This year Ipsos celebrates 20 years of the European Media and Marketing Survey (EMS), or as it is called now, The Ipsos Affluent Survey Europe. 20 years of tracking the Affluent, with their disposable income and whom are disproportionately important to most marketers of products and services.
Despite the recent downturn, HK remains a major Financial Services hub.
This first edition of the newsletter tells you all about the interests and leisure activities of the upper layer of the European population.
In recent years, attitudes toward the richest 1% of Americans have increasingly become part of the national conversation. Some vilify “The 1%,” others want to join their ranks, and many hold both attitudes at once – viewing the wealthy with a sometimes paradoxical mix of anger, envy and aspiration.
The European affluent are generally more positive towards their country’s membership of the European Union than the non-affluent.
There is nothing average about Europe’s Affluent. Understanding the behaviour of Europe’s Affluent is crucial to marketers, not only do they have the majority of disposable income in the region but as early adopters and opinion formers, where they lead others follow. However, it would be a mistake to think of them as in anyway average.
“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” - The French national motto (“freedom, equality, brotherhood”) dates back from the French revolution, more than 2 centuries ago. Since then, those values have trickled through Europe with ups and downs. How free, equal and connected do people in Europe feel today?
Ipsos will release the 5th bi-annual Affluent Survey of the Middle East. The Affluent Survey Middle East measures the media consumption and behavior of the Top 15% of income earners in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
Key findings of the 4th bi-annual release of the Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa 2016. Social responsibility and being environmentally friendly are top-priorities, African Millennials are breaking economic barriers, Media and personal/wearable technology are vital to the African Affluent.
In 2016 Bill Gates, just like in 2015, was the richest man in the world. The American business magazine Forbes estimated his assets at $75 billion, that's $4.2 billion less than the year before. Yet the former CEO of Microsoft is not known as an icon of luxury and high living, large yachts and expensive cars are not for Gates! His preference is towards charity projects and the funding of medical research.