed their opinion of same-sex marriage in a positive way. In contrast, just 10% say TV impacted their opinion negatively. A little under half (44%) say they are in favor of same-sex marriage and TV has not changed their opinion, while 28% have not changed their opposition.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
New York, NY – Ipsos has announced today a sale of assets impacting its Motion Picture Group (MPG).
Monday, March 04, 2013
New York, NY – Affluent optimism in the U.S. economy, and in their own futures, rose significantly in February, according to Ipsos MediaCT’s February 2013 Mendelsohn Affluent Barometer, released today. The survey defines “Affluent” as adults living in households with at least $100,000 in annual household income – approximately 20% of the U.S., Affluents hold 69% of the privately held net worth in America, and are vitally important for many marketplace categories including luxury, automotive, financial, technology, and travel.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Toronto, ON – Many Canadian small businesses appear to be missing out on online opportunities when it comes to growing their business and earning revenue, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Only four in ten (41%) Canadian small businesses promote their business through a dedicated website, while another 5% have a dedicated site but don’t use it to promote their business. One in three (32%) don’t have a dedicated website, while one in five (21%) don’t promote their business.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Vancouver, BC - While schoolyard bullying continues to be a problem for many Canadian teens, it appears that bullies are adapting their tactics through 21st century methods. Many of today’s bullies are taking their hostilities out online through social networking sites, sometimes using mobile technology. According to findings in a recent issue of the Ipsos Interactive Reid Report, one-in-five (20%) online teens say they have witnessed someone they know being bullied on social networking sites. Close to one-in-ten (8%) say they themselves have been victims of online bullying on social networking sites.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Global - One-third (34%) of those who follow a brand’s social networking page say fun or interesting posts make them feel more connected to that brand. The younger the demographic, the more effective these kind of posts are as connection boosters: 39% of those under 35 claim a stronger connection is forged when a brand’s posts interest them, 31% of those between 35 and 49 and 28% of those between 50 and 64. While other brand actions – e.g., discounts, free offers, contests – have a stronger effect on brand and consumer connections, injecting interesting and funny posts can help keep interested consumers coming back to your social networking sites to see what’s up. That’s why it makes sense for marketers to be hands-on when it comes to social networking content.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Toronto, ON – The Canadian population is nearing the tipping point of becoming a Smartphone majority. Key findings in Ipsos Reid’s most recent wave of Mobil-ology, a syndicated study of the mobile market in Canada, show that 47% of Canadians now report using a Smartphone, a significant increase over last year, when 34% of Canadians reported using such a device. Tablet device use has also jumped with 21% of Canadians reporting use of these devices, an increase from just 10% a year ago.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Toronto, ON – As use of new technologies grow and new innovations emerge, Canadian parents are relying on these tools more than ever to help them keep their family connected and organized, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Microsoft. Four in five (84%) Canadian parents ‘agree’ (32% strongly/51% somewhat) that ‘technology allows families to be better connected’, while only one in five (16%) ‘disagree’ (5% strongly/12% somewhat). Seven in ten (70%) Canadian parents ‘agree’ (23% strongly/47% somewhat) that ‘my family relies on technology to help us stay connected, while only three in ten (30%) ‘disagree’ (9% strongly/21% somewhat) with this admission.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
New York, NY – Ipsos MediaCT is continuing to revolutionize research in the already revolutionary world of media, content, and technology. Paul Wallace, a highly accomplished digital media expert, has joined the Ipsos MediaCT team in the U.S. as Vice President. Jon Greenwood, President of Ipsos MediaCT in the U.S., made the announcement.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
New York, NY – Nearly half (45%) of U.S. adults feel that they have little (33%) or no (12%) control over the personal information companies gather while they are browsing the web or using online services such as photo sharing, travel, or gaming, according to a new online survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Microsoft. Only one-in-five (21%) say that they have at least a significant amount of control over such personal information, while a third (34%) feel that they have moderate control.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
New York – In addition to Lincoln and Les Misérables, The Hobbit was another top pick to win best picture, and while it was among the more widely watched movies, it didn’t make the list of nominees which were announced January 10th.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Vancouver, BC – Increasingly connected, Canada’s Baby Boomers are finding their footing in the digital age. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, Canadian Boomers (89%) rival younger Canadians (99%) in their levels of Internet access and are slowly beginning to take up new media and devices.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Toronto, ON – In the last six years, the Canadian marketing community has evolved from a “Don’t go there” mentality to “Managing the ambitions” of senior management with digital acknowledged as being complementary to traditional marketing. A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine asked Canadian marketers about their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors towards the changing world of digital marketing, and how their business is managing and embracing it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The Canadian Journalism Foundation finds that despite a plethora of new sources for the apparent 24/7 news cycle, a majority of Canadians still prefer to consult the more traditional outlets to get their daily news fill.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
New York, NY – Ipsos is upping the ante on media research through the appointment of a new and highly accomplished research leader. Jon Greenwood has been named President of Ipsos MediaCT in the US, with responsibility for the company’s media, content and technology research specialty across the country. This will include leadership of the media/tech analytics team, the motion picture group, and audience measurement teams within Ipsos MediaCT.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Toronto, ON – A majority (54%) of Canadians ‘would’ (29% definitely/24% probably) use social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter to let their friends and family know that they are safe in the event of an emergency, while one-third (31%) ‘would not’ (16% definitely/15% probably) according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross. One in ten (14%) say that they ‘might or might not’ use social media channels to inform friends and family of their safety in an area-wide emergency.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
New York, NY - Ipsos MediaCT’s 2012 Mendelsohn Affluent Survey, released today, shows that Affluents (HHI $100k+) continue to reaffirm the power of the hard copy print publications in their lives, even as tablet and smartphone penetration grows disproportionately in this demographic. Affluent Women and Ultra Affluents (HHI $250k+) are particularly heavy print consumers, with highest reach and number of titles and issues read.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Toronto, ON – Canada’s mobile device market landscape is sizzling and for some brands, this means big gains and even bigger stakes. Conducted in August 2012, the fourth wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a syndicated study of Smartphone, Tablet and eReader users in Canada, reveals several important shifts in brand dominance across the country and across categories.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
New York, NY – Over four in ten (42%) of adults say that if they were to upgrade their cell phone, it would be because their contract is over and they are eligible for an upgrade, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. One in eight (13%) say it would be because they want another type of phone; switching from an Android (7%), an iPhone (4%), or a BlackBerry (2%) to another type of phone. The same proportion (13%) reports that they typically upgrade because they just like having the latest and greatest technology. Fewer than one in ten (7%) would do because they dislike the service provided by their carriers, while one-quarter (25%) say that their does not apply to them.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Toronto, ON – When it comes to their relationship with Smartphones, Teens have a shorter honeymoon phase than Adults do. The spring 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, shows that while Teenagers have handsets that are typically newer than Adults (10 months old vs. 13 months old among Adult Canadians), they are more inclined to express a desire to switch their brand of device within the next 6 months (16% vs. 12% top-3-box on a 7-point likelihood scale – though minimal in appearance, this is a significant difference).
Monday, August 20, 2012
Toronto, ON – Canada’s love affair with mobile rages on, but it seems as if the relationship is entering the ‘comfort zone’. The spring 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, shows that the frequency at which Canadians are using their Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders remains stable, however, the average duration of time they report using them has declined.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Vancouver, BC – Is mobile banking the way of the future? According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report which investigated online Canadians' use of web-based financial services, only a small minority of online Canadians are mobile banking, but this minority is growing.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Vancouver, B.C. – As alternatives to traditional TV increase in popularity – such as free streaming TV and full length episodes of shows available for direct download – some Canadian consumers are wondering if they can do without their cable TV subscription, opt for Internet access only, and "cut the cable". However, research shows that – at least in the short term – this threat to cable TV companies may be exaggerated, as most Canadians are not willing to make the switch.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Toronto, ON — A majority (65%) of global citizens in 25 countries would choose to give up their mobile phone over one third (35%) who would give up their computer, if forced to choose between the two, finds a new poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Toronto, ON – Atlantic Canadians not only love TV, spending an average of 18 hours a week in front of the box, but are also now likely to be surfing the internet at the same time, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. While watching TV, around half of Atlantic Canadians (49%) could be using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other type of computer (5% all of the time/15% most of the time/29% some of the time). A further 51% say they would multitask like this only seldom or never.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Toronto, ON – Canadians love their Smartphone, Tablet and eReader devices! The January 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, showed strong and steady growth in all three markets. In the six month period between August 2011 and January 2012, Smartphone ownership grew by 13%, Tablets by 66%, and eReaders by 43%. In absolute terms, market penetration of Smartphones grew from 24% of Canadians stating they owned one in August 2011 to 34% in January 2012. For Tablets, 3% of Canadians said they owned such a device in August 2011 and 10% said they owned one in January 2012. In the eReader segment, 4% of Canadians said they owned one in August 2011 with 10% making that claim five months later.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Toronto, ON – Six in ten (61%) parents of children aged 12 and under ‘agree’ (9% strongly/53% somewhat) that they want to give their children the freedom to select their own TV programming’, but many are concerned or worried about what their child might be watching when they’re not around. Two in three (67%) ‘agree’ (24% strongly/43% somewhat) that they worry about the content that their child watches on TV, and most (76%) ‘agree’ (30% strongly/46% somewhat) that they’re concerned about the amount of advertising that their child is exposed to on a daily basis. The desire to give their child more discretion over what they watch increases as their child ages, but their concern about what their children watches does not decrease.
Friday, March 23, 2012
New York, NY - Ipsos MediaCT and Innerscope Research, Inc. have partnered to offer an innovative approach for evaluating TV shows that measures both the conscious and unconscious responses of audiences.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Vancouver, BC – Social networking websites are creating negative experiences for some Canadian teens in the form of cyber bullying. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, one in five (21%) online Canadian teens aged 12-17 have witnessed someone they know being bullied through a social networking site.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
New York, NY - A new study provided exclusively to Portada by MediaVest and Ipsos MediaCT reveals that Hispanics have a much more optimistic perspective on on their lives, and the state of America more generally. This is even more the case for Spanish-dominant Hispanics.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Vancouver, BC – The online music downloading behaviour of Canadian teens suggests that a combination of stricter policies and a greater appreciation of copyright is having an impact on how and where teens access their music. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, Canadian teens aged 12-17 years old are increasingly choosing to pay for music downloads, while fewer are "pirating" music for free.
