Thursday, March 25, 2021

Why Am I so Optimistic about 2021



Opportunity Knocks


Ebullience! That's a word we haven't heard much in the past year. But I predict that's only the start. You might soon also hear such rare terms as buoyancy, vivacity, and euphoria bandied about. 

Count me in the camp that is exuberant for the opportunity presented to us in 2021 - 2022. I can't wait to work again in a group practicing social nearness sans masks as in the headline picture... though my vision of tomorrow has a nicer desk than the headline picture. Why so cheerful you ask?

I covered some of the information in this post when we announced the opening of the SVB 2021 Direct to Consumer survey. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Annual 2021 DtC Survey: Extended to Friday 3-26



There is so much anticipation in the air for an end to the horror show we've all lived the past year. Today wineries are getting ready to reopen to normal service levels, hopefully before Memorial Day! That's a legitimate hope with the increased pace of vaccine availability and improved COVID metrics.

Speaking of metrics, Silicon Valley Bank annually runs the industry's Direct to Consumer Survey this time of year. We typically get about 1,000 responses before cleaning the final results to between seven to eight hundred useful responses.