British consumer spending confidence has hit its highest level on record but a huge rise in concern about the economy saw it overtake terrorism and immigration as the nation’s biggest concern.
The latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions revealed that across 2016, the economy saw the biggest rise in the amount of Britons citing it as their 1st or 2nd biggest concern. The proportion doing so rose 12 percentage points to 28%. Political stability saw the next biggest rise, jumping eight points to 10% – five times higher than at the end of 2015.
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— Will Corry (@slievemore) December 15, 2016
For consumers, the email address is the way to access so many of the useful things available on the web, like social media accounts, making purchases, banking and so on. For marketers, the email remains the most-used medium for reaching consumers.
The DMA’s Consumer Email Tracker 2016 research, sponsored by dotmailer, tracks the ways in which consumers use their inboxes to their advantage. This year consumers received more emails and more irrelevant emails than before, which could have negative repercussions for the medium. With 68% of consumers agreeing with the statement, ‘Most of the marketing emails I receive include no content or offers that are of interest to me’, and 84% of consumers finding less than half of their emails ‘interesting or relevant’.
To read more about the DMA's Consumer Email Tracker and this infographic, click here
According to new research undertaken by internal talent engine, ProFinda, employees are wasting valuable work hours looking for support in their roles, as they are unable to identify internal expertise from within their own organisations.
This wasted time supports recent findings by the Government, released in the latest Autumn Statement, which shows the UK is falling far behind its other G7 counterparts including the US (+26% on the UK), France (+27% on the UK) and Germany (+32% on the UK) in terms of GDP output per hour worked. [more…]
Comment by Salena Katiyar | Project Manager at Vox Pops International
The consistent decline in ticket sales that cinemas have been experiencing in the past 10 years doesn’t seem to be coming to an end. Due to the cultural momentum in digital ownership, ‘Dinner and a movie’ has either been replaced, with ‘Netflix and chill’ or more social/experiential movie going, such as Secret Cinema and Open Air cinema experiences.