ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Allie Smith
Allie Smith is the former Director of Charts for eMarketer with over 15 years of experience in the world of market research. Her love for charts and graphs is only outweighed by her love for her whippets. She spends her free time watching Law & Order reruns while knitting cute hats for dogs.
Spring Has Sprung: The Season for Tidying Up Your Living Space

Spring Has Sprung: The Season for Tidying Up Your Living Space

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your refrigerator? And I don’t mean eating all the food that was in there. When did you actually move the food aside and scrub the shelves and drawers? If you are like the majority of consumers, it was probably a year ago around this time when you did your annual spring cleaning. While chores, like cleaning the bathroom, or changing the bed sheets, are likely done once a week, spring is the time for that windows-open-massive-top-to-bottom cleaning and decluttering. AYTM surveyed 1,000 US consumers to find out what motivates them to take on a spring cleaning, their least favorite cleaning tasks, whether they follow the KonMari method of home organization guru, Marie Kondo, and more.

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Game of Thrones Final Season: Who lives, Who Dies, Who Takes the Throne? Hear It from the Fans

Game of Thrones Final Season: Who lives, Who Dies, Who Takes the Throne? Hear It from the Fans

Winter is here. And with it, the cold and harsh reality of life without new episodes of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones fans only have six more episodes of the most highly anticipated show of the year in Season 8 to look forward to, starting this Sunday, April 14th on HBO. It’s been predicted that close to 1 billion people around the globe will tune in to watch the season premiere. AYTM surveyed 1,000 of these Game of Thrones viewers to get their opinions on a range of topics from favorite characters to anticipated plot lines to their preference for a dragon vs. a direwolf. Read on to find out what the fans hope will happen as the show wraps up.

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Victoria’s Secret Jumps Back into the Pool: How Brands Can Use Market Research to Thrill Their Customers

Victoria’s Secret Jumps Back into the Pool: How Brands Can Use Market Research to Thrill Their Customers

What do a bikini, a bath bomb, a fruity cereal, and a funny TV show about cops have in common? They were gone and now they are back due to the power of customer feedback.

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Ready for the Big Dance? The Clock Is About to Start on NCAA March Madness 2019

Ready for the Big Dance? The Clock Is About to Start on NCAA March Madness 2019

Will the usual suspects end up in the final four or is 2019 the year we witness another Cinderella story? Either way, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament always delivers drama. The single elimination format, fast action, and young guns of March Madness provide the perfect recipe for must-see TV that sports fans crave. Add in the excitement of playing along at home with your own bracket and you have a slam dunk. Who will be watching and via what method are just a couple of the questions AYTM asked 1,000 US college basketball fans. Read on for the answers.

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Super Bowl LIII: Patriots, Cable TV & Beer Commercials Win Again

Super Bowl LIII: Patriots, Cable TV & Beer Commercials Win Again

Viewership was down but the 2019 Super Bowl was still watched by over 100 million consumers. Tuning in via traditional TV as well as streaming, consumers were treated to a battle of the defenses leading to the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history. This year’s commercials sought to entertain with a variety of celebrities, robots, cute animals, and humor; while remaining uncontroversial. What parts of the game were most watched? Which ads topped the favorites list? Was anyone rooting for the New England Patriots? After the game, AYTM surveyed 1,000 US consumers to find out these answers and more.

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A Healthy New Year: A Look at Consumers’ Food Habits & Meal Subscription Services

A Healthy New Year: A Look at Consumers’ Food Habits & Meal Subscription Services

So Many Food Trends, So Little Time

The New Year signals a time to think about a new you and jumpstart those healthy eating plans you might have left behind over the holidays. But which food trends are right for you and how can you choose when every day it seems there is a new diet plan causing a heated debate on social media?

Should you eat like a caveman? Remove all carbs from your life? Increase carbs but decrease fats? Alas, we don’t have the answers to those questions but we can tell you what eating plans consumers are following and whether they are preparing and cooking their meals themselves. We surveyed 500 US consumers who currently subscribe to a meal delivery service (or have subscribed in the past) to find out their food habits and opinions on meal kits.

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2019 New Year’s Resolutions: Health, Happiness & Financial Well-being

2019 New Year’s Resolutions: Health, Happiness & Financial Well-being

The New Year is upon us. Time to reflect on the year that was and think ahead to the year to come. New Year’s — a time to celebrate with friends and family, drink champagne, and make some resolutions. How are people planning to spend New Year’s Eve this year? Who is making resolutions? What is the best way to keep the resolutions you make? To answer these questions (and many more), AYTM surveyed 1,000 US consumers. Read on for the results.

