consumer experience/CX

Taste-testing the Brand Premium

Even in instances where consumers face lots of options, they routinely pay a premium for national brands over private labels, research shows. This is true even when they believe that the quality of a private label is comparable. However, one thing that can shift consumer preferences toward private label brands is blind taste tests—at least in the short-term.

Conversations with “Great Minds”

Two 2022 ARF Great Mind Award recipients, Martin Renaud, winner of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Award and Dr. Duane Varan, winner of the Erwin Ephron Demystification Award, shared insights on how research should be used to improve marketing. 

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How to Maintain Social Media Usage

While the number of social media users has increased dramatically over the last decade, user participation tends to diminish over time. A new study explores how to reverse this trend.

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Confidence in Media at Record Lows

Gallup states that Americans’ confidence in institutions has been lacking for most of the past 15 years. Moreover, their trust in key institutions hit a new low this year, with significant declines for 11 of the 16 institutions tested, and no improvements for any of them.

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Brands Improve Ad Experiences

Today’s consumers have practically unlimited choices when it comes to the content they watch and the brands they choose. Therefore, brands are continuously grappling with the best ways to provide audiences with favorable and effective ad experiences. This is also important because viewers now have higher expectations for relevant and enjoyable ad experiences.

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A Twitter Bubble?

A Pew Research Center study finds that the social media sites that journalists use most frequently differ from those that the public turns to for news. 

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Video Game Growth

According to Newzoo, the video game market will generate $203.1 billion in revenue worldwide in 2022. Meanwhile, the wave of consolidation in the video game market is likely to continue.

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