Who are today’s luxury retail shoppers and what are they looking for? Nielsen has identified five distinct segments of consumers who associate different meaning and value around the term “luxury,” and their purchasing behavior within the luxury market differs as well.
Global consumer confidence started 2015 with an index score of 97—an increase of one point from fourth-quarter 2014 and from a year-ago. Compared to the end of last year, when all regional confidence scores declined, the first quarter was more upbeat, as confidence increased slightly or remained stable in every region except Latin America.
When Care Innovations began developing its online Health Harmony platform that helps patients, their families and physicians share health data and educational information, it found itself divided on critical product development issues. That’s where Nielsen’s website optimization solutions came into play.
Imagine a grocery store where you can receive personal recommendations and offers the moment you step in the store, where checkout takes seconds and you can pay for groceries without ever taking out your wallet. Sound far-fetched? It’s closer than you think.
In today’s ever-more-digital environment, social media is an integral part of our lives, shaping how we interact, share ideas, follow news and form opinions, including consumer preferences. Around TV, social media supports the industry by capturing the social zeitgeist of TV viewership. And now, new research connects brain activity, Twitter TV usage and TV engagement.
Many of today's television viewers are sending Tweets about program content and stars, as well as surrounding ads, brand integrations and sponsorships. And savvy marketers can optimize paid TV campaigns to drive such social activity for a brand.
The global trends of technology penetration and viewer fragmentation don’t affect all markets uniformly. Pittsburgh, for example, has the highest amount of live TV viewing per day, while Cleveland and Atlanta are the leaders in time-shifted viewing at an hour per day. When it comes to over-the-top streaming, viewers in Baltimore and Minneapolis spend the most time at 14 minutes per day.
We’re living in a world of 24/7 connectivity. We access content on our own terms, and we like it that way. But while this flexibility can be a benefit to us, it represents a huge challenge for brands and content providers vying for our attention.
Hispanics differ greatly from other ethnic groups in their purchasing habits and preferred methods of payment. Nielsen's Share of Wallet Study found that Hispanic consumers are spending more money per visit on average while making as many—if not more—shopping trips per month.
After notable cooling in the third quarter, ad spending continued the trend further into the fourth quarter, as brands invested equivalent amounts to what they spent in Q4 2013.
As the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, the World Cup represents a passion point for many consumers. Hoping to attract new subscribers for its programming packages, DishLATINO needed an ad campaign that would tie the excitement of the World Cup to its product’s key features.
Multicultural consumers are transforming the U.S. mainstream. Propelled by the twin engines of population growth and expanding buying power, they are at the leading edge of converging demographic and social trends that are reshaping how marketers and advertisers use culture to connect with increasingly diverse customers.
Consumers' time and attention around media is fragmenting. While the risks and rewards are potentially high in this environment, the ability to stake a claim in the expanding industry pie is central to companies’ growth. And measurement will hold a key to enabling true understanding of audiences' changing behavior.
Radio, one of the original mass mediums, continues to play a big part in the lives of Americans everywhere—with 243 million Americans listening weekly. For advertisers, that means radio delivers a mass audience in real-time across markets large and small that is highly qualified.
America is pretty bad when it comes to trade promotions—or at least in terms of getting a positive return on that investment. And what’s more, the problem is getting worse. There are, however, ways to turn things around. The key, as with many challenges, is understanding what’s not working and using data and clear strategies to get back on track.
This year’s Year in Sports Media report highlights consumers’ global love of sports, which continues to grow. 2014 was a big year for sports, beginning with the Sochi Winter Olympics and then featuring one of the most exciting World Cups ever held.
Global consumer confidence ended 2014 with an index score of 96—a decline of two index points from the previous quarter, which comes after several quarters of positive momentum. The index, which has been on a slow and steady rise for about two years, is still above a pre-recession level of 94 from third-quarter 2007.
The forces of fragmentation are strong today in television, as access to content and the availability of programming across platforms reshapes how and when consumers watch. The fundamental changes that are reshaping the viewing landscape are playing out differently across local markets for the simple reason that localism matters now more than ever.
Health and wellness are hot topics around the globe, and they have been for years. Despite the immense amount of attention devoted to the topic, however, the obesity rate is high—and rising. The good news, however, is that consumers around the world are taking steps to take charge of their health.
