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Gen Z Report: Social Insights Reveal How Gen Z Shops, Buys and Talks Online

By Derek Franks  •  February 24, 2020


Gen Z has an estimated $143 billion in buying power in the US alone. 

 

Unpredictable as they may seem, this generation talks online more than any other generation before them. If you listen to what they say about themselves, you can position your brand to compete for their coveted buying power.

 

We happen to offer a social listening platform capable of researching these young consumers and finding out what makes them tick.

 

Our latest social...

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Topics: market research, social media market research, advertising, branding, social media strategy, social listening, consumer research, social listening data, Gen Z, consumer trends, Generation Z


Super Bowl Commercials 2020: Audience Reactions and Analysis

By Infegy Research Team  •  February 3, 2020


The day after… Super Bowl 54 is in the books. And we’re partying like it’s 1970 here in Kansas City! 

 

Many reputable publications out there released their “Super Bowl Commercials reviews” today. Each of these articles are full of “analysis” from some know-it-all who thinks they’re the one to judge the best Super Bowl commercials.

 

But that’s not what you need to know. 

 

If you’re a brand who invested somewhere around $5.5 million for 30...

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Topics: advertising, sentiment analysis, social listening, consumer research, social listening data, super bowl, social media analytics, campaign analysis, super bowl commercials


Year in Review: A look back at our favorite social insights of 2019

By Kristin Haynes  •  January 27, 2020


Welcome to the 2020s! It’s officially the future. 

 

As we kick off a new year, we’re taking some time to pause and think about our favorite insights from 2019. There’s a lot we accomplished, and a lot of things we’re excited for this year. Our social listening platform is just getting better and better, and that’s something we can hang our hat on in 2020.

 

For our team at Infegy, this is also a time to look back on the stories we wrote and ...

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Topics: social listening, consumer research, social listening tools, social listening data, social media analytics


Auto Report: Social Insights Reveal Dramatic Shifts in Automotive Consumer Trends

By Derek Franks  •  January 20, 2020


The way people think about cars and the process of buying cars has changed. From electric vehicles to online car buying (and car delivery!) there has been a drastic shift in the car buying experience-- including the question of whether people will buy cars at all.

 

But what's driving (pun intended 🚙) auto industry trends, and what do people think about their car buying experiences? What do consumers look for when buying a car? Which auto...

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Topics: social media, market research, advertising, branding, social media data, social listening, consumer research, social listening tools, social listening data, Report, automotive, auto, auto consumer trends, automotive consumer trends, consumer trends, cars, electric vehicles, automotive report


Who are the World’s Most Trusted Brands and Why? (Updated for 2020)

By Derek Franks  •  January 9, 2020


Consumer trust in a brand is almost as valuable as their dollars.

 

If people trust your brand, they will buy it. But not just that. They will buy it again. They’ll remain loyal to you. They may even become brand advocates or super fans.

 

If consumer trust isn’t maintained, people become disenfranchised from you. They may switch back and forth between brands. They may base their purchase solely on price, convenience, or whether or not they have...

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Topics: social media, brand perception, advertising, branding, social media data, social listening, marketing strategy, social listening tools, social listening data, artificial intelligence, consumer trends, brand trust


How to Build Powerful Audience Segments with Better Insights

By Derek Franks  •  December 9, 2019


Accurate audience segmentation requires a ton of work and often involves unreliable methods.Brands frequently miss the correct data on audiences, and that leads to a mountain of problems: bad audience segmentation can doom everything from customer targeting, advertising, product innovation, and competitive advantages.The insights available through social listening go beyond demographics to implement psychographic segmentation. Paired with...
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Topics: social media, audience segment, audience, social media listening, social listening, consumer research, social listening tools, competitive analysis, social listening data, demographics, buyer personas, customer personas, target audiences, how to use social listening, audience segments, audience segmentation, psychographics


Social Insights and Online Review Data Reveal Latest Consumer Tech Trends

By Derek Franks  •  November 12, 2019


The Internet of Things revolution is transforming industries everywhere - from transportation and manufacturing to healthcare and retail.  But it’s consumer electronics that has totally upended everyone’s lives -- voice assistants, smart TVs, thermostats, robot vacuums-- even smart light bulbs.

