Consumer Psychology In Recessions ~ market folly

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Consumer Psychology In Recessions

Have to give a big hat tip to Value Plays for posting this up a while ago. Harvard Business School has a video out regarding consumer psychology during recessions. Watch the video below (RSS & Email readers will need to come to the blog to view it).

In the video, they discuss how both marketing and consumer behavior can be impacted by recessions and they bring up interesting points. In the past, we've highlighted that consumer spending during recessions is not quite what you'd think it would be.

Head over to Todd's site to check out his example of how Walmart has used the economic situation to refine their message while Target has suffered. Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman of course has confronted Target (read: gone activist), as he pushes for major changes in the company.

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