After a dynamic first half of 2014, which included the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, the eruption of the Crimean crisis in the Ukraine, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and the dazzle of the World Cup Football in Brazil, the third quarter continued in a less tumultuous mode.
Digital advertising continues to grow as marketers follow fragmenting audiences across screens. Within the digital medium, which has traditionally been dominated by direct response advertising, brand marketing growth is now outpacing direct response.
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.
The African-American woman is a trendsetter, a social maven, the head of her household, a leader in business and community. She also offers an unparalleled opportunity for brands.
Two-thirds of new products never even achieve a mere 10,000 unit sales, and three-in-four fail to retain a retailer listing beyond their first year. But marketers can predictably and consistently overturn historical high failure rates to achieve 85% success, by changing their approach to innovation and building a passionate culture around innovation.
Technology has enabled increased choice and consumers have become accustomed to controlling the wide array of content at their fingertips. And this growth in digital—both on computers and mobile devices—is fueling our growing video content appetites.
Radio's national audience of 244 million listeners reaches listeners of all ages in markets large and small. But while radio has more variety than ever, understanding how consumers interact with specific types of programming is essential to success in today's radio landscape. In this report, we explore who is listening to the the 46 national radio networks.
Across the globe, shoppers are increasingly turning to the web to buy the things they need. But some categories are benefiting more than others. The online market for consumable goods—due to their hands-on buying nature and perishability—is comparably smaller than for non-consumables—durables and entertainment-related products. Nevertheless, the global audience is willing and eager to shop the web.
Compared with traditional, tangible goods, insurance is somewhat of an anomaly when it comes to the consumer’s purchasing experience. Unlike a car or box of cereal, insurance isn’t something that a consumer can experience through touch or sight. So what do consumers think about insurance, and how can providers meet their evolving needs?
Health is trending in the U.S. But while superfoods like kale to new exercise fads like yoga and CrossFit are going mainstream, have people really changed their habits? It turns out consumers are aspiring to be healthier but their busy lifestyles are getting in the way. This presents a huge opportunity for retailers, who can help consumers reach their health and wellness goals.
There’s never been a time when U.S. consumers have had as much video content to choose from as they do today. But even with myriad options—and more coming online every day—few areas of the media landscape have the power to engage consumers the way local TV does.
The Asian-American community is one of the most diverse communities in the U.S. encompassing numerous languages, lands of origin, and some of the country’s most recent immigrants. And music has proved important to Asian-Americans, creating a bond with each other, their culture, and the broader U.S. community.
While the African-American community is 44 million strong—that's 14 percent of the total U.S. population—the demographic is also younger than the overall population. And when it comes to music, this younger audience has an influence on music that is outsized to its share of the overall population.
African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic consumers represent the vanguard of musical trends in the U.S. They drive the development of musical taste and they’re readily adopting new ways of consuming music.
Music is a key component of Hispanic life and Hispanics are among the most enthusiastic consumers of music across a variety of genres regardless of acculturation level. Having roots in Mexico and various countries across Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Hispanics are diverse, speak multiple languages, and straddle multiple cultures. One thing that binds Hispanics together is a passion for music.
Global consumer confidence increased one index point to 97 in the second quarter of 2014, marking the highest level since first-quarter 2007. This forward momentum comes after a stagnant 2013, when confidence was stubbornly stuck at 94 for three out of four quarters.
Brand marketers need to understand if their campaigns are effectively reaching their desired audiences online, just as they do on traditional media. While this is true for all advertising, it’s especially critical for products and services focused on very specific segments of the population. The USMC faced this challenge head on recently with the help of Mindshare.
As device penetration grows, as content reaches people in ways it never could before, so does the appetite to engage with video. With only 24 hours in a day, how can we manage all this screen time? Simply put, we condense more information into a finite amount of time. Second screen experiences, the ultimate in multitasking, allow us to connect in ways that are immediate.
In 2014, we found 14 products from a starting field of 3,463 launches in 2012 met the criteria for distinctiveness, relevance, and endurance. By identifying these breakthrough innovations, we seek to recognize significant new product successes and share best practices.
