UK, Thinkbox: Brand to Bland

The study sought to gain a deeper understanding of what brands mean to us and the role that they play in our lives. By depriving individuals of some of their favourite brands, Thinkbox was able to use behavioural economics to surface how brands operate at a subconscious level, and what happens when we lose them!

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North America & UK, CMO Council: How brands annoy fans

The research confirmed that, unsurprisingly, social media is where consumers encounter a huge percentage of the total ad messages they receive. Indeed, these channels ranked second only to TV for received ad volume in the survey. However, consumers also ranked social media as the least trusted among the top five channels. They cited friends, TV and newspapers among the most trusted sources.

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Worldwide, VIACOM, TV Matters: Life Without TV – Deprivation project

How much do viewers value television? Viacom’s study on media consumption, TV Matters, aimed to answer this question by taking TV away from some participants. To really explore the power of television, they asked people to live without it for 5 days – meaning no pay TV or cable packages, no free-to-air broadcast channels, no TV on demand, no TV Everywhere apps, and no DVR access.

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