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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


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

By Connor Doolan  •  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 Connor Doolan  •  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


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


CBD Insights: The Rise of CBD and What to Know About Consumers

By Connor Doolan  •  May 8, 2019


CBD has already built a $2 billion dollar industry.

You may have noticed the influx of CBD stores on virtually every street corner. Someone may have sent you an article about how it’s the new way to treat almost every condition.

But what is its impact on your market? If you’re working for a CBD maker, which audiences does this on-the-rise supplement appeal to and why? How are people using CBD and what products do they love?

Our latest report,

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Topics: marketing, market research, consumer research, social listening data, demographics, buyer personas, customer personas, target audiences, Report, social media analytics, healthcare, Gen Z, CBD


Welcome to Infegy: Q&A With Developer, John Whitsell

By Derek Franks  •  May 3, 2019


Meet John Whitsell! Read ahead to learn more about the latest addition to the Infegy team... 

 

 

Last year was a crazy, remarkable year of growth for our team... both in team numbers and in goal reaching. We set a record for company revenue. We landed some great partnerships. And we earned a "Best Places to Work" award too.

 

2019 is shaping up to being even better.

 

We set out this year with some ambitious goals. That's the way we like it...

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Topics: social listening data, infegy team, tech, text analysis, Kansas City, jobs


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 Connor Doolan  •  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 Connor Doolan  •  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


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

By Connor Doolan  •  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


12 Things We Learned Analyzing Pinterest Pins with Social Listening

By Derek Franks  •  November 5, 2018


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75 billion ideas.

 

That’s the number of new ideas that have been posted to the popular social media platform Pinterest, according to Omnicore.

There have been billions of online conversations this year alone on Pinterest, part of the 175 billion total Pinterest “pins” all time since the network launched in 2010.

As you’re getting your mind blown by these stats, we should warn...

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Topics: social media, social media research, social media data, social listening, social listening data, pinterest


Will Apple Watch Continue to Lead the Wearable Tech Market? Can Fitbit Keep Up? Social Listening Has Answers

By Derek Franks  •  October 16, 2018


What’s your step count today?

 

If that question enters your mind frequently, you’re probably a wearable tech customer.

The device you own, whether it's a smartwatch or a true and blue fitness tracker, has likely provided you with some useful information about your health or helped you connect and communicate better in some way.

 

We wanted to know: which devices, features, brands, use cases are most utilized by wearable tech customers?

To...

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Topics: social listening, consumer research, social listening data, customer personas, Report, tech


Introducing 5 New Social Listening Features in Infegy Atlas

By Alex Walter  •  October 10, 2018


Our goal for Infegy Atlas is to give you the data and analytics you need for better and faster consumer insights.

 

I believe one of the best things about Infegy, is our focus on an agile work environment which allows us to release new features seamlessly and quickly. In our latest round of releases, we took feedback from our clients and added features that you have asked for.

Here they are at a glance:

  • Custom Data Analysis - upload your own...
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Topics: infegy atlas, social listening, social listening tools, social listening data


How Nike’s Audiences Reacted to the Colin Kaepernick Campaign (And Why That’s All That Matters)

By Derek Franks  •  October 9, 2018


In case you’ve been living under a rock… Nike did a thing with ex-NFL star turned advocate Colin Kaepernick.

 

Some people loved it.

Some people did not love it.

Some people burned their Nikes.

Some people burned their New Balances on accident.

Nike’s new campaign, which launched Labor Day weekend, shows the brand taking a stand with Kaepernick, whose profile is featured in the image with the words “Believe in something, even if it means...

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Topics: audience segment, social listening, social listening data, target audiences, campaign analysis


ANALYSIS: Audience Reactions to 2018’s Biggest TV and Streaming Shows

By Derek Franks  •  October 2, 2018


Are you really taking advice from a tomato?

 

Measuring the success or failure of a TV series goes well beyond the review score or looking at viewership numbers. If you really want to gauge the performance of your programming, and understand the true feedback of your viewers, you need details that go further than that.

 

What ratings, review sites and a certified fresh score won’t tell you is what people actually think about the content they are...

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Topics: entertainment, social listening, social listening tools, social listening data


REPORT: Social Listening Analysis of Wearable Tech Brands and Devices

By Derek Franks  •  September 13, 2018


Remember when watches were just for telling time?

 

Neither do we. High-tech wearables like Smartwatches and fitness bands are the new norm for people to buckle around their wrist. And they are ever-growing in popularity for consumers, serving the purpose of both design and function.

 

Fitness trackers and Smartwatches both have their top features and benefits, and passionate users have a lot to say about what they love about their devices. But...

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Topics: market research, social listening, social listening data


The 5 Most Surprising Takeaways from Our Social Listening Report for Ad Agencies

By Derek Franks  •  September 4, 2018


Are you a numbers freak? Do you nerd out on data about brands and getting into the nitty gritty of brand strategy and campaign analysis? Do you work for an agency or brand and are constantly on the lookout for better insights on customers?

 

You’re in the right place. We’re just like you.

And because we share your affinity for an abundance of bar graphs and pie charts, we’ve created the ultimate social insights report for some of the world’s...

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Topics: advertising, social listening, social listening data


REPORT: Analyzing Airbnb's Adventurous Travelers

By Derek Franks  •  August 22, 2018


How does Airbnb, one of the world’s most visible and well known brands, connect so well with their audiences?

What can the teams who work for the Airbnb brand do to continue that trend?

And what can we all learn from the brand’s successes that we could apply to our own situations?

Great questions!

If you’re like us, you’re curious as to what it is that makes an innovative company so innovative and continue to break the mold in a noisy,...

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Topics: audience segment, social listening data, customer personas, social media analytics


The Old Way of Analyzing Demographics Is Dead

By Derek Franks  •  June 18, 2018


If you’re still using age range and income as primary ways to identify your target customers, it’s time to catch up to the real world.

 

These details don’t tell you all you need to know. Not even close.

Why do we need to sound the death bell for traditional demographic analysis? 

A couple of reasons. First, we have more access to better data about people-- who they are, what they do, their buying behaviors, emotions and motivations....

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Topics: social listening data, demographics, buyer personas, customer personas, target audiences


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