Hispanic Millennials are part of two of the fastest growing and most sought after demographics. But to connect with this group, understanding the impact of language is key to optimize messaging for this section of the population that increasingly identifies as bilingual.
Do consumers really care about conscious capitalism when it comes to buying decisions? Are they willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that engage in actions that further some social good? For a growing number of consumers around the world, the answer is yes.
The new mobile medium represents an appealing opportunity for brand marketers—enabling them to reach a pool of consumers that is growing by the day anytime and anywhere. Because of mobile’s relative youth, however, there is still confusion over how best to engage in mobile advertising. So what are today's best practices as marketers go mobile?
Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, and will likely continue to do so for a good while, but online and mobile are where the growth is—30 percent growth in hours watched per month from fourth-quarter 2012 to fourth-quarter 2013.
From power tools to bikes, to electronics and even to cars, people around the globe are leveraging the unused capacity of things they already own or services they can provide for a profit. Welcome to the share economy.
Even in a world where consumers can connect with each other via text in an instant and do their shopping from their couches, people still crave a physical place to congregate, connect and engage. And more and more, shopping centers are a big part of fulfilling that need.
The advertising landscape landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate, influenced by largely two factors: media fragmentation and population shifts. These changes are making it increasingly hard to connect with consumers. To maximize their reach, advertisers need to optimize and measure audience delivery, brand lift and sales impact with common metrics across screens.
Around the globe, more consumers say they’re feeling confident. In the first quarter of 2014, global consumer confidence returned to a pre-recession level with an index score of 96—the highest score since first-quarter 2007.
The growth in radio listening across America is remarkable, considering the variety of media choices available to consumers today. And alongside the national growth, 71 million African American and Hispanic listeners tune in each week.
Now in its 15th year, the RQ Study surveyed more than 18,000 members of the U.S. general public to measure the reputations of the 60 most visible companies in the country across the six dimensions of corporate reputation. See who made the list.
It seems like U.S. consumers welcome new or improved technology with open arms just about every day. Options abound, spanning our TVs, computers and appliances. They’re also evolving to become more than just single-service electronics. Coupled with readily-available Internet connectivity, we’re seeing a metamorphosis in how we interact with our devices.
Though you may already use primary and secondary media research to guide your marketing strategy, you may be missing out on key information if you’re not measuring marketing effectiveness too. So you need more information to answer some very critical questions.
Upscale Millennials represent the future of global economic growth and prosperity. To better understand the financial values and goals of those with money to save in this up-and-coming generation, we've explored the savings and investment strategies and intentions of upscale, tech-savvy Millennials in the U.S., Brazil, China and India.
People are passionate about car ownership—whether new or used—and findings from Nielsen show how this passion will drive auto sales across the globe.
Marketing mix modeling has never been more valuable to chief marketing officers—and the need for effective modeling has never been greater—than today. There is no silver bullet for modeling online and offline data, however, which means CMOs need a solution that helps them see both pictures of the world they work in.
Competition for consumers’ wallets is gathering pace as the payment ecosystem evolves. Consumers have an array of choices and considerations at their fingertips, and individual consumer needs vary. Payment preference is not universal, and strategic marketers that know how to drive budding trends—particularly card usage—will be rewarded with loyalty.
This year will be another big year in audience measurement as we enable measurement of broadcast and digital video on mobile devices across both the linear and dynamic ad models.
From TVs to tablets and digital to smartphones, technology is reshaping the way consumers engage with video and, in turn, how media and advertising companies do business. While the online and TV video ad markets will remain separate for the time being, the movement toward integration is real and accelerating.
While the book industry is no stranger to change, the written word remains popular. In 2013, physical book sales stayed strong, with print book consumption only declining slightly from the year before. And while e-book growth slowed and the market has now matured, the innovation is far from over.
2013 was a solid year for the home entertainment industry, as consumer spending across all home entertainment platforms increased by nearly 1 percent—the second straight year of growth in consumer spending on home entertainment.
The world’s population is getting older and many consumers say the world isn’t prepared for the shift. According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people will be at least 60 years old by 2050, which raises questions and concerns for consumers as well as industries.
