To understand how consumers were feeling about life after lockdown we ran a six question survey and measured footfall from 100,000s of locations across Australia over the first half of the year. In analysing the data we identified that caution is pervading in most areas but recovery is happening at different speeds.
This blog post is a collaboration between market research firm, GlobalWebIndex (GWI) and location advertising and analytics company, Blis, and it reveals the answers to these questions by comparing what people say (in consumer research) vs what they do (in the real world).
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.
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.
The changing behaviour series: how Australia’s post-Bondi response is slowing the spread of COVID-19
With one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes as a backdrop, the sight of thousands of beach-goers enjoying the Bondi surf in late-March represented a turning point in how Australians appraised the severity of pandemic life. A month on, the tentative re-opening of the beach is a testament to the actions that followed that weekend.
In this week’s webinar Nathan Lawson, Senior Insights Manager delves into trends from the pharma and beauty retail sector, while Alex Wright gives an update on the state of consumer confidence from an ongoing survey we’re running in the UK.
As well as understanding consumer behaviour and how they are engaging with content on their mobile devices ‘The changing behaviour series’ will provide some creative insight to help make the best use of creative campaigns. In this video Jamie Hall, Head of Creative at Blis shares some examples of how brands can be more innovative with their storytelling and interact with consumers on a deeper level.