Monday, March 05, 2012
New York, NY - More than 70 percent of small business owners say the stalled economy is hurting them, and many have yet to be convinced that any of the Republican candidates for President is equipped to turn things around. That’s according to the latest quarterly Yahoo! Small Business survey of small business owners who intend to vote on November 6. The online survey of 250 full or partial owners of U.S. businesses with 1-100 employees was conducted in February with Ipsos MediaCT.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Toronto, ON – Three in ten (28%) smartphone users in Canada report that they’ve lost or misplaced their phone (23%) or, worse, had it stolen (5%) according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of PayPal. Among those aged 18 to 34, 35% have lost their phone or had it stolen.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New York, NY – Ken Colen has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President within the Ipsos MediaCT organization. Among Colen’s responsibilities will be overseeing Ipsos’ sponsorship of the newly launched Time Warner Medialab. Bruce Friend, President of the division in the U.S. made the announcement.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
New York, NY – Time Warner Inc. today announced the opening of a state of the art Medialab for research and development at its worldwide headquarters in New York City. The Time Warner Medialab has been designed to generate valuable insights into consumer behavior, evolving media habits and industry trends across all of Time Warner’s businesses, brands and advertising partners.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Toronto, ON – Apple is innovative, Walmart has presence, the CBC engages the country, but if you want to know what the most influential brand in Canada is, turn to Microsoft. In the first ever Ipsos Influence Index Study, Ipsos Reid recently asked Canadians to rate 100 leading brands on a wide variety of attributes. The data revealed six dimensions which define influence and determine the most influential brands in the lives of Canadians.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Toronto, ON – Apple rises to the top to be considered Canada’s most leading-edge brand, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted in the lead-up to Ad Week. Respondents were given a series of statements, 14 of which are used to define leading edge. Respondents were asked to indicate which of the statements they felt applied to each of the brands to which they were exposed.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – With only a few days of shopping left before Santa descends from the North Pole, a recent study from Ipsos MediaCT conducted with Google has analyzed some of the shopping habits and trends from the 2011 holiday shopping season. Several key trends emerge from the study, including the growing popularity of Black Friday deals and the importance of the Internet and mobile technology on the purchase decision process.
Monday, December 19, 2011
New York, NY – New research from Google and Ipsos claims that recall improves when TV spots appear again in YouTube pre-rolls, making a stronger case for its pre-roll and in-stream ads.
Tests of 15- and 30-second spots for six ad campaigns using YouTube pre-roll and TV ads found that people who watched both YouTube and TV ads showed a 200% increase in brand recall compared with people who only saw TV ads. Those who only watched a YouTube ad had 150% better brand recall rate than those who only watched a TV ad.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Los Angeles, CA – Can’t find dad this holiday shopping season? Check the electronics aisle; he may very well be shopping there. According to a recent wave of LMX, a national survey of media and technology adoption conducted regularly by Ipsos MediaCT, fathers with children aged 0-14 are significantly more likely than mothers with children of the same age to be planning on purchasing a host of consumer electronics. When it comes to buying consumer electronics such as smartphones, TVs, Tablets, Blu-ray players, 3-D TVs and desktop computers, dads with young kids are the gift retailers are happy to receive.
Monday, November 28, 2011
New York, NY - Recent research from Ipsos OTX MediaCT shows that the tablet market is catching fire and is going to be hot, hot, hot heading into the 2011 holiday season. For Amazon, the launch of their new Kindle Fire means they may have what many consumers are looking for. Even before Amazon’s official announcement of the new Kindle Fire, the tablet market looked in a healthy state. In September, Ipsos’ research showed almost one in five (17%) consumers were considering purchasing a tablet in the run up to the holidays – and 11% of consumers were ‘definitely’ going to purchase one. Good news for Apple’s iPad and great timing for Amazon's newest product.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Toronto, ON – It is clear that we love our mobile devices, as more and more Canadians purchase and use Smartphone, Tablet and/or eReader devices. But which brands are winning the bulk of that love? The most recent wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology Study of Smartphone, Tablet & eReader users in Canada examined each category and compared market share over the eight month period between January and August of 2011.
Monday, November 07, 2011
New York, NY - Ipsos OTX MediaCT has undertaken an on-going evaluation of radio campaigns in partnership with Katz Marketing Solutions. The first release of the results provide a compelling story for radio as exposure to the campaigns had a positive impact on consumer’s at all stages of the purchase funnel. According to Bruce Friend, President of Ipsos OTX MediaCT: “These results have demonstrated to us the power of radio.”
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Toronto, ON – The world of digital marketing is alive and well. A new study released on the eve of the CMA and Marketing’s Digital Marketing Conference reveals that North American marketers continue to focus and increase efforts on digital marketing with spend levels in social media, mobile, search and email marketing all expected to increase. Conducted by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine, the Survey asked Canadian marketers about their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors towards the expanding world of digital marketing, and how their business is managing or embracing it.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
New York, NY - America’s most successful and influential business leaders are incorporating digital media into their lifestyles, though not at the expense of traditional means, according to the latest Business Elite USA survey from Ipsos MediaCT. Whilst digital media is increasing in popularity 87% still utilise print and 82% TV on a daily basis.
“With the availability of information continuing to increase the Business Elite are using digital to help them pool relevant information from numerous sources and keep up to date while on the move. 52% of this group have accessed news via a smartphone or tablet app in the past week,” says James Torr director at Ipsos MediaCT. “However, instead of replacing traditional media, digital supplements their use of print and television.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Los Angeles, CA – Ipsos OTX MediaCT is committed to solidifying its research expertise in the expanding and evolving world of television content and distribution. To that end, the company has promoted Ben Spergel to the role of Senior Vice President, Television Insights. Spergel remains Product Manager for TV Dailies, the largest and most comprehensive tracking study of marketing effectiveness and potential audience estimation for new and returning television programs.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Toronto, ON – The mobile world is here and more and more Canadians are latching on to Smartphone, Tablet and/or eReader devices. While some questioned the sales potential of Tablets when first introduced, they now appear to be set to make their mark on the Canadian mobile landscape. According to the most recent wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology Study of Smartphone, Tablet & eReader users in Canada, Tablet ownership doubled between January and August of 2011.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
New York, NY – Recent findings from a survey of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners1, conducted by Ipsos OTX MediaCT on behalf of PayPal, indicate that tablet ownership increases the frequency of mobile shopping, improves the purchase experience – and makes consumers who own both devices use their smartphone more often.
Monday, August 29, 2011
New York, NY – Never before has the world of media been so vast and complex. To help clients better understand media consumers, Ipsos is enhancing its syndicated research team. Mark McLaren has been recruited by Ipsos OTX MediaCT to join the company as Vice President of Syndicated Services. In this role, McLaren will support the continued growth of the team’s syndicated research products.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Vancouver, BC – For years, brands and products have acknowledged the importance of being "recommended" by friends and family, but in the new world of social media does this mean that brands should strive to be "liked"? The results of a poll conducted by Ipsos Loyalty in early May with online Canadians, illustrate that the importance of positive commentary extends to Canadians' social networks.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Vancouver, BC – If you want to learn how Canadians are communicating and interacting online, look no further than social networking sites. According to Ipsos' most recent Canadian Interactive Reid Report special feature on Social Networking, one-half of all Canadians (50%) and the majority of online Canadians (60%) now have a social networking profile.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Toronto, ON – There is a lot of talk about Apps and mobile, but when it comes to walking the walk, are Canadians really taking to this new mobile landscape? The answer, according to Ipsos Reid’s recent Mobil-logy Study of Smartphone, Tablet & eReader users in Canada, is yes, but far fewer than you might think.
Monday, June 20, 2011
New York, NY – BBDO Worldwide and Microsoft Advertising today unveiled findings from a global study presented at the 58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France. The goal of the study is to help marketers find “the next billion consumers” by exploring consumers’ emotional connections with television, PCs, and mobile devices.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Vancouver, BC – Canadians have jumped on the smartphone bandwagon and are continuing to do so one upgrade at a time. According to the most recent Ipsos Inter@ctive Reid Report, three-in-ten online Canadians (31%) now own a smartphone, an increase of over 50% since previously measured in the spring of 2010. And as ownership rises, so too does usage, with smartphone owners spending an astonishing 17.3 hours per week using their device.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
New York, NY – Ipsos U.S. is looking to drill deeper into the minds of media consumers. As such, Lorraine Hadfield has joined Ipsos OTX MediaCT as President, Audience Measurement, reporting to Bruce Friend, President of Ipsos OTX MediaCT. A recognized expert in the field, Hadfield brings a rich and extensive background in audience measurement across a variety of media and will help to drive Ipsos OTX MediaCT’s practice in this field.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Toronto, ON – Most (86%) small business owners ‘agree’ (52% strongly/34% somewhat) that ‘having reliable communications technology support is essential’ in allowing them to focus on their core business, while just 14% ‘disagree’ (5% strongly/9% somewhat) that it is, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Rogers.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
London, UK and New York, NY - Ipsos and Lumi Mobile have walked off with the first ever Mobile Research Conference Award. Ipsos, a leading global market research company, and Lumi, an innovative mobile technology provider, were named winners of the inaugural Mobile Research Conference Award for their joint project: APPCAST: Live mobile engagement & insights - I'm having fun, can this really be research?
