Author: Rachel Cagle

Promotions Influence 82% of Holiday Shoppers

Shoppers may be writing longer “nice” lists for gifts and gatherings this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 33rd annual “Holiday Survey” of consumer spending intentions and trends.

5 Feedback Methods More Effective Than Surveys

Are you still relying on customer surveys as your primary source of customer feedback? That no longer cuts it in a world where 65% of consumers are using mobile phones to provide feedback to businesses.

60% of Rewards Members Save Their Earnings to Use During the Holidays

Citi Retail Services (CRS) announced the results of its third-annual nationwide study on evolving consumer shopping trends during the holiday season. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found that this holiday season, in addition to rushing to the mall, consumers are increasingly powering up their computers and mobile devices or simply interacting with their virtual assistant.

Maid Services can Clean the Out of Reach Areas 30% of Americans Skip

A new national survey released today reveals 20% of Americans only deep clean their homes every six months, if ever. One in three (30%) admit to not cleaning in areas out of arm’s reach (e.g. high ceilings, tops of kitchen cabinets) where unwanted dust and dander can settle and have an adverse effect the quality of the air inside a home. Additionally, a majority of those surveyed (54%) believe indoor air quality is about the same or better than outdoor air quality, failing to realize indoor air can contain more pollutants than outdoor air. In other words, our homes can be dirtier than we think.

Search Trumps Social – Here’s the Proof

One day, social media will all but erase the need for search. That is a common fear for marketers utilizing the medium. However, rest assured that is not even close to being the case.

Retirement Plan Providers to Appeal to Millennial Business Owners

Despite numerous stereotypes about millennials, a new survey by Nationwide reveals they could be more prepared and supportive of planning for the future than Gen X or baby boomer business owners.

More than Half of Americans Support Weight Loss Surgery

More Americans than ever are dealing with the health consequences of obesity as rates of the disease in the United States and other parts of the world reach an all-time high. But along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany obesity, more than one-third are also dealing with the issue of “fat shaming” or weight bias either personally or through someone they know, according to a new national survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and sponsored by Ethicon.

5 Words You’re Probably Misusing on a Daily Basis

Chances are, more of your clients and coworkers than you even realize care a great deal about proper grammar, and your emails may be making them cringe.

88% of Shoppers Value Free Shipping Over Speed

Fast and free shipping return as holiday shopper favorites, according to Deloitte’s 33rd annual “Holiday Survey” of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Companies to Promote Remote Work Opportunities to Potential Employees

The drive to work may be driving some professionals to quit, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than one in five employees (23%) have left a job because of a bad commute.

Most Americans Would Rather Remodel Their Home than Buy a New One

Across the country, people are largely happy with their current homes, and would rather stay in them and make updates than move. The latest Zillow Housing Aspirations Report finds that 76% of Americans would rather use a set amount of money to upgrade their home to meet their needs instead of as a down payment on a new home.

Which Medium is Driving 85% of Millennials to Make Purchases?

Did you know that 76% of adults over the age of 18 have made a purchase because of a video they watched?

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