 

So, what top consumer tech trends for 2020 and beyond do you need to know? Here’s a snapshot:

 

  1. Consumers are expected to spend $140B on IoT in 2020...
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Topics: social listening, consumer research, competitive analysis, social listening data, digital marketing, social media analytics, tech, text analytics, how to use social listening, audience segments, audience segmentation, reporting, analytics, technology


Crafting Awesome Real-Time Social Insight Reports: The Step-by-Step Guide to Infegy Canvas

By Ali Nilsen  •  October 23, 2019


Every brand has a story waiting to be told. 

 

The brand story can’t be written without the right data to guide it.

 

If you’re an analyst or strategist on a brand team, you know the importance of conducting accurate analysis. But you’re probably also far too familiar with how time consuming and complicated collecting and presenting that data can be.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way.

 

Our one-of-a-kind reporting dashboard, Infegy Canvas, helps...

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Topics: social media dashboards, social media data, social listening, social media tools, social listening tools, Report, social media analytics, how to use social listening, reporting, analytics


Healthy Lifestyles Report: Social Data Reveals Health and Wellness Consumer Insights

By Derek Franks  •  September 24, 2019


Health and wellness is a $4.2 trillion industry.

That means your health isn’t just a lifestyle goal. It’s an economy.

With access to a whole new assortment of food choices, supplements, niche exercise options, mindfulness and mental health practices, health and wellness impacts all areas of our lives from daily routines to new experiences.

 

This evolution translates into dollars. Here’s how much consumers spent in 2017:

  • $702 billion on...
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Topics: social media intelligence, advertising, social listening, social media marketing, social listening tools, social listening data, social media analytics, healthcare, how to use social listening, audience segments, audience segmentation, health and fitness, health and wellness, diet trends


6 Surprising Problems Social Listening Can Solve for Your Brand or Business

By Derek Franks  •  September 9, 2019


Not all social analytics tools are created equal.

 

There are a seemingly endless number of solutions; the lists of bells and whistles goes on and on.

 

But what many social data platforms often fail to do is translate to other key business efforts for your overall strategy.

 

Social listening tools, however, are different. They’re capable of providing the often-missed context for solving some of your more perplexing marketing and advertising...

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Topics: social media, market research, social media listening, advertising, branding, social listening, marketing strategy, social listening tools, social listening data, digital marketing, social media analytics, campaign analysis, how to use social listening


The Ultimate Report on Beauty and Cosmetics Consumer Trends in 2019

By Derek Franks  •  August 26, 2019


Natural. Organic. Healthy.

 

These terms now drive buying habits in all types of consumer goods markets. Nowhere is this more evident than in the beauty, cosmetics, and hygiene industries.

 

The data is clear: natural beauty is the best beauty in 2019 and beyond.

 

Our social insights report for the beauty industry is your official guide to the latest consumer trends in the beauty and cosmetics industry.

 

What do people want most in their...

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Topics: social media, beauty, audience segment, advertising, branding, social media data, social listening, consumer research, competitive analysis, competitive intelligence, social listening data, digital marketing, social media analytics, campaign analysis, how to use social listening, cosmetics, audience segments, audience segmentation


Customers Need to be Heard: A Conversation with Infegy's Mark Calcote

By Derek Franks  •  August 13, 2019


Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. 

 

They rely on you to get whatever it is you offer.

 

You rely on them to keep your business in business.

 

This is a principle that we live by. We’ve always made it a goal of providing the most value possible for the people who work with us as client partners.

 

Whether it’s providing the industry-leading social listening tool, or always taking customer feedback seriously, we recognize that...

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Topics: marketing, social media, market research, client, branding, customer relationships, social listening, social listening tools, customer success


Why Instagram Analytics on Audiences Are So Crucial (With Brand New Data)

By Derek Franks  •  July 22, 2019


Is your team finding the right insights on the right channels for your marketing and customer experience strategies?

