Download our latest ditty on what UK shoppers really think about Black Friday, the January sales and everything in between. A must read for those in the retail space planning for Christmas 2018.
Given my penchant for all things brainy, I decided to check out the Brainy Bar, an event affiliated with WARC which gathers people interested in applying neuroscience to understand consumers. This session focused on behavioural economics, which combines economic models with psychology to forge powerful accounts of how people make decisions in a real-world setting. Below are some of the key points made throughout the talks that evening.
Brexit has scarcely been off the front pages since the vote in 2016. As a nation we’re pretty much obsessed.
At Trinity McQueen we’re researchers. We’re interested in what makes people tick – and more importantly, what impacts on their behaviour. So we decided to carry out our own research into the UK’s attitudes to the economy right now.
I moved house in the summer. A new place, a new environment, a new commute.
Old habits were broken and new ones emerged.
My attitudes haven’t changed but my behaviour has changed. The transition to a new environment molded my behaviour. Environmental cues exerted a strong influence, more so than my beliefs or preferences.
The first (but surely not last) MRS Utilities conference was held in London on the 21st September. The conference covered both the water and energy industries. I had a sense throughout that the industries are subtly diverse, as the markets are at different stages in their development. Nevertheless, there were some key, uniting themes that tied the conference together.
As the digital economy has grown and flourished, consumer’s understanding of how they are being targeted and monetised by brands has often been playing catch up. But now, marketers are faced with increasingly savvy audiences who are not only harder to reach via traditional advertising, but are also inured to traditional hierarchical modes of communication between brand and consumer.
Again? Yes, we’ve done it again. Reaching the final of the prestigious, national MRS awards. That’s 9 in the last 10 years. Even Sir Alex would be proud of that consistency.
The summer has passed and we’re heading fully into Autumn, but from spending time with our retail clients, we know that they’re already focused on delivering a strong sales performance over Christmas. One of the things that often comes up whilst chatting is wanting to know how they should be best communicating their festive offers to their customers, particularly in terms of tactical emails.
Shopping for a book shouldn’t really be a stressful experience. When my son was a few weeks old I went to a bookshop on my local high street. Suddenly the cosy store with its studious atmosphere and hushed tones, that had once felt relaxing, made me anxious given my son’s love of screaming. So for a few months I stuck to shops where I felt comfortable and that I perceived as child-friendly.
Vegans. Hippies. Nothing in common with me, right? That’s how I used to perceive a person who does not eat or use animal products.
Fast forward to 2017 and the results of a new study published by Vegan Life Magazine and The Vegan Society show that Veganism is booming. Veganism has increased by 350% in the last ten years in the UK, with 542,000 vegans in the UK alone.