The number of digital devices and platforms available to today’s consumers has exploded in recent years. As a result, today’s consumer is more connected than ever, with more access to and deeper engagement with content and brands. And these changes are contributing to the media revolution and blurring traditional media definitions.
Ninety-two percent of the people in the U.S. over the age of 12 (242 million people) listen to the radio each week. But what you may not be conscious of is where and when you’re most likely to tune in to hear your favorite music, news, talk or sports programming…because it depends on your employment status.
The mass affluent only represent 12 percent of U.S. households, so reaching this highly concentrated group can be difficult, especially through direct marketing channels. Despite these challenges, however, the mass affluent have a strong online presence. And digital precision marketing has become an effective way to reach this valuable audience.
In the U.S. and around the world, fans’ passion for sports continues to grow in 2013. And with the addition of Nielsen Audio and Scarborough to Nielsen’s portfolio last year, our “FANALYTICS” platform—what we refer to as the collective intelligence and insights around sports consumers—continues to evolve, helping our clients gain a deeper understanding of the sports fan.
Energy consumption has been a factor for consumers since the dawn of modern civilization, but in a world of rapidly advancing technology and environmental awareness, it’s never been as topical as it is today. So, are consumers tuned in, and how are they approaching their own energy usage and the impact that has on the world they live in?
Watching content on a local level has a unique effect—it connects us to our communities, while it informs us and empowers us as participants in the close-knit fabric of our daily lives. As marketers and media companies explore ways to reach consumers in new and exciting ways, we offer a look into unique characteristics and trends in local markets.
Global consumer confidence held steady with an index of 94 at the end of 2013, rounding out three consecutive quarters at that confidence level. Discretionary spending declined in all regions, many regions still feel mired in recession, and Asia-Pacific posted the only regional consumer confidence increase in Q4.
Global advertising spend has continued to climb, gaining 3.2 percent in the third quarter year-over-year. This quarter's growth likely reflects Asia Pacific's expanding powerhouse ad market. As this market continues to gain momentum, Nielsen will be watching to see if the global advertising market will continue to pick up speed through the close of 2013.
From toe-tapping hits to head-bobbing beats, music speaks to people’s souls. But ever-evolving technologies are changing music consumption—and in 2013, those entertainers who reimagined music within new and old formats reaped some of the biggest benefits.
Managing money can be difficult no matter where we live, and in many cases, it feels like we spend our cash before we earn it. In fact, Nielsen reports that globally, we save or invest just 10 percent of our monthly income on average. But is that enough?
From must-see movies to purchasing popcorn, people's preferences at the theater differ depending on who you talk to--and that inlcudes those who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Studios and theaters alike can bolster box office sales by identifying this group's different cinematic preferences and tailoring their promotions and offering to LGBT moviegoers' entertainment needs.
Shoppers never stop shopping, and retailers must evolve to stay ahead of the pack and keep consumers engaged. And today, brick-and-mortar stores need to innovate continually to compete with e-commerce's growing appeal and loosen consumers still firm grip on on their wallets.
As the fastest growing multicultural segment in the U.S. with an outsized impact on the consumer marketplace, Asian Americans have emerged as a powerful economic force. The group’s buying behaviors and viewing patterns, however, are different and unique from the total population.
Today’s consumers face a growing array of devices and ways to encounter content–giving them the choice to connect anytime, anywhere. Given that more than 90 percent of Americans tune in to the radio each week, understanding how this fits into consumers’ total engagement will help marketers best reach their audience.
The U.S. market has been tough recently on many of the big consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, after many years during which the leading players typically fared quite well. The advantage the leaders historically derived from their scale and scope is no longer what it once was, leaving big companies wondering how to adjust.
Marketers who can connect with sports fans have a captive audience. That’s because sports fans are connected and passionate when they’re engaged. And for sports like football, which compete with the holiday shopping season for attention, it’s crucial to deliver the right message in the right environment at the right time.
Integrated multi-screen campaigns are important today in effectively delivering a marketing message. However, client-side marketers, agencies and media sellers expect that importance to grow dramatically more important three years from now.
Earning consumer devotion to a brand or store takes more than just offering a good product. That’s why getting to the heart of what makes a consumer stick or switch can be the difference between flourishing and fading.
