Ben Arnold

Executive Director, Industry Analyst

Ben Arnold is an industry analyst for The NPD Group, covering consumer electronics with an emphasis on video and audio products.  A veteran analyst, he has covered the media and technology industries for over 10 years with an eye on trends in consumer habits and usage.

Ben is available to offer expert insight and commentary on these and other industry-related topics.

  • Audio and video electronics sales and trends
  • Demographic and usage profiles of consumers
  • Consumer attitudes at retail
  • Trends in device feature sets

Ben’s work has been featured extensively in industry publications TWICE and Dealerscope, and he has been quoted in news and business outlets such as the Financial Times, MSNBC.com, PCMag, The Washington Post, and Forbes.  He has presented and served on panels at industry events including CES, Digital Media Conference, and Product Returns.

Prior to joining NPD, Ben was a senior analyst at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), serving as the principal analyst on video, audio, and mobile computing research initiatives. In that role he also led analyst briefings with association members, the press, and government officials. Before CEA, he worked as a senior analyst at USA TODAY, supporting business development and new digital property acquisition.

Ben has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Virginia.