Recovery

IRI: Foot Traffic on the Road to Recovery

Holly Carlson, IRI’s Media Center of Excellence and Diane Perlman, chief marketing officer of Blis, describe the connection between consumer sentiment and their actual behavior, and how brands are connecting with shoppers wherever they are. Learn strategies for generating messages that fit the moment and the location.

The road to recovery webinar

As the start of a new decade and a restart to the Chinese Zodiac cycle, 2020 had all the promise of prosperity and new beginnings. And while it did bring change, it wasn’t exactly what most of us had expected when setting our intentions for the new year. 

The changing behaviour series: settle in for a pint

On 4th July bars, hotels and restaurants across England opened their doors to customers after three months of lockdown. The UK hospitality sector is one of the UK’s largest employers with 3.2 million workers in the sector in 2018 and since lockdown began job cuts and closures in the sector have regularly made the headlines. 

‘Super Saturday’, as it was affectionately known, saw people queuing up to sit in their favourite pub to enjoy socially distanced drinks. To assess the levels of confidence in returning to places of leisure and entertainment, our team at Blis analysed patterns of consumer behaviour and compared them with patterns from the week of 24th February – 1st March. 

Confidence in the time of COVID-19

Financial uncertainty and interruptions to our daily lives are likely to continue for some time. For advertisers, accurate data and meaningful insights into consumer behaviour will be invaluable for identifying and adapting to new opportunities as they arise.

The changing behaviour series: webinar – The incremental lifting of lockdown in the UK

From a distance the signs are indicating that this will look like a rapid recovery for the UK economy, with Andy Haldane, Economist at the Bank of England saying, “The recovery in the UK is coming ‘sooner and faster’ than expected, leaving us optimistic for a V-shaped bounceback”. However, while we’re in the thick of it, expect a series of interruptions and false starts until the risk of additional spikes and waves of COVID-19 reduces and further lockdowns become more remote.

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