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Stereoscopic Market Watching: Observing and Reporting Consumer Spend

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Turns out McKinsey & Company has since the crisis been asking U.S. consumers about their spend; and so has Global Insights. There is no lack of good information and insight in the McKinsey work, but our Insights work incorporates spend data and market research into a model providing a three-dimensional view how attitudes drive behaviors
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Omnichannel Spend: Data Backs Up the Hype

Manini Madia |

As retailers close what is shaping up to be a watershed year for eCommerce and mobile shopping, the importance of omnichannel sales and marketing has never been more urgent. In order to move from concept to profitable practice, merchants must define the value of omnichannel shopping to their enterprise as well as to customer spend.
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Inclusion Diary II: Men in Elevators and Lobbies

Alissa Saoutina |

My last post was about my discovery of the uniqueness of Asia’s second biggest “slum” and the opportunity it offers to its inhabitants. Since this was my first visit to India, and first time in Mumbai, I looked forward to travelling around the city. As I entered business offices and private residences, I noticed the
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Financial Inclusion Study Shows Importance Of Payments

Amit Jain |

Last week marked a key an important step in MasterCard’s effort to encourage financial inclusion. Through an $11 million grant over three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we announced the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya. This new initiative seeks to impact more than 100 million people globally by
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A Contrarian View: Mindful Consumption on Black Friday

Manini Madia |

Black Friday is all about chasing the tryptophan from the turkey with a shot of espresso and then booking it over to Best Buy for the midnight door busters At my local Best Buy, the Panasonic 50-inch TV for $199 was sold out by 7 a.m.  My inbox was flooded with offers from Amazon,on Kindles,
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