Category Archives: Research Industry Trends

Why CMOs need to embrace user-generated content

Editor’s note: Gene Austin is the CEO, president and director at Bazaarvoice. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Follow your customer: The need for authentic and visual content.” The only constant … Continue reading

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Selfie: the next big thing in respondent feedback

Editor’s note: Jason Jacobs is a mobile solutions engineer for Confirmit, N.Y. With the adoption of mobile technologies reaching new heights, the abilities and capabilities for researchers are ever expanding. It is estimated that over 80 percent of the world … Continue reading

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Q&A: Big data and its meaning for marketing researchers

Editor’s note: Greg Mishkin is a vice president of research and consulting at Market Strategies International, Livonia, Mich. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Answers to the four most popular big … Continue reading

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Why product marketers should care about data privacy and security

The recent experience of Target highlights the risks to a brand of a failure to secure the personal information of its customers. Global brands such as Google and Facebook have been loudly criticized for their data privacy practices. The constant … Continue reading

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Don’t fear disruption, MR firms. Embrace it.

Editor’s note: Based in London, Richard Thornton is the global sales and operations director at Cint, a Stockholm research firm. Without a doubt, the trifecta of big data, new technology and social media has disrupted the traditional market research industry … Continue reading

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If we are to become data scientists, how do we define “scientist”?

Terry Grapentine is a marketing research consultant in Ankeny, Iowa, and author of Applying Scientific Reasoning to the Field of Marketing: Make Better Decisions. I agree with many points that Joseph Rydholm made in his February 2013 Trade Talk column, … Continue reading

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Are methodologists becoming irrelevant?

Editor’s note: Paul Richard “Dick” McCullough is president of Macro Consulting, a Scotts Valley, Calif., research firm. I imagine that, as dinosaurs slowly slipped into extinction, they were the last ones to notice. It might be the same with marketing … Continue reading

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Question for research firms: To app or not to app?

Editor’s note: Gloria Park Bartolone is senior vice president, global fieldwork operations at Maritz Research Inc., Fenton, Mo. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “To app or not to app (with … Continue reading

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Do we need to rethink market research debriefs?

Editor’s note: Edward Appleton is a client-side senior consumer insights manager based in Europe. Are debriefs actually detrimental to insights? This is a question grounded in experience, not one designed simply to provoke debate. A few months ago, I debriefed … Continue reading

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Can marketing researchers aspire to become analysts?

Editor’s note: Edward Appleton is a client-side senior consumer insights manager based in Europe. Here he recaps a recent conversation with Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director of Ventana Research, San Ramon, Calif. I first bumped into Tony Cosentino … Continue reading

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