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In this category, we will introduce various surveys published in "Manamina" in English. このカテゴリーでは、「マナミナ」に掲載されているさまざまな調査を英語でご紹介します。


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Does Gen Z Prefer Apps Over Websites When Online Shopping?

Does Gen Z Prefer Apps Over Websites When Online Shopping?

The Gen Z data analysts at VALUES, Inc. analyzed behavioral data regarding the online shopping consumption among Generation Z. It is said that Gen Z prefers “e-commerce apps” over “e-commerce websites,” but what is true? We will dig deeper, incorporating the honest voices of the Gen Zers.


What is "Time Performance"? Marketing Case Study of "Taipa Supremacy" Among Generation Z

What is "Time Performance"? Marketing Case Study of "Taipa Supremacy" Among Generation Z

Many Gen Zers are conscious of “taipa," short for “time performance," in various aspects of their daily life. So much so that the term "taipa supremacy" has emerged. This case study provides an overview of "taipa," its values, and marketing examples to understand the psychology and latest trends among Gen Zers.


Most Popular Websites & Apps [2022 Ranking]! Instagram Surpasses Twitter, Ranking 3rd! Increase in Senior Users

Most Popular Websites & Apps [2022 Ranking]! Instagram Surpasses Twitter, Ranking 3rd! Increase in Senior Users

The number of accesses to websites and smartphone apps from January to October 2022 were researched and ranked. The ranking is based on a comparison with the previous year and usage trends by age group. 2022 is characterized by the growth of Instagram, with Instagram becoming the leading social media among seniors.


The blockbuster game, "Splatoon 3"! What is Nintendo's Strategy and How are Consumers Reacting?

The blockbuster game, "Splatoon 3"! What is Nintendo's Strategy and How are Consumers Reacting?

Splatoon 3 by Nintendo sold more than 3.45 million units in Japan within three days of its launch in September 2022. We explore the background of its popularity by analyzing what consumer needs were met and Nintendo’s promotion from the announcement to post-launch. What is important in creating a hit product?


Cluster analysis of those interested in "Fuel Efficiency"

Cluster analysis of those interested in "Fuel Efficiency"

Gasoline prices have skyrocketed due to high prices of crude oil, affecting logistics and putting a strain on household budgets, influencing a greater awareness in energy conservation. Using VALUES’ online behavior analytics tool “story bank,” we conducted a cluster analysis of people interested in "fuel efficiency."


The rise of Liquid Consumption: from Ownership to Usage

The rise of Liquid Consumption: from Ownership to Usage

“Liquid consumption," or consuming through sharing and renting that does not involve permanent ownership of purchased goods, is attracting attention. Kazutoshi Watabe, who has been in the marketing industry for 40 years and serves as Director of the SOKEN Research Institute, explains the factors behind the trend.


Popular AI Image Generators, “Midjourney” and “Stable Diffusion.” Who are giving attention?

Popular AI Image Generators, “Midjourney” and “Stable Diffusion.” Who are giving attention?

We will investigate "Midjourney" and "Stable Diffusion" AI Image Generators, which allow anyone to generate images from keywords. Let’s look into it users, its purpose, the reason for its popularity, and its strengths. We will analyze the data of the interest group and analyze our user experience.


Toyota, Nissan, Honda: Analysis of Top Automotive Companies' Strategies seen from each websites

Toyota, Nissan, Honda: Analysis of Top Automotive Companies' Strategies seen from each websites

The automotive industry suffers from semiconductor shortage due to the pandemic and war in Ukraine. However, the industry is experiencing a major shift to EVs, globally. Japan, a major auto manufacturing market, is seeing changes in the industry’s digital. We explore websites of three major auto manufacturers.


Manga app case study: Number of users & demographics among growing manga apps

Manga app case study: Number of users & demographics among growing manga apps

A look into the number of manga app users over the two-year period starting September 2020 shows remarkable growth, perhaps due in part to the COVID-19 stay-at-home. Here, we examine "LINE Manga," "Piccoma," "Shonen Jump+ (Shueisha)," "Magapoke (Kodansha)" and "Manga One (Shogakukan)."


Website traffic increased by 12 times in one year! Analyzing the "Smart Brain Dock" strategy with online behavioral data

Website traffic increased by 12 times in one year! Analyzing the "Smart Brain Dock" strategy with online behavioral data

"Smart Brain Dock" rebuffs the idea that brain docks are time-consuming and provides viewable test results within 30 minutes. Why has this service attracting more and more user interest? This time, we will analyze Smart Brain Dock's customer attraction strategy using VALUE's online behavior analytics tool Dockpit.


