Quick Bits for January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

By Andrew Eitelbach

This week in marketing, by the numbers

A look at five bits of news from the past week, by the numbers.


CBS has become the fourth and latest network to join Hulu's new, yet-to-be-named live TV streaming service. Turner Networks, 21st Century Fox, and the Walt Disney Co. have already signed on to the new service, which Hulu says will launch in a few months.

source: Hulu.com


8 years

After President Obama joked last week about wanting a job at Spotify once his term ends later this month, the streaming music company created a posting for a new (fake) position called President of Playlists. Among other qualifications, the right candidate needs a Nobel Peace Prize and at least eight years' experience "running a highly regarded nation."




The percent of 25- to 34-year-old respondents who say they make in-store payments using their mobile phones at least once a week.

source: Deloitte via eMarketer




The number of customers in United Van Lines' 40th Annual National Movers study, which found South Dakota to be 2016's top moving destination. Those moving into the state accounted for 68 percent of all moves in or out of South Dakota, according to the study. The state narrowly edged out Oregon, the top-ranked state for the previous three years, by one percentage point.



> 9 million

Number of views a blooper reel from a Minnesota Mitsubishi dealer has racked up on YouTube and Facebook since going viral last week.


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