• Infographic: Making Sense of March Madness

    Infographic: Making Sense of March Madness

    Though not quite as ubiquitous as the NBA or NCAA football, NCAA basketball has a large following in the U.S., with over 58% of the population interested in the March Madness tournament. Whether it’s at the games, at the bar, or at home on the television, brands will be looking to reach these consumers. In order to get the most out their investments, though, brands must have a deep understanding of who these fans really are, what they love, and where they can be reached.

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  • Infographic: What Cocktails are Shakin' in America's Bars?

    Infographic: What Cocktails are Shakin' in America's Bars?

    Whether it’s enjoying a mimosa at brunch or a late-night martini, consumers agree that there’s nothing like a well-crafted drink. But, instead of trying to mix the perfect cocktail at home, Americans prefer to leave it to the professionals. Here, we look at on-premise cocktail consumption to discover the emerging marketplace trends and consumer preferences.

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  • Infographic: The Future of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    Infographic: The Future of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    In the world of non-alcoholic beverages, Americans are always excited to try the latest, most exciting products – and brands have taken notice. Whether it was sparkling waters, coffees, teas, or anything in between, brands flooded the market with more than 4,000 new product launches in the year of 2018. Here, we take a look at trends from those beverage innovations and what they tell us about the future of the non-alcoholic beverage category.

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  • Infographic: Do Consumers Still Swoon Over Valentine's Day?

    Infographic: Do Consumers Still Swoon Over Valentine's Day?

    Is romance dead? By all indications, it may be so. The percentage of Americans planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade. Only a little more than half of U.S. adults say they plan to celebrate, down from two-thirds a decade ago. But all is not lost -- among those who have been hit by Cupid’s bow, spending is up! Here, we look at how Americans prepare and celebrate one of the biggest consumer holidays of the calendar year.

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  • Infographic: How Americans Prepare for the Big Game

    Infographic: How Americans Prepare for the Big Game

    Not everyone is a football fan, but when it comes to the big game, nearly half of Americans will be tuning in to this year's matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. A lot of preparation goes into it, too, with consumers making all kinds of purchases and plans prior to the event. In this infographic, we take a look at consumer spending and behavior when it comes to the big game.

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  • Infographic: Understanding CBD and its Advocates

    Infographic: Understanding CBD and its Advocates

    As states across the country deliberate over the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana, many Americans have turned to cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that purportedly offers a variety of medical benefits to its users. Here, we take a look at CBD users: who they are, why they turn to it, and their sentiments on the increasingly popular natural remedy.

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  • Infographic: How Human Is Your Brand?

    Infographic: How Human Is Your Brand?

    From social to chatbots, digital communication has opened the door for more immediate engagement between consumers and brands. Consumers expect those conversations to be personalized and authentic at every touchpoint; and a brand’s performance during those interactions has a huge impact on customer relationships. Researchers found that those brands that communicate with them, rather than at them, build long-lasting emotional connections with consumers. Here, we look at the human characteristics consumers look for in brands and how consumer experience can impact business outcomes.

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  • Infographic: The Social Shift

    Infographic: The Social Shift

    This may come as a surprise, but social media is no longer purely “social.” Researchers found that activities are increasingly centered around content, news, entertainment, and brand discovery rather than friends and family connections. Here, we learn how and why the shift is occurring.

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  • Infographic: Mind Your Food: A Look at the Evolving Tastes of Consumers

    Infographic: Mind Your Food: A Look at the Evolving Tastes of Consumers

    Food trends come and go, but as tastes change, so do the needs of consumers. The shift to a wellness-focused lifestyle has resulted in a more mindful approach to food. Consumers are re-prioritizing how and what they eat and the need for reassurance about the safety of food has led to an increased demand for ethically and environmentally sourced products. As consumers seek out healthier food and beverages, brands will have to consider how they position their products and understand what claims are most important to consumers.

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  • Infographic: Should Your Brand Take A Stand?

    Infographic: Should Your Brand Take A Stand?

    A growing body of evidence reveals that consumer purchase decisions are linked to corporate values. Researchers found that 87% of consumers say they would purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they care about, and more than three quarters would refuse to purchase a product if they found it supported an issue that was contrary to their beliefs. As brands are increasingly expected to take a position on social or political issues, they must be careful to choose positions and causes that authentically align with their practices, or risk being perceived as inauthentic.

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