The music industry in Canada has never been stronger with record consumption, growing live music attendance and a new class of emerging artists.
The world is increasingly complex, instrumented and virtual. There’s vast amounts of information about consumers and the factors that influence their behavior that simply didn’t exist in the data warehouse era. Here, we take a closer look at how all this data will affect retail when it comes...
Global consumer confidence showed signs of continued improvement in the second quarter of 2017, with an index score of 104, which was up three points from quarter four 2016.
On-demand streaming continue to super-charge the Canadian music industry, as the first half of 2019 saw a six-month record of more than 43 billion on-demand streams. This exciting milestone was led by singles and albums by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Khalid, Shawn Mendes BTS and Bad Bunny...
A whopping 46% of consumers tell us they are more likely to try new brands than they were five years ago; a clear signal to a trend we should expect to intensify. Yet we see few signs that adjustments have been made to marketing initiatives or innovation pipelines to match these numbers.
My experience with the orange pack of biscuits is typical of how shoppers interact with product packs. Packs catch the shopper’s attention at the “Zeroth moment of truth”—when the shopper is in front of a screen. They then catch the shopper’s attention in front of the shelf—that’s the...
Esports fans around the world include some of the hardest to reach consumers for brands because of their cord-cutting and ad-blocking tendencies. While esports unites them as a fan base, their digital-first mindset is pervasive in their approach to broader entertainment consumption.
Over the last year, small brands accounted for 25.8% of the market but contributed 33.8% of growth. And this is presenting big sales opportunities for Canadian FMCG.
By placing the shopper at the center of decision making, manufacturers can better collaborate with their retailer partners to address the inefficiencies of trade spend—one of the largest costs of doing business.
Tofu, tempeh, quinoa and edamame, may sound like nonsensical words to some, but to others, these high protein, non-meat and dairy alternatives have become shopping basket staples.
There are many ways to create a community of beauty consumers that are loyal to retailers and brands. But don’t be overwhelmed: It’s not too late to join the conversation with your beauty consumers—they’re listening, and they’re more than happy to connect directly with you to provide...
Consumers today are more disloyal than ever before; the once steadfast consumer retail environment primed to grow brand-loyal hearts has shifted to a more capricious climate, where product infidelity is now the norm.
Granularity matters to marketers because it gives them the ability to distill huge chunks of marketing activity so that you can understand the smaller components.