April 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Changes the Game for Sports and esports

Sports is one of the many industries feeling the immediate effect of this outbreak. In early March, America was gearing up for one of the most fan-engaged periods in the annual sports calendar...
April 7, 2020
Pro-vaxxers and Anti-vaxxers prior to COVID-19

Profiling Pro-vaxxers and Anti-vaxxers prior to COVID-19

In the span of a month, the COVID-19 crisis has changed the lives of all Americans. This blog post explores what pro- and anti-vaxxers looked like prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye towards the future.
February 28, 2020
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Age Drives Affinity for Social Media Platforms

With recently released data from our Survey of the American Consumer we decided to dig into some consumer media trends. Looking first at social media, we see that...
January 7, 2020
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Understanding esports fans at MRI-Simmons’ annual client breakfast

MRI-Simmons recently held its annual client breakfast, which included a deep dive on the emerging phenomenon of esports. Ben Paro (Director, Emerging Business/Sports Specialist) moderated a panel discussion with industry experts including...
December 18, 2019
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Profiling the modern (digital) magazine reader

In this blog we have taken a closer look at the profiles that make up three different types of magazine readers (those who visited any magazine’s social networking site or blog, those who visited a magazine’s website and those who read any print magazine).
December 4, 2019

How Brands Can Leverage Celebrity Influencers

Traditional celebrities built their influence and fame through traditional channels such as television, radio, magazines, movies, music...
November 14, 2019
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How Cultural Suite will modernize your cross-cultural marketing

As Americans, we live in a multi-cultural world. Open up your GrubHub or DoorDash app, stroll the aisles of your local...
November 6, 2019

The Stories We Tell (Part 3): Building a Media Strategy

Part 3 in a series of blogs covering three MRI-Simmons customer success stories. In this post, we detail how a travel company built a new media strategy.
October 8, 2019
CBD Consumers

CBD: Benefits without the Buzz

According to the MRI-Simmons National Cannabis Study, 3.7 million US adults are CBD consumers – that’s about 1.5% of the 18+ population. They are 46% more likely to..