Category Archives: Smart Data

Consumer Confidence Is Down, Will Consumer Spending Follow?

From Forbes on March 3, 2016:

The market continues its rocky ride. Deborah Weinswig, Executive Director, Head of Global Retail & Technology, Fung Business Intelligence Centre, has weighed in on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, and the Prosper Impulsivity Score and what they indicate about future spending. Continue reading…

Prosper Consumer Confidence Is Off, How Will It Impact Spending?

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

This month, Deborah Weinswig, Executive Director, Head Global Retail & Technology, Fung Business Intelligence Centre, has provided comments on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, the Prosper Impulsivity Score, and the Prosper Mood Index.

Prosper Consumer Confidence: At 42.5%, consumer confidence is down nearly four points month-over-month. This month’s reading represents a 15% decline from Jan-15 (50.1%) as well as a 13 month low. “With this survey fielded January 5 – January 12, concurrent with a 3.9% drop in the S&P 500, consumers no doubt were rattled by the week’s stock market performance and its negative impact on household wealth entering 2016,” according to Deborah Weinswig. “It is worth noting that continue reading…

The Internet Of Things Comes To The C-Suite

Prosper Insights & Analytics Streamlines Information Flow For Faster Access And Better Decisions

Worthington, OH – 12/15/15

Top performing executives who wish to have key performance indicators available in real time will now get their wish granted by a new insight and analytic notification service from Prosper Insights & Analytics™. The new service streamlines the delivery of relevant, advanced analytics and insights by circumventing big databases to provide only the most important predictive analytics fast and directly via a notification to a smartwatch, tablet, mobile phone, or laptop.  Continue reading

5 Key Consumer Analytics To Know For The Holiday Season

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

With the holiday season in full swing, consumers seem to have a jollier economic outlook in November based on confidence and impulsivity readings. However, it is yet to be determined if the Paris attacks will weigh down consumer confidence in December. The November Spending Forecast (which represents consumers’ intended spending levels over the next 90 days) is up nearly two points from last year. This reading is an improvement over October’s forecast when year-over-year comparables were flat. Continue reading.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Last Year’s Christmas

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

The October Spending Forecast (which represents consumers’ intended spending levels over the next 90 days) is up from last month—not surprising as we inch closer to the holiday season. However, the forecast is flat compared to last year indicating that consumers are heading into the holidays with similar purchase intentions as they had in 2014.

Key markers contributing to this current consumer mindset are confidence, happiness and impulsivity, which are all flat from last month. Lack of consumer enthusiasm coupled with an uncertain economy indicates continue reading.

New Sam’s Club Shopper Segments Added To Prosper Insights & Analytics InsightCenter

Worthington, OH – 10/22/2015

Prosper Insights & Analytics™ has added the newly announced Sam’s Club Shopper segments into its Shopper Marketing InsightCenter™. Now consumer packaged goods companies who need to connect their brands with these particular segments will have compelling consumer insights and predictive analytics instantly available. These latest segments are added to an already robust list of consumer groups available in the InsightCenter including a variety of Walmart Shoppers segments by categories and demographics, along with their competitors’ shoppers.  Continue reading

Prosper Insights & Analytics and Fung Business Intelligence Centre Announce Strategic Alliance

Columbus, Ohio and Hong Kong, China — October 19, 2015 — Prosper Insights & Analytics™, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, and Fung Business Intelligence Centre (FBIC), the research arm of the Hong-Kong based multinational Fung Group, announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to provide unique insights and analysis on retail and technology trends regarding U.S. and Chinese consumers. As part of the alliance, the FBIC experts will have access to Prosper’s consumer and market information as well as predictive analytics and software applications which they can use as a source for special analysis to be included in articles, reports and other publications. Continue reading

Consumer Confidence Down, Impulsivity And Spending Forecast Sideways

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

September economic indicators show that U.S. consumers’ confidence has been shaken a bit, likely due to the stock market correction and continued volatility on Wall Street. Key markers such as confidence, happiness, and the Prosper Spending Forecast are all off from highs recorded earlier this year, indicating that the coming quarter will continue to be bumpy.

Prosper Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence  is down two points to 44.9% for September—a new low for the calendar year. While this month’s reading tracks a few points ahead of the 13 month low (Oct-14 = 41.0%), it resides below continue reading…

Will Stock Market Dampen Consumer Outlook?

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

Early indicators from the first week of August pointed towards a slightly more optimistic consumer, as confidence, happiness and other key markers were up. However, although these numbers are up month-over-month, they are below recent highs—basically giving back gains for the year. The key will be whether the turmoil and drop of the Stock Market will be contagious and cause consumer mood to retreat. Continue reading…

July Consumer Analytics: Confidence and Spend Forecast Down, Along With Auto Outlook

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com…

In an uncertain economy, retailers and product manufacturers today can’t hold their breath for a return of the 1990’s or early 2000’s heyday. Factors such as demographics and the growth of digital and inefficient marketing and advertising plans are converging to create the sluggishness and it won’t go away overnight. The retail seas are choppy, but they offer leaders a chance to reassess their old systems and business models and chart a new course for success based upon new consumer intelligence.

Prosper has identified some key analytics to help leaders navigate these waters. Continue reading…