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Adult life, it turns out, is full of lots of things you should do. But what do people like you actually do? That’s where comparative data comes in. 

We have been following this for a while, even created SnackStats on the trend, but it keeps popping up.

We have already seen examples, say where, an electric bill might show your home’s power usage vs. the neighbors. An app might display your relative time on a run around park. We’re desiring more and more of these clues that show us where we fit in and what counts as good (enough) behavior. After all, the goal isn’t to be perfect. It’s just to be better than most.

How does your 401K savings rate compare!? Are you a top 10 percenter?

Bloomberg reported on a new application CompareMe, “(it) promises to increase retirement savings rates by drawing on survey data to compare your rate to that of people with similar incomes, and to the average in your state. Putnam Investments has developed a “How Do I Compare?” feature for its 401K clients. Academic studies are showing that the peer effect works in motivating people to save more.”

About the Author:

As Managing Director of Innovation for Syneos Health Communications, Leigh is responsible for shaping the company’s perspective on the next era of healthcare marketing. Through thought leadership, strategic innovation workshops and new products and capabilities, Leigh focuses on identifying marketing approaches that will fuel that new era and generate significant growth for clients. Leigh has worked with Fortune 1000 companies to craft their digital, mobile, social and CRM strategies for over 17 years. She’s worked for category-leading agencies in retail, public affairs, B2B technology, and higher education. Prior to moving to Syneos Health Communications, she had several leadership roles at one of our agencies, GSW. There, she founded an innovation practice fueled by the zeitgeist and spearheaded digital and innovation thinking across the business. Leigh has taken a special interest in complex healthcare products that can change lives in meaningful ways. She was recently a strategic lead on the 3rd largest launch in pharmaceutical history: Tecfidera. Before that she had keys roles with Eli Lilly Oncology, Abbott Nutrition, Amgen Cardiovascular, and Eli Lilly Diabetes. A critical part of Leigh’s work is trends and new ideas. Every year, she convenes a group of trend watchers from across our global network to identify the shifts most critical to healthcare marketers. Leigh is a sought-after writer and speaker. Recognized as one of the most inspiring people in the pharmaceutical industry by PharmaVoice, Leigh also was recognized as a Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) for her overt passion, industry thought leadership and significant contributions in new business, strategy and mentoring.