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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Research
Dec 2011

  • AdStaff Media snaps up Media Research Planning and Placement

    14-Dec-2011

    US— Media buying firm AdStaff Media has acquired Media Research Planning and Placement (MRPP), a media agency offering market research and media planning and buying services.

  • Aegis Media signs on for Rentrak's commercial ratings

    8-Dec-2011

    US— Aegis Media agencies, including Carat, will get access to viewership metrics for individual ad spots under a deal announced this week with media measurement firm Rentrak.

  • Alterian and SDL reach agreement on £68m takeover

    2-Dec-2011

    UK— Alterian’s directors have reached agreement with SDL on the terms of an acquisition that values the marketing analytics firm at £68.4m.

  • And the #MRX Tweeter of the Year is...

    15-Dec-2011

    InSites Consulting’s Tom De Ruyck tops the public vote, but who was the Most Retweeted of the Year and what were the community’s most talked-about buzzwords? Announcing the winners of the #MRX Tweet Awards 2011.

  • Arbitron sues former customer Magic Broadcasting

    5-Dec-2011

    US— Arbitron is suing a former client, Magic Broadcasting, for allegedly using its radio ratings reports without a licence.

  • AskYourTargetMarket launches free service

    21-Dec-2011

    US— Self-service online research provider AskYourTargetMarket has launched a free service where users can carry out surveys with friends, colleagues, clients or social media contacts.

  • Awe.sm investment for Groupon analytics partner

    2-Dec-2011

    US— Groupon’s social media analytics partner Awe.sm has raised $4m in a series A financing round to help expand its team and add features to its performance tracking platform.

  • Behavioural economics: a call to action

    20-Dec-2011

    Kristin Hickey of Ruby Cha Cha says the current focus on behavioural economics offers great opportunities for research providers to change the way they work – if clients are willing to take the plunge with them.

  • Belgian JIC signs Nielsen for broadcast monitoring

    22-Dec-2011

    BELGIUM— The Belgian Joint Industry Committee for media audience measurement, CIM, has signed up to use Nielsen’s TV Events broadcast monitoring system for four years, starting in 2013.

  • Buddy Media partners ComScore for social metrics

    7-Dec-2011

    US— WPP-backed social marketing management platform Buddy Media is partnering with ComScore to add its social media metrics to Buddy Media’s product suite.

  • Carrier IQ hits back at 'surveillence' claims

    5-Dec-2011

    US— Under-fire mobile intelligence firm Carrier IQ broke its silence late last week to defend its technology and “vigorously disagree” with those speculating that the firm may have violated federal wiretap laws.

  • Carrier IQ publishes report to fight privacy fears

    13-Dec-2011

    US— Mobile intelligence firm Carrier IQ has published a 19-page report to reassure consumers that its software is not the threat to privacy that some have claimed.

  • Carrier IQ warned of lawsuit risk

    1-Dec-2011

    US— First it was Carrier IQ threatening legal action, now the mobile intelligence firm is being warned it could be open to lawsuits from consumers whose phones are installed with its software.

  • Cebr predicts 11% growth in ad and MR spend to 2016

    20-Dec-2011

    UK— The UK advertising and market research sector is set to grow 11.6% over the next five years, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

  • Centaur acquires Venture Business Research

    13-Dec-2011

    UK— Business information and events group Centaur Media has acquired Venture Business Research in a deal that could eventually be worth £7.5m, depending on future performance.

  • ChatCloud MD Shuker resigns

    2-Dec-2011

    UK— Robin Shuker, co-founder and managing director of online qual research technology firm ChatCloud, has resigned after just over a year.

  • Client turns supplier as Ritchie joins eDigital

    13-Dec-2011

    UK— Virgin Media’s former head of customer experience insight Anna Ritchie has joined eDigitalResearch as research director.

  • ComScore names Bert Miklosi as consumer goods VP

    9-Dec-2011

    US— ComScore has appointed Bert Miklosi as vice president of marketing solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry.

  • Confirmit incorporates Clarabridge text analytics

    1-Dec-2011

    NORWAY — Research software provider Confirmit has incorporated Clarabridge’s text analytics solution into its platform.

