Death of the High Street: Department Stores

Last week, Mike Ashley, the Sports Direct retail tycoon, told a House of Commons select committee ‘It's not my fault the high street is dying... It's very very simple, the internet is killing the high street’. So this month UKOM looks at how many people visit the high street department stores online and how this compares with Amazon, the global giant which has had the biggest impact on the sector.

Budget time. How the UK tightens its belt online

October 29th is the date that the Treasury has set for this year’s Autumn budget, when the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, will announce his plans for tax and spending changes. With the budget just around the corner and Christmas looming, this month UKOM looks at the online services which can help consumers tighten their belts and grab a bargain during the festive season. How big are they and who uses them?

How much time do people spend online each day?

The IPA recently launched its latest Touchpoints survey which compared how much time people spend on different media each day. In the study online time was split across several categories so this month UKOM asks ‘How much time do people spend online per day in total and how does this differ by audience’?

‘Reach’ drives reach for the Ozone Project

Last month, the new ‘Reach’ media brand joined the Ozone Project, a joint initiative with News UK, The Telegraph and The Guardian News and Media to create a large digital sales house. The Ozone Project claims to offer brands and advertisers the opportunity to buy audiences at scale in a premium, brand safe environment. So how big is ‘Reach’ and how does its reach impact the potential audience (or reach!) of the Ozone Project?

YouTube’s Challenge to Spotify

Last month Google launched its all new YouTube Music service in the UK. The offering is similar to Spotify, but Google plans to use the wealth of data it holds on customers to create a new type of personalised music service. So how big is Spotify and how does reach and platform usage compare to YouTube’s current video viewing audience?

A Game of ‘Snap’

Last month a new report from The Information suggested that Snap is about to launch its own gaming platform. Whatever Snap's reasons and strategy, it’s clear from latest UKOM approved Comscore data that mobile gaming apps are big drivers of time online...

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