The modern marketer’s trusted source for consumer insights 

Understanding consumer behavior is more important than ever yet has never been more difficult. Dentsu Navigator is making it easier for marketers to understand their consumers and navigate in a world of change. Each month, our strategists survey US consumers about the cultural trends, social issues, and emerging industry innovations of our day. 

From gaming, sports and retail to health, politics and sustainability, we uncover actionable insights on a range of topics and industries that help marketers make smarter business decisions, stay competitive, and connect more authentically with consumers. 

Diversity in Advertising

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While increasing diversity and inclusion in communications has been a priority for marketers for some time now, we sought to identify whether consumers have noticed a difference, and across what specific areas of representation. Our survey also digs into who currently feels included and excluded in advertising given that context.

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Tracking consumer behavior in the time of COVID-19

Since March 2020, dentsu has fielded a monthly US consumer survey to better understand what consumers continue to value and de-prioritize as the coronavirus crisis evolves. Heading into the third year of the pandemic, it’s clear our lives haven’t changed – they are changing, and will continue to do so. 

As of January 2022, our survey finds that consumers are fatigued by constant health risks and the evolution of new variants. Financial concerns and inflation are driving many consumers to be more budget conscious than normal and cuts to essential and discretionary spend are expected.

Meet Our Strategy Team

Dirk Herbert
Chief Strategy Officer, Americas
Brad Alperin
SVP, Integrated Strategy Lead
Charlie Almond
EVP, Strategy & Innovation
Prashant Ramachandran
SVP, Integrated Strategy Lead
Robert Walker
EVP, Strategy
Anne St Pierre
VP, Integrated Strategy
Asha Cowell
Director, Integrated Strategy
Megan Keane
Director, Integrated Strategy
Jack Boitani
Director of Content

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