  • Coppa proposals ruffle MRA

    4-Jan-2012

    US— Proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa), including plans to revoke the “email plus” option of obtaining parental consent, have raised concerns within the Marketing Research Association (MRA).

  • Dapresy says GfK software deal is biggest ever

    6-Dec-2011

    GERMANY/SWEDEN— Dapresy today announced the biggest-ever contract win for its dashboard reporting software with the signing of a global agreement with the GfK Group.

  • Diary: Targeting, trends and tooth-whitening

    Dec 2011

    A roundup of things that caught our eye in and around the research industry this month.

  • EmSense's Moses takes neuroscience role at Ipsos

    21-Dec-2011

    US— Former EmSense strategy and analytics chief Elissa Moses is joining Ipsos next year as executive vice president of neuroscience and emotion.

  • Facts taps Snap for mobile data uploads

    12-Dec-2011

    UK— Facts International has partnered with technology firm Snap to enable mobile uploads of fieldwork data from tablet devices and smartphones.

  • FTC approves ScanScout Flash cookie settlement

    22-Dec-2011

    US— The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalised a settlement with online advertising firm ScanScout over its use of Flash ‘cookies’ to track online consumer behaviour.

  • Game the system

    Dec 2011

    What gameplay mechanics can we apply to research? Erin Leedy and Erica Ruyle of Market Strategies International pick out some of the most promising and explain how they might work.

  • Get in with the crowd

    2-Dec-2011

    Social media has made it easier for people to find like-minded groups, but these crowds can be tough for brands to penetrate. Pete Comley offers some advice.

  • GfK in deal to buy Knowledge Networks

    9-Dec-2011

    US— GfK is acquiring digital research specialist Knowledge Networks and its probability-based online panel, Knowledge Panel, which it expects to help strengthen its media measurement offering.

  • GfK wins five new measurement contracts

    7-Dec-2011

    GERMANY— GfK has been awarded five new media research contracts, in Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

  • Gone in a Flash

    29-Dec-2011

    Adobe’s decision to halt development of the mobile Flash plugin will shape the course of rich content development in online surveys, says Jason Cazes of Kinesis Survey Technologies.

  • Greenberg Quinlan Rosner adds digital practice

    5-Dec-2011

    US— Opinion research and strategy group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has launched a digital division specialising in social media analytics, micro-targeting and online strategic consulting.

  • Harris Interactive faces Nasdaq de-listing

    20-Dec-2011

    US— Harris Interactive is facing being de-listed from the Nasdaq stock exchange after failing to keep its stock price above $1 for 180 calendar days.

  • Hartmann takes over as GfK chief executive

    1-Dec-2011

    GERMANY— Matthias Hartmann steps into the role of GfK chief executive today, replacing Klaus Wübbenhorst who has lead the company for the past 13 years.

  • Heart+Mind Strategies appoints senior solutions consultant

    7-Dec-2011

    US— Annabel Kelly has joined strategic research and consulting agency Heart + Mind Strategies as a senior solutions consultant, where she will support growth in client services and expand the firm’s strategic offerings.

  • How was it for you?

    Dec 2011

    Surveys can be slick, interesting and enjoyable. But we all know how often they actually are. Robert Bain considers the state of respondent experience and whether it’s improving.

  • 'I didn't expect Twitter to have such a great influence on our profession'

    23-Dec-2011

    Research Tweeter of the Year Tom De Ruyck on all things Twitter: its evolution from curiosity to content curation tool, how it helps in his career and what we’ll all be talking about on the #MRX hashtag in 2012.

  • IBM agrees another analytics acquisition

    9-Dec-2011

    US— IBM is continuing its spending spree on analytics companies, agreeing a deal to buy DemandTec in an all-cash transaction worth approximately $440m.

  • ICM adds crisis management service

    20-Dec-2011

    UK— ICM Research has launched a new crisis management service to help clients deal with events that can affect both the brand and its bottom line.

  • ICM appoints head of analytics and two research directors

    9-Dec-2011

    UK— ICM Research has appointed Tom Bailey as its new head of analytics and Ruth Moyer and Matt Draper as research directors.

