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Radio and That ‘Just Right’ Feeling

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

“Ahhhh, this chair is just right.” Goldilocks knew exactly what was comfortable to her. How many of us have understood that statement whenever we looked at, sat in or laid on a piece of furniture or bedding?

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The Three Holidays of America Under Inflation

Contributors: Maxine Gurevich, SVP/Cultural Intelligence and Steve Grant, SVP/Human Intelligence, Horizon Media

While the National Retail Federation reports that the 2021 holiday sales grew 14.1% from 2020 to $887B, inflation’s historic high will mean a different shopping season for 2022. Our data shows that 69% of all people are concerned or very concerned with inflation’s effect on their overall finances. But like much in the contemporary U.S. landscape, inequality and division are affecting the holiday retail season – people are experiencing three entirely different holidays depending on psychological reactions to inflation.

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The Local Podcast Opportunity

Contributor: Steve Goldstein, founder and CEO, Amplifi Media

When you think of podcasting, it is almost always about national podcasts. That appears to be changing. The next wave of podcasting growth is coming from locally-focused content. While the early days of local podcasting were populated with hobbyists, a larger ecosystem is now brewing with TV stations, newspapers, and outside companies coming into the space. Several radio groups, with plenty of radio stations, have robust national podcast efforts, but in general, modest effort has gone toward creating and selling local podcasts.

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Bank on Radio

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Today’s economic environment is causing Americans to view examine their finances and the institutions they use for savings. According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2022 Planning and Progress study, the average amount of savings dropped from $73,000 in 2021 to $62,000.

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Radio Drives CBD Purchases

Author: Victor Texcucano, Content Coordinator, RAB

We’re living in a new era – an era where medical cannabis is legal in 39 states and its recreational use is legal in 19. Did you ever think we’d be here? Public opinion has evolved on cannabis, though some still are wary of it. The good news is that there may be a product that brings the health benefits of cannabis without the adverse side effects many associate with it.

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The Eyes Have It

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Throughout 2020, eyes became the focal point of expression and connection. In some instances, adults used makeup to accentuate their eyes impacting eye makeup sales. According to a Kantar analysis, while the total cosmetics category experienced usage declines in 2021, eye makeup was less severely impacted.

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