Indications 2.9: The Global Consumer Confidence Index
April 16 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, has formally launched our latest economic indicator. The Global Consumer Confidence Index takes the temperature of consumers in 64 markets around the world—including how, what, and where they intend to spend in the months ahead.
Indications 2.7: Is US Consumer Confidence Waning?
March 29 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
After a 7.3-point drop in March 2019, consumer confidence now stands at 124.1. Consumers’ appraisal of the present situation has taken an especially big hit. Is this an expected moderation or an early warning of impeding recession?
Indications 2.6. Taking the Temperature of the Global Consumer
January 31 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Around the world, business leaders are growing increasingly nervous about 2019 growth prospects. Are consumers following suit? Ultimately, the answer will come down to job availability, income growth incomes, and the purchasing power of their hard-earned money.
A Case Study in Vitality: How John Hancock Improved Consumer Engagement in Life Insurance
December 10 | John Forsyth, Program Director, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How do you make life insurance fun and engaging for consumers? Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance, spoke at the recent Customer Experience Conference on how John Hancock uses technology and consumer insights to enhance and innovate the customer experience in life insurance.
Introducing CEO Briefs: Q3 US Consumer Demand and the Outlook for 2019
November 19 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Sumair Sayani, Vice President, The Demand Institute and Nielsen | Comments (0)
Overall spending growth has remained strong and can stay strong in 2019 as long as a strong labor market and consumer confidence remain in place, and policy surprises like dramatic changes to trade policy are kept to a minimum.
Measuring Success in Making a Difference
October 15 | Sumair Sayani, Vice President, The Demand Institute and Nielsen | Comments (0)
Companies need to build a mechanism to gauge consumers’ preferences for causes and integrate that with a measurement framework across all stakeholders of an organization. Sumair Sayani, vice president at Nielsen and Consumer Dynamics co-Center leader, suggests what this model might look like.
Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, Customer Experience and Innovation from Adobe’s Chris Duffey
September 25 | Terrence Sooley, Program Director, Customer Experience Leadership Conference, Supplier Relationship Management Conference and Procurement Seminar, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Artificial Intelligence is the most effective method for engaging customers, fueling innovation, and accelerating personalized customer experiences. AI is a differentiator in the customer experience space because it can capture enormous amounts of data, analyze it quickly, and produce targeted, personalized experiences that engage consumers. Being able to deliver personalized, empathetic customer experiences quickly, will allow organizations to secure happier, more brand loyal customers.
Customer Experience: Lowe's, Ingredion, and B|O|S head toward “North Star”
September 24 | Joan Greco, Program Director, Innovation Master Class, Customer Experience Conference, and Women's Leadership Conference, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Regulatory, structural, and behavioral challenges give companies an opportunity to differentiate themselves on customer experience. Enterprises in heavily regulated fields can differentiate by melding compliance into superior CX. For manufacturers, making the impact on the customer tangible for those far from direct customer contact creates opportunities for improved training and metrics. For retailers, competition for customer attention drives CX leaders to design for emotional connections.
Can consumer spending keep pace with a torrid US economy?
August 20 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With all the positive economic indicators, consumer facing businesses are asking some important questions: How is this sunny picture reflected in the actual near-term spending decisions of US consumers? And looking ahead, is consumer spending more likely to be the fuel that keeps a soaring US economy aloft—or the drag that is going to bring it back down?