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Consumers During Corona
24 minutes | 6 days ago
Bob Lederer: The Market Research Industry & The Corona Economy
Bob Lederer is veteran observer of the market research and consumer insights industry. He publishes several newsletters on the industry, and produces a widely-watched daily video series on industry developments. We discuss the history of market research, and how the field has continued to grow during The Corona Economy as companies have been pressed to make more decisions with more speed and less information than ever before. Bob’s Research Business Daily Report can be found here, and Bob can be found on LinkedIn here. His book “Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl Team that Changed Football” can be found on Amazon here.~~~~~~~~~~Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist. Thank you Tess! Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens. Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.
48 minutes | a month ago
11. Walker Smith: The Most Influential and Overlooked Trends in the Corona Economy
Walker Smith is Chief Knowledge Officer at Kantar, and one of the most respected experts in the study of consumer trends. In this episode, he shares his takes on the most impactful, overlooked and interesting trends in The Corona EconomyThe most impactful trend: the increasing importance of the homeThe most overlooked trend: savings rates continue to riseThe most interesting trend: rituals and occasions are evolvingHe also shares why 2020 will (psychologically) be an 18-month year (yikes! It’s not over yet), and how he challenges brands to grow with a powerful question: “How do you help people live big in a smaller world?”Walker can be found on LinkedIn here, and check out his new blog here~~~~Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist. Thank you Tess! Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens. Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.
44 minutes | a month ago
10. Leslie Wood: Consumer Trends, Advertising Effectiveness, and The Corona Economy
Leslie Wood is Chief Research Officer at NC Solutions, a joint venture between Nielsen and Catalina that features one of the industry’s most comprehensive databases of consumer behavior and media use. We discuss…Why spending continues to rise on consumer packaged goods, comfort food, and iconic brands (but not on private labels)Why the new wave of stay-at-home orders is unlikely to change consumer behaviorHow advertising is more effective for building loyalty than encouraging trial (and why loyalty is more important than ever)A common advertising mistake: brands get tired of their messaging and change it even when it still resonates with consumersHow the quantitative analysis of advertising effectiveness reveals the importance of the “softer” sides of advertising -- messaging and creative (and how I am REALLY similar to Don Draper!)How The Corona Economy is analogous to the entire population going through multiple lifestage transitions at once~~~~~~Learn more about NC Solutions here, and reach Leslie on LinkedIn here Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist. Thank you Tess! Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens. Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
9. Andrew Lipsman: Consumer Trends, American Utopia, and The Corona Economy
Andrew Lipsman is Principal Analyst at eMarketer and was formerly SVP of Marketing and Insights at ComScore. In this super-cool episode, he shares how David Byrne’s recent concert film American Utopia serves as a metaphor for consumer trends in the Corona Economy. He also shares his top predictions for 2021, his take on what brands are really getting it right, and why so many predictions about future behavior go wrong, Check out more of Andrew’s work at eMarketer
31 minutes | 3 months ago
8. Lilah Raynor: Money, Finances and The Corona Economy
Lilah Raynor is CEO of Logica Research, and was formerly Director of Market Research at Charles Schwab. She publishes an ongoing study called The Future of Money, and we discuss...How people are more open to talking about money than ever before… and why she thinks that openness is here to stayHow the younger generation has pivoted from savings to wealth buildingThe latest trends in payment methods (and why PayPal keeps growing)How her neighborhood of Bernal Heights in San Francisco is re-inventing what community means during The Corona EconomyFind Lilah at Logica ResearchSpecial thanks for the multi-talented Tess Stevens for the new theme music! Follow Tess Stevens on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens. Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
7. Jack O'Leary: eCommerce, Amazon, & The Corona Economy
