Blis, a trusted leader in location-powered advertising and analytics has today released the Blis consumer confidence pulse, an interactive tracker that captures a quick snapshot of consumer sentiment. The tracker plots how consumers are feeling about their local economy, household finances and spending intent and the survey is running in the UK, USA, UAE, Singapore and Australia.
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 part of ‘The changing behaviour series’ we’ve been observing the shifts in behaviour patterns for this category and saw strong double digit decline for three successive weeks, beginning on 16th March before a slight recovery and stabilization in early April.
We started ‘The changing behaviour series’ to help brands and agencies understand how COVID-19 was impacting consumer behaviour. Most of us are experiencing some form of sheltering at home, many people are experiencing reduced working hours or layoffs and how we consume goods and services has fundamentally changed over the past couple of months. And we don’t know how or when this will all end.
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’.
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.
As part of ‘The changing behaviour series’ we are bringing a regular dose of insight from a range of experts across our business. They will break down the trends we’re seeing to give an overview of changing consumer behavior, how this might affect brands now, and how it might affect them in the near future. We will update with new information when it comes to light for us and try to provide some clarity on a situation where no one can predict what happens next.
We are in the midst of change, driven more by uncertainty than precedent: What is coronavirus? How can I catch it? Have I already got it? How do I know if I’ve got it? What should I do if I’ve got it? What should I do if I haven’t got it, and don’t want it? How many toilet rolls should I buy?
Since the day Amazon began offering free one-day shipping, nothing in retail has been the same. Digital transformation (in the guise of “the Amazon effect”) has dramatically impacted every facet of the industry. As a result, we’ve seen some of the mall anchors move on, and innovative new players move in.