Thursday, March 12, 2009

March: Hot/Not

Big Research: Good news and bad news regarding consumer confidence in March…The bad? Fewer than one in five (19.5%) maintain they are confident/very confident in chances for a strong economy, down more than five points from a year ago (24.8%) and trailing the ’07 reading (46.9%) by 27+ points. The “good”? Confidence hasn’t slipped any further from last month’s dismal 19.4% reading…sorry to disappoint, but these days we’ve got to report the good news where we can find it.

Tiger Woods’ return to tournament play proves to be eagerly awaited…the golf phenom tops our list of what’s hot in March, while March Madness and American Idol also continue to be ratings winners among households.

The Flip Video Camcorder is a hit among the younger set, while those in the [slightly] older crowd are cashing in by selling gold jewelry.

1 comment:

Buzz Jackson said...

Jaye, the economy grew irrationally and greedily over the past few years. This reset sets the stage for more moderate, intelligent growth in the future.Economic downturns are a time for innovation, and I look forward to what the many currently-idle-from-the-workplace brains are dreaming up now.

Buzz @ KIIM