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RealityMine, in Partnership with Ipsos, Unveils Data from TouchPoints Canada 2015

By March 16, 2016 No Comments

RealityMine, in partnership with Ipsos MediaCT, revealed today data from TouchPoints Canada 2015 — the most comprehensive analysis of Canadian media consumption ever launched — which provides brands with a unique look at the Canadian media consumer.

Key findings include:

  • Out-of-Home and Radio consumption ranks the highest media usage throughout daytime;
  • 47% of digital newspaper consumption is taking place from a tablet and 36% via computer;
  • TV is the dominant media device used in Canada, accounting for 31% of all time spent weekly. Computer usage ranks a close second at 30% of all time spent. Mobile or smartphone usage was third at 16.5% of all time spent;
  • Netflix, DVD-Blu Ray and YouTube consumption follows the same pattern as television in their surge of evening consumption. Not surprisingly, search and app usage were most prevalent during working hours;
  • On an average day, social media is used by 35-39% of the population, with the oldest segments of the population being the less likely to use social media and the youngest the most likely;
  • Social media is consumed similarly in locations and with accompanying media in French and English Canada. TV is more commonly used in English Canada, while newspaper has a higher daily usage with social media in French Canada;
  • Almost half of mobile usage occurs primarily in the home, with work, stores and food service locations being the next primary locations for mobile usage in that order.

TouchPoints, which has the ability to survey emotional state as well as media consumption behaviour, found that overwhelmingly Canadians feel contented or happy throughout the day when consuming media. French Canada reported emotional contentment through 55.7% of its media time, compared to 48.5% of English Canada and just 44.5% of those in the United States.

TouchPoints is the only syndicated consumer insights and cross-platform research product designed to inform integrated communications strategy, planning and execution.

TouchPoints provides rich, single-sourced behavioral data that addresses questions as to when, where, and how media is consumed, along with who the person is with, how they are feeling and what they are doing – while consuming that media. The survey consists of a seven-day electronic diary (eDiary) that requires respondents to record activities and media consumption in half hour time periods, an online self-completion questionnaire about lifestyle and general media habits, as well as passive capture of respondents’ behaviors as measured through their digital devices.

The TouchPoints Canada study was launched by RealityMine in conjunction with Ipsos and more than 30 agencies and media companies including GroupM, IPG, Carat and CBC. The group formed a Client Advisory Council that worked with RealityMine and Ipsos to develop the study.

RealityMine uniquely combines proprietary passive behavioral metering technologies on mobile devices, tablets, PCs, and even home routers with active eDiary and other in-the-moment survey tools to quantify the context of consumers’ daily lives and their media consumption behaviors.

RealityMine’s TouchPoints research and technology is now available in 18 markets and are used by major media, creative and market research agencies, as well as media owners, for granular day in the life insights, cross-media audience flows and to understand the complex consumer journey along the path to purchase. The RealityMine data is unique in its ability to identify the role moods and emotions play in ad receptivity and motivation to purchase, by time of day.

RealityMine is capturing data from more than 50,000 people representing more than 350,000 days of contextual and behavioral data and generating nearly 1,000,000,000 behavioral datapoints per year. This provides marketers with one of the richest behavioral and contextual data sets available.

About RealityMine

With headquarters in Manchester, UK, and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Sydney, RealityMine’s market-leading platform enables market researchers to actively engage with opt-in panelists regarding their daily behavior, while passively collecting and analyzing their digital activity across devices including mobile phones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs.

RealityMine’s TouchPoints is currently available in the US and Canada, as well as in Britain through the IPA; additional countries are planned to launch in 2016. In 2015, RealityMine also launched the TouchPoints Hispanic panel in the US. RealityMine operates in more than 20 countries around the world and on every continent except Antarctica.