Recently, movies based on young adult books have emerged as the newest genre in which content creators are investing. To take advantage of this trend, it is important to have a clear view of what is driving moviegoers towards this genre and the implications for the coming years.
This issue of Audio Today takes a deeper look at public radio, which includes more than 900 rated stations offering an eclectic mix of news, entertainment, music and cultural programming in markets large and small. Public radio is a unique and relevant part of the lives of 32 million Americans and exists in large part due to the financial support of the listeners this report examines.
While e-commerce is at different stages of maturity around the world, it’s beginning to gain momentum in Western Europe. Here, consumers are rapidly adapting their lives to keep pace with digital advances, which will likely lead to a wave of consolidation, polarization and even some saturation in the consumer packaged goods space. That said, however, trends are accelerating and consumers are in control.
Assortment affects every other decision down the line: price and promotion, new product success and even consumer store choice. This issue of What’s Next offers a fresh take on the power of assortment strategy, a major—and often overlooked—lever at the disposal of every retailer or manufacturer.
In the post-Affordable Care Act era, more and more consumers are entering the health care system. Many health insurers will likely find the influx attractive, but the uninsured pose a unique problem for insurers: there is little data about them. So how can insurers discern the opportunity from the risk?
Viewers have immense control over the choices they have amid the evolving ecosystem of devices and platforms for content discovery. In fact, they’ve never had more control than they do today. And as a result, we see a resounding growth in content consumption on digital platforms.
In the traditional analog banking world, huge investments have been made in physical bank branches, canvasing many geographies, staffed with cadres of tellers and advisors engaged in high-touch transactions. But times have changed, and technology and digital channels are top of mind for retail banks.
Perceptions about private-label brands are favorable around the world, but value shares are not correspondingly distributed; they are much higher in developed regions like Europe, North America and Australia.
Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98—up from 97 in the previous quarter and up two points from the start of the year. The index, which has been on a slow and steady rise since Q1 2012, has now exceeded a pre-recession level of 94 for three consecutive quarters.
Who doesn’t love a good snack? As snack manufacturers look to tailor offerings to deliver snacks that appeal to both the palate and the psyche, knowing what drives a consumer to pick one snack rather than another is vital to stay competitive in the $374 billion worldwide snacking industry.