A key marketing goal is to reach consumers at moments that most influence their decisions during the customer journey. Whether using television, radio, direct mail, or digital to connect with customers , understanding when in the buying process consumers are open to influences is crucial to maximize the effectiveness of each marketing channel and optimize customer experience. This page contains market research about when consumers’ absorb, retain, or act on various media types or how they can be optimally combined to yield the greatest return on investment for the marketer along the customer journey.