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Michael McNamara

Michael McNamara

Michael McNamara
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Michael McNamara leads MasterCard SpendingPulse, a retail sales data service offered by MasterCard Advisors. Based in Purchase, New York, SpendingPulse leverages MasterCard’s vast data resources to provide Retailers with information to help quantify consumer spending opportunities, identify where and when spending occurs throughout the course of the year. The Capital Markets and Payments marketplaces also benefit from SpendingPulse research.

Michael and SpendingPulse data are frequently quoted in the media by outlets including: Reuters, Dow Jones, Associated Press, CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC News. During the holiday season Michael and SpendingPulse information were quoted in thousands of print publications and broadcast outlets.

Recent Posts

E-Commerce is the Big Winner in Back-to-School Sales

The back-to-school shopping season is the second-biggest selling period of the year for U.S. retailers, behind the winter holidays. This year , the back-to-school bump was generally less than the retail industry expected. According to the latest SpendingPulse™ report by MasterCard Advisors, total US retail sales for August saw a 3.9 percent year-over-year increase. However, e-Commerce
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