When considering new launches, the role that advertising plays is consistent: Advertising drives awareness; awareness drives trial; and trial drives volume. It makes sense therefore, that when compared to existing products, new products are more reliant on advertising support to grow.
Two important narratives have been necessarily conflated as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has made its way around the world this year: the devastating impact of the deadly disease on the lives of millions and their loved ones and the almost immediate effect on the global economy.
Even during a crisis like the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, businesses need to consider strategic plans and continue to invest in their brands. Continuing to invest in advertising will help set your company up for success when life eventually settles into a new normal.
As we look for a pathway out of the global COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: This situation requires collective action and meaningful collaboration across different communities, countries and cultures. We've identified some consistent themes across sustainability, brand loyalty and efficacy...
COVID-19 has changed everything, hasn’t it? So why should businesses and marketers have sustainability on their agendas? While certain sustainability claims may not seem as relevant today, some, such as local sourcing, will become ever more important to consumers in the near future.
With the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 emergency being felt around the globe, there is a natural tendency to make comparisons to the Great Recession. Some habits from that period will be repeated, but to make side-by-side comparisons would be overly simplistic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a permanent recalibration of consumer habits and consumption patterns. With a large percentage of the world now in lockdown, it is important to look beyond the day-to-day maelstrom and adjust for a new normal.
Staying put is what’s best for reducing the spread of the COVID-19, but home bound consumers are having an immediate impact on brands. Marketers now have to reduce spending while continuing to engage buyers. How can businesses support their brands and make money in such uncharted waters?
Drawing from Nielsen BASES’ history of testing over 200,000 new products and over 40 years of forecasting, we have a clear understanding of consumer demand and the impact that price and package changes have on that demand. Throughout our experience, we have identified a few strategies that have...
As we watch this situation unfold and get a handle on the length of time COVID-19 may be in play, the ability to guarantee the quality and safety of products, environments and consumption, coupled with the recognition of how important this will be to communicate to consumers for the foreseeable...