In this episode of Blis’ ‘The changing behaviour series’, Nate John-Grose, RVP, West at Blis speaks with Jameson Valone, AVP of Marketing at Macerich to understand what he’s observing in the market in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Looking back to a time before COVID-19 was the biggest topic of conversation in the UK, there was Brexit. The all consuming national debate divided the nation and the implications affected every element of British society.
The second derivative is the rate of change of the rate of change. In this latest video episode from ‘The changing behaviour series’, Blis’ Head of Insights, Alex Wright looks at publically available data about new cases to see if we can look a little further down the track to when restrictions might be lifted.
Home baking is experiencing a surge of interest, leading to a flurry of cakes and breads posted across social media and a scarcity of some of the essential ingredients for the tasty treats. But the lure of the takeaway is hard to resist and following the Easter break the Blis team tucked into some stats to find trends in the QSR sector for ‘The changing behaviour series’.
Over the past month, we’ve seen Americans drastically change their lifestyles to adapt to voluntary social distancing and stay-at-home government mandates.
And suddenly everything changed. From the way we work (Weekday CBD foot traffic across major Australian cities was down -62% in March vs Jan 2020), where we spend our time (activity in mid-suburban areas went up 23% on average) to the way we travel and move (public transport use is down over 70%) has significantly shifted since COVID-19 escalated in Australia
Singapore won praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its early response to address the nation’s concerns and anxieties when it first raised alerts to DORSCON Orange on February 6, 2020. With many countries currently implementing lockdown measures and shelter at home policies, Singapore has implemented “circuit breaker” measures – closing down non-essential services – from now until May 4.
A nation famed for warm greetings, a culture of dining in groups and world-class artisanal shopping, over the past month Italy has been the epicentre of the coronavirus in Europe. The country has been on lockdown since the beginning of March and is now starting to look with hope towards the next stage of the COVID-19 contagion following a declining curve of infection over the past week.
Whilst Covid19 continues its destructive path around the world, the economic impact of the virus is being felt across every industry. In the advertising industry, some of the world’s largest advertisers are revising their sales forecasts and shifting budgets. The Organization for Economic and Development warned that the escalation of the virus could cut global economic growth in almost half from 3% to 1.5% in 2020.