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This is a podcast about research, innovation, and discovery. Each episode will give you new insights into today’s consumer, and prepare you for tomorrow’s marketplace.

Latest Episodes

The Rise of eSports and its Fans

Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. But who is its audience? And why should brands and marketers pay attention? In this episode, we sit down with Ben Paro, Category Director of Sports and Gaming at MRI-Simmons, as he explains the rise of this unique and faithful segmentation. Tune in to understand the innovative entertainment that eSports is serving up- and the opportunities it gives brands and advertisers.More Information: https://hubs.ly/H0t492k0

25 MIN5 d ago
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The Rise of eSports and its Fans

Finding purpose in crisis: Brands, COVID-19, and social responsibility

COVID-19 and the racial equality movement have raised the stakes when it comes to social responsibility, and brands cannot sit still. In today’s world, issuing predictable press releases followed up with little action simply won’t cut it. In this episode, brand experts Eric Villain and Amy Wills explore the opportunities and pitfalls for brands in this fraught landscape. How can brands make a difference while staying true to their identities and consumer expectations? How can they discover a renewed sense of purpose in the middle of crisis?More Information:eBook: Discover your brand's authentic purpose & build deeper consumer connections

25 MIN2 w ago
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Finding purpose in crisis: Brands, COVID-19, and social responsibility

Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

With devastated economies and the calls for social justice around the world, how to brands move forward? In this episode, we give you an audio version of GfK's recent webinar, "Taking brands to the next level: Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace," with a panel of experts discussing where brands go from here. What messages and offers do consumers want from brands? What role should activism play in their identity?Click here for the full webinar.

29 MIN3 w ago
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Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

Bringing new precision to programmatic targeting

At a time when consumer behavior – and data – is wildly unpredictable, agencies and brands need to bring extra diligence to the process of creating ad audiences. In this podcast episode, GfK’s Natasha Stevens explores the promises and pitfalls of combining data from different sources. She defines the many unknowns that surround target creation in today’s marketplace, and tells how a multi-set approach can improve target accuracy exponentially – or dilute the value of high-quality data.More Information:Video: Optimizing audience data for programmatic targeting

29 MINJUL 9
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Bringing new precision to programmatic targeting

Life under Crisis: How consumers feel about COVID-19 and protests

Months after lockdowns began, the pandemic landscape continues to evolve. In this episode, we check in with Sarena Gerard, who helps us understand how consumers feel. Tune in for the latest Consumer Pulse data, dissecting everything from consumers' future travel plans to how they think brands should address social issues.More Information:Webinar: Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

13 MINJUL 2
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Life under Crisis: How consumers feel about COVID-19 and protests

Understand the forces shaping the future of shopping

We know COVID-19 crisis has transformed shopping – but many of those effects may be short term. To plan for tomorrow’s shopping experience, we need to look closely at the forces that were already in play when the pandemic hit. In a new Thinking Ahead webinar, GfK’s Joe Beier and Sarena Gerard delve into new insights from our FutureBuy research to explore the future of click-and-collect, social media buying, and more.More Information:Understand the forces that are transformation shopping- in-store and online [report]Shopping's Transformational Forces [video]

26 MINJUN 26
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Understand the forces shaping the future of shopping

Creating Success Through In-Market Testing

In the midst of today’s disruptions, FMCG brands, marketers, and retailers need to Think Ahead. In this episode, we sit down with GfK's Susan Stacey and Neal Heffernan who help us understand how to optimize brand innovations for long-term success. Tune in for an in-depth look at the dos and don'ts of effective testing.More Information:Optimizing brand innovation for long-term success [video]:https://hubs.ly/H0r6h1x0Design FMCG Products for real-world success [eBook]:https://hubs.ly/H0r6gWS0

25 MINJUN 4
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Creating Success Through In-Market Testing

Rewriting the Influencer Playbook

Join us for a smart, up-to-the-minute discussion of Influencers in the pandemic era – their changing roles, the emergence of a new breed of content creators, and the pitfalls of sticking to old models in a time of upheaval.More Information:- Reach Jola's eBook: The transformation of influencers in a culture of doubt- Read some of Jasmine's stories at emarketer.com- Follow Tara onInstagram and follow the official Conscious Connoisseur blog

32 MINMAY 20
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Rewriting the Influencer Playbook

The Art of Digital Ad Targeting

In this episode, we sit down for a panel discussion with GfK's Natasha Stevens, MRI-Simmons' Josh Pisano, and Dstillery's Chris Boon to talk about digital ad targeting. How are consumer “segments” developed? What can be done to make them more accurate? And why is data so important for accurate targetings?More Information:www.gfk.com/en-us

21 MINMAY 14
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The Art of Digital Ad Targeting

How Trends Drive Decisions: Leveraging the Strategic Value of Consumer Trend Insights

While “trending” may have become a buzzword on social media, distinguishing the deeper trends and forces that drive consumer purchase demands rigor and insight. In this podcast, the leader of GfK Consumer Life in North America tells us how to tell a trend from a fad, why trends are essential for smart marketing decisions, and which consumer movements he is watching for the future.Consumer Life's latest eBooks:COVID-19 & Sustainability:https://hubs.ly/H0qk98V0Influencers in a culture of doubt:https://hubs.ly/H0qk98C0