Friday, April 15, 2011
Los Angeles, CA and London, UK – Ipsos OTX MediaCT has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Mobile Research Conference (MRC) award for its Appcast project work with Lumi Mobile.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Toronto, ON – Two in ten (20%) Canadians who own a mobile device use that device to access the internet, according to newly-released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BBC Americas. Further, among those who do access the internet on their mobile device, nearly three in ten (28%) do so on their Blackberry, two in ten (20%) are iPhone users, nearly two in ten (17%) own an iPod touch, 4% are tablet owners (mainly iPad), and three in ten (31%) have some other type of smartphone (LG, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, etc.)
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
New York, NY - ABC, in partnership with the market research company Ipsos, and mobile technology company Lumi Mobile, conducted experimental research live during the Oscar telecast using downloaded mobile apps to get a peek at how viewers were reacting to the show.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
London, United Kingdom - Up until now, videogame industry professionals in the UK have had limited options when it comes to the continuous tracking of consumer awareness and interest across all major hardware and software releases. But with the launch of GamePlan UK, publishers, agencies, retailers, and financial analysts can now dynamically monitor and manage their portfolios, perform comparisons against the competition, identify macro industry trends, and forecast the most anticipated titles across all platforms and genres.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
New York, NY – On the heels of the announcement that Times Magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg 2010’s “Person of the Year”, a new poll of American teens conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs has revealed that three quarters (75%) of teens have a Facebook page, and one quarter (27%) of them admit to accessing their Facebook page continuously throughout the day. Furthermore, two thirds (65%) of teens that can access the internet through their mobile device are continuous Facebook users.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
New York, NY - Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday in the U.S. where retailers offer big sales online. However, more consumers in China plan to shop online on Cyber Monday than in the U.S., Germany and Japan.
Monday, November 29, 2010
New York, NY - Most Americans had never heard of Hulu
when they launched their advertising campaign during the Super Bowl on
February 1, 2009. However, they quickly have become the leader for online TV
show episode viewing. In fact, according to Ipsos OTX MediaCT’s LMX
MOTION study, past 30 day streaming on Hulu among those who view
digital video online rose from 3% in the fall of 2008 to 20% in the spring of
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Toronto, ON – Looking for a new job may not mean looking very far, as nine in ten (90%) Canadians ‘agree’ (56% strongly/34% somewhat) that they would rather not have to relocate for a job, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Microsoft. In a similar vein, most (83%) ‘agree’ (28% strongly/55% somewhat) that they feel bound by geography when looking for employment. Additionally, eight in ten (84%) ‘agree’ (28% strongly/56% somewhat) that ‘Canadians feel that location can be a barrier from securing the best jobs’.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
You must be living in the dark if you haven’t heard about the brilliant and much celebrated social media phenomenon of the Old Spice guy’s YouTube extravaganza, the growing popularity of the twittersphere…with Justin Bieber leaping ahead of Barack Obama and the most recent success here at home when Calgary business man Naheed Nenshi came from no where to become the new Mayor of Calgary after a well executed, fully integrated digital marketing campaign. But are all Canadian and US marketers really embracing the digital era in a big way…or is it still just a small group of techno savvy committed trailblazers? Has the light finally been turned on?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
New York, NY - CNN recently released key results from a ground-breaking study into the power of news and recommendation (POWNAR).
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Toronto, ON – The first-ever study on Canadians’ viewing habits of online video conducted by Ipsos Reid and M Consulting finds 80 per cent of all Canadians indicate watching some video content online, with 41 per cent watching more online video content than they did last year. A growing audience means a bigger business opportunity for brand marketers and the Canadian film community to produce original online video content.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
New York, NY - Consumers are now spending more than one-half of their waking day with media, according to the Spring 2010 release of Ipsos OTX MediaCT’s Longitudinal Media Experience (LMX) Study. Further, consumers’ media consumption has increased by an hour per day over the last 2 years, this largely resulting from an additional 40 minutes of time spent online since 2009.
Friday, July 09, 2010
New York, NY – When the Wii launched during the 2006 holiday season, loyal Nintendo gamers across the planet lined up at local stores and scoured the web to try to get their hands on the highly anticipated motion control enabled videogame console. These were not casual weekend gamers or Moms and Dads looking for a new hobby, but enthusiast Nintendo fans who were excited to experience a groundbreaking new phase in the evolution of gaming. Nintendo realized that it desperately needed the hardcore fans to be its leading evangelists, and the launch titles reflected this marketing strategy. The titles that shipped alongside the Wii console included The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Red Steel, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, and other familiar franchises. With the exception of the bundled Wii Sports, there weren’t very many titles that initially targeted the untapped mainstream market.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Vancouver, B.C. – Techneos announced a new collaboration with Ipsos, a leading global survey-based market research company. Ipsos and Techneos are working together to pilot new technologies and applications for mobile research. Their latest project called “The Great British Weekend” was conducted during the May 2010 Bank Holiday long weekend using Techneos’ survey research application, SODA across multiple mobile phones; Nokia and BlackBerry devices.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
New York, NY – Four-in-ten moms say it was their idea to get their child a mobile phone. Over half of parents of 6-12 year olds allow their kids to see PG-13 movies. During the last year, both parents and kids have significantly increased multitasking online while watching television.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New York, NY - A unique new study on kids and families media consumption habits has pinpointed the demographic sweet spot when parents begin to yield to their kids' desire for any number of media-playing devices.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – As the gaming world anticipates the upcoming launch of Xbox’s Natal and PlayStation’s Move, Ipsos has been examining consumer interest in the products and their intent to purchase. Specifically, Ipsos OTX MediaCT’s GamePlan Insights tracks gamer purchase behavior for Natal, Move, and all major software releases on a weekly basis.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sunnyvale, CA – To honor National Internet Safety Month in June, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is sharing data discovered from a recent survey exploring how parents monitor children's online behavior and how people manage their digital reputations. As a longtime industry leader in child safety, Yahoo! continues to make safety a company priority by supporting efforts to educate children, parents, adults, and communities about safe online experiences. Yahoo! conducted the online survey with Ipsos OTX in April 2010 to gain insight into consumers' behaviors and perceptions with respect to online safety. The survey is based on a sample size of 2,003 Internet users in the United States, ages 18-64 years old.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
South San Francisco, CA – Future US, the special-interest media company, today announced it has expanded its strategic alliance with Ipsos OTX MediaCT, the U.S.-based operation of the global research firm, to create a new research destination, GamePlan Stats, on GamesRadar.com. The new microsite, live today at http://www.gamesradar.com/gameplanstats, offers marketers and consumers insight into the purchasing behavior of gamers and their gameplay habits across the U.S., with additional commentary from Ipsos OTX analysts and GamesRadar.com editors. Each month, video game industry professionals and consumers can visit the GamePlan Stats website to obtain free and insightful data, including the top 25 upcoming and recently released titles, with expert editor reporting.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – The Worldwide Motion Picture Group at Ipsos OTX MediaCT has launched the highly anticipated Script Evaluation Division to assess the potential playability and marketability of films at the script stage. This service, designed to inform key decisions at the most nascent stages of a movie, benefits from the group’s extensive background in screenings, creative testing and tracking, as well as access to the largest sample of nationally representative moviegoers available and the proprietary normative data culled from it.
Monday, May 17, 2010
New York, NY – It is no secret that watching long forms of professionally produced online digital video has become commonplace in the U.S. The ease and convenience of watching online video are rapidly contributing to a society where all forms of video are expected to be just clicks away. Even full-length movies, which previously required dedicated time and effort to find a specific movie, are joining the ease-and-convenience bandwagon. No longer is it necessary to go out and purchase a movie or rent one from a store; now consumers have a myriad of choices that are often faster and less expensive than their traditional counterparts.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – For 250 consecutive weeks, TV Dailies has consistently delivered unique insights to aid underlying business decisions for the programming and marketing of television programs – a key milestone for the Ipsos OTX MediaCT syndicated tracker. Proving itself as one of the most valued television trackers in the industry, TV Dailies has expanded from 2 to over 30 client users in less than five years.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – First-party exclusives continue to dominate the GamePlan Insights charts for titles that U.S. gamers intend to purchase in the near/medium future -- although the titles are separated by significant release windows.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
San Francisco, CA – New survey data from Ipsos shows that the Nintendo Wii has maintained strong ‘share-of-mind’ among those in the market to buy gaming devices. The survey results, conducted among 1,000+ U.S. gamers age 18+, were collected in February on the heels of the 2009 holiday season (and before the release of the iPad).
Monday, March 29, 2010
South San Francisco, CA – Future US, the special-interest media company, today announced an innovative strategic alliance with Ipsos OTX MediaCT, U.S., the U.S.-based operation of the global research firm, to create a new consumer research tool, GamePlan Core.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New York, NY – Although most email users across North America and Western Europe are aware of how bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, many respond to spam in ways that could leave them vulnerable to a malware infection, according to the 2010 MAAWG Email Security Awareness and Usage Survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
New York, NY – Media consumption is growing amongst the business leaders of America according to the latest Business Elite survey released today by Ipsos MediaCT. The uncertain economic conditions of recent years have made access to business news more important than ever for the most powerful business people.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
New York, NY - Like Halley’s Comet, 3D video periodically re-enters the entertainment atmosphere, creating renewed excitement for a recurring theme that stretches back to the 1950s, in terms of popular appeal and availability (mainly via movies). What excites leading consumer electronics manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic – and studio players like Sony Pictures (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) and Disney-Pixar (“Up”) – is the unprecedented potential to extend 3D visual entertainment into millions of American homes, as well as in theaters. To this point, recent MOTION data show that younger U.S. consumers (age 18-34) are particularly interested in enjoying 3D video content on a TV or PC screen.
Monday, December 07, 2009
San Francisco, CA - Video gaming is morphing: breaking stereotypes, boundaries, and records. In such an environment, smart marketers change faster than the market, capitalizing on emerging opportunities, and changing the way in which they do things, including response to sudden shifts in demand or preference for current offers.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Calgary, AB – A new study released by Ipsos Reid examining Online Privacy and Security has found that 34% of online Canadians are ‘very concerned’ with their Online Security, a decline of 13% from 2003. However, those online Canadians who state that they are ‘somewhat concerned’ increased by 11%. The overall level of concern (80%) remains consistent with 2003.
