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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Three quarters of millionaires use social media


Money is no deterrent to social media activity with 75% of UK millionaires using at least one social media platform according to research from Ledbury UK Millionaire Omnibus.

Three data-driven ad trends for 2015


With 89% of European advertisers and ad agencies saying programmatic trading will have a significant impact on digital advertising (IAB), Turn outlines its predictions for data-driven advertising for next year.

Creston half year revenues up 5% as Serviceplan partnership announced


Marketing communications group Creston has reported revenues up 5% to £37.3 million.

Greensand medical research consultancy launches


A new UK-based research consultancy, Greensand, has opened its doors specialising in usability and market research for the medical device industry.


Deep dive into drinking occasions


With brewers facing competition from inside – and outside – the category, insight is critical for maintaining relevance as Mick Doran, head of strategic insights at Heineken UK explains. By Lucy Fisher

Back in the day


From innovations such as QR code surveys and gamification to Skype calls reducing the need for international travel, much in the research landscape has changed over the past 10 years as Chime Insight & Engagement’s Crispin Beale explains.

The ads of Christmas past, present and yet to come


Christmas ads are dominating the media channels as social media commentary becomes as important as TV views. Research from Harris Interactive looks at consumer expectations of the season’s campaigns.

Money talks


Customer trust is vital in the financial services industry, says Phil Brooks of Harris Interactive. But is research in this area offering enough insight for organisations to meet their needs?


The dangers of DIY research


The advent of social media has led to a proliferation of poorly-executed DIY research, says Cherry Taylor of Dynamic Markets. She believes it’s time for market researchers to take a stand.

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Panning for gold in big data


The next must-have for the market research industry is text analytics according to Confirmit’s Wale Omiyale.

From the blogs

The spiral of silence in polling


Pollsters have to contend with all aspects of human behaviour when trying to deliver accurate voting predictions says ICM Research’s Martin Boon.

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Video saved the radio star


Passively measured data can tell you a lot but to get to the ‘why’, researchers still need to ask specific questions says Research Now’s Ben Hogg.

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