MEDIA CONTACT: Business Leader, MasterCard Advisors
Marisa Grimes joined MasterCard in May 2012 as Business Leader in the Worldwide Communications department. In her current role, Marisa oversees communications efforts for MasterCard Advisors, a division of MasterCard that uses advanced analytics and deep payments expertise to bring actionable insights and solutions to clients around the world. Prior to MasterCard, Marisa was Vice President, Global Communications for Nielsen. She also held previous public relations roles at media companies including TV Guide and Discovery Communications.
The saying “the early bird catches the worm” rang true for many U.S. retailers on Thanksgiving Day, as well as for consumers looking to grab doorbuster deals on tablets, TVs, and other electronics. According to the U.S. November report for MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks retail sales across all forms of payment (including credit cards, cash …
Holiday shopping and travel trends from MasterCard Advisors.
U.S. Retail Sales Report Shows Record-Breaking Sales for Airlines and Lodging To tweet this news, copy and paste [mstr.cd/1bOIyBm] to your Twitter handle with the hashtag #SpendingPulse and #HolidayTravel Purchase, NY (November, 25, 2013) – ‘Tis the season for holiday travel headaches. With airline and hotel prices on the rise, consumers may be feeling the …
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may mean the biggest shopping days of the holiday season for certain industries, but according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, not every sector sees its greatest uptick that week. It turns out that holiday shoppers in the market for a little “bling” are more likely to purchase those big ticket items in …
It seems nothing can keep a faithful Halloween shopper down for long. According to MasterCard’s latest U.S. SpendingPulse report, October retail sales were up 3.8 percent versus 2012, despite speculation that consumers would cut back spending amid economic fears during the 16-day government shutdown. SpendingPulse analysis – which estimates spending across credit cards, cash and …