Consumer insights

March Madness® Boosts Streaming Video Use

Posted on Mar 09 2010 by

Employers have long suspected that the NCAA® men’s basketball tournament was the cause of lost productivity – not to mention bandwidth – as workers streamed games online to their computer during working hours. Experian Simmons DataStream confirms that use of streaming online video among March Madness fans rose a relative 23% from the start of […]

Facebook Reaches Top Ranking in US

Posted on Mar 05 2010 by

Facebook reached an important milestone for the week ending March 13, 2010 and surpassed Google in the US to become the most visited website for the week. Facebook.com recently reached the #1 ranking on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day as well as the weekend of March 6th and 7th. The market share […]

Moët & Chandon® Toast to Academy Awards® Sponsorship

Posted on Mar 02 2010 by

As the celebritites walk the red carpet this weekend at the 82nd Academy Awards, producers of Moët & Chandon champagne are hoping viewers at home will associate the glamorous lifestyle of the Hollywood elite with their product, which is the exclusive champagne of the Academy Awards. This is not the first year that Moët & […]

2010 American Mobile Consumer Report

Posted on Feb 28 2010 by

OlympicTM Audience Rewards Sports Sponsors

Posted on Feb 22 2010 by

The percent of U.S. adults who are likely to buy products from companies that sponsor sports teams and sports events increased among the NBC viewers of the 2008 Summer Olympics. In mid-June 2008, the percent of those who watched the Summer Olympics on NBC who were likely to buy products from sports sponsors was 13%. […]

2010 American Movie-Goer Consumer Report

Posted on Feb 20 2010 by

With the 82nd Academy Awards® just around the corner and only days before final voting ballots are due back to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, Experian Simmons is taking a close look at the American movie-going population. In any given month, over 56 million adults (26% of the adult population) make a trip to the cinema to […]

OlympicTM Sponsorship Benefits VISA®

Posted on Feb 16 2010 by

VISA’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics had a solidly positive impact on the use of VISA debit cards. The use of VISA debit cards among viewers of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics broadcast on NBC increased by an average of 32% between July 14 and September 1, 2008. By contrast, the use of […]

Chinese New Year Sees Increase in Money Wires

Posted on Feb 09 2010 by

Monetary gifts are a common occurrence around the holidays and this holds true during new year celebrations as well. In 2009, the average increase of Asian Americans who sent money in and out of the U.S. in the month following the Chinese New Year was 21%. The 2009 Chinese New Year took place on January […]

Multi-Media Engagement Study Findings

Posted on Feb 05 2010 by

The Simmons Multi-Media Engagement Study is a unique syndicated research program that measures – across multiple dimensions – the relationship between media vehicles and their audiences. This strategic tool provides measures of the cognitive and emotional engagement consumers have with major media properties, which includes broadcast, cable, and syndicated television, major magazines, and Internet sites. […]

Super Bowl® Fans More Likely to Drink Budweiser at Game Time

Posted on Feb 04 2010 by

In 2008, during the three weeks preceding the Super Bowl there was a 16% average increase in the percentage of Super Bowl fans who drank Budweiser. In 2009, that average increase was 25%, or nine percentage points higher. One factor that might have contributed to last year’s increase was the mass appeal of Budweiser’s Super […]