Monday, October 26, 2009
New York, NY– ‘Green’ or environmentally friendly policies and programs are becoming more top of mind for U.S. consumers when making technology related purchase decisions, but few are aware of specific policies, according to the annual Ipsos Green Technology report. The survey shows that few technology purchasing consumers are aware of specific environmental policies and practices of technology firms, despite the efforts of companies and the accolades in the media.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Toronto, ON – Three quarters (75%) of Canadian children in young families who use the Internet were on the Net by the age of seven, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of TELUS. An additional two in ten (20%) child Internet-users were online by the age of 10, while just 5% were older than 10 when they started using the Internet.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Toronto, ON – Weighing in on the debate over the sale of troubled Nortel’s assets to Swedish-based Ericsson and Research in Motion’s subsequent bid to stop the sale, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Ericsson has revealed that Canadians believe the sale would be a ‘good deal’ for Canada (83%), Nortel employees in Canada (84%) and the future of Canada’s technology sector (82%) when they hear what’s in store under the new ownership.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
New York, NY — It’s no secret that online digital video has become mainstream in the U.S. In fact, 67% of online Americans have now streamed or downloaded digital video content (“digital video users” as described here), according to recent data from Ipsos MediaCT’s MOTION study. While YouTube continues to dominate the short video clip market and iTunes continues to do brisk business via downloads, the streaming of longer running content, such as TV shows and movies, has become more popular due to sites such as Hulu and Netflix.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
New York, NY — Americans with Internet access are streaming more TV shows and movies than ever before. Recent data from Ipsos MediaCT’s MOTION study illustrates that in the past 30 days, 26% of online Americans have streamed a full-length TV show and 14% have streamed a full-length movie. This is more than two times the levels measured in September 2008. Not surprisingly, young adults 18 to 24 years of age have been the most ardent supporters of this medium. What is surprising is just how supportive they are – in the past 30 days, 30% have streamed a full-length movie and 51% have streamed a full-length TV show, which represent dramatic increases from last year.
Friday, July 17, 2009
New York, NY — Excerpts from Ipsos’ TEMPO Digital Music Discovery & Purchase Process study show that ad-supported models provide an important channel of legitimacy for many US Downloaders, are already helping to stave off filesharing, and have the potential to do so even more in the future.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Calgary, AB - A new study shows from Ipsos Reid shows that online Canadian teens are significantly more likely to have a social network profile than online Canadian adults. Over three-quarters (76%) of online Canadians teens aged 12-17 now have a social network profile, up from 50% in 2007. The rate of increase is higher than that reported for the online adult population, which increased from 39% to 56% over the same time period. These are some of the findings from "Online Teens: What's the Next Generation Doing Now," a new study conducted and released by Ipsos Reid. Study author Mark Laver noted, "Teenagers are sometimes thought as societal barometers for new trends and embracing new technology. Online teenagers' use of social networks has expanded rapidly in the past 18 months; however, their parents' usage hasn't kept up. Consequently, some parents will have little to no clue about what their children are doing online."
Friday, June 19, 2009
Calgary, AB – A new study from Ipsos Reid shows a dramatic increase in the number of online Canadians who have a profile on an online social network. In 18 months the percentage with a profile has increased from 39% to 56%. These are some of the findings from "Social Networking: 2009", a new study conducted and released by Ipsos Reid. Study author Mark Laver notes, "Social networks get a lot of press and rightfully so, they are becoming the communications tool of the 21st century. The increasing concentrations of people at these types of websites make them very attractive to online marketers and businesses."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Calgary, AB – A new study from Ipsos Reid shows that only 26% of online Canadians are aware of Twitter. Of those, 6% reported using the social networking tool. This only equates to 1.45% of the Internet population, or about one percent of the population as a whole. These are some of the findings from "Social Networking: 2009", a new study conducted and released by Ipsos Reid. Study author Mark Laver noted that while "Twitter gets a lot of press, and usage figures show impressive growth, when you look at its awareness and use among mainstream online Canadians, you get a completely different picture."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
New York, NY – As a follow-up to its well-known and well-respected Mendelsohn Affluent Survey (currently being fielded for its 33rd consecutive year), Ipsos Mendelsohn recently conducted its quarterly online Barometer survey among affluent adults during April 2009. In it, some 1000 people in households with household incomes of $100,000 or more were asked to candidly assess and share their current concerns and opinions about the changing world around them.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
New York, NY – Ipsos Mendelsohn presented, at its third meeting with the Mendelsohn Advisory Council (MAC), the 2009 Affluent Survey questionnaire that contains 40% more information than its 2008 questionnaire. The MAC, with over 30 members, has been providing valuable input for Mendelsohn’s 33rd Annual 2009 Affluent Survey. This prestigious group of subscribers includes thought-leaders from such leading publishing companies as American Express Publishing, Conde Nast, CurtCo, Dow Jones, Hachette, Hearst, Rodale, and Time Inc. From the television side involved subscribers are Bloomberg, CNN, Comcast, Discovery, Fox, and NBC Universal. Rounding out the Council are the larger media agencies including Horizon Media, Initiative, Mindshare, MPG, OMD, Optimedia, PHD, StarcomMediavest, and Zenith to name a few that have become actively involved.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Toronto, ON — It appears that the economic downturn is putting a strain on many IT departments across the country, with a new Ipsos Reid poll of business managers and executives conducted on behalf of Microsoft indicating that six in ten (62%) ‘agree’ (19% strongly/43% somewhat) that their IT staff is ‘expected to do more work with less resources’ as a result of the impact that the economy is having on their business. Just four in ten (38%) ‘disagree’ (9% strongly/29% somewhat) that this is the case.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Toronto, ON — Small and medium-sized business owners who have the capacity to process debit/credit transactions could be underestimating the degree to which fraudsters are targeting their business, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Visa revealing that four in ten (41%) ‘agree’ (10% strongly/30% somewhat) that ‘data thieves and hackers are not interested’ in a business of their size. The majority (59%), though, ‘disagrees’ (29% strongly/30% somewhat) with this premise.
Friday, February 06, 2009
New York, NY – Are Americans at the higher end of the economic ladder continuing to share their wealth with others less fortunate? A recent Mendelsohn Affluent Poll set out to find out. As a follow-up to its well-known and well-respected Mendelsohn Affluent Survey (soon to be fielded for its 33rd consecutive year), Ipsos Mendelsohn recently conducted an online poll among affluent adults at year-end 2008. In it, some 500 people in households with household incomes of $100,000 or more were asked about their recent charitable donations.
Friday, February 06, 2009
New York, NY – As a follow-up to its well-known and well-respected Mendelsohn Affluent Survey (soon to be fielded for its 33rd consecutive year), Ipsos Mendelsohn recently conducted an online poll among affluent adults at year-end 2008. In it, some 500 people in households with household incomes of $100,000 or more were asked to candidly assess and share their current concerns and opinions about the changing world around them.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Chicago, IL - United States Hispanics are not only online in overwhelming numbers, but they are taking advantage of the internet’s position as a primary tool for information. Previous notions of Hispanics not having access to the internet, or being unaware of its possibilities, have been smashed. Not only are U.S. Hispanics online, but they turn to the internet for a variety of reasons.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Calgary, AB – "Online Media: All Change!", a new study released by Ipsos Reid, has found that online Canadians are multi-tasking for almost one-half of the time they spend on the Internet. Study author Mark Laver noted that "this is a very interesting finding in itself, particularly from an advertiser’s perspective. With such a high degree of multi-tasking occurring, how can an advertiser (online or offline) be sure their message is getting through? Keeping this in mind, advertisers and media companies need to ensure that they have the appropriate tracking mechanisms as well as unique and different material in order to break through in this cluttered environment."
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Calgary, AB – A new study released by Ipsos Reid, Online Healthcare: Coming of Age, has found that almost three-quarters (70%) of online Canadians have visited a healthcare website in the past year. This figure is up slightly (+4%) from the last time the study was conducted in 2002. Study author Mark Laver noted that "this is another confirmation that the Internet has come of age as a meaningful resource tool for those online."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
New York, NY — Americans have embraced streaming video, often at the expense of video downloading. Recent data from Ipsos MediaCT’s MOTION study confirms that nearly six in ten (57%) U.S. Internet users 12 years of age and older have streamed video in the past 30 days – 7% higher versus the end of 2007. In comparison, one in five (22%) have downloaded video in the past 30 days.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
NEW YORK – December 17, 2008 – Traditional media play a vital role in igniting the process that leads influencers to share information online and via word of mouth, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs study developed by IM MS&L, the influencer marketing practice of MS&L. Among nearly 1,000 digital influencers in the areas of beauty, personal health or the environment, more than eight in ten say they often go online to find out more after reading something in a magazine or newspaper (84%) or hearing something on TV or on the radio (84%.) The research shows that both traditional and online media sources help shape public opinion in the complex world of online influence.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
New York, NY – A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority has revealed that most working Americans (80%) ‘agree’ (52% strongly/28% somewhat) that technology gives their company/organization a ‘competitive advantage’ in their industry. Furthermore, a similar proportion ‘agrees’ (56% strongly/24%) that ‘technology is critical to their individual productivity at work’ as well as their ‘creativity’ (78% total, 50% strongly/28% somewhat).
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Calgary, AB – Ipsos Reid’s long standing Interactive Reid study has found that year over year online spending dropped 13% among online Canadians in Q3, 2008. The study, which tracks consumer activities on the Internet, also found spending from Q2 to Q3 had dropped by 15%.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll of mobile device users conducted on behalf of Windows Mobile, three in ten (30%) Canadians with a cellphone say they sleep with their phone beside their bed at night. Perhaps starving for attention, men (36%) are more likely than women (24%) to say that their cellphone rests next to their bed at night.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Toronto, ON - A new study of marketers about digital marketing in Canada conducted by Ipsos Reid for the Canadian Marketing Association shows that some 4 in 10 marketers (39 per cent) believe that “spending on TV will decrease over the next two years,” reinforcing the current trend in growth of digital forms of marketing and the shift away from mass marketing to more targeted marketing approaches.
