Consumer insights

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 […]

Profile of African American Consumers

Posted on Feb 01 2010 by

African Americans represent 11% of the U.S. adult population and, as a group, constitute the nation’s largest racial minority market. African Americans are also more optimistic about their financial situation than the general population, and with good reason. According to the Selig Center for Economic Growth, African American buying power reached $913 billion in 2008, […]

Does Anyone Pay Full Price Any Longer?

Posted on Jan 26 2010 by

On January 11, Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’s Economy.com said at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention and Expo in New York that total U.S. retail sales will grow between 3 and 4% this year. Consumers’ increasing optimism about their financial situation and the future of the American economy could indeed spur […]

Slam Down a Cold Sprite

Posted on Jan 19 2010 by

The Sprite Slam Dunk Competition showcases some of the NBA’s best players, as they compete for the title of best dunker during the NBA All-Star Weekend. New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson won last year’s contest. Sprite was also a winner in its own right. During the two months following the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk […]

2010 Technology Report

Posted on Jan 15 2010 by

With the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up and Macworld 2010 just a few weeks away, Experian Simmons is examining American consumers’ use of electronic gadgets. No, we won’t be looking at American’s penchant for iPhone-controlled helicopters or 3D TVs just yet, but you will find a wealth of information on trends surrounding TVs, mobile […]

Tweet All About It

Posted on Jan 13 2010 by

The Internet, despite having recently celebrated its 40th birthday, continues to play an increasingly important role in delivering news to American consumers. As of October 12, 2009, 41% of American adults ages 18 and older agreed with the statement, “I am getting more and more of my news online.” But are online news gatherers getting […]

Super Bowl 2010 Viewer Profile

Posted on Jan 10 2010 by

Now that the NFL regular season has come to a close, all focus is on figuring out which two teams will battle it out in Miami at Super Bowl® XLIV to be held on February 7th. With 37% of the U.S. adult population tuning in, the Super Bowl provides advertisers with a television audience rivaled […]