17 episodes

Data, trends and insights about how people are living, thinking and buying in the Corona Economy. Hosted by Steve Kraus – veteran trend watcher, Harvard Ph.D., hacky comedian. Want to better understand the consumer lifestyles, attitudes and spending patterns that define this corona-driven “New Normal”? Tune in for these fun and fast-paced interviews with leading experts in psychology, economics, consumer insights, social trends, branding, marketing and more. Released every Monday.

Consumers During Corona Stephen Kraus

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Data, trends and insights about how people are living, thinking and buying in the Corona Economy. Hosted by Steve Kraus – veteran trend watcher, Harvard Ph.D., hacky comedian. Want to better understand the consumer lifestyles, attitudes and spending patterns that define this corona-driven “New Normal”? Tune in for these fun and fast-paced interviews with leading experts in psychology, economics, consumer insights, social trends, branding, marketing and more. Released every Monday.

    Victoria Sakal: The Most Trusted Brands in the World

    Victoria Sakal: The Most Trusted Brands in the World

    Victoria Sakal is Managing Director for Morning Consult, one of the most interesting and innovative data intelligence companies to emerge over the past few years. She is also author of their Most Trusted Brands 2021 report, which we discuss in this episode. Among other things, we talk about why small businesses get the highest trust ratings, why tech brands score so well, what trust really means, and trends in trust over time. 
    Also worth checking out: Morning Consult’s Return to Normal tracking study.
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    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 30 min
    Menaka Gopinath: What Social Listening Tells Us About The Corona Economy

    Menaka Gopinath: What Social Listening Tells Us About The Corona Economy

    Menaka Gopinath is President of the Ipsos Social Media Exchange (North America), and is recognized as one the world’s leading experts on social media listening.  
    Among other things, we discuss today’s consumer mindset, the consumer trends that are emerging as The Corona Economy (hopefully) begins transitioning into the post-vaccine economy, and what kinds of brands are thriving at this time (“brands that are living out their purpose, and using that as their compass”).
    Menaka can be found on LinkedIn here.  Menaka and the broader Ipsos team have produced excellent thought leadership content on The Corona Economy, including content on vaccine intent, Americans re-emerging, and the Pandemic Wall.
    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 36 min
    Randy Wahl: Consumer Trends, Tele-Health, Pets, & The Corona Economy

    Randy Wahl: Consumer Trends, Tele-Health, Pets, & The Corona Economy

    Randy Wahl is President of M/A/R/C, a leading market research firm. Randy has been conducting consumer research for over twenty years, and he’s consulted for many of the world’s leading brands. 
    Among other things, we discuss the latest data and trends related to consumer acceptance of the vaccine, tele-medicine, pet care, and how the post-corona economy is taking shape.
    Randy Wahl can be found on LinkedIn here. The M/A/R/C website is here, and the M/A/R/C podcast is here.
    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 34 min
    Alf Nucifora: Luxury, the Bay Area, and The Corona Economy

    Alf Nucifora: Luxury, the Bay Area, and The Corona Economy

    Alf Nucifora is Chairman of Luxe SF, the Bay Area’s premier industry association in luxury marketing.  We discuss the latest trends in luxury, wine, real estate, and the SF Bay Area.  He shares his insights on... 
    Why the ‘work from home’ trend will have a lasting and profound impactHow The Corona Economy has minimized impulse purchases and the consumer focus on stuffWhy the existential dread of 2020 will likely persist into 2022How business is booming for many real estate agents and interior designersHow the wine business, and luxury in general, is failing to connect with Millennials
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    Alf can be found on LinkedIn here, and his organization LuxeSF here
    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 31 min
    Bob Lederer: The Market Research Industry & The Corona Economy

    Bob Lederer: The Market Research Industry & The Corona Economy

    Bob Lederer is veteran observer of the market research and consumer insights industry.  He publishes several newsletters on the industry, and produces a widely-watched daily video series on industry developments.  
    We discuss the history of market research, and how the field has continued to grow during The Corona Economy as companies have been pressed to make more decisions with more speed and less information than ever before.  
    Bob’s Research Business Daily Report can be found here, and Bob can be found on LinkedIn here. His book “Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl Team that Changed Football” can be found on Amazon here.

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    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 24 min
    Walker Smith: The Most Influential and Overlooked Trends in the Corona Economy

    Walker Smith: The Most Influential and Overlooked Trends in the Corona Economy

    Walker Smith is Chief Knowledge Officer at Kantar, and one of the most respected experts in the study of consumer trends.  In this episode, he shares his takes on the most impactful, overlooked and interesting trends in The Corona Economy
    The most impactful trend: the increasing importance of the homeThe most overlooked trend: savings rates continue to riseThe most interesting trend: rituals and occasions are evolvingHe also shares why 2020 will (psychologically) be an 18-month year (yikes! It’s not over yet), and how he challenges brands to grow with a powerful question: “How do you help people live big in a smaller world?”
    Walker can be found on LinkedIn here, and check out his new blog here

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    Theme music courtesy of Tess Stevens, the world's most rocking content strategist.  Thank you Tess!   Follow her on TikTok and Instagram @tessfstevens.  Stream her EP Patient 139 on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms.

    • 47 min

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