NEW DELHI: Starbucks may have grabbed headlines by banning plastic straws but one Indian state is taking further-reaching action by banning the use of all single use plastics and introducing buy-back schemes.
Christoph Beuthner, Maren Friedrich, Carsten Herbes and Iris Ramme, International Journal of Market Research, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2018, pp. 257-267
Modern social and marketing research relies heavily on surveys to collect data. At the same time, it is well established that survey responses are influenced by response style biases that vary across individuals, countries and cultures.
Stacy Wood, Stefanie Robinson, and Morgan Poor, Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2018, pp. 165-176
Mainstream brands are increasingly introducing environmentally-friendly lines to compete with successful niche "green" brands, but are there unique challenges for mainstream brands that go green? The authors posit that mainstream brands' green offerings can suffer when the environmental-friendliness of the product is promoted through visual cues at the point of purchase.
Crawford Hollingworth and Liz Barker, The Behavioural Architects, May 2018
Discusses how behavioural science helps us understand why we might often behave in a profligate manner with water - from our tendency to discount the future, our deeply embedded habits and also the fact that energy doesn't communicate our usage in the most cognitively easy ways.
Li Chenyang and Wander Meijer, ESOMAR, APAC, 2018
This article details research that seeks to discover the nature of ivory consumption in 15 large cities in China, aims to understand consumers' perception toward the ivory ban and assesses effective messaging and mechanisms for demand reduction.
BUENOS AIRES: At times of social, economic and political crisis, brands tend to reach for a safe, reactive approach, but Unilever has developed a holistic program in Argentina that enables it to understand people and consumption at these times and ...
NEW YORK: Ecological causes are among the most common drivers of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, and consumer responses to these efforts are often rooted in hope or fear, according to a study published in the Journal of Advertising ...
Latin America is in a complicated moment as it heads toward a brace of elections in its three most populous countries; at a time like this the opportunity for brands lies in reconciling polarized peoples, argues DDB Latina’s Juan Isaza.
LONDON: Coca-Cola is the latest brand to join the war on plastic waste, announcing a new World Without Waste initiative which aims to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030.
Euromonitor Strategy Briefings, August 2017
This report provides part I of an overview of company strategies in the world health and wellness market, including packaged foods, soft drinks and hot drinks, examining industry challenges and multinationals' activities.