The Games Report Q1 2019 tracked companies raising $5.7 billion in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from 2017. Epic Games’ $1.25 billion was the largest round raised last year, and the largest non-IPO games investment of all time.
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According to Magna, 2018 will be a record year for overall advertising sales, which are expected to reach $207 billion for the full year. Growth will continue through to 2019, where a 4% increase is anticipated, slightly down on its 2018 forecast of 4.7%.
In markets such as North America and Europe, traditional pay-TV operators have jumped into the OTT market to improve subscriber churn by providing less costly video service. Can they compete with the innovative OTT providers? Is this already a lost cause?
Eighty-one percent of marketing leaders responsible for customer experience (CX) say their companies will mostly or completely compete on the basis of CX in two years. Yet only 22% say their CX efforts have exceeded customer expectations. Reality needs to catch up to aspiration if companies are to realize a customer-centric future.
Of more than 2,500 people surveyed, 83% thought regulation was needed – and 62% believed it was on the way within the next few years. Older respondents were most in favour of Wall Street-style controls on Silicon Valley, with 62% for, in comparison with 47% of Gen X, and 44% of millennials.