Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
Supporting Remote Work Behind Those Virtual Backgrounds
June 16 | Keri K. Stephens, Associate Professor in Organizational Communication Technology, The University of Texas at Austin | Comments (0)
COVID-19 has radically changed how people around the globe conduct their work. While some workers have returned to their places of work, every day more organizations announce they are asking employees to continue working from home. For many workers, remote work may become a standard, at least for the next several years. Some people are thrilled with no commutes, wearing pajama pants, and having no colleagues drop in to chat for what can become an extended time. But, I invite you, especially if y
Building Reputation During the Pandemic Dictates Employees First
June 16 | Kirk Stewart, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center | Comments (0)
During the global pandemic, how business manages its employee experience has become the most important driver of overall corporate and brand reputation.
Corporate Purpose Becoming a Prerequisite for Recovery
May 11 | Jeff Pundyk, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center | Comments (0)
Nothing can compensate for the human suffering, lives lost, and economic devastation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet in the face of these challenging times, we are seeing the acceleration of two trends that could leave a positive mark on business and its role in society.
How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability
May 08 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
This blog is based on the April 22, 2020 webcast How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability, hosted by The Conference Board. Some responses have been edited and condensed for this format. To view the entirety of the webinar or download the presentation click here.
How to Sustain the Focus on Customer Experience in Good AND Challenging Times
May 08 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
This blog is based on the April 23, 2020 webcast: How To Sustain The Focus On Customer Experience In Good AND Challenging Times, hosted by The Conference Board. Some responses have been edited for this format. To view the entirety of the webinar or download the presentation click here.
Achieving Ambidextrous Leadership: Driving “Perform&Transform” Innovation for Step-changed Business Results
May 06 | Chris Gentle, Business Analyst, The Conference Board | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How can innovation leaders re-ignite growth through becoming ambidextrous in the aftermath of COVID 19? This study is based on interviews and discussions with 20 major international companies in software; luxury; FMCG, mining, oil & gas; chemicals; construction; internet infrastructure; banking; pharma and healthcare.
Converting Purpose into Brand Power: A Conversation with Jim Stengel, Former Global Marketing Officer at Proctor & Gamble
April 09 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
Jim Stengel, 2017 American Marketing Association Hall of Fame inductee and former Global Marketing Officer (GMO) at P&G sat down with The Conference Board’s own JP Kuehlwein to discuss how to translate purpose into powerful brands and profits, partner with startups, and remain helpful during the COVID-19 crisis.
The drop in spending of older Americans and its regional impact
March 31 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
One of the striking features of COVID-19 is that it appears to be much more dangerous for older people than for younger people. As a result, older people are more likely to stay at home and avoid having other people enter their home. As older Americans will experience a longer and more extreme social distancing, they are likely to cut back on spending more than younger people.