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Responsible for one of the catchiest, ubiquitous jingles in recent advertising history, Subway’s “$5 Footlong” campaign can trace its roots all the way back to 2008. When news broke recently that Subway was moving to a new $6 foot-long promotion, industry pundits quickly questioned the wisdom of another price-point-based strategy, especially with the $5 price […]
I’m a Chipotle fan, but I can’t remember the last time I ate at Chipotle. After news broke about the E. coli outbreak, I decided to stay away from Chipotle for a while. Then, when over 100 students from Boston College fell ill from norovirus, I knew it would be some time until I felt […]
If you read any retail news during the holidays you know that online shopping is increasing, and it’s increasing quickly. Last week, we published a report on the top 5 learnings from the 2015 holiday shopping season and one of the findings outlined the shift towards online shopping. The National Retail Federation reported that this […]
Last weekend was a big playoff game in my hometown of Pittsburgh. The Steelers played the Broncos in Denver. The Steelers were missing some key players from injuries sustained in the Wild Card Game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Our wide receiver, Antonio Brown, was in concussion protocol due to a suspension worthy hit by […]
Image Source: Vimeo.com I started my media career in 1987 as an Account Executive selling ads at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, PA. One of the first things I had to learn about was “research” – specifically the quantitative and qualitative kind that drove advertising sales. My Local Sales Manager (Steve Carlston) explained to me how Nielsen […]
We ask people to predict all sorts of things at CivicScience. Many are strictly related to topics our clients are interested in, like which food trends they think will take off over the next year. Those topics are interesting to analyze with respect to how sentiment evolves over time, but sometimes it’s nice to evaluate […]
A couple of weeks back just as 2015 was winding down, there was one final internet craze to ponder, as if the ‘What Color is the Dress?’ debacle from earlier in the year wasn’t enough. The question: If dogs wore pants, how would they be worn? What started as a late night tweet by Maxim […]
Retailers implemented a variety of new tactics during the 2015 holiday season. Some had pre-Black Friday sales, hoping to get consumers shopping earlier in the season, while other retailers defied the norm by staying closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. How did shoppers respond to the changes? And what new trends emerged in 2015 that retailers […]
I feel pretty good, but I’m not sure my wife thinks I’m close to resembling the healthy young man she married 16 years ago. It certainly doesn’t feel that way when every three days she reminds me we need to increase my life insurance policy. I politely remind her that I play golf and platform […]
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