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Quarterly Digital Content Trends: Q3 2018

Report by Zach Fuller
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The 20,000 Foot View: In this report, we present highlights of content trends from MIDiA’s Quarterly Brand Tracker, a survey fielded in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Germany Sweden and Australia. The report explores how consumer behaviour in usage and expenditure for various formats stand as of XXX 2018, across music, video, games and social. 

Key Findings

  • Playlist growth has flatlined
  • Radio’s music discovery influence is waning
  • Engagement around playing games on tablet or smartphones on a weekly basis has fallen from XXX to XXX year on year
  • Listening to music on the radio is down from XXX to XXX year on year (YoY) while free streaming is up from XXX to XXX WAU was down from XXX to XXX for XXX and Facebook’s core app was down from XXX to XXX is struggling to make the jump beyond gamers and its WAU engagement is flat at XXX SVOD is beginning to challenge YouTube for time spend
  • YouTube WAU penetration was down from XXX to XXX Games are losing engagement but retaining higher ARPU in-app payment audiences

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Amazon, Apple, AT&T, BuzzFeed, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, Snap Inc., Spotify, Twitch, Twitter, Verizon, Vice, Warner Media

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