Monday, October 27, 2008
New York, NY - Over the past six months, the popularity of online video services has grown significantly with women and older consumers, helping close the age and gender gap within the burgeoning online video audience in the U.S. Recent data sourced from Ipsos MediaCT’s MOTION study illustrate the widespread appeal online video services have with the majority of today’s Internet users, and how streaming video in particular has helped build an audience with women and those aged 35 and older.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
New York, NY – Three-quarters of online consumers have some worry that they will fall victim to identity theft, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted in United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom on behalf of PayPal.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
New York, NY - IGN Entertainment, a division of Fox Interactive Media, and Ipsos MediaCT today released “Are You Game?”, a series of research findings from a comprehensive study examining the growing diversity, consumption patterns and social activity of videogamers. The results of this unique study – which included a quantitative overview as well as focus groups and in-home interviews – were released this morning in New York at an event for IGN advertising clients.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
New York, NY - Excerpts from Ipsos’ TEMPO Digital Music Brandscape study show that one year following its launch, Amazon.com Music has made a phenomenal first showing. Meanwhile, Rhapsody’s increased focus on advertising and partnership appears to be paying off. But neither development has slowed iTunes’ step, with the site continuing to gain dedicated users who perceive it as the best fee-based digital music destination.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll of small business owners in Canada, conducted on behalf of Hewlett Packard, has uncovered a generational divide that exists among small business owners and their attitudes towards technology in the workplace. From the types of technology they purchase, to the level of their comfort using various forms of technology, attitudes towards technology in their business vary greatly depending on the age of the entrepreneur.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Calgary, AB – A new study released by Ipsos Reid examining the ownership, upgrade intentions and new consumer electronic purchases of online Canadians has found that in the next two years, laptop computers will be found in 59% of online Canadian homes.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Toronto, ON – In an age where reliance on technology as a method of communication is at an all-time high, many Canadians feel they are losing their personal touch with family and friends. According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Dentyne, six in ten Canadians (63%) are concerned that technology is taking away from their face-to-face time with friends and family. Further, eight in ten (80%) agree that technology is often used when face-to-face communication would be better.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Calgary, AB – A new study released by Ipsos Reid examining online coupons has found that online Canadians are interested in downloading coupons or money off deals from the Internet. In particular, high levels of interest are exhibited for those items that could be considered as more of a necessity. Over one-half of survey respondents stated that they would be 'extremely likely' or 'very likely' to download a coupon for gasoline (58%) or groceries (54%). These results are perhaps not that surprising given that for many online Canadians these two categories represent a large proportion of weekly expenditures and have increased rapidly in the past few years.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Calgary, AB - A new study released by Ipsos Reid entitled "Search Marketing in Canada" has found that online Canadians are overwhelmingly satisfied with their Internet search results from search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft's Live Search. Eight in ten (80%) online Canadians agree that they are getting the best results from their primary search engine. In addition, two-thirds (66%) agree that their search results are objective. Furthermore, three-quarters of online Canadians indicate they can usually find what they are looking for on the first page of search results. In the multi-billion dollar search marketing business these are important factors for online marketers.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Toronto, ON - Ipsos Interactive Services, a global leader in online survey-based market research, announces the release of Poll Predictor, an interactive tool designed for Facebook. The game challenges users to correctly guess the percentage of “yes” answers to all types of fun questions initially put to Ipsos panelists in the US.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
New York, NY - As more American consumers go online to stream or download video content, the number of advertising-subsidized online video services is also growing. With all these new models hitting the market, the question on marketers’ minds remains: How will consumers react to the growing proliferation of advertising supported video services? Recent research conducted by Ipsos MediaCT suggests that the majority of digital video consumers will find the inclusion of advertising a ”reasonable” expectation for accessing free online video content.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Toronto, ON – It appears that Canadians who use their HDTV for games have a preference for the Nintendo Wii console. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, among those who have bought (or plan to buy) a high-definition TV, four in ten (35%) HDTV owners who play games using the high-def televisions connect a Nintendo Wii to the TV. This makes the Nintendo console the most popular console for high-definition gamers, compared to other flagship consoles – namely the X-Box 360 (28%) and the Playstation 3 (25%).
Monday, July 14, 2008
Ottawa, ON – It appears that for many families, family night means gathering around the gaming console or computer, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada revealing that four in ten (40%) parents ‘agree’ (12% strongly/28% somewhat) that ‘video games are increasingly becoming a family activity’ in their household.
Monday, June 30, 2008
San Francisco, CA – Consumers are reporting strong intentions to buy mobile devices this year, according to research conducted by Ipsos MediaCT. Consumers in 11 key markets around the world, especially the fast-growing economies of India, China, and Brazil, have strong demand for mobile devices—including cell phones, MP3 players, hand-held gaming devices, and laptop PCs.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Vancouver, BC – Email Marketing 2008 a new study released by Ipsos Reid, has found that Canadians are continuing to receive more and more email on a weekly basis. This continues the trend seen over the past few years. The average number of emails received increased by 9% in the past year, although the increase is much smaller than the 26% increase observed between 2005 and 2006.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Ottawa, ON – A majority (52%) of Canadians believe that it would be wrong for the government to screen the content of films and either approve or deny tax credits based on whether or not they deem it to be offensive or ‘contrary to public policy’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CanWest News Service and Global Television.
Friday, May 30, 2008
New York, NY – While TV’s place as the preeminent channel for Americans to watch video content remains safe for now, results from recent research conducted by Ipsos MediaCT shows that the PC is slowly encroaching on the TV’s dominance, capturing an increasing amount of screen time among those who download or stream video online.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation reveals that when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly, seven in ten (69%) Canadians have ‘trust and confidence’ (8% a great deal /61% a fair amount) in traditional news media such as newspapers, news magazines, TV and radio news. Conversely, just three in ten (31%) say that don’t have ‘very much’ (27%) trust, or none at all (4%).
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
New York, NY – Media research is intensifying its scope, thanks to a recent merger of two leading teams. Ipsos North America recently concluded the purchase of Monroe Mendelsohn Research (MMR), a well known and respected leader in the field of media research. The move adds further strength to Ipsos’ growing global media research team, in particular in the North American market.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
New York, NY – America's most senior executives are voracious users of all media channels—including digital media—to fill their information needs according to results of The Business Elite Study carried out by Ipsos MediaCT.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Toronto, ON – It seems that Canadians want their televisions to show them the world, and in the best possible light. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of LG, nine in ten (91%) Canadians say that when it comes to choosing a TV for their home, a superior picture quality is what matters to them. Only 9% went the other way, saying that the actual design of the TV was more important. Interestingly, women (90%) are just as likely as men (92%) to say that a superior picture quality is important.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Rogers High Speed Internet has revealed that a majority (52%) of Canadians are not fully satisfied with their internet experience. In fact, when asked of their level of satisfaction, less than half (48%) indicated that they were ‘very satisfied’ with their internet experience, while a majority is only ‘somewhat’ (48%), ‘not very’ (3%) or ‘not at all’ (1%) satisfied with what they’re getting out of the internet.
Friday, April 04, 2008
New York, NY — In a year showcased by Radiohead’s honor system digital album release and the Apple iPhone, excerpts from Ipsos’ TEMPO Digital Music Brandscape study show that Apple’s iTunes continues to strengthen its position as the dominant fee-based digital music destination, widening its lead over other services. Other key findings include the decline of social networking site MySpace and further decline in past six month CD purchasing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
New York, NY – Long time Newsweek veteran Mark Kostelec has joined the Ipsos U.S. Media, Content & Technology division as SVP of Sales & Marketing.
Monday, March 10, 2008
New York, NY – America’s business elite – senior executives, CEOs and other C-suite officers from mid- to large-size companies, including many from the Fortune 500 – see no clear media leaders as sources of “insight,” according to the recent BE: USA survey carried out by Ipsos Media.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Vancouver, BC – Findings from a new Ipsos Reid study – Inter@ctive Teens: The Impact of the Internet on Canada’s Next Generation – are dispelling the myth of today’s teen as an Internet-savvy, constantly-wired early adopter. Contrary to popular belief, teens are not online as much as they are stereotyped to be, the time they do spend on the Internet is focused rather narrowly on particular types of websites and activities, and their comfort level with technology is actually much lower than adults.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Toronto, ON – Almost two thirds of Canadians (61%) indicate that if given the choice, they’d rather look at the ads in at newspaper than watch advertisements on TV, according to a new national survey released today by the Canadian Newspaper Association and conducted by Ipsos Reid. On the whole, two thirds (66%) of Canadians indicate that they enjoy the page advertising of product/service inserts that come with a newspaper.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
New York, NY — Recent research conducted by Ipsos Insight among U.S. online adults hints that future growth in online video services may be predicated more on downloading models than on streaming models – and potentially more on free ad-based content than on paid content – particularly as younger consumers spend an increasing amount of their disposable time online.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
New York, NY — Web 2.0 and Social Media is all the rage but what does the Social Networker really look like? And how does visiting a social network really impact technology ownership, mobile phone features, digital media consumption, and online/mobile behavior both here in the US and around the globe?
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Vancouver, BC – Online social networks and communities appear to have hit the Internet with the momentum of a runaway locomotive. A new study released by Ipsos Reid, “Online Socialization, Social Networking and Online Communities” 1, has found that nearly four-in-ten Internet-enabled adults in Canada (37%) have visited an online social network or online social community and three-in-ten (29%) have placed a profile on at least one such site.