Football and wings go hand-in-hand, and for Buffalo Wild Wings it’s one of the busiest times of the year. So the 2012 season, Buffalo Wild Wings saw football as the perfect opportunity to implement a cross-device advertising campaign to capture more consumer time and drive in-store traffic.
Global consumer confidence measured an index level of 94 in Q3 2013, flat from Q2, but sentiment brightened notably in the U.S. and Europe. In the latest round of the survey, consumer confidence increased in 57% of the markets Nielsen measures, up from 45% in the previous quarter.
Radio is a powerful medium that reaches millions of Americans each week—243 million in fact. Every generation listens to the radio, and all generations boast listener bases of more than 85 percent.
Marketers continue to gradually increase their global ad spending, as expenditures grew 3.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and 3.5 percent on a year-over-year basis for the January-June periods of 2013 and 2012.
With the global middle class growing by 70 million each year, and food prices expected to more than double within the next two decades, the world is entering an unprecedented period of rising demand, economic pressure and aspirationally driven buying behavior.
Mobile is a new medium, and many of the measures that brand marketers use to guide their investments aren’t present or mature yet in mobile. So here's what marketers need to know now.
With a current buying power of $1 trillion that is forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion dollars by the year 2017, the importance of connecting with African-American consumers is more important than ever. Importantly, these consumers are distinct from other consumer groups, and understanding them is critical to making lasting connections.
Whether it’s advertising via old standbys like TV, newspapers and radio or newer media like mobile and online, earning consumer trust is the holy grail of a successful campaign. The good news for advertisers is that consumers around the globe are more trusting now than they were several years ago.
The road to better jobs, more money and improved lifestyles is all paved by education. More than three-quarters of global online respondents agree that receiving a higher education, such as college, is important and three-fourths believe educational opportunities can lead to better employment and higher income.
While the DVR has become a staple in 50 percent of U.S. homes and has helped changed the way consumers watch video, it’s not the only way consumers can watch on their own terms. Homes without the additional hardware can also watch on their own terms thanks to expanding VOD accessibility.
The path to purchase for innovation in Asia is a long one, as consumers are typically wary of new products and services. Given the rise in innovation in Asia and existing consumer tendencies regarding new products, Nielsen has identified five key ways to succeed with innovation in Asia.
A product launch is a critical time to drive awareness and brand favorability—even more so when focusing the launch on a specific market. So as it prepared to launch its Starbucks Refreshers, Starbucks teamed up with SheKnows.com in order to connect with an ideal audience for its launch.
The demand to measure the return on investment for marketing spending accurately has never been greater. Big data holds the keys to this kingdom, but harnessing and utilizing an overabundance of quality data has not historically been an easy feat.
Consumers are branching out to new screens and increasing the number of media hours in their days—and marketers are following suit. La Quinta Inns & Suites—whose core consumer is the 25-64 year-old male business traveler—recently turned to Nielsen to measure its latest cross-screen campaign, and the effort yielded five-star results.
Do consumers care if the companies they buy products and services from are socially responsible? The models that companies adopt for their corporate social responsibility efforts continue to evolve, but what impact do the varied strategies have on consumer sentiment?
Hispanic women are a key growth engine of the U.S. female population and are expected to become 30 percent of the total female population by 2060, while the non-Hispanic white female population is expected to drop to 43 percent.
The emergence of far-reaching publishers like Facebook means that marketers have a new option for reaching consumers en masse.
Global consumer confidence increased one point to an index of 94 in the second quarter, according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen. The increase is part of a slow, but steady upward movement in consumer sentiment reported in the first half of the year.
Advertising spend continues to rebound globally, though increases slowed in the first quarter of 2013. According to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report, global advertising grew just 1.9 percent to $76.6 billion from the first quarter of 2012.
With seven billion people living in the world, new findings from a Nielsen global survey revealed that when it comes to core fundamental lifestyle values centered on family, education or religious aspirations, we are more alike than we are different. What drives our shopping preferences, however, can vary considerably depending on where we live.
Achieving a breakthrough innovation is every company’s goal. They’re extremely profitable, can redefine the basis of competition, and can reinvent companies—even markets.
In the spectrum of evolving media, nothing is growing faster than the adoption of portable devices and the consumption of content on these devices. At the same time, traditional TV remains vibrant and continues to thrive.
