5 interesting stats to start your week

Less than 1 / 4 of CMOs have ‘efficient’ relationship with CIO
Only 23% of firms have ‘very efficient’ working relationships between their CMO and chief data officer, in accordance to a brand new report by the CMO Council and KPMG.
The report suggests the flexibility to unearth actionable knowledge insights and enhance the shopper expertise via advertising and marketing know-how (martech) has “by no means been higher”, nor extra elementary to assembly each CMO and CIO goals.
Some 60% of these CMOs in ‘very efficient’ relationships with the CIO’s IT workforce had a multi-year strategic plan for martech, in contrast to 29% of CMOs in ‘efficient’ relationships.
Meanwhile, 48% of CMOs in ‘very efficient’ relationships with IT have an equal partnership, in contrast to 21% of CMOs in ‘efficient’ relationships.
The report is predicated on a survey carried out over the spring of this 12 months with over 200 advertising and marketing leaders throughout 12 industries. In-depth interviews had been additionally carried out with executives at PayPal, Comcast, GE (*5*), Salesforce (Tableau), Fidelity Investments, Autodesk and Ebay.
Source: CMO Council/KPMG 
Influencers face stricter guidelines amid declining client belief
Just 16% of UK shoppers belief sponsored posts on social media, in accordance to a brand new survey by Bazaarvoice, in contrast to the 83% who belief suggestions, evaluations and content material which aren’t paid for.
At the identical time, two in 5 shoppers really feel that elevated rules on influencer advertising and marketing have made no distinction to how a lot they belief influencers, whereas 4 in 5 (80%) of shoppers globally need to see stricter guidelines round disclosing modifying or filters used on revealed content material. That determine rises to 85% within the UK.
A 3rd of UK shoppers (32%) need to see influencers who don’t adjust to promoting legal guidelines banned from social platforms completely, and one in 5 need to see influencers banned from monetising their social media presence going ahead.
In reality, over half of shoppers (56%) now desire to observe the on a regular basis social media person moderately than influencers so as to discover genuine and real content material. While greater than a 3rd of UK shoppers observe superstar influencers, there’s a considerably decrease degree of belief related.
Source: Bazaarvoice
UK on-line spending hits file excessive of £10bn in July
UK shoppers spent a file £10bn on-line in July – the very best month-to-month spend in 2021 up to now and essentially the most spent in July ever.
According to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, which analyses billions of on-line transactions, this brings the UK’s year-to-date on-line spending to £64.9bn, up 18% year-on-year and 56% in contrast with the identical interval in 2019.
Online inflation for July was additionally up 2.8% year-on-year, as surging demand clashed with continued stress on provide chains. At a class degree, the most important will increase had been in books (5.5%), attire (3.8%), groceries (3%), jewelry (2.7%), and residential and backyard (1.7%). 
Source: Adobe Digital Economy Index
Consumer confidence holds up, however focus shifts in direction of saving
Against a backdrop of rising home costs and cooling headline inflation figures, general client confidence remained comparatively secure at -8 in August, down from -7 final month, in accordance to the newest GfK Consumer Confidence Index.
By comparability, in August 2020 the general index was at -27.
Compared to final month, two of the 5 measures used to calculate the general index had been up, two had been down and one stays the identical. The key distinction in sentiment in contrast to final month is the sharp improve within the motivation to save, up 5 factors to +25.
The five-point rise within the financial savings index this month balances out a five-point fall within the main buy index, suggesting that buyers are actually saving for the longer term moderately than spending within the brief time period.
Taking the sub-measure on ‘normal financial system over the following 12 months’, in August 2020 this determine was down at -42, whereas this month the determine is way more healthy at -6.
The measure of intentions to make main purchases was down at -25 final August, nevertheless this month the determine is a more healthy -3.
Source: GfK Consumer Confidence Index
Grocery procuring habits start to skew again in direction of in-store
British shoppers have been steadily returning to pre-pandemic procuring habits, with consumers now making extra journeys to shops as restrictions are relaxed.
Data from Kantar exhibits grocery gross sales fell 4% within the 12 weeks to 8 August in contrast to the identical interval final 12 months. In the final 4 weeks gross sales have declined extra slowly by 0.5% as shoppers made a further 108,000 journeys to retailer, with common basket sizes 10% smaller.
However, Covid-19 remains to be having an affect on folks’s spending, as grocery gross sales stay 9.9% larger within the newest 12 weeks than in 2019.
Just over 20% of households purchased groceries on-line within the newest 12 weeks, its lowest degree since October final 12 months. But shoppers who found the comfort of on-line ordering appear to be sticking with it, ordering extra repeatedly and spending on common greater than two-thirds of their grocery funds on-line.
Those not sure about on-line ordering have moved again to shops. The shift away from on-line has contributed to Ocado’s first decline on file with gross sales falling 0.7%, after “speedy growth” underneath lockdown.
However, Kantar states there may be “nonetheless a constructive outlook” for Ocado, which retains 1.8% of whole grocery gross sales in contrast to final 12 months, with gross sales up 44.4% in contrast to 2019.
In the identical interval, 87% of all funds made at main grocers had been made utilizing card because the pandemic accelerated the shift away from money.
Source: Kantar

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