Articles Posted in Ipsos Affluent Intelligence

FinTech: The Technology and the Early Adopters Disrupting Financial Services

IAI Fintech Whitepaper

Financial Services is one of the many categories experiencing an unprecedented level of disruption, as new technologies replace and transform traditional offerings. When categories evolve this rapidly, a small group of early adopters lead the way for other consumers.

These early adopters are the experimenters who try new products and services—and eventually educate the rest of us. To belong to this elite group, a person needs time, passion and the means to experiment. Ipsos Affluent Intelligence has been studying these consumers – who we call “Affluencers” – for over four decades.

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Meet the Financial Affluencer

Financial Affluencers are the 19.8MM affluent Americans who influence the banking, investing or retirement planning decisions of other consumers. Below is a snapshot of our Ipsos Affluent Intelligence findings specific to this group of influencers. 

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Affluents in the Age of Polarity

Michael Baer, IAI’s SVP Team Lead, talks to MediaPost about the Affluent Outlook in 2018. In a year that sees America more politically polarized than ever before, we find even Affluent Americans (a relatively homogenous audience) are picking sides. Affluent women and Millennials in particular are more likely to be dissatisfied with the direction that the…

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Spring Release of the Ipsos Affluent Survey

The semi-annual release of results from the Ipsos Affluent Survey went live on March 28th. Based on responses from more than 24,000 adults with household incomes over $125,000, the results are projected to a total population of 60.5 million affluent adults (18 years and older). With a median household income of $180,898 (+1.5% from a…

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Smart Home Technology – Not your Typical Tech

In this age of fragmentation and media complexity, the idea of understanding and engaging with an audience with disproportionate buying power, interest and influence is an understandably compelling approach. Ipsos Affluent Intelligence data has proven that affluent influencers—Affluencers—have greater spending power, expertise and category knowledge. They’re experimenters and early adopters who road test new products…

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The Affluent Outlook 2018

For over 40 years, Ipsos Affluent Intelligence has been studying Affluent Americans (currently defined as adults age 18+ with household incomes over $125,000) and developing insights into their attitudes and behaviors. In January of every year, we reach out to our Survey respondents with an Outlook questionnaire designed to gauge their optimism in regards to the future. This year the responses were the most polarized, conflicted, and fascinating we’ve seen. Despite a booming economy and tax cuts expected to help the well off, fewer than half of Affluent Americans are optimistic that 2018 will be a good year for America as a whole.

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Meet the Affluencers

What They’re Doing Now is What Everyone Else Will be Doing Next

Brands, agencies and media companies all know the power of influencer marketing. Recommendations and reviews drive today’s categories—and the influencers who provide them are businesses’ most important audience.

Ipos Affluent Intelligence has identified the most influential audience in America. For over forty years, we’ve been the preeminent authority on affluent consumers, and our ongoing survey gives us an unparalleled view into their attitudes, preferences and behaviors. It’s allowed us to study a segment of affluent Americans that we call “Affluencers.”

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