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CNBC's Mobile Audience Found to Be Highly-Engaged

Newly released CNBC Mobile Study shows that close to 60% of the network's mobile audience took action after seeing advertising*

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 2014 – CNBC conducted a comprehensive, multi-platform research study to gain insight into the mobile media consumption and behavior of its highly-coveted audience of business leaders and executives. The 2014 CNBC Mobile Study revealed that this audience is highly-responsive, action takers and wedded to their mobile devices.

"This comprehensive study highlights the increasing value of CNBC's highly-engaged audience and their appetite for business news content around the clock and across all screens," said Lou Tosto, Senior Vice President, Digital News Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal. "Mobile continues to be a major focus as we create advertising opportunities for our partners to reach this coveted target of C-suite level business executives."

Key findings of the 2014 CNBC Mobile Study include:

  • The CNBC Mobile audience is always connected. More than half of those surveyed said that they reach for their device as soon as they wake-up and close to three quarters stay plugged in while on vacation.
  • Two in five CNBC Mobile users agree that advertising on mobile platforms shows them information about a product or service they did not know about.
  • The CNBC Mobile audience has the power to influence. More than forty percent talked to someone about something they saw on CNBC and 1 in 4 emailed or texted someone about information on CNBC Mobile.
  • Approximately half of those surveyed have used CNBC Mobile to help inform business decisions.
  • C-Suite executives are heavy consumers of mobile in general. Those executives surveyed use CNBC Mobile while commuting and while at work.

The CNBC Mobile audience uses multiple platforms at the same time. Eighty-one percent of CNBC iPad App users, 72 percent of CNBC Mobile Web users; 67 percent of CNBC iPhone users and 54 percent of CNBC Android App users simultaneously watch CNBC while on their devices.

The 2014 CNBC Mobile Study was conducted in partnership with InsightExpress, a leading provider of media analytics, from March 31 to May 31, 2014. Close to 2,000 of CNBC's phone and tablet apps and mobile web users responded to a 20 question online survey.

*Note: Based on the selection of any response to questions: Which of the following, if any, do you recall doing as a result of seeing advertising on the CNBC Mobile App/Website? excluding "None of the above."

About InsightExpress:

InsightExpress is a leading provider of media analytics and marketing accountability solutions for brand marketers. The company's proprietary solutions provide a holistic approach to advertising measurement that quantifies the return on marketing investment for online, mobile, tablet and cross-media campaigns. With vast industry expertise, inventive methodologies and an exclusive brand marketing analytics platform, InsightExpress helps agencies, publishers and advertisers to measure and optimize their marketing initiatives across digital and non-digital media. Founded in 1999, InsightExpress is headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. For more information, please visit our website at www.insightexpress.com or you may call us at 203.406.3233.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/programming/cnbc.