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Shopping Trends 2018

Ho-Ho-Holiday Shopping Trends 2018

Wait, what? Seem like we are still eating the leftover Halloween candy yet Thanksgiving is just days away. And with the arrival of Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, the time is now to take advantage of in-store doorbusters and online deals. This is also the season for surveys about the holiday season, read on for AYTM’s contribution. We surveyed 1,000 US consumers about all things holiday shopping.

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: A Look at Coffee Drinker Habits

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: A Look at Coffee Drinker Habits

November is here, holiday decorations have been in stores for weeks, and we are well into pumpkin spice season. The media loves to hate on pumpkin spice but food manufacturers have doubled down with products such as pumpkin spice hummus and pumpkin spice popcorn hitting the shelves. Is this a trend that is on its way out, or has pumpkin spice earned its place in the annals of flavor history? Time to check in with 1,000 US coffee drinkers and gauge their opinions on seasonal food and drink.

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Halloween 2018 Trends — Wakanda Forever and Don’t Send in the Clowns

Halloween 2018 Trends — Wakanda Forever and Don’t Send in the Clowns

It’s time to get spooky! Which costumes are scary good and which ones are getting booed this Halloween? We surveyed 1,000 US adults who will be dressing up this year to find out whether they will be DIY-ing or buying their costumes, and which costumes they feel should RIP. Find out if this year’s costumes are tricks or treats, plus is 2018 the year that cute costumes put scary ones six feet under?

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Streamers, Binge Watchers, and Live TV Junkies — The Habits of Today’s TV Watchers

Streamers, Binge Watchers, and Live TV Junkies — The Habits of Today’s TV Watchers

The Fall TV season is upon us. This Is Us viewers don’t have long to wait to find out if we are traveling backward or forward in time in the lives of the Pearsons. Sons of Anarchy fans have FX’s new series Mayans M.C. to look forward to. New NBC series Manifest looks to appeal to Lost fanatics. Netflix is premiering Maniac and Good Cop both full of star power. TV viewers have a lot to choose from when it comes to what fills their screens and the type of service they will use to watch.

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Survey Reveals How Books Have Influenced Us

Survey Reveals How Books Have Influenced Us

Thinking back to when you were young — was there a book that touched you, that you feel influenced your life choices as you grew up? Maybe a book that became a favorite and is still on your bookshelf today (for more information on hard copy books on bookshelves see Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated) Or what about those books that made their mark because they were a struggle to get through in school – for me it was The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I still have no idea what that book was about, but I digress.

We were curious to find out which books consumers felt were influential in their lives, so we surveyed 1,000 respondents to find out. There was no shortage of strong opinions about books, read on to find out what our respondents had to say.

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Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated! Survey Says

Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated! Survey Says

Books — they are ubiquitous in our lives from childhood favorites to college textbooks to your Mom’s well-worn cookbook that sits on the counter in your kitchen to the newest thriller you just can’t put down. Chances are that somewhere in your home there are bookshelves with actual paper books on them. You may also have a Kindle or listen to books on your phone. And you probably have a library card.

We surveyed 1,000 consumers about their reading preferences — what are they currently reading, where are they reading it, and what format do they prefer? So get comfortable in your favorite chair, you know, the one you sit in to read a good book, and settle in for a good read about reading.

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Summertime and the Weddings Are Plenty

Summertime and the Weddings Are Plenty

Summer is here and with it comes wedding season. Summertime is the hottest (in all senses of the word) time to get married. AYTM surveyed over 600 consumers who recently got married or who are  planning their upcoming wedding to find out the latest wedding trends. We asked about wedding themes, locations and venues, who gets invited, best sites for wedding inspiration, and how much the whole extravaganza is going to cost..

The results were as follows – 

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Living the Ruff Life – A Portrait of Dog Ownership

Living the Ruff Life – A Portrait of Dog Ownership

For many thousands of years, humans and dogs have lived together harmoniously. Whether through hunting wild game, guarding livestock, or providing companionship, dogs have secured a permanent place in our hearts. What motivates today’s dog owners to get a dog? How much money do they spend on their dog per month/year? Does their dog sleep in bed with them? We surveyed 1,000 dog owners to find out.

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Cause and Effect: Supporting Brands that Support Social Causes

Cause and Effect: Supporting Brands that Support Social Causes

Movements such as #metoo and Times Up, as well as issues of gun control and climate change are on the minds of consumers. For many brands, social responsibility has become a differentiator in the marketplace. So much so that spurred by recent events, both Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods raised the minimum age for gun buyers to 21. Even brands like the New England Patriots –with the loan of the team jet to the fly the Parkland High School students to the March for Our Lives — are openly supporting social causes.

Do brand’s socially-responsible initiatives resonate with consumers? Are consumers taking their personal views on social causes into account when making purchase decisions? We surveyed 1,000 consumers to find out the answers to these questions and more.

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