Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month here in the United States, and Alter Agents is proud to join in celebrating the contributions our Hispanic, Latino, and Latina colleagues, partners, neighbors, and friends have made to the fabric of our city and country. This company was born in Los Angeles, California and one quarter of our Agents…

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The barriers shoppers face: Our latest in Forbes

In a market environment of endless choices, even the best of products will find that standing out isn’t always enough. The product’s pull factor is critical, but so is a brand’s ability to anticipate and overcome the roadblocks that shoppers will face in the final stages of a purchase decision. Our CEO Rebecca Brooks writes…

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We write about shopper categories for Advertising Week

Brands are competing for shopper attention, but the truth is that only part of the market is actually available to have their decisions changed or influenced by a brand’s marketing efforts. Alter Agents’ Marketing Communications Manager Clayton Southerly writes about some of the findings from our Shopper Influence Research, and how we categorize different shopper…

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How Today’s Shoppers Buy Prepackaged Coffee

Coffee makes the world go ‘round – at least it does in our virtual office. In the latest installment in our series on findings from Alter Agents’ Shopper Influence Research, CEO Rebecca Brooks writes in Coffee Talk Magazine about how shoppers go about buying packaged coffee. Here are the key points for brands and retailers…

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Key Insights from our Research on Audio Engagement

Entertainment mega-player Audacy released its State of Audio report this week, highlighting what’s next in the industry, what advertisers need to know, and a Marketer’s Playbook with tips for better content production that grabs attention over the airwaves.   The report leans on the findings from Audio Amplification: Defining Engaged Impressions, a study Alter Agents…

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Furnishing Home Furniture Shoppers with Information

As brands and retailers constantly strive to keep up with changing shopper behavior, it’s important to consider how specific product categories are affected by economy-wide trends. The home furniture space has experienced a big shift to online shopping over the past decade, and that was before the pandemic had so many consumers redecorating their homes…

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Alter Agents presents esports research at AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2021

Neuroscience Got to the Heart of Esports Audiences Tuesday, September 21 1:10 PM Eastern/10:10 AM Pacific Register Here   You’re invited to join us as we present a session at the Advertising Research Foundation’s AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2021 conference on our game-changing research into the nature of engagement among esports audiences.   Alter Agents Chief Strategy Officer…

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How Today’s Shoppers Are Using Social Media

As brands scramble to keep up with new shopper behaviors, it’s important to examine where these shoppers are getting information before their final purchase decision. We recently asked 6,000 shoppers a few questions, and we found that about two-thirds of shoppers today use social media as part of their shopping strategy. Our CEO Rebecca Brooks…

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Time to Evolve, Market Research – We Write for the AMA

Ever hear of “legacy systems?” It’s something the software industry bemoans, as people find it difficult to pivot to new, better ways of doing things. In many ways, market research is stuck in the same rut, using outdated metrics to explore brand loyalty that no longer exists. Our CEO Rebecca Brooks writes more about this…

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Our Experiment with a Four-Day Work Week

A few months ago, we tried an experiment: the four-day work week. As companies attempt to navigate work environments that look anything but normal, these kinds of attempts at work-life balance have been taking center stage. For us, the experiment didn’t produce the results that we wanted, so we went another direction. Alter Agents CEO…

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