The global pandemic has been stepping onto our reset buttons as consumers behaviors and purchases have started shifting along with their values and expectations. Discover the latest key trends in Malaysia from the period of before our adjusted living, throughout the restricted living and also...
As restrictions have eased in Malaysia and a new post-lockdown normal emerges, retailers and manufacturers need to be cognizant of their assortment and ensure that the right products are being placed at the right stores, or risk losing sales.
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.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has shifted consumption dynamics around the world. For markets like Malaysia—a country that had been on a vicious promo spiral prior to the pandemic, now is the time for retailers and manufacturers to reassess their approach to price and promotions,...
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.