Insights

Nielsen TV: Product Innovation and Jobs Theory

What causes a consumer to pull a product into their lives? Simply put, we bring a product into our lives because it meets a need or desire. That’s the crux of Jobs Theory: doing a job that needs to be done.

Activating Big Data for Big Outcomes

Betting on winners and never losing might sound as fictional as a time-traveling DeLorean, but a panel at the recent Consumer 360 conference discussed strategies for using big data as an almanac that can lead to big business outcomes.

New Product Innovation: The Why Behind The Try

Innovation matters. In the consumer product realm, it can drive profitability and growth, and it can help companies succeed—even during tough economic times. On the opposite side of the sales counter, consumers have a strong appetite for innovation, but they’re increasingly demanding and expect...

Continuous Innovation: The Key To Retail Success

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.

Overcoming a “Can’t Do” Innovation Culture

When it comes to innovation, one of the biggest hindrances a company can face is actually its own mindset. While it’s immensely challenging to develop and deliver innovative products and services in today’s world, it’s impossible to do so if a company actually believes it’s not capable of...

Lessons in Innovation Leadership: Sanjiv Kakkar

We are proud to continue our Lessons in Innovation Leadership series. This series showcases experienced business leaders who have led, and learned, from significant innovation initiatives. Interviews feature the innovators’ experiences and cover key lessons concerning what worked, what didn’t...

Convincing Asian Consumers to Try Your Innovation

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.

Nielsen Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation

It started with $45,000, an engineering degree…and a dream. Ninety years later, Arthur C. Nielsen Sr.’s dream has been reimagined many times over. On Aug. 24, 2013, Nielsen will celebrate its 90th anniversary. For us, this milestone is an opportunity to take a look back, and in the spirit...

Moms Are Consuming More Energy Drinks Than You Might Think

By Katie Clemency, Principal, The Cambridge Group Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull: Most of us are familiar with the more assertive, masculine imagery of energy drinks. And, thanks to broad sampling at extreme sporting events, bars and restaurants, many of us also think of 20-year-old males as the...