Jack O'Leary is a Senior Analyst for Edge by Ascential, and is an expert on all things e-commerce, and on Amazon in particular. We discuss where Amazon has been, where's its headed, and talk about... How (and how much) has The Corona Economy has accelerated trends toward ecommerceOmni-channel rising: “A rising tide lifted all boats, but it lifted the Walmarts and Targets of the world a bit more than Amazon”. And it’s been a “massive victory for Instacart”The deceleration of growth in sales from Amazon’s Prime DayWhy he’s bullish on consumer spending overall this holiday season, although that spending will be less tied to specific days like Black FridayHow Amazon is poised to leverage trust in their brand win the “last few feet” (forget about the “last mile”)How Amazon’s diversification into health care and gaming is contributing to their growth in The Corona EconomySign up for Jack's Amazon Brief: The Year-End 2020 EditionSpecial thanks for Tess Stevens for the new theme music! Follow Tess Stevens on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens. Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
6. Michele Madansky: Working Moms & Gender Bias in The Corona Economy
Michele Madansky is CEO of Michele Madansky Consulting and a former EVP at iHeartMedia. We discuss...Her latest research on trends among working moms during The Corona EconomyHow trends differ across segments -- in particular, the general population vs. affluent consumersSurprising findings about stress levels among working momsTrends among “Breadwinner Moms” -- including the single biggest predictor of relationship success in couples where women out-earn menThe diaspora of tech workers from the SF Bay AreaHer top tips for personal/professional success in The Corona EconomyMichele’s blog Elephant in the Valley can be found here; reach Michele at her website here and on LinkedIn here
42 minutes | 4 months ago
5. Zach Klempf: Autos & The Corona Economy
Zach Klempf is Founder and CEO of Selly Automotive, a CRM startup that is "Salesforce for auto dealers." We discuss how car buying behavior is evolving in The Corona Economy. We focus on how the supply-and-demand dynamics of the auto market are being turned upside down by a perfect storm of disruptive (and sometimes conflicting) factors: fewer people are commuting to workmass transit is less availableride shares are less trustedvalue-orientation is risingdelivery person is a hot jobgas prices are fallingdigitally-based auto startups are thrivingLearn more about Selly Automotive here; connect with Zach on LinkedIn here
30 minutes | 4 months ago
4. Scott Johnston: Omni-Channel Consumer Trends in The Corona Economy
Scott Johnston is SVP of market intelligence firm Numerator, and has his finger on the pulse of today's consumer. We discuss how the "panic buying" of the early Corona Economy wasn't exactly what it seemed, how purchasing behavior changes when it shifts from offline to digital, how click-and-collect is evolving beyond early-adopters, and more. Dig into Numerator's insights here, and connect with Scott Johnston on LinkedIn here
47 minutes | 5 months ago
3. Vivek Bhaskaran & Dan Fleetwood: The American Dream & The Corona Economy
In this episode, I discuss new data on The Corona Economy with two colleagues from online survey firm QuestionPro -- Vivek Baskaran (CEO) and Dan Fleetwood (President of Research and Insights). Topics include:The latest trends in consumer confidence (“bi-focal optimism”)Two-thirds of Americans are seriously questioning the American DreamWhat consumers have missed the most during the Corona EconomyConsumer spending projections across different categoriesThe report on Americans Questioning the American Dream can be found hereConnect with Vivek or Dan on LinkedInConnect with Steve on LinkedIn here
63 minutes | 5 months ago
1. Chris Perry: Ecommerce & The Corona Economy
Chris Perry is an ecommerce expert and a good friend -- I particularly admire his ability to build a professional community, and to entertain while he informs. In this episode, we discuss the Corona Economy and...The CPG marketplace, particularly the role of private labels and store brandsThe role of Amazon (“in 2020, every day has been Prime Day”)The incredible “shrinking shelf” -- with consumers seeing fewer options as the dominant channel evolves from in-person to desktop to mobile to AlexaEvolving consumer needs -- particularly, how his “COVID-19 Retail Response Pyramid” is a new take on Maslow’s hierarchy of needsWhy major companies and brands continue to under-invest in digital channelsHis #1 tip for personal/professional success in 2020Highly recommended: Chris's August 2020 eCommerce Career Summit -- a free webinar with great insights on eCommerce and tips on professional development and job hunting during The Corona Economy. Learn more about his community for eCommerce leaders at https://www.firstmovr.com/Connect with Chris on LinkedIn hereConnect with Steve on LinkedIn here
1 minutes | 7 months ago
Official Trailer -- Consumers During Corona
I’m Steve Kraus and I’m inviting you to check out the “Consumers During Corona” podcastEach week I’ll take a data-driven look at the latest trends in how people are living, thinking and buying in a marketplace turned upside down by a global pandemic and the fight for social justiceI’m a Harvard Ph.D. and a hacky comedian and a long time trend watcher who has spent his career studying what makes people tick. I’m excited to be interviewing leading experts in psychology, consumer insights, social trends, marketing and more. We’re going to have a lot of fun. Check it out and tell you friends. Thank you very much!
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