What Motivates The Organic Mind?

According to the Organic Trade Association, organic product sales reached $43 billion in 2015. With an increase of almost 11%, nearly 3 times the growth of the overall food market, the industry has experienced double digit growth for the past four years. More than 50 million, or 1 in 5 persons, regularly buy organic food.  What is fueling this growth? Nielsen Scarborough examined the Organic Food … [Read more...]

Hitting a “Media” Home Run With The Non-Collegiate White Male Voter

Representing approximately one quarter of the registered voting population, Non-Collegiate White Male Voters are over 46 million strong.   Heavily invested in the political future of their country, 82% report that they are registered to vote in their district of residence.  In this third article of our 2016 key voter segment series, we’ll focus on examining the media habits of the Non-Collegiate … [Read more...]

HIT A WINNER WITH ECO-FRIENDLY TENNIS FANS AT THIS YEAR’S U.S. OPEN

The U.S. Open, the final grand slam major tournament of the year, is historically the highest attended and arguably most coveted event in professional tennis.  And this year, the stakes have only gotten higher, with the tournament offering the richest purse in tennis history, a whopping $46.3 million in total prize compensation!  The U.S. Open provides a huge platform for eco-friendly brands and … [Read more...]

Top Ten: Fantasy Sports Podcasts Listeners

The countdown is on for the 2016 NFL season which begins on Thursday, September 8th.   As football fans prepare to cheer on their favorite professional teams, many are also preparing to build their own fantasy leagues.  To build a winning fantasy team, armchair coaches must do their research and this season podcasters have been one of the first to provide information and predictions on which … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping: What Retailers Need to Know About Busy Parents

As the Back to School shopping season kicks off it’s important for retailers to understand who their customers are and how they shop in order to create a positive shopping experience.  Retailers need to understand that not all shoppers are alike and cater the customer experience toward specific shopping segments.  “Busy Parents*”, parents with children under the age of 18 who agree “I am so busy, … [Read more...]

Online Categories Achieving Generational Parity

People don’t often think about how frequent they go online.  For most persons, it has become an integrated, necessary part of everyday life.  Today, 84% of adults access the internet monthly and while there is still a slightly younger age skew, we are drawing nearer to the time when there will be little difference among generations for certain online habits and activities.  Except for the Greatest … [Read more...]

African American Voters: Media Strategies To Encourage Turn Out At The Polls

African American Voters played a dynamic role in the 2012 elections when turnout at the polls reached historical proportions. In 2016 this voter segment will continue to play an important role in the outcome of many political campaigns.   In this article, the second in a series overviewing key voter segments for the 2016 elections, Nielsen Scarborough examined the media consumption behaviors of … [Read more...]

Nielsen Scarborough Top Ten: Mobile Gamers

With the meteoric rise in smartphone and tablet ownership across the country, the variety and access of apps has become nearly endless.  This is particularly true among gaming apps.  Games, once only available on a traditional console, or historically played with a group of friends gathering around a board, are now at our fingertips and being played by millions of Americans wherever they go.  Each … [Read more...]

All The Single Ladies: Getting Her To The Polls For The 2016 Election

In 2008 the Grammy award for song of the year went to Beyonce’s "Single Ladies". The song became an anthem for single women who gravitated to the ideals portrayed in the lyrics - “I could care less what you think, I need no permission, did I mention”.   That independent attitude continues to gain momentum as does the size of the single female voter population.   As part of an ongoing series of … [Read more...]

Tuning Into “Lawn Lovers” Through Radio

Summer has finally arrived and that means it’s time for many American homeowners to dust off the lawn mowers and garden hoses.  Three-quarters (74%) of adults living in single family homes engage in lawn care or gardening.  Motivations vary from those who begrudgingly mow their lawn to those who enjoy the status of having the most manicured yard on the block. With the latter being a valuable … [Read more...]

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