I recently read an article from the Center for Media Research that had some very interesting statistics on digital consumption.
76.7% read email and respond evenings and weekends
43.2% answer texts or emails on date/social occasion
57.4 % never turn off phone
33.0% check email middle of the night
35.2% answer work emails while with children
46.9% unable to answer all email
41.4% miss important news
39.9% ignore family and friends
16.9% miss appointments
62.5% wish they could filter out the flood of data
Honestly, I was not at all surprised by the last statistic. The tidal wave of information can be overwhelming. This article also stated, “64.2% said that the information coming at them today had grown by more than 50% compared with last year.”
Do the statistics above resonate with you? How do you filter out what is useful? Managing the tide of information has become a necessary part of our daily lives.
Because consumers are actively managing their digital lifestyle, it is more important than ever that you understand your audience, where and how they get their digital information and then provide them with useful content so you don’t get filtered out. If your company is struggling to be heard, Force 5 can help you reach your audience.