Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) (May 2011)
by JWTIntelligence on May 03, 2011
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The fear that you’re missing out—that your peers are doing, in the know about or in possession of more or something better than you—may be a social angst that’s always existed, but it’s going into overdrive thanks to real-time digital updates and to our constant companion, the smartphone.
This presentation is a companion to our trend report that explores the FOMO phenomenon, identifying which cohort is most prone to FOMO and how they respond to it, spotlighting how FOMO is manifesting in the zeitgeist, and looking at the wide-ranging potential for brands seeking to tap into FOMO.
In addition to desk research, we interviewed experts and influencers in technology and academia, and conducted a quantitative survey in the U.S. and the U.K. The survey used SONAR™, JWT’s proprietary online tool, to poll 1,024 adults aged 18-plus and 87 teens aged 13-17 from March 4-15, 2011.
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