A tremendous amount of money is spent on data for media buying decisions, specifically third-party audience data. Third-party data can come from many different sources, and multiple methodologies can be used in its collection, structuring, and marketing. This often makes it difficult for advertisers to understand exactly what they're buying, leaving advertisers at a disadvantage and at risk of purchasing data that's unsuitable for their purpose. To address this problem, advertisers need to evaluate the quality of a dataset before purchasing it.

ADMERASIA has launched an ongoing research series ADMERASIA COVID-19 MONITOR to help brands track the shifts in consumer attitude and demands during the pandemic to aid in a successful revival. Released on April 26th, Life After COVID-19 is the series’s first report, featuring findings from a proprietary online survey that examined Americans’ sentiments during the lockdown and their vision of life after.

Today’s parents are ‘rediscovering,’ likely out of necessity, what their parents and grandparents always knew. TV makes a pretty good babysitter for homebound kids. Now several weeks into the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown in the U.S., a clearer picture is emerging around how “shelter-in-place” orders are affecting the daily lives of American families in local cities across the country—specifically as it relates to their TV appetite, according to a new Nielsen study.

To get a pulse on consumer sentiment and offline behavior during the coronavirus pandemic, Comscore asked questions relating to this crisis as a part of several of our syndicated surveys.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new tables from the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

NGL Collective has announced the launch of NGL Insights in partnership with ThinkNow ConneKt, offering advertisers technology-driven cultural insights and over 1.5 million first party data points gathered across thousands of multicultural surveys, augmented by insights from NGL’s massive Hispanicize social influencer network. 

Strada Education Network has released a new analysis of Public Viewpoint: its weekly, nationally representative survey tracking the impact of the global pandemic on Americans' lives, work and education. The analysis examines the last four weeks of survey data by race and ethnicity, finding that black and Latino Americans disproportionately report job and income loss, respectively.

Most people are surprised to learn that nearly 30% of U.S. Hispanics voted for Trump in 2016. Hispanics, it turns out, are not a homogeneous group. Over 50% are U.S. born with roots in 20 countries of origin, each with its own rich cultural and political heritage. The world, however, has changed considerably since 2016. Voters have a clearer idea of the president’s policy priorities and leadership style.

Nielsen announced that Univision has signed a multi-year agreement with Nielsen Audio. This renewal covers national and local measurement of all 58 of Univision’s owned and operated Uforia Audio Network stations in 15 key markets, which include the top 10 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico.

Living through a pandemic changes a person’s beliefs and behaviors, some of them for life.

Puerto Rico based Horoma 3, composed of agencies de la Cruz, Lopito, Ileana & Howie and Sajo/McCann Puerto Rico  studied the impact of Covid-19 on brands.

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For multicultural marketers, the need for real-time research and insights about COVID-19 and multicultural consumers is paramount.  By understanding the impact of Coronavirus on multicultural consumers, brands will be best positioned to formulate and execute plans to address this impact and build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with multicultural segments who will be critical growth drivers across industries.

NCSolutions (NCS) released new data showing average household grocery spend has fallen since the COVID-19 Extreme Buying peak but still remains elevated at 23% higher than pre-pandemic levels. This marked shift—coupled with a return to a grocery basket mix reminiscent of pre-COVID-19 shopping patterns—indicates consumers have entered a new purchasing stage: Home-Confined Buying.

Faced with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us working in market research are feeling the same uncertainty as everyone else. And yet market research professionals have an important role to play, by putting their management teams in touch with customers and offering sound, evidence-based advice.  by Nigel Hollis

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