Monday, October 01, 2007
New York, NY – America’s business elite – senior executives, CEOs and other C-suite officers from mid- to large-size companies, including many from the Fortune 500 – have a ferocious appetite for quality business information, according to the new BE:USA 2007 survey carried out by Ipsos Media.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
New York, NY – ‘Green’ or environmentally sensitive Tech products and practices are emerging as a new element of Tech brand positioning and consumer consideration, according to survey results recently released by Ipsos.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
New York, NY – Internet users pegged Tokyo-based Canon as the best manufacturer of digital cameras while Kodak, Sony, and Nikon received smaller endorsements for the title. The results come from a larger, technology-based study conducted in the spring by Ipsos Insight and signify Canon’s stronghold as the leading brand in the U.S. for digital cameras. Approximately one-quarter (24%) of Internet users chose Canon as best manufacturer out of a list of fifteen brands.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Vancouver, BC – Blogs are a fast growing phenomenon on the Internet and an area that has massive potential impact on our world, especially in marketing. A new study released by Ipsos Reid, “Blogging in Canada” 1 , has found that while some adults in Canada appear to take the information in a blog at face value, many others exhibit skepticism about what they see in blogs. Even though two thirds of adult Internet users in Canada say they feel the information in blogs is a reliable way to keep up-to-date on new technology (10% very/ 54% somewhat reliable), one in eight (13%) feel the information is not at all reliable. The mixed review given the information in blogs is even more pronounced when the subject is a corporation. When it comes to forming an opinion about a company or corporation, only half of Canadian Internet users feel the information in a blog would be reliable (4% very/ 47% somewhat reliable), while the other half feel it is not (34% not very/ 15% not at all reliable).
Thursday, July 05, 2007
New York, NY — The evolution of Internet users’ digital media and online habits appears to be transitioning to the digital video age, according to the most recent findings from The Face of the Web, Ipsos Insight’s annual study of Internet and Technology trends. Over the past few years, the growth of digital music behaviors – particularly downloading music files online and burning CD-Rs – introduced millions of Internet users globally to the virtues of the digital medium, blazing a path for other entertainment media to follow. At the end of 2006, it appears that online video activities seemingly have taken over the torch as the driving force in the next stage of digital media’s growth, having a profound impact on the way consumers access and view video content around the world.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Vancouver, BC – A new study released by Ipsos Reid, "Email Marketing 2007: SPAM or Marketing – Do Canadians Know the Difference?", has found that even though an amazing 66% of Canadians prefer communicating via email over other methods, 44% of us agree that we can hardly keep up with the amount of email that we receive. And spam is the primary culprit. Yet Canadian’s willingness to provide email addresses to companies that ask continues unabated. But will the continued influx of spam and increasingly fickle attention level of consumers mean that permission-based email is doomed to a short lifespan, or will the innovation being applied to this relatively new tool be enough to propel it forward for several more years?
Monday, June 18, 2007
New York, NY — Recent research results released by Ipsos Insight hint that municipal Wi-Fi service, or ‘muni Wi-Fi’, could lure a significant contingent of today’s Internet population to switch their current ISP to publicly-subsidized Internet services that provide high-speed wireless access from homes, schools and virtually every place else within a city or other municipal area.
Friday, May 25, 2007
New York, NY— While digital video continues to grab headlines with the growing prominence of streaming and downloading video files among online adults, today’s entertainment enthusiasts remain largely steadfast in their love of traditional viewing options, according to recent findings released by Ipsos Insight from MOTION - the company’s biannual study of digital video behaviors. Among those adults that actively stream and download video content, just 11% of the video content they consume is viewed on a PC, while the overwhelming majority of their video content (75%) is consumed on a television set. Even among 12-24 year olds, who are the heaviest video streamers or downloaders, over 60% of their video content is currently consumed on the TV. So, despite the rise of online video offerings today, consumers appear just as entranced by the increasing variety of content options available for viewing on their TVs, including terrestrial and premium broadcast television, DVDs, and pay-per-view options, as well as a growing autonomy to control when they watch their video content.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
New York, NY— Amidst continued declines in the global music industry that amount to a nearly 25% reduction since 2000, recent research from Ipsos’ TEMPO: Keeping Pace with Digital Music Behavior reveal for the first time that the proportion of Americans who have purchased CDs in the past six months has dropped approximately 15% since 2002. The study also shows that while this decrease is largely attributable to shifting consumer behaviors toward digital music acquisition methods, a majority of American Music Downloaders continue to purchase CDs by their favorite artists, and instead frequently rely on music downloading for sampling new and unfamiliar music.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
New York, NY— While dial-up access to the Internet continues its slow death globally, the number of Internet adults utilizing ‘wired’ broadband connections may also be peaking, according to results released from Ipsos Insight’s annual The Face of the Web study. At the end of 2006, it is estimated that over three-quarters (77%) of the global online population was utilizing a broadband connection to access the Internet, in comparison to just 21% utilizing a dial-up connection. And though the prevalence of broadband access continued its steady growth trend through 2006, growing an additional seven percentage-points from 2005 (70%), the salad days of robust annual growth for broadband penetration may soon be coming to an end.
Monday, April 02, 2007
New York, NY — While Americans still love their TVs for watching television programming and DVDs, it appears that online video offerings accessed on the PC have tapped a vein with mainstream America as well. At the end of 2006, well over half (58%) of Americans age 12 or older with Internet access had streamed some form of video content online, this according to recent findings released by Ipsos Insight from MOTION - the company’s biannual study of digital video behaviors. This translates to 44% of the overall US population age 12 or older having ever streamed a digital video file off of the Internet – or approximately 100 million Americans. “Clearly the YouTube phenomenon has caught on with Americans, and given their appetite for video, the ability to select and watch exactly what you want online has become a strong lure for many consumers. And it’s instant gratification for entertainment lovers,” said Brian Cruikshank, Executive Vice President of the Ipsos Insight Technology & Communications practice. “While streaming video online has clearly emerged as Americans’ favorite way to access video online, it also may be blazing a trail for other video formats and acquisition methods in the future.” Cruikshank goes further to point out that over one in four (28%) Americans age 12+ have downloaded a digital video file, with a significant amount of overlap between these two types of digital video formats – so many consumers who stream video also experiment with downloading video online.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
New York, NY — Amid continued growth in portable MP3 player ownership and emerging speculation about the long-term sustainability of fee-based ‘a la carte’ music downloading, excerpts from Ipsos’ TEMPO Digital Music Brandscape study released today show that Apple’s iTunes continues to strengthen its position as the dominant fee-based digital music destination, while a host of other services are striving to grow consumer mindshare and establish clear points of differentiation. The study also reveals that the breakthrough of social networking website MySpace as a prominent destination for digital music may suggest underserved areas of the market are still untapped.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Vancouver, BC – In partnership with The Massive Technology Show being held in Vancouver March 28, Ipsos Reid launched a new study through our ongoing Interactive Reid Report, with the objective of understanding the role technology plays in the lives of Canadians. The results showed that the vast majority of Canadians do not consider themselves to be an expert with technology and many feel the need to play catch-up just to keep pace with technological changes. To help them stay informed on high-tech issues, Canadians turn to two non-technical information sources – friends and family as well as newspapers.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Vancouver, BC — A new study released by Ipsos Reid, Older Canadians and the Internet1, has found that older Canadians lag significantly behind those in other age groups when it comes to their online usage and proficiency, showing that ‘digital’ divide is still alive and well in Canada.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey reveals that Canadians support recent policy measures taken by the Minister of Industry, Maxime Bernier, to reduce regulation in the local telephone services market.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Toronto, ON – A new Internet Safety study conducted by Microsoft Canada and Ipsos Reid provides new insight into the way children use the Internet, how they perceive the risks of sharing personal information online and how much parents understand about their child’s online behaviour.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
New York, NY — Various new and emerging wireless applications have caught the attention of American consumers, according to recent research conducted by Ipsos Insight. However, many consumers will seriously consider these emerging wireless applications only if they are compelling enough to break through device and communications overload, as well as budgetary constraints. At the same time, consumers appear less concerned that a given wireless application will perform up to expectations.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
New York, NY - Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK), commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to evaluate how technology is used, how its used has changed over the past five years, and trends among "knowledge workers," defined as individuals who use a computer at work for word processing, database, spreadsheet, internet or e-mail applications. Ipsos interviewed 711 knowledge workers across the United States by telephone between October 10 and 24, 2006. The margin of error for the total sample is ± 3.7. The survey was blind—at no time was Lexmark's identity revealed. The interviews took an average of 17 minutes to complete. Here are some of the findings:
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Toronto, ON – A majority of Canadians (54%) believe that when they think of what they have seen, read or heard, overall in the Canadian media on Canada's role and mission in Afghanistan they think that the Canadian media are neither against nor in favour of Canada's involvement in Afghanistan and are reporting the mission in a fair and balanced way that reflects what's really going on there according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted for and released today by the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
New York, NY — Amid continued growth in portable MP3 player ownership and steady sales of PC-based individual song downloads, recently launched mobile music services offered by many of the major wireless carriers have given American music consumers yet another acquisition option to consider. Recent research released by global market research organization Ipsos in the quarterly digital music tracking program TEMPO reveal that while the mobile music category is still in its infancy, Americans are experimenting with this method of music acquisition in increasing numbers.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Seattle, WA – A new T-Mobile survey on mobile communications during the holiday season shows that active use of cell phones, instant messaging and texting devices is creating new family dynamics at holiday dinners and family gatherings.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Toronto - Overall, today’s technology executives seem captive to the pace of change in their environment. Simply meeting the challenge of keeping their organization’s technology operational and integrated on a short-term basis is an all-encompassing responsibility. Most appear to have a difficult time removing themselves from the day-to-day rigors of their role and charting a long-term vision for their organization’s technology needs.
