Recession & Recovery

Dealing with tough economic times

Recession and Recovery

Michael Brennan, Warc Exclusive, Trajectory Partnership, August 2014

This article explains what the results of the 2014 European Parliament elections say about post-recession 'Compromised Consumers' and their attitudes to authenticity, confidence, polarisation, transparency and trust.

Caroline Hayter, Market Leader, Quarter 3, 2014

This article uses lessons from psychology to understand the long term impact of the last economic crisis on British consumers' habits.

Marita Carballo and Constanza Cilley, ESOMAR, Latin America, Buenos Aires, April 2014
This paper discusses international attitudes towards Latin America as a whole and its individual countries, broken down by region and country, finding that impressions are broadly favourable whilst ill-informed. In the past decade, Latin America has experienced a period of resurgence, with strong growth and improved social outcomes.

José Orlando, Fernando Moiguer, Magdalena Iocco and Lorena Cura, ESOMAR, Latin America, Buenos Aires, April 2014
This paper discusses how Zurich Life, the financial services company, implemented a strategy in Latin America to change how its business worked in response to new challenges. Economic growth in Latin America has led to the emergence of a new middle class, with distinct heritage and culture from the original middle classes.

Sarah Boumphrey, ESOMAR, Latin America, Buenos Aires, April 2014
This paper examines the purchasing habits and priorities of low-income consumers in Latin America. This group represents an exciting target segment for many consumer goods companies - in Brazil alone there are 2.2 million households with a disposable income below US$2,500.

Cristiane Coradi and Nelsom Marangoni, ESOMAR, Latin America, Buenos Aires, April 2014
This paper discusses changing attitudes towards Brazil's hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, examining how these have changed from positive to more negative and how this may impact on sponsoring brands. When the event was first announced, reaction was positive: Brazil was considered successful and a country of the future.

Joseph Clift, Warc Data, WFA Global Marketer Week, March 2014

A report on Warc's adspend and economic forecasts for the years ahead.

Bindu Nair Maitra, Event Reports, CII Marketing Summit, November 2013
This event report discusses how leading companies such as Forest Essentials, ITC and Godrej Properties are dealing with the slowing economic expansion being experienced in India. After years of booming growth, brands in the country are adapting to a new reality, as consumers become more cautious and - in many cases - consider trading down.

Joseph Clift, Event Reports, Event Reports, January 2014
This event report discusses the crucial role that advertising plays in supporting the UK economy, and the obstacles that exist to driving the future growth of both national GDP and the ad industry itself. In the first instance, a sizeable gap exists between the amount that large companies spend on advertising, and the expenditure of smaller firms.



Economic recovery

Marketers' lessons for stimulating economic growth


The haves and have nots

The impact of the widening gap between the rich and poor


Barclaycard: Secret Agent

A classic example of a recession-era ad campaign


Chrysler: Born of Fire

2012 Grand Effie winner ignites pride in a downturn