Covered on MSNBC, ABC News, and Axios, the research report, The Secret Financial Lives of Americans, features stories of crying, sex, bank heists, baseball games, and eating out of garbage cans—stories that get to the heart of eight, real customer needs from financial services.
Gunny and Ben will take you behind the scenes of Nonfiction’s unusual research approach, which included interviews with bank robbers, bank executives, Wall Street analysts, and shopping addicts—as well as a nationwide quantitative study. You’ll also get ideas on how you can apply Nonfiction-style techniques to your work.
Join us to learn:
- How Americans are secretly living double lives when it comes to their finances
- Why financial services companies are missing huge opportunities for revenue
- How an unusual approach powered one of the most talked about research reports in years
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 12pm EST / 5pm GMT
Presenters: Gunny Scarfo and Ben Zeidler, Co-Founders of Nonfiction Research
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About The Presenters
Gunny Scarfo, Co-Founder, Nonfiction Research
Gunny Scarfo: Before co-founding Nonfiction Research, Gunny was the Head of Strategy at VICE Media’s digital agency, an arm of the $5.7B counterculture media giant. There, he oversaw a team of strategists working on brands such as Unilever, Kraft, Activision, Rolex, and VICE properties such as VICELAND and VICE Impact. Prior to VICE, Gunny was Head of Strategy at Tenthwave Digital (now Accenture Interactive), where he led strategy engagements for BlackRock and helped make Duncan Hines the most shared CPG brand on Facebook. He previously worked for three years as head of marketing at The Abernathy Group, a hedge fund. He’s a graduate of Columbia University.
Ben Zeidler, Co-Founder, Nonfiction Research
Ben Zeidler: Before co-founding Nonfiction Research, Ben was Global Head of CPG Research at L2 (acquired by Gartner Research) where he worked directly with some of the world’s largest consumer brands, including P&G, Unilever, and Nestle. Prior to L2, he worked at Tenthwave, where he established the research & analytics practice, which grew in revenue annually. Ben is on the advisory board at Harvard Business Review and is routinely quoted/featured in industry news. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University.