Demographics

Mattress company Simmons is turning to TikTok to help drive brand awareness and attract a younger audience as it looks to adapt in a competitive, digitally native space.

In recent months, as stores temporarily closed and consumers refrained from going out to shop, one of the clearest emerging trends has been the accelerated shift to ecommerce, especially among older consumers.

20.9% of US households with three or more children upgraded their broadband service amid ongoing stay-at-home measures of the coronavirus pandemic, according to May 2020 data from The Diffusion Group.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are turbocharging digital transformation in China's retail sector—and the country is already leading the world in terms of retail ecommerce sales and penetration.

Roughly a third of US parents said working from home, while taking care of their kids at the same time, has been one of the biggest ordeals they’ve had to deal with during the pandemic.

Insider Intelligence principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss whether well-being will be the new luxury, what TikTok's new CEO needs to do, brands lightening up, the localism trend, France's latest big tech bill, the fastest creatures on Earth and more.

Once the pandemic ends, consumers are likely going to continue doing things that they've become accustomed to doing while sheltering in place.

More than half of US adults ages 18 to 34 said they’re concerned about being able to pay their rent or mortgage in the next few months during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey from LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey. In contrast, fewer respondents (38%) ages 35 to 64 felt the same way, while 14% of those 65 and older agreed.

TikTok is experiencing a substantial boost during the coronavirus pandemic. It added more than 12 million US unique visitors in March, reaching 52.2 million, according to data provided to us by Comscore. Between January and March, its US unique visitor count rose 48.3%.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Lucy Koch and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss the media diets of kids and teens in quarantine. They then talk about how older individuals and women are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the video streaming platforms with the best kids content and more.

New polls on consumer responses to the coronavirus pandemic reveal that when it comes to fear, finances and boredom, generational stereotypes may not hold true.

Latin America and the Caribbean account for 3.3% of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide (roughly 55,000 people as of April 10, Johns Hopkins University data updated hourly), but businesses and consumers have already started feeling the impact of the virus as governments attempt to contain the pandemic and mitigate potential economic downturns. Here's what you need to know.

Before the shift to digital, marketers didn’t have a measurable way to track their companies’ growth, which would allow them to prove their worth. As Deloitte Digital's CMO Alicia Hatch put it, “In the C-suite, we were essentially speaking Mandarin to English speakers. No one understood what we were talking about.”

As Adobe’s longest-reigning CMO, Ann Lewnes has led the software giant’s marketing efforts for more than a decade. She has seen data be used to quantify the impact of marketing and witnessed how marketing has changed from being operational to strategic. For Adobe, the push to revamp a marketing organization to leverage digital didn’t happen overnight.

The media’s obsession with Gen Z and TikTok is ever-present, but whether or not penetration levels are as high as the frenzy would indicate is debatable. Three charts paint a clearer picture of what usage and popularity currently looks like among Gen Zers.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Lucy Koch share insights on how millennials are managing adult concepts like financial planning, homeownership, student loans and cars.

Brands have sought after millennials since the segment was identified as a demographic phenomenon reminiscent of the boomers. There’s been heavy investment in the creation of products and services that fit within an evolving consumer culture, one increasingly defined by this influential cohort. Growing independence and earning make this group the most digitally connected of all.

As the 2020 presidential race continues, some candidates are turning to social media influencers to spread their messages and garner support for their campaigns. It was reported that former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg recently partnered with popular Instagram accounts to create meme content for promoting his candidacy, called the Meme 2020 project.

At a life stage that entails lots of buying, millennials are combining digital and in-store shopping in ways that work best for them.

Having established itself as a place for authentic self-discovery, YouTube is a mainstay for today’s kids. While entertainment preoccupies much of their time on the platform, it’s also evolved to a place of search and product discovery, ultimately influencing some on their path to purchase.