NPR and Edison Research released the 2021 Spoken Word Audio Report today, revealing the continued increased consumption of spoken word audio in the U.S. and the drivers behind the growth.

U.S. Hispanics offer a vast and rich opportunity for brands and marketers – but you need to root engagement in the reality of today’s hypercultural Latino.

There are endless resources available to sports fans when it comes to staying up-to-date on their favorite athletes, teams and sporting events. With that in mind, finding the most up-to-date information that piques their interest—without having to leverage multiple devices or visit multiple platforms—can be cumbersome.

American consumers are experiencing a second year of unprecedented change, giving 2020 solid competition for an emerging set of challenges for U.S. businesses. Political polarization, COVID-19, race relations, immigration, LGBTQ+ rights and climate change have been top of mind for consumers this year–leading to shifts in consumer expectations of businesses.

An overwhelming majority of American consumers are experimenting with new brands, and embracing new omnichannel shopping behaviors, which is setting the stage for permanently-heightened competition, according to a new study by IAB.

One of the primary methods of evaluating the quality of a census is comparing the results to other population benchmarks. The U.S. Census Bureau has used two key population benchmarks to assess the quality of the 2020 Census results prior to release: the 2020 Demographic Analysis (DA) and the Vintage 2020 Population and Housing Unit Estimates.

The pandemic has accelerated the shift from traditional in-person gym memberships to broader acceptance of at-home connected fitness equipment. But a recent ThinkNow study shows that the gym isn’t dead, and connected fitness has a long way to go.

Hispanics are the secret to the growth— and the future success of America. But for too long, this group has been viewed as a single segment. Latinos are a community of limitless diversity yet firmly connected by our culture, our language and our shared experiences.  By Stacie de Armas is Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Diverse Insights and Initiatives

Data: It's the lifeblood of modern marketing. And yet so much of the data marketers rely on is incomplete, biased, and just downright flawed.

US consumer expectations as measured by The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index ticked up in October, but this followed three months of declines. Did the declines signal recession in 2022 or just a hiccup related to the Delta variant? We propose the latter.

Sandwiched between silver sneakered Boomers and digitally savvy Millennials, Gen X gets lost on the consumer continuum, only to be upended again by youth, as Gen Z becomes the next media darling. Described as the “ignored generation,” Gen Xers, born between 1960 and 1982, are often accused of contributing less to culture and society.

Marketing budgets have always been subject to scrutiny, but the arrival of the pandemic and its presence almost two years later continues to spotlight the need for efficient and effective spending. That, in turn, has intensified the importance of accurate and holistic measurement, especially as brands increase their usage of new platforms and channels for their marketing efforts.

The ANA announced that it will conduct a pilot test with software and data company VideoAmp as the next step in the trade association’s continuing effort to develop a privacy-preserving cross-media measurement solution for the industry.

Changes in where people go for content is likely to outlast the pandemic

When it comes to audio creative, there are a few commonly asked questions. What are best practices? Is a thirty-second ad better or worse than a sixty-second ad? What is the difference between a host-read ad versus a pre-recorded ad?