Insights

Is Sharing the New Buying?

Rather than collecting dust, your seldom-used electronics, sports equipment and power tools could be collecting cash. Many people are already cashing in, as participants around the world are tapping into the sharing economy, an emerging global trend that some authorities value at more than $25...

E-Commerce: It’s an Evolution, Not a Revolution

People love to shop, and advances in online retail now let consumers shop anytime, anywhere. This access is unprecedented—and not just for shoppers; retailers also have 24/7 access to their consumers. As a result, e-commerce has transformed the business model and changed how shoppers approach...

Digital es Universal: How U.S. Hispanics Are Driving Growth In Digital

Hispanic consumers are not only the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S., they’re also trendsetters in digital, leading the growth in device ownership and online usage. Nearly three out of four Hispanics (72%) already owned smartphones as of Q3 2013, and according to Nielsen’s Digital...

The U.S. Digital Consumer Report

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...

What’s Empowering the New Digital Consumer?

Technology has changed a lot in the last 30 years—even the last three! Today’s consumer is more connected than ever, thanks to the proliferation of digital devices and platforms. Content once available only via specific channels, such as print and broadcast television, can today be delivered to...

There is No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy in e-Commerce

As futuristic as it may once have sounded, having drones fly through the sky and deliver packaged groceries and other items to consumers’ doorsteps isn’t too far off in the future. Amazon.com is already hard at work on making this a reality, investing heavily in this technology to make same-day...

Man and Mobile Device: New “Besties” and Growing Fonder

Sure, dogs have been well-established as man’s best friend for some time now, but according to the January 2014 Local Watch Report, Americans have a blossoming love affair with another trusty sidekick—the mobile device. Nationally, more than one-third of homes have tablets, and more than...