GfK MRI – the gold-standard source of media and consumer research in the US – has named two proven leaders to guide its strategy and sales. Anna Welch has become Managing Director of MRI, while Michael Drankwalter is now EVP and Media Commercial Director for GfK in North America, including MRI. They will oversee all aspects of the MRI business, with strategic input from Gregg Lindner (Regional General Manager, GfK North America).
The latest data from GfK’s nationwide point-of-sale (POS) panel shows that the Light Truck category is leading a sluggish tire retail market in the US.
As part of its gold-standard Survey of the American Consumer®, GfK MRI is now collecting data on medical and recreational use of cannabis by US consumers.
GfK’s 2018 Smart Home report for the US shows that nine in ten (89%) consumers see the smartphone as a controller of home products and services – up from 70% in 2015.
New GfK research shows that nearly six-in-ten (58%) of US consumers say Smart Home technology is likely to change their lives in the next few years.
New data from GfK MRI shows that average Google Home and Amazon Echo households sometimes have very different profiles
Originally presented at the 2018 Media Insights & Engagement conference, GfK's Karen Ramspacher shows how content creators can use GfK MRI's Content Drivers study – covering over 500 shows and 70 motivations for watching – to understand where their programming niche fits into the larger viewing "need-scape" of their targets’ lives.
With 2018 being a milestone year for sports across the globe, we decided to take a look at how people intended to watch different sporting events, including the Winter Olympics, March Madness and the World Cup. Knowing the environment in which consumers plan to watch these events can greatly influence your ability to reach these consumers and their social circles, as well as their overall engagement with the content.
Initial data from GfK’s newly launched tire retail panel in the US shows a 5.6% decline in store sales year over year, with a startling 26% drop in purchases of winter tires.
At an event hosted by GfK MRI, thought leaders from five major content platforms and media agencies shared their perspectives on the Now Generation, who are already shaping how we market, innovate, and advertise.
The North America smartphone market saw demand jump six percent year-on-year in 4Q17, its strongest growth in over two years.