Though some people prefer to enter the supermarket armed with a detailed grocery list, an attractive coupon can trigger impulse purchases, and encourage consumers to buy something they may have otherwise not.

Each year as the Koupon team begins to write our State of the Industry report, 2018 SOI blog creative.jpgwe look back on the year prior and gather what we’ve learned, what our brands and retailers have accomplished, and what the data is telling us about the future of retail and the impact of mobile offers.  The numbers from 2017 are in and the data rings loud and clear – the c-store industry is growing, and mobile offers are playing an important role. See our press release here.

How many of you are purely digital marketers?  How many of you have ever tried direct mail?  

Grocery shoppers scan a number of channels to find the best way to save a buck or two. And while digital is a big component of how they find and research such deals, many still take the traditional route—circulars.

Consumers are becoming increasingly adept at integrating both print and digital coupons as they plan their purchases.

Recent Valassis research indicates a continued desire to save, with 90 percent of U.S. shoppers reporting they use coupons, obtaining them from a variety of online and offline sources.

Are you thinking of promoting in Spanish but feel daunted by the complexities?  irect-to-consumer promotions in Spanish present challenges to the U.S. marketer -- scarcity of quality Spanish copywriters (as opposed to translators), misconceptions about Spanish "dialects," misinformation about the market, conflicting evidence about assimilation and preferred language, and so on.  By Daniel A. González

Establishing a shopper marketing program can be incredibly difficult for organizations both big and small. But with these ANA tools and templates, available exclusively to ANA members, marketers can make their shopper marketing programs faster, easier, and more efficient for everyone involved.  By Arielle Feger, associate manager, marketing knowledge center

US consumers have never completely switched over to using digital coupons.

Overall, the study found that coupon use is holding steady with 90 percent of consumers obtaining them from a variety of online and offline sources. This finding is consistent across audiences, including various generations and demographic segments, such as millennials, multicultural consumers and parents.

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America may be hitting back against the shortcomings of digital advertising, but maybe it needs to play to its strengths and get advertisers to recognize the medium for its inherent advantages not try to transcend them.

According to a recent online study conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Offers.com, more than nine in ten (94%) Americans over the age of 18 are making purchases online, including 7% who report making online purchases more than once a week. More than one in ten say that they are making online purchases weekly (14%), and another two in five do this on a monthly basis (36%) or again at least a few times a year (37%). In contrast, only 6% of Americans over the age of 18 say that they never make online purchases.

A recent study by Valassis found that multicultural consumers are more likely to spend over two hours each week looking for coupons and deals than your average consumer. Additionally, over 50 percent of the multicultural consumers surveyed said they use print coupons, with the new report showing how they embrace technology to help them save.

According to the report, while the face values of print coupons distributed through Free Standing Inserts, SmartSource Coupon Machines and Consumer Magazines was higher than that of digital coupons distributed through Network and Retailer websites, the gap is narrowing.

A recent study by Valassis found that 92 percent of Hispanic consumers use coupons (vs. 90 percent of all consumers) and over 80 percent decide where to shop based on those print and digital offers.

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