The Butterfly Circuit: Eight Motives for Information-Seeking and Creative Ideas that Stick with Consumers

The Butterfly Circuit: Eight Motives for Information-Seeking and Creative Ideas that Stick with Consumers

The "Butterfly Circuit," a framework developed in collaboration with Google, describes the information-seeking process that leads to a purchase. We will present the reality of information-seeking considering the "Butterfly Circuit," its application to communication strategy, and provide insightful suggestions.


What apps are popular among different generations? Trending apps of 2022 by age group

What apps are popular among different generations? Trending apps of 2022 by age group

Smartphone apps are now an essential part of daily life. We researched the trending apps of 2022 by age group. The results show many interesting trends, such as the influence of COVID-19, and some age groups use apps with similar functions, but apps offered by different companies.


Characteristics of users using @cosme’s live commerce based on online analytics

Characteristics of users using @cosme’s live commerce based on online analytics

Live commerce is gradually attracting attention in Japan. With the interactive nature between the seller and viewer, companies in different industries are adopting it. We will focus on live commerce adopted by @cosme, a cosmetics and beauty website and investigate the user characteristics of live commerce participants.


Analysis of smartphone-related keyword searches of non-Japanese manufacturers like OPPO

Analysis of smartphone-related keyword searches of non-Japanese manufacturers like OPPO

The "SIM lock ban" has been mandated since October 1, 2021. Now, all smartphones must be "SIM-free." We investigate and analyze OPPO, which entered the Japan market in January 2018, along with Huawei and ASUS, two top-ranking overseas manufacturers that offer affordable products.


Audi drivers like to shop? Personas of non-Japanese luxury car drivers

Audi drivers like to shop? Personas of non-Japanese luxury car drivers

Automotive industry has evolved to where "self-driving," AI, and IoT is becoming ordinary. Many automakers offer smartphone apps, and manufacturers are competing on functionality. In this issue, we analyze personas of Audi users using their "myAudi" app and VALUES' online behavior analytics tool Dockpit.


Investigating how new BTS fans evolve into hardcore fans based on behavioral data

Investigating how new BTS fans evolve into hardcore fans based on behavioral data

BTS debuted in 2013 and took the world by storm from 2019 to 2021. So how do people grow to become hardcore BTS fans? In this article, we will infer how fandoms are formed by analyzing online behavior over the next three years.


What markets are now gathering attention among businesspersons? Survey based on "market size" query search data

What markets are now gathering attention among businesspersons? Survey based on "market size" query search data

It is very important for businesspersons to keep an eye on various markets. Using VALUES' web behavior analytics tool Dockpit, we will investigate and analyze the trends of query searches on "market size" to find out which industries are currently experiencing a rise in interest trends among businesspersons.


Does Toyota ”Perfect Car Diagnostics Test" help promote car purchasing? Analysis using third-party data

Does Toyota ”Perfect Car Diagnostics Test" help promote car purchasing? Analysis using third-party data

Toyota Motor Corporation's "Perfect Car Diagnostics Test" is a tool that recommends a car model that matches the user's needs based off of a questionnaire. We investigate Toyota's customers attraction strategy behind this diagnostic tool, using VALUES' web behavior analytics tool Dockpit.


Frozen bento delivery service competitors closing in on Nosh? An in-depth look at the industry today

Frozen bento delivery service competitors closing in on Nosh? An in-depth look at the industry today

Frozen bento (boxed lunches) delivery became popular with the stay-home lifestyle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nosh has attracted loyalty with healthy bentos, but similar services, like GOFOOD, Watami Home Meals, and Shokutakubin, also gained traction. In this article, we compare the user trends and explore the industry.


Can Craft Cola Achieve the Popularity of Spiced Curry? Surprising Commonalities Revealed by Keyword Research

Can Craft Cola Achieve the Popularity of Spiced Curry? Surprising Commonalities Revealed by Keyword Research

We will analyze food trends while targeting marketers in the food industry or those interested in trends. Although seemingly unrelated, “craft cola” and “spiced curry” are both unique and playful "health-conscious" foods that "use spices." Here, we analyze the popularity of "craft cola" and "spiced curry."