23 MINMAY 5
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How Trends Drive Decisions: Leveraging the Strategic Value of Consumer Trend Insights

Latest Episodes

The Rise of eSports and its Fans

Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. But who is its audience? And why should brands and marketers pay attention? In this episode, we sit down with Ben Paro, Category Director of Sports and Gaming at MRI-Simmons, as he explains the rise of this unique and faithful segmentation. Tune in to understand the innovative entertainment that eSports is serving up- and the opportunities it gives brands and advertisers.More Information: https://hubs.ly/H0t492k0

25 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Rise of eSports and its Fans

Finding purpose in crisis: Brands, COVID-19, and social responsibility

COVID-19 and the racial equality movement have raised the stakes when it comes to social responsibility, and brands cannot sit still. In today’s world, issuing predictable press releases followed up with little action simply won’t cut it. In this episode, brand experts Eric Villain and Amy Wills explore the opportunities and pitfalls for brands in this fraught landscape. How can brands make a difference while staying true to their identities and consumer expectations? How can they discover a renewed sense of purpose in the middle of crisis?More Information:eBook: Discover your brand's authentic purpose & build deeper consumer connections

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Finding purpose in crisis: Brands, COVID-19, and social responsibility

Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

With devastated economies and the calls for social justice around the world, how to brands move forward? In this episode, we give you an audio version of GfK's recent webinar, "Taking brands to the next level: Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace," with a panel of experts discussing where brands go from here. What messages and offers do consumers want from brands? What role should activism play in their identity?Click here for the full webinar.

29 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

Bringing new precision to programmatic targeting

At a time when consumer behavior – and data – is wildly unpredictable, agencies and brands need to bring extra diligence to the process of creating ad audiences. In this podcast episode, GfK’s Natasha Stevens explores the promises and pitfalls of combining data from different sources. She defines the many unknowns that surround target creation in today’s marketplace, and tells how a multi-set approach can improve target accuracy exponentially – or dilute the value of high-quality data.More Information:Video: Optimizing audience data for programmatic targeting

29 MINJUL 9
Comments
Bringing new precision to programmatic targeting

Life under Crisis: How consumers feel about COVID-19 and protests

Months after lockdowns began, the pandemic landscape continues to evolve. In this episode, we check in with Sarena Gerard, who helps us understand how consumers feel. Tune in for the latest Consumer Pulse data, dissecting everything from consumers' future travel plans to how they think brands should address social issues.More Information:Webinar: Activism, anxiety, and the new consumer marketplace

13 MINJUL 2
Comments
Life under Crisis: How consumers feel about COVID-19 and protests

Understand the forces shaping the future of shopping

We know COVID-19 crisis has transformed shopping – but many of those effects may be short term. To plan for tomorrow’s shopping experience, we need to look closely at the forces that were already in play when the pandemic hit. In a new Thinking Ahead webinar, GfK’s Joe Beier and Sarena Gerard delve into new insights from our FutureBuy research to explore the future of click-and-collect, social media buying, and more.More Information:Understand the forces that are transformation shopping- in-store and online [report]Shopping's Transformational Forces [video]

26 MINJUN 26
Comments
Understand the forces shaping the future of shopping

Creating Success Through In-Market Testing

In the midst of today’s disruptions, FMCG brands, marketers, and retailers need to Think Ahead. In this episode, we sit down with GfK's Susan Stacey and Neal Heffernan who help us understand how to optimize brand innovations for long-term success. Tune in for an in-depth look at the dos and don'ts of effective testing.More Information:Optimizing brand innovation for long-term success [video]:https://hubs.ly/H0r6h1x0Design FMCG Products for real-world success [eBook]:https://hubs.ly/H0r6gWS0

25 MINJUN 4
Comments
Creating Success Through In-Market Testing

Rewriting the Influencer Playbook

Join us for a smart, up-to-the-minute discussion of Influencers in the pandemic era – their changing roles, the emergence of a new breed of content creators, and the pitfalls of sticking to old models in a time of upheaval.More Information:- Reach Jola's eBook: The transformation of influencers in a culture of doubt- Read some of Jasmine's stories at emarketer.com- Follow Tara onInstagram and follow the official Conscious Connoisseur blog

32 MINMAY 20
Comments
Rewriting the Influencer Playbook

The Art of Digital Ad Targeting

In this episode, we sit down for a panel discussion with GfK's Natasha Stevens, MRI-Simmons' Josh Pisano, and Dstillery's Chris Boon to talk about digital ad targeting. How are consumer “segments” developed? What can be done to make them more accurate? And why is data so important for accurate targetings?More Information:www.gfk.com/en-us

21 MINMAY 14
Comments
The Art of Digital Ad Targeting

How Trends Drive Decisions: Leveraging the Strategic Value of Consumer Trend Insights

While “trending” may have become a buzzword on social media, distinguishing the deeper trends and forces that drive consumer purchase demands rigor and insight. In this podcast, the leader of GfK Consumer Life in North America tells us how to tell a trend from a fad, why trends are essential for smart marketing decisions, and which consumer movements he is watching for the future.Consumer Life's latest eBooks:COVID-19 & Sustainability:https://hubs.ly/H0qk98V0Influencers in a culture of doubt:https://hubs.ly/H0qk98C0

23 MINMAY 5
Comments
How Trends Drive Decisions: Leveraging the Strategic Value of Consumer Trend Insights
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