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The changing behaviour series: webinar – Consumer vs. confidence

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the way we live, work and play. It’s also impacted national economies of countries around the world and in turn the personal finances of individuals. Decision making has changed and household budgets are tighter. In the UK alone 40% of the working population is currently furloughed or unemployed. 

Five ways historical targeting can help predict future behaviors: Part 4 – spontaneity

Much of our current movement must be planned and timed specifically. Public transportation is operating with reduced capacity and social distancing measures in most places. Public spaces and leisure areas face similar precautions, limiting the amount of potential for serendipitous encounters. Less meet-ups with friends to grab a coffee and a bite to eat and less opportunities for well-dressed windows to entice us to purchase. 

Five ways historical targeting can help predict future behaviors: Part 1 – habits

Understanding the intersection of people and places helps chart behaviour patterns, habits and lifestyle indicators. In doing so we can make inferences and predictions based on known habits. However, with the current state of constrained connectivity and at a time when fewer purchase decisions are being made outside the home, past habits can provide key indications of preferences and buying behaviours. 

The changing behaviour series: webinar – Commuters. The first domino?

With lockdowns slowly lifting around the world, the UK began Phase 2 of it’s restrictions last week, with PM Boris Johnson “taking the first careful steps to modify our measures”. Workers that couldn’t work from home were encouraged to return to work, avoiding public transport, where possible. The impact of what this means for employees and businesses alike is yet to be fully seen.

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The changing behaviour series: using data for future-proofing

The past number of months living through the COVID-19 pandemic, has surfaced some deep and fundamental problems in the world around us. Businesses and organisations mobilised crisis plans or conjured something ad-hoc to deal with the changes. In a PWC survey conducted in April, 77% of  CFOs are looking at cost containment measures, and 65% are thinking of deferring or cancelling investments – digital transformation included. 

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