About John Fetto

Website: http://www.experian.com/marketing-services/consumer-insights.html

Profile: As the Senior Marketing Manager for the Consumer Insights group within Experian Marketing Services, John Fetto leverages his deep understanding of consumer research to identify and publicly share important consumer trends that all marketers should know. He is the author of numerous trend reports and a major contributor to the Digital Marketer Benchmark and Consumer Trend Report produced annually by Experian Marketing Services.Throughout his tenure at Experian Marketing Services, John has worked extensively with the company’s Simmons consumer research and previously held the position of Manager of Applied Media Research where he was responsible for building and evolving media studies that would measure the evolution in media consumption in the digital age.Before joining Experian Marketing Services, John worked as the Research Editor for American Demographics magazine where he identified and tracked demographic and consumer trends for leaders in the market research industry. John has a bachelor’s degree in population geography and political science from the University of Kansas.Find John on Google+

Posts by John Fetto

Top TV shows for reaching key voters

Posted on Aug 28 2012 by

Experian Simmons presents a new list of the top 20 television programs for reaching political party loyals as well as three key swing voter segments.

A look at household income and discretionary spend of lesbian, gay and heterosexual Americans

Posted on Jul 20 2012 by

Income levels are important to consider when targeting consumers, as is determining the amount of money they have left over for non-essentials after the bills are paid.

Marriage and cohabitation insights to help connect with LGBT customers

Posted on Jul 12 2012 by

As public attitudes become more open and accepting of LGBT American’s and issues dear to them, marketers, too, are increasingly showing their support of their LGBT customers and looking for trends among this growing and already influential demographic.

10 consumer facts about Facebook

Posted on May 17 2012 by

Facebook has become a cultural phenomenon over the years and an object of affection for marketers to connect with its users. Experian Simmons has put together 10 consumer behavioral stats based on their National Consumer Study and New Media Study about the social networking site leading up to its Friday IPO launch: 39% of Facebook […]

Video: Target American voters by their favorite TV shows

Posted on May 08 2012 by

An Experian Simmons analysis of nearly 1,000 television programs reveals which shows have the highest concentrations of viewers from the left, right and middle of the political spectrum.

M-commerce: mobile phones are quickly becoming an indispensable shopping tool

Posted on May 01 2012 by

A majority of smartphone owners now access the Internet from their phone. If you’re like the 17% of cell phone owners today and 28% of smartphone owners, you also watch videos on your phone. This video highlights some of the mobile trends we’ve been spotting.

Are 74% of voters up for grabs this election year?

Posted on Apr 19 2012 by

In this year’s Digital Marketer report we focused on how politicians, media owners, advertisers and agencies can use customer segmentation systems, like PoliticalPersonasSM from Experian Simmons, to better prepare for this election year. By having a detailed understanding of key voter segments, including in-depth demographics, responsiveness to various media platforms, and attitudes and opinions on […]

Springtime in America? The greening of environmental attitudes

Posted on Apr 17 2012 by

On April 22nd, Americans and many of their terrestrial counterparts in countries around the world will celebrate Earth Day, a tradition that was started in the United States by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Much has changed on the planet since the first Earth Day, and even in recent years attitudes continue to evolve […]

Tax Towns: You might do your taxes online if you live here

Posted on Apr 11 2012 by

Where you call home may have an impact on how you prepare your taxes, and not just because of the state tax code. Differences abound in the preferred method of preparing our taxes as we travel from one area of the country to another. In this post, we’ll call out the Designated Market Areas, or DMAs, that are the most likely to have prepare their taxes using several common methods.

Talking Taxes: Exploring trends in tax preparation and deductions

Posted on Apr 10 2012 by

Long gone are the days of preparing our taxes the old-fashioned way using pen and paper (and hopefully a calculator). Last year, just 8.7% of U.S. tax filers prepared their taxes manually, down from 16.4% of filers who prepared their taxes this way in 2006. Software (including both online and offline versions, such as Turbo Tax or H&R Block At Home) have risen to replace their graphite-powered ancestors. In 2005, 21.5% of tax filers said they used software to prepare their taxes. Specifically, 6.8% used offline software and another 14.7% used online software.