Monday, September 25, 2006
San Francisco, CA – Ipsos Insight, the third-largest, survey-based marketing research company in the world, today released the results of a consumer market research study to measure consumer intent to purchase next-generation video gaming consoles, including attitudes toward vibration feedback (or rumble) technology. The study, sponsored by Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq: IMMR), included 1,075 respondents aged 18 and older who both own a video game console and play games for more than four hours each week. The game players were drawn from a statistical sampling of the Ipsos North America online panel of more than 800,000 U.S. households.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
New York, NY — Amid growing interest in user-generated video clips and increased experimentation with online movie distribution by the motion picture industry, a new study by global market research firm Ipsos indicates that an estimated 10 million Americans aged 12 and over have downloaded television shows from the Internet; seven million in the past 30 days.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Houston, TX — A recent radio study shows 35% to 40% of participants in the study are more likely to routinely carry a cell phone than a pager device to measure radio audiences. This is one of the many findings of a telephone study of 1,000 randomly selected adults commissioned by The Media Audit/Ipsos, one of two companies competing for the US electronic radio ratings contract.
Monday, July 17, 2006
TORONTO: According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Sun Microsystems of Canada, many Canadian businesses are recognizing the need to protect themselves from risk by monitoring and managing the portable storage devices their employees bring to work. In fact, half (49%) of senior leaders in mid- and large-sized businesses across Canada have established policies to prevent personal laptops and USB keys from entering the workplace and 30% have banned MP3 Players, such as iPods.
Monday, July 17, 2006
New York, NY – Growing availability to low cost, high-speed and often wireless Internet service appears to be propelling laptop and notebook sales around the world, helping close the so-called “digital divide” between technology’s haves and have-nots, say researchers from Ipsos Insight in their annual The Face of The Web study of global Internet trends.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
New York, NY – Today, the personal computer remains the
dominant hardware platform consumers rely on to access the Internet in the
U.S., and has been instrumental in launching the age of digital media into
mainstream America. However, as the entertainment industry prepares for
the growing interest in digital video and gaming services to complement
digital music, recent research conducted by Ipsos Insight shows that some
more avid media consumers prefer other hardware platforms to explore this
next stage of the digital entertainment evolution. In related research, the
company also found that Americans don’t have a huge appetite for replacing
old entertainment options with new ones. Watching movies and TV content
on the PC or portable devices is not exciting to mainstream America yet.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
New York, NY– The cross-industry, multi-discipline evaluation team reviewing proposals for a next-generation electronic ratings system for the radio industry today announced that three of those finalists – MediaAudit/Ipsos, Arbitron, and MediaMark Research – are moving forward to the next level of examination.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
New York, NY – Cable and telecommunications industry professionals who gathered at a major trade conference witnessed first hand the power and usefulness of a proprietary on-line concept-building tool from Ipsos, the global survey-based marketing research firm.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Vancouver, BC – According to a national online study of over 500 business decision-makers1 conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) and EDS, business intelligence (BI) activities received mediocre scores in terms of companies’ overall performance and involvement. The study shows that while overall awareness of various business intelligence components ranges from medium to high among BI decision-makers and business executives, existing BI activities are fairly limited in practice, and require more resources and attention in the future.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Bell Canada and Starbucks shows that wireless Internet usage in Canada is poised to double in the next year, moving from 18% currently to 40% in 2006. The poll also shows a projected increase in usage of wireless Internet outside the home. Currently 43% of Canadian wireless Internet users report accessing the Internet wirelessly outside their home, and this is projected to rise to 72% by 2006.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Toronto, ON — Despite the ongoing commoditization of the
Internet, accelerated influx of Web-based services and the availability of
sophisticated security software, basic security options such as usernames and
passwords are still the leading forms of online security used by merchants,
reveals a study from Ipsos-Reid on the payment processing industry.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
New York, NY – New research from global marketing research firm Ipsos-
Insight reveals that more Americans are now aware of Internet-based movie acquisition
methods than last year, with the vast number of households already having the technological
capability to download movies from their homes. The study also reports strong home theater
ownership, while a growing number of consumers own vehicle-based DVD players.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
New York, NY — The latest findings from a study of online behaviors in 12 countries show that online banking and
media downloading are set to proliferate globally, according to interviews conducted with 6,544 adults, including 3,304 active Internet users,
by Ipsos-Insight, a leading global market research firm.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
New York, NY – True to 2003 wireless projections
from The Face of the Web study, the number of wireless Internet
users in 2004 grew by 29%. The latest findings — based on interviews in 12
key global markets with 6,544 adults, including 3,304 active Internet users —
show that an estimated 171 million people, or 44% of Internet users in the
measured markets, have accessed the Internet wirelessly.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Vancouver, BC — After being increasingly inundated by spam over the past few years, Canadians are fighting back. For the first time in four years, the amount of unsolicited or "spam" emails received by Canadians has declined. In our latest reading of Ipsos-Reid's Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report in Q4-2004, online Canadians received an average of 177 emails per week, 87 of which (49%) were spam, an improvement over 2003 where 134 (68%) of the weekly average of 197 emails were spam. Prior to this, spam volumes had been doubling every year (average of 30 spam messages per week in 2001, and 64 in 2002).
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
New York, NY – The Internet population that accessed the Internet via a broadband connection grew by an astounding 24%,
according to The Face of the Web, the annual study of Internet trends by Ipsos-Insight, the global survey-based marketing research
firm, which has been tracking Internet developments around the world since 1999. The latest findings — based on interviews in 12 key
global markets with 6,544 adults, including 3,304 active Internet users — show that the accelerated broadband adoption in 2004
resulted in less than a third of the Internet Users relying on narrowband dial-up as their primary access point.
Sunday, January 30, 2005
New York, NY — In the race toward Internet adoption,
Japan was the clear leader in 2004, with more than eight out of ten
households using the Internet. Meanwhile, just when pundits set a cap on
what might be considered an online saturation in the U.S., the largest online
population market broke through a two-year plateau with a year-over year
online population increase of 27%, according to Ipsos-Insight’s current
The Face of the Web study.
Monday, November 29, 2004
Vancouver, BC — In a recent Ipsos-Reid survey of 1,226 online teenagers between 12 and 17 in Canada, socializing supersedes all other online activities by a wide margin, suggesting that the Internet is changing the social fabric of interpersonal communication among teens. Ipsos-Reid's Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report took a detailed look at the online activities of teens 12-17 years of age and examined how they were using the Internet for things such as downloading music, education, shopping, playing games, and to get in touch with others. Based on a list of 18 online activities asked, sending and receiving email (73% do so at least a few times per week) and using instant messaging (70%) far exceed the list of other non-social online activities participated in by a significant margin. Furthermore, there are a host of other social activities such as playing online games against friends (28%) or strangers (23%), posting to online forums (11%) or visiting web logs or "blogs" (10%), that a small, but dedicated group of online teens regularly participates in.
Friday, October 15, 2004
Vancouver, BC—British Columbia's technology leaders are seeing positive signs in the Canadian economy as a whole, and in the high-tech sector and BC economy in particular. In fact, 62% of BC's technology CEOs see the current state of the BC economy as being in good or very good shape, up sharply from last year. While only 38% would describe BC's high-tech sector as being in good or very good shape, they are optimistic about its direction. In addition, 63% describe the Canadian economy as being in good or very good shape, while 28% would describe the Canadian high-tech sector in the same way. These figures are the latest findings from a recent survey of BC's technology CEOs conducted in September on behalf of the British Columbia Technology Industries Association by Ipsos-Reid.
Friday, June 25, 2004
Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos-Reid survey conducted on behalf of Future Shop shows that half (51%) of Canadians have taken a cell phone with them on vacation. Roughly one-in-three (34%) Canadians have taken a digital camera on vacation. Far fewer Canadians have vacationed with a laptop (12%) or a PDA (7%, Personal Digital Assistant).
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Calgary, AB — Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology faces an uphill battle in the short term, according to a new study from Ipsos-Reid, Canada’s leading public opinion and marketing research company. While VoIP technology has received considerable attention in recent months, consumer awareness, current usage, and interest in using VoIP technology remains low.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
New York, NY – Wireless Internet experienced an increase in usage
of 145%, representing 79 million unique users, reported The Face of the Web, the annual study of Internet trends
by Ipsos-Insight. Based on interviews in thirteen key global markets with more
than 7,100 adults, including 3,250 active Internet users, recent findings from
the study show that with growth in wireless Internet usage and digital devices,
wireless Internet is poised to prosper substantially over the next few years.
Thursday, April 01, 2004
New York, NY – Internet users are highly involved in
accessing the Internet for entertainment and communication, with a marked
growth in image sharing and banking, according to The Face of the
Web, the annual study of Internet trends by Ipsos-Insight, the global
survey-based marketing research firm, which has been tracking Internet
developments around the world since 1999. The latest findings — based on
interviews in thirteen key global markets with more than 7,100 adults,
including 3,250 active Internet users — show that, with the growing Internet
traffic and bandwidth, mainstream entertainment and communication are
poised to flourish substantially in the next few years.
Sunday, March 14, 2004
Vancouver, BC—According to a new study jointly conducted by Ipsos-Reid and Forge Marketing, the volume of email that Canadian Internet users1 receive has grown to startling levels, driven by spam and unsolicited commercial email. The study "Email Marketing 2004: Being Heard Above the Noise" found that, on average, Canadian Internet users currently receive 197 emails each week, an increase of 60% over last year. Almost seven-in-ten (68%) of these emails are spam. The average Canadian Internet user receives 134 unsolicited emails per week, meaning that over the course of a year, online Canadians are flooded with an average of 6,968 junk emails.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
New York, NY – Dial-up access has been the single most prevalent
Internet connection worldwide. Today, however, high-speed connections have
taken the lead as the primary vehicle for connection for half of the global
Internet population, according to The Face of the Web, the annual study of
Internet trends by Ipsos-Insight, the global survey-based marketing research
firm, which has been tracking Internet developments around the world since
1999. The latest findings — based on interviews in thirteen key global
markets with more than 7,100 adults, including 3,250 active Internet users —
show tremendous pent-up demand for greater digital content and data
exchange, a trend that is shaking up the entertainment, technology and
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
New York, NY – Global Internet use slowed between 1999 and 2000,
but last year saw 7% growth in Internet users over 2002, according to Ipsos-
Insight’s The Face of the Web. The annual study of Internet trends by
Ipsos-Insight, the global survey-based marketing research firm, has been
tracking Internet developments around the world since 1999. The latest
findings—based on interviews in thirteen key global markets with more than
7,100 adults, including 3,250 active Internet users—reflect a rapid adoption of
this medium in leading edge, advancing, and emerging economies.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Calgary, AB – Research conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of PeopleSoft indicates that Information Technology is an important issue for the Oil and Gas industry today. Among other findings, study outcomes indicate that there is not currently a strong move among Canadian oil and gas companies to become compliant with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Highlights of the study include:
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Toronto, ONTARIO – According to a new study conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Microsoft, of business decision makers of mid-sized Canadian firms (100 to 500 employees), while 86% of those business executives think teamwork is “very critical” to the overall success of their organization (and the remaining 14% say it is “somewhat critical”), only 31% consider the teamwork within their organization “very efficient.”
