Paul Gagnon

Paul Gagnon

Mr. Paul Gagnon is an Executive Director of Analysis & Research within the IHS Technology group.

Mr. Gagnon joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as the director of global TV research as well as senior analyst for North America. In those capacities, he chaired the annual DisplaySearch US FPD conference. He has more than 14 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, with expertise in TV market tracking, forecasting, and analysis, as well as consulting and conferences. Mr. Gagnon has been cited as an industry expert in numerous publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Prior to DisplaySearch, Mr. Gagnon worked as a senior marketing analyst forecasting and analyzing volatile TV and video market trends for Hitachi America, LTD's Home Electronics Division. There, he gained extensive product development and strategic planning experience. He was responsible for developing and implementing retail sales incentive promotions at Hitachi. He was also a member of the video division market research committee of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Mr. Gagnon has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.


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2018 Black Friday Preview - TVs

Most of the major retailer ads for Black Friday have been released/leaked, so it is time to roll out our annual preview of the deals for TVs and how they compare to years past. A significant increase in the number of 50" and larger sets as anticipated, with a focus on 60"+. Highlight - A 60" 4K LCD TV is available in 2018 for the same price as a 32" HD LCD TV in 2008, just under $400! Please download the attached presentation for the full analysis

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Sam's Club Kicks Off 2018 US TV Selling Season

Each year, usually a few weeks prior to Black Friday in early November, retailers are eager to be the first to start attracting eager buyers ahead of the official start of the holiday shopping season. These early promotions seem to attract a decent amount of buying interest, especially if the retailer is less likely to participate as aggressively during Black Friday. Sam's Club, a member-only US warehouse club retailer, has published the circular advertisement for their November 10th One Day Savings Event. TVs are predictably a prominent feature of the sale, and we break down how this might be very early indicators of Black Friday pricing.

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TV Sets (Emerging Technologies) Market Tracker - Q2 2018

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