Nielsen conducted an analysis of 3,439 newly introduced consumer products to determine 14 winning products that demonstrated breakthrough results in innovation.
A significant part of the world’s advertising dollars is wasted because companies are unable to accurately track campaign resonance and reaction. Neuroscience, the study of the brain and nervous system, can address this age-old need.
Futbol has long reigned as the king of sports among Hispanics, but recent research shows that many Latinos in the U.S. are warming to American football and the NFL.
Despite the boom in digital marketing and online shopping, consumers still make the vast majority of their purchases at brick-and-mortar stores. But shopping centers aren’t just places to buy things.
Ad spend remains one of the biggest and most strategic resource allocation decisions that the management of any leading consumer marketing company has to make. So the speed of change in the world of media and advertising is creating new uncertainties in the executive suite.
Media viewing preferences are much like our individual penchants for food—they vary by region. The same is true for how we consume media, and subsequently how much we consume.
U.S. consumers with fat wallets sure know how to have a good time. In fact, they seem to take an "if you got it, spend it" mentality when it comes to entertainment escapism.
Global consumer confidence increased in the first quarter of 2013, rising two index points to 93 from 91 in Q4 2012. Improved consumer attitudes about job prospects, personal finances across key markets helped drive the quarterly uptick.
Futbol has long reigned as the king of sports among Hispanics, but recent research shows that many Latinos in the U.S. are warming to American football and the NFL.
2012 closed out on a positive note for the ad industry: globally, ad spend increased 3.2 percent year-over-year to $557 billion. A strong third quarter, which saw growth of 4.3 percent, helped drive the annual uptick. Ad spend growth then receded to a more modest 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter.
See how income and education factor into consumer video-viewing behavior.
Branding in the online medium appears to have come of age, as spending for online brand advertising in 2013 is projected to rival that of direct response advertising.
To drive profitable growth in the U.S., companies should return their focus to consumers, and their strategies need to tap purchasing behaviors and mindsets that are reflective of the recent recession, the proliferation of retail channels and innovations in technology.
Marketers keen to reach African consumers need to look beyond the obvious and explore innovative and persuasive ways to resonate with niche and mass audiences.
A new case study from Nielsen found that native video advertising proved a successful option in driving brand lift for five leading advertisers.
New findings reveal how much fresh foods we consume, where we shop for fresh products and why we shop these preferred retail channels.
To reflect the many modern changes in content consumption, the newest Cross-Platform Report provides expanded data in a new category, coined as "Zero-TV Households."
We pull together findings from surveys, custom and syndicated research conducted around the world in 2012.
Consumer confidence rose in one-third of global markets measured by Nielsen in the last quarter of 2012.
A look at what lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender households buy.
Nearly four in five active Internet users visit social networks and blogs, and marketers are flocking to the medium, too.
New findings from a Nielsen global survey of respondents with Internet access reveal underlying consumer sentiment toward new product innovations.
While global ad spending rose 4.3 percent in Q3 2012, the Western European market continues to see cuts, with a 4.8 decrease from Q3 2011.
Nielsen’s State of the Media: 2012 Year in Sports report is a compilation of media highlights, advertiser trends and consumer insights across leading sports properties.
With time-and-place-shifted viewing, viewers now have the power to bend time and space at their will.
Hershey has benefited from a series of strategic acquisitions and new product introductions over the years, but in 2007 the company’s management became concerned that growth was beginning to slow.
Social media is coming of age. Since the emergence of the first social media networks some two decades ago, social media has continued to evolve.
The African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing 2012 Report provides an opportunity for small and large companies to better understand how to grow market share by tapping into this highly influential and growing consumer segment. The report also uniquely highlights how African-American consumers can wield their collective spending power to bring additional economic resources or more customized product offerings to their communities.
Connected devices, such as computers, mobile phones and tablets have become a way of life for many, but shoppers are digitally engaged to varying degrees depending on the products they buy.
Innovation holds a near-mythical status in the marketing world. Rare, elusive, unpredictable innovation nevertheless remains an engine of sustained profitable growth
The U.S. Hispanic population is the largest minority segment and is growing at a dramatic rate towards ethnic plurality
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