Thursday, October 02, 2003
New York, NY - The Face of the Web: 2003, a multi-country view
of how the Internet has evolved over the past four years and where it's
heading, will be released next month by Ipsos, the world's second largest
survey-based market research company.
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Vancouver, BC — Despite the difficulties being experienced by the travel industry as a whole in 2003, more and more Canadians are turning to the Internet and booking their travel directly online according to a new Ipsos-Reid study. The “Online Travel 2003: What the Future Holds” study found that 36% of Canadian adults who have Internet access have used the Internet to book an element of their travel plans, including such things as air travel, hotel stays, or car rentals, directly online. This is up from 31% in June 2002 and 18% in September 2000.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Vancouver, BC - A poll jointly released by Ipsos-Reid and the BC TIA (BC Technology Industries Association) conducted in May of this year shows that 77% of British Columbians rate BC's high-tech sector as a "major" (35%) or "moderate" (42%) contributor to the overall well-being of the BC economy. The high-tech sector (77%) ranks solidly behind tourism (92%) and forestry (83%) as major contributors to the provincial economy, ahead of manufacturing (66%) and mining (54%). While the perception of the contribution of high-tech has moved down from the heights experienced in May 2001 (86%), the downturn in the economy is also likely to blame for the decreased contribution of all other sectors as well.
Friday, June 27, 2003
Vancouver, BC - Despite assurances from the online community that making transactions online is safe, online Canadians1 are likely to be more concerned about Internet security than they were a year ago, according to a recent study by Ipsos-Reid.
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Vancouver, BC – Canadian Internet users1 are increasingly being inundated by unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, according to a new jointly conducted study from Ipsos-Reid and Forge Marketing. The “Email Marketing: What the Future Holds” report found that on average Canadian Internet users receive 123 emails per week, with half of these emails (52%) being spam—double what it was this time last year.
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos-Reid study shows that Canadian adults who use the Internet at work are spending four and a half hours surfing the web for personal reasons during a typical week, more than double the number of hours spent in 2000.
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
New York, NY – Wireless Fidelity or Wi-Fi may still be a fuzzy term to a majority of Americans. Tech-savvy consumers, however, are already using the technology in their homes, and the total number of users is expected to increase by almost 50% in the next six months alone, according to Ipsos, the global marketing research firm.
Thursday, February 13, 2003
New York, NY – The Internet continues to become more ingrained in
people’s everyday lives around the world, according to The Face of the
Web, an annual study of Internet trends by Ipsos, the global marketing
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
New York, NY - As the investment community continues to be
skeptical of Internet-related stocks, the Internet is nonetheless growing
quickly in places like South Korea, the U.K., and Japan. But the most
surprising growth has occurred in the U.S.— where Internet usage is already
the highest in the world. This, according to The Face of the Web, the annual
study of Internet trends by global marketing research firm Ipsos-Reid, which
has been tracking Internet awareness and usage around the world since
1999. The latest findings—based on interviews in 12 countries with more than
6,600 adults, including 2,900 active Internet users—reflect Internet usage last
spring in the wake of the global economic downturn.
Monday, April 29, 2002
Toronto, April 30, 2002 - A new study from marketing research firm Ipsos-Reid shows that nearly one-half (48%) of Canadian adults with a home Internet connection have a broadband connection, further proof that Canadians continue to be at or near the top in the world when it comes to Internet adoption and usage.
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Vancouver, BC, October 29, 2001 – Email remains the number one online activity of Internet-enabled Canadians, and despite the ever increasing amount of email abuse, the majority say they are satisfied with email and that they couldn't live without it. This according to a jointly released study conducted by Emailthatpays and Ipsos-Reid.
Friday, September 07, 2001
VANCOUVER, September 7, 2001 -- Websites struggling to stay afloat in the wake of the dot-com crash are warming up to the idea of 'pay for content' sites to help supplement their online advertising revenues. While online advertising remains the backbone of most Web-business’ revenue plans, for news and information sites in particular, focus has been re-directed to site users. Rather than charge advertisers alone, pay for content structures are becoming increasingly appealing. At least in theory.
Wednesday, August 01, 2001
Toronto, August 01, 2001 – After years of promise digital cameras are finally on the verge of moving into the mainstream among Canadian adults according to a new study from Ipsos-Reid. This growing acceptance of digital photography is having a dramatic impact on the way Canadians take, store, and share photos.
Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Minneapolis, June 14, 2001—In the developed world, the Internet is
literally in your face. Opportunities to go online are everywhere, and an
estimated 400 hundred million people use the World Wide Web daily.
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
TORONTO, May 31, 2001 – Canadians have significant concerns about the potential of new computer viruses in large part because they’ve been hit by digital viruses that have personally cost them time and money, new research from Ipsos-Reid shows. In fact, the study found that over three-in-four (78%) Canadian Internet users are concerned about getting hit by a computer virus in the future .
Wednesday, May 02, 2001
TORONTO, May 3rd, 2001 – Downloading MP3 files from the Internet is growing in popularity among Canadian Internet users and shows no sign of easing up. But Napster’s eventual move to a fee-based revenue model will have a dramatic effect on Canadians’ use of the company’s Internet service as two-thirds of Canadian users say they will refuse to pay, new research from Ipsos-Reid shows. The vast majority of Canadian Napster users say they will continue to find ways to download or swap music for free, making Canada one of the heaviest – and staunchest -- users of music downloading technology in the world.
Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Canadians doubled their online spending last year and will spend even more on the Web this year, a new survey shows. Despite doom and gloom around the technology sector, online sales doubled last year to $4.3 billion and the trend looks good for Web retailers, says the study by Ipsos-Reid.
Monday, March 12, 2001
VANCOUVER, March 13, 2001 -- Canadian Internet users spent a total of $4.3 billion dollars online in 2000, slightly exceeding this year’s earlier projection of $4.1 billion, according to a study conducted by Ipsos-Reid, results to be presented at Comdex Canada West 2001. Total online expenditures by Canadian Internet users have increased nearly 2½ times over 1999’s spending level of $1.65 Billion.
Monday, January 22, 2001
Vancouver, January 23, 2001 – In the face of ‘doom and gloom’ reports from the business-to-consumer dot-com sector, Canadian online retailers should consider the 2000 holiday season a retail success, as nearly two million Canadian adults made at least one online gift purchase. A total of 23% of Canadian Internet users made at least one gift purchase online this holiday season, slightly higher than the 18% who indicated they would do so back in September.
Wednesday, November 22, 2000
Vancouver, Nov. 22, 2000 – A substantial number of Canadian Internet users are frequent visitors to Websites offering health related information, new findings from Ipsos-Reid, Canada’s leading public opinion and market research company, show.
Wednesday, November 01, 2000
Vancouver, Nov. 2, 2000 – Canadian on-line retailers can expect their busiest holiday season ever as more shoppers spend more money on-line at Canadian web sites, new findings from Ipsos-Reid, Canada’s leading public opinion and market research company, show.
Wednesday, November 01, 2000
Vancouver—A jointly released poll today by Ipsos-Reid and the BC TIA (BC Technology Industries Association) conducted in early October 2000 indicates that Provincial BC Liberals (55%) and Federal Liberals (39%) are each viewed as political parties that would provide the best support for technology industry in BC. This is according to a jointly released poll conducted with a random selection of adults in British Columbia between October 2nd and October 8th 2000.
Monday, October 02, 2000
Vancouver, Oct. 2, 2000 - Interpersonal communications has been an integral part of the Internet since day one, but a new Ipsos-Reid study shows that a significant proportion of online Canadians are meeting new acquaintances, and establishing new personal relationships online. In many instances, this has led to meetings in person for friendship, but also for more intimate relationships.
Wednesday, August 02, 2000
Are Napster music downloaders a bunch of cheapskate anarchists bent on destroying a viable ownership and distribution structure that allows musicians to profit from their work? Not according to a recent Angus Reid Group poll conducted recently among 1,000 American adults.
Wednesday, July 26, 2000
Three-quarters say the Internet has had an effect on their life, with 37% saying it has made them more knowledgeable and up-to-date.
Tuesday, July 25, 2000
In the most comprehensive survey of Canadian retailers and the Internet yet, the Angus Reid Group findings show that 25% of retail service companies and merchants already have a website and many of these established retailers are beginning to adopt “bricks and clicks” types of strategies. Among retailers without a website, two-in-five (40%) plan to have an on-line presence in the next year or so.
Tuesday, July 04, 2000
New study shows Canadians with work Internet access will rack up 800 million hours of annual personal surfing time at work.
Tuesday, June 20, 2000
LONDRES, le 21 juin 2000 - Les internautes européens comptent
parmi les utilisateurs les plus enthousiastes des services bancaires en
ligne, devançant même les États-Unis à ce chapitre, d’après les résultats
d’une nouvelle enquête mondiale sur les opérations bancaires et boursières
électroniques publiés par le Groupe Angus Reid.
Monday, April 10, 2000
“Global e-commerce takes off --
120 million people worldwide have purchased goods or services online:
Angus Reid study”
Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Democratization of Internet continues as more than 150 million
people worldwide expected to log on for first time this year –
E-mail among biggest attractions for new users
Saturday, September 30, 1995