 

60% of U.S. adults are on Instagram.

 

That means there is more than enough important information and insight to glean from analyzing the platform’s 1 billion+ users.

 

The photo-centric app is rapidly becoming one of the most used social channels. And that makes it an incredibly powerful medium for business… if you know how to...

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Topics: social media, social media strategy, sentiment analysis, social media data, social listening, consumer research, social media tools, social media marketing, marketing strategy, social listening tools, digital marketing, social media analytics, instagram, instagram analytics


How We Use Social Listening Insights to Build Our Reports in 10 Steps

By Kristin Haynes  •  July 10, 2019


One important task for your team is reporting.

Your life might look like a lot of this: 📊📉📈

Whether it’s conducting market research, tracking campaigns, researching audience segments, analyzing brand health, improving products or other types of data-driven analysis, building reports is time consuming, challenging and not always fool-proof.

How do you get the best data on your research topic, and how do you get that data into a beautiful...

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Topics: sentiment analysis, social listening, consumer research, social media tools, social media marketing, marketing strategy, social listening tools, metrics, social listening data, digital marketing, customer personas, target audiences, Report, social media analytics, campaign analysis, text analytics, shopping, healthcare, text analysis, Gen Z


How to Use Social Listening Data for Your Brand or Business: The Complete Guide

By Derek Franks  •  June 18, 2019


Finding the right consumer insights and marketing analytics for your brand or business sometimes feels like trying to climb a steep mountain.

 

You can see the summit, but you have no idea what analytics tools to use to get there. You certainly don’t want to go without tools. You’re not crazy! But your backpack is getting full, and it’s a mess in there.

 

How do you find a solution to get you the right insights on your customers, your...

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Topics: social media, market research, social listening, marketing strategy, social listening tools, metrics, competitive analysis, competitive intelligence, social listening data, digital marketing, customer success, demographics, buyer personas, customer personas, target audiences, social media analytics, tech, pharmaceutical, text analysis


How Consumer Experience Agency Barefoot Proximity Uses Social Listening for Key Insights

By Derek Franks  •  June 12, 2019


Consumer experience strategy agency Barefoot Proximity knows a thing or two about using technology to help brands win big with data.

Their Strategy and Channel Integration teams use over 380 different tools to find those all-important insights to lead brands to accurate data-driven strategies.

One way they do this? They leverage the game-changing, a.i.-driven social listening insights from tools like Infegy Atlas to uncover hidden trends,...

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Topics: market research, sentiment analysis, community management, social listening, consumer research, marketing strategy, social listening tools, competitive analysis, digital marketing, demographics, target audiences, social media analytics, campaign analysis, text analytics, text analysis


Who is Gen Z? Exclusive New Data Reveals 7 Personas & How To Connect

By Derek Franks  •  April 11, 2019


Years ago, you read an article that showed up in your email inbox that told you that it’s time to stop worrying so much about millennials.

“Gen Z is the new millennials!” it exclaimed.

Since then, you and your team have been trying-- often unsuccessfully-- to dig in and understand the on-the-rise segment of new audiences who are on the precipice of being major players in the market everywhere.

The problem is, when analyzing Gen Z, you cannot...

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Topics: advertising, social media research, social listening, consumer research, social listening data, customer personas, target audiences, Report, social media analytics, GenZ, Gen Z


Brand New Consumer Insights for the Healthcare and Pharma Industry

By Infegy Research Team  •  March 6, 2019


When it comes to healthcare, what topics does an average consumer care about most? How do they talk about how their healthcare experiences online? What impacts their daily lives most?

From regular doctor’s visits to the management of longer-term illnesses, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries touch all of our lives in important ways.

People from all walks of life discuss their various healthcare customer experiences online, leaving a...

