The crisis has widened consumer appetite for choice and introduced unexpected shifts in consumer behavior—this year’s holiday shopping is up for grabs.

Missing their calls on two presidential elections have the pollsters scrambling to fix what went wrong. They need to consider whether their assumptions about the Americans they're surveying make sense anymore.

A new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council report, which was produced in partnership with Precisely, has been released. The report is titled, How Covid Has Changed The Channels Of Engagement.

As the old saying goes, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” This is especially true in radio selling and buying, where a reliance on expensive ratings data and audience demos leads to buys made on the description of an audience rather than the actions of an audience.

Nothing illustrates Americans’ resilience quite like consumer spending. And after living alongside the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for the past eight months, a majority of U.S. adults are ready to mask up, leave home and get back to a lifestyle that’s not hampered by crisis—albeit safely.

Radio’s weekly reach is now 97% of March’s numbers, as fall changes are driving more consumers to tune in. When examining AQH, which benefits from the Headphone Adjustment implemented with October 2020 measurement, listening grew 6% (4% can be attributed to the adjustment and 2% to organic growth).

Latino voters are less likely than all U.S. voters to say they are extremely motivated to vote in the upcoming presidential election, with the Latino electorate expressing less interest overall in the presidential campaigns, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 5.
About half of Latino voters say they are ‘extremely motivated’ to vote for president in 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic extends beyond seven months, the year-end holidays are next in line for disruption.

inZa Lab announced the release of its 2020 Gen Z Consumer Insights Report: How Gen Z Confronts Uncertainty. The report provides an in-depth look at how Generation Z (born between 1996-2010) has changed amidst the political, environmental, economic, and social turmoil of the past year.

Research from the Brennan Center for Justice and other advocacy organizations shows that Black Americans still have to confront unique barriers in order to cast their ballots. From reduced oversight of changes in voting laws to the ongoing threat of a global pandemic, Black voters have even more to contend with this election year. Despite historic obstacles and new challenges, Blacks take their right to vote seriously and have some of the highest rates of turnout in the country.

With the pandemic adding uncertainty for marketers, it’s more important than ever to understand the media landscape. Findings from Kantar’s inaugural Media Reactions 2020 study reveal that marketers lack the understanding and the data they think they need. Nearly half of marketers (48%) — a growing proportion — feel that they don’t have all the data they need to make decisions in their roles. The research also finds that two-thirds are worried about the future and think that an inability to track digital media via cookies will dramatically disrupt the industry — a situation that could further impede marketers’ ability to monitor advertising effectiveness.

Amid the many new media offerings available to consumers, it’s easy to lose sight of long-standing, dependable choices—even when they continue to drive significant engagement. The news is one such option, and amid the trifecta of a pandemic, widespread social unrest and a U.S. presidential election, it remains a vital connection to both the world at large and our local communities.

2020 has been a year of life-changing moments. The COVID-19 pandemic, politics and racial injustice created moments that have affected every single American. For African Americans, the reckoning has extended beyond any single moment, becoming a matter of life and death.

One in three Gen Z survey respondents who’d applied for a job said they’d avoided an opportunity because they feared being treated unfairly due to their gender, ethnic or racial identity in a new survey by Tallo. In the same survey, one in four said the same thing about applying to college.

From search to content consumption, purchase to advocacy, Hispanic consumers take a unique collective approach to e-commerce. The ethos of this collectivist culture greatly influences brand experience and purchasing behavior.

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