The world under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unusual for all living beings across the globe, be it the changes in habits of working professionals or the consumer expectations from brands or the unintended but positive changes that it brought in our lives. So, how can festive celebrations not be unusual? Muslims worldwide are experiencing a very unusual Ramadan this year. The impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown have naturally resulted in vast changes to the holy month globally.
Das Coronavirus, international auch unter COVID-19 bekannt, hält seit Wochen die Welt in Atem und diktiert jeher sämtliche Bereiche gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Lebens. Wie reagieren Verbraucher und welche Auswirkungen hat COVID-19 auf ihr Konsumverhalten? Max Czycholl von Borderless Access ist diesen und weiteren Fragen in einer globalen Studie nachgegangen.
The global economy, accustomed to continuous growth has been caught unawares and unprepared by the suddenness of these unprecedented circumstances. Like most industries, the market research space is also facing hardships and uncertainty. However, as market researchers, we have the unique capacity and capability to understand the world. At a time of uncertainty, market researchers are in a unique position to contribute towards helping others rebuild.
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This past month's lockdown has had an interesting impact on how South Africans consume media. Coupled with the millions of South Africans staying home and the need for ongoing information about the coronavirus, South African media expectations have changed. By the end of March 2020, South Africa had a total of 1,353 COVID-19 cases and five deaths. One month on, we enter stage four of the South African lockdown with these numbers soaring to 5,350 cases and 103 deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lock-down has had a deep influence on people’s lives universally. However, constantly, hearing and reading about the problems and hardships makes coping with the situation more difficult. At the same time, the compulsions of lock-down have forced us all to make certain changes to how we live and these have had some unintended, yet welcome impact as well. And pleasant news is always welcome, right?
As national lockdown extends, South Africans’ greatest COVID-19-related concern is the economy. This is even more top-of-mind for most citizens than concern over their family’s health care needs, which features as their second most pressing concern.
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As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly affected businesses all over the world.