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Topics: audience segment, social listening, social listening tools, social listening data, digital marketing, demographics, Report, text analytics, pharmaceutical, pharma report, healthcare


40 Amazing New Insights on the Retail Industry, Shopping Trends + More

By Infegy Research Team  •  February 12, 2019


If you’re on a team for a retail brand, you know all too well the ups and downs of trying to stand out in a rapidly evolving market.

The confluence of technology, changing consumer habits, and the open access customers have to brands has turned the retail industry on its head.

Add on the ever-increasing choices people have to pick brands they love, and you have a recipe for an obstacle that even the most seasoned retail brands are challenged...

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Topics: social media, market research, retail, social media market research, social listening, consumer research, social listening data, shopping


Super Bowl Ads 2019: Social Data Analysis of Global Audience Reactions

By Derek Franks  •  February 4, 2019


As the game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams kicked off, many of the hundreds of millions of viewers around the world were dialed in for football. Many other viewers were anticipating the commercials more.

 

While lackluster action on the field may have put a damper on your Super Bowl party, perhaps it was those commercials that could be the saving grace. 

This is the biggest advertising day of the year each and every year....

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Topics: advertising, sentiment analysis, social listening, consumer research, social listening data, super bowl, social media analytics, campaign analysis


Analyzing Gen-Z Pinterest Users with Social Listening

By Derek Franks  •  January 22, 2019


You may be like a lot of other business, research or agency team members out there, often finding yourself asking: “who the heck are these Gen-Z people?!”

Those belonging to Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2013, are a puzzle. But they are a puzzle worth solving. Why? Because they are starting to spend money.

What do they want? What do they talk about online? How do they buy? It’s a mystery. The answers to the riddle lie on social media,...

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Topics: social media, audience segment, social media strategy, social media data, social listening, social media marketing, social listening data, demographics, target audiences, social media analytics, pinterest


2018 in Review: Analyzing Billions of Online Posts with Social Listening

By Derek Franks  •  January 8, 2019


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Time to bid 2018 adieu.

 

As we reign in a new a year, it’s important for brands and business teams to shift gears and turn their top focus to getting to know customers and consumers, their changing preferences and buying behaviors, and the evolution within various industries.

We can talk all day about how important this research is. But that isn’t the goal of this article.

Instead, we’re going to do something fun. We’re going to take a...

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Topics: market research, sentiment analysis, social listening, social listening tools, social listening data, social media analytics


Awesome New Instagram Insights and the Secret to Analyzing Audiences

By Derek Franks  •  December 5, 2018


50 billion photos have been shared on Instagram.

 

And that barely scratches the surface of how much interaction occurs on the giant social media channel. Instagram is a massive data set of billions of people volunteering information about their lives, activities, interests and feelings toward topics, products and brands.

 

Regardless of whether or not your brand or business is on Instagram, it’s clear: this social media network offers...

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Topics: social media, market research, social media research, social media strategy, social media data, social listening, social media tools, social media marketing, social listening data, demographics, buyer personas, customer personas, target audiences, social media analytics, text analytics, instagram, Gen Z, instagram analytics


How Social Listening Uses Text Analytics to Find Insight (and Why Accuracy Matters)

By Derek Franks  •  November 28, 2018


Social media is a giant ocean of feedback.

 

Billions of people are talking online all over the globe. They’re punching keys on smartphones and laptops and chiming in about their thoughts and feeling about brands, products, experiences, organizations and people.

These billions of voices contain important information to your brand or business.

It isn’t enough to just listen to what people say online,

you have to really understand them.

 

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Topics: social listening, social listening tools, text analytics


REPORT: 4 Things to know about LaCroix, Coke and the Carbonated Beverage Industry

By Infegy Research Team  •  November 13, 2018


More and more fridges are being stocked with the colorful cans and various flavors from La Croix and similar beverages.

 

Meanwhile, soda continues to slide down the totem pole in the soft drink space.

It’s no secret. LaCroix has increased its Instagram following from 800 to 157,000 followers since 2016. During that time period, bottled water sales surpassed that of soda sales for the first time.

 

Things are changing.

People’s tastes and...

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Topics: social listening, social listening data, Report


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