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Uncommon Sense: Will There Be an Advertising Singularity?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, a retired professor of mathematics, computer scientist and award-winning science fiction author, argued that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence would mark the point at which “the human era will be ended.” This idea, associated in popular thinking...

Secure Tomorrow's Car Buyers Today

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of owning your own car. Having the ability to get from point A to point B without having to rely on anyone or public transportation creates feelings of both independence and pride. People are passionate about car ownership—whether new or used—and...

A Segmented Look at Consumer Banking Preferences

Modern marketers know that the best way to engage with consumers is through tailored and personal messaging strategies rather than broad-based one-size-fits-all approaches. To do so, marketers should make a concerted effort to identify customers before trying to reach them. In the banking realm,...

More Time at Home Equates to More Time in the Kitchen for Retirees

Once the novelty of retirement wanes, many retirees ask themselves: how do I fill the extra free time? As life after retirement often equates to more time spent at home, eating in can take on new meaning for older consumers who may now have more time to cook and may be more nutritionally aware than

#twothumbsup: Moviegoing at a Theater Near You

In the Siskel and Ebert era, two thumbs up didn’t just mean that a movie was good. It also meant the movie was worth seeing. Times have changed, and today, movie critics—professional and self-proclaimed—are using their thumbs in other ways to influence moviegoing decisions. Through tweets,...

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Nielsen TV: On the Hunt for Super Consumers

Not all consumers are created equal. In fact, some can be so meaningful from a sales and growth perspective that they’ve been upgraded to “super consumer” status by some researchers and industry observers who realize how meaningful this group can be to companies and brands. As the most...

A Record-Setting February, and Not Just for Snowfall

Across the continental U.S., Spring has started to make its annual appearance, likely a welcome change for many—especially those in parts of the Northeast—after one of the coldest and snowiest winters in the history books. But weather wasn’t the only record-breaker this winter. Records fell...