Welcome to the April edition of Ipsos Update - our monthly selection of research and thinking from Ipsos teams around the world.
February is a prime month for American brands looking to capitalise on two of the largest television audiences of the year – the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. Unfortunately for the teams behind Best Picture winner Moonlight, and the incorrectly announced Best Picture winner La La Land, Price Waterhouse Coopers’ mishandling of the Best Picture Award winner envelope has overshadowed most all of the stories to emerge from the evening’s events.
China’s economy showed moderate but steady growth with a year-on-year GDP increase of 6.7 percent at comparable prices in Q3 2016.
Rio Olympics has ended, but the craze on Olympic athletes has not yet faded. However, do you know that the microblog comments of “Wang Baoqiang Divorce” (10 billion pieces) once surpassed that of “Rio Olympics” during the Olympic Games? It is unprecedented that celebrity gossips should take away the limelight of the Olympic Games.
Understanding societal and cultural trends starts with understanding real people: real people in real life. We are delighted to share with all our Ipsos clients the Top 10 Trends unearthed through the Mind & Mood of real Australia in 2016.
American, British and Canadian Children Spend 72% of Their Daily Content-Watching Time on a Streaming Source
A majority (69%) of parents are comfortable with content kids are exposed to on streamed video subscription services.
How Pokémon Go reflects current global trends, people’s current aspirations, and how brands can successfully embrace these changes.
We all remember great ads. But do we remember the company? This is the No. 1 aim for advertising, but, surprisingly, many marketers don’t achieve it. The reason is the brand is not front-and-center. Marketers must start with the brand in the earliest conception stage, and weave it throughout the storyline architecture at opportune points. There are several tried and true techniques to ensure success. This Point of View paper addresses those approaches— crucial to effective advertising.
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.
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.