‘Tis the season: we’ve barely said goodbye to winter yet holiday shoppers are already crossing items off their gift lists.
As in recent years, holiday shopping will begin earlier and last longer. Deloitte predicts retail sales are set to hit 5.5% growth in the 2022 calendar year, primarily driven by e-commerce.
From inflation concerns to weakened brand loyalty to ever-increasing competition for consumer attention, this year is all about crafting a holiday campaign that prioritises performance and efficiency across every channel.
As we cover in our new guide, “How to Make Your Omnichannel Holiday Campaign a Success,” an omnichannel marketing strategy is essential to effectively reach shoppers across every screen. Here’s what you need to know.
Consumer behavior is increasingly digital and omnichannel—and your holiday campaign should be, too
Marketers will be challenged this year to create a seamless digital experience that engages holiday shoppers across screens. Each month, consumers spend an average of over 100 hours on digital channels, with 8.6 million Australians accessing content on connected devices daily.
Between 2020 and 2022, Australians increased their daily time spent on mobile by 35%, making mobile and in-app ads another effective way to engage hard-to-reach audiences, including gamers, during the holidays.
Streaming viewership is increasing, with 63.8% of Australians having access to at least one streaming service in 2022. As families and friends gather around to watch holiday movies, you have a valuable opportunity to engage your desired audience on the biggest screen in the home.
Reach consumers as they switch devices throughout the day
It takes the right mix of channels and formats working in concert with the right personalised message to guide each consumer’s path to purchase. While digital programmatic campaigns allow you to reach your target audience at any time on any channel, you’ll need to consider your approach to dayparting in order to efficiently optimise your bidding strategy.
Looking at our platform data, we see that desktop web traffic is high during the workday and into the evening. Mobile usage is consistent throughout midday, then spikes during the late-night hours. CTV continues to rule primetime as viewers tune in during the evening hours and late into the night.
While behavior changes on the weekend, we still see the same trend of CTV and mobile usage spiking in the late-night hours after desktop drops off.
Be sure to download the full guide, “How to Make Your Omnichannel Holiday Campaign a Success.” You’ll find more insights and advice on making the most of the 2022 holiday shopping season, including:
- How to win consumer attention early and build throughout the season
- Ways to increase efficiency with deals and inventory packages
- How to refine your approach to addressability
- Why it’s time to invest in sustainability initiatives