  • ICM Group fills director spots with promotion and appointment

    19-Dec-2011

    UK— ICM has promoted Neil Sykes to the role of operations director and hired Ipsos Mori’s Rebekah Joseph (pictured) as field director of its FieldWork UK business.

  • Indian body puts out RFI ahead of print survey relaunch

    12-Dec-2011

    INDIA— The Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI) has issued a global request for information to gauge the state-of-the-art in readership research ahead of the launch of the country’s new print media survey.

  • Insight names senior management for eVillage

    1-Dec-2011

    UK— Healthcare specialist Insight Research Group has hired former Verve operations director Dave Bostock as research operations director.

  • Insight Research Group becomes Insight Strategy Group

    6-Dec-2011

    US— New York-based Insight Research Group has changed its name to Insight Strategy Group.

  • InsightExpress gauges ad effectiveness on tablets

    7-Dec-2011

    US— InsightExpress has launched an ad effectiveness research service specifically for tablet devices.

  • InsightExpress strikes another Ignite deal

    19-Dec-2011

    US— InsightExpress has expanded its Ignite CPG offering through a partnership with Kantar Shopcom, similar to a deal agreed with SymphonyIRI last week.

  • InsightExpress, SymphonyIRI partner on ad impact

    16-Dec-2011

    US— InsightExpress has partnered with SymphonyIRI to launch a new service that reveals that impact of online advertising on shopper behaviour.

  • Introducing the 2011 #MRX Tweet Awards

    7-Dec-2011

    We love Twitter, especially the #MRX community. Here’s your chance to show your love and vote for your favourite market research tweeter.

  • Invision adds Nielsen's online campain ratings to TV planning tool

    21-Dec-2011

    US— Advertising technology firm Invision has struck a partnership with Nielsen to incorporate the latter’s online campaign ratings into its advertising planning and sales platforms.

  • Ipsos acquires Vietnam's Consumer Behavior & Insight

    7-Dec-2011

    SINGAPORE— Ipsos has acquired Vietnamese MR agency Consumer Behavior & Insight for an undisclosed amount as part of its plan to grow across the Asia Pacific region.

  • Ipsos invests in tech firm AdMaster

    28-Dec-2011

    CHINA— Ipsos has made a strategic investment in technology firm AdMaster to collaborate on the development of a monitoring and assessment system to measure the effects of digital marketing.

  • Ipsos Mori finalises senior leadership team

    5-Dec-2011

    UK— Ipsos Mori CEO Ben Page has finalised his senior leadership team following the company’s merger with Synovate.

  • Ipsos opens full service office in Pakistan

    16-Dec-2011

    PAKISTAN— Ipsos has launched a full service office in Pakistan to be led by Abdul Sattar Babar.

  • Ipsos's Fredrickson takes group ops role at Toluna

    13-Dec-2011

    US— Jim Fredrickson, president of Ipsos Interactive Services North America, has joined Toluna as group chief operations officer.

  • Irish data commissioner reports on Facebook privacy audit

    22-Dec-2011

    IRELAND— Facebook has agreed a series of new measures to improve transparency and control around user data with the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC).

  • Italian TV ratings body fined €1.8m by anti-trust authority

    19-Dec-2011

    ITALY— Auditel, the joint industry committee for TV measurement in Italy, has been fined €1.8m by the country’s anti-trust authority for practices that favoured broadcasters Mediaset and RAI.

  • Job swap for Gemius president and VP

    19-Dec-2011

    POLAND— Online media measurement firm Gemius has named Piotr Ejdys as president, replacing Artur Zawadzki (pictured) who becomes vice president.

  • Kantar snatches Swiss TV contract from GfK

    12-Dec-2011

    SWITZERLAND— Kantar Media won a six-year contract to measure television viewing in Switzerland from industry committee Mediapulse following a three-way pitch.

  • Kooyman to become GfK Custom COO after KN buy

    12-Dec-2011

    US— Simon Kooyman, CEO of Knowledge Networks (KN), is to become chief operating officer of GfK Custom Research North America once GfK completes its acquisition of KN.

  • Learning the lessons of 2011

    Dec 2011

    Sitting down Sitting down to plan out this month’s issue, the team and I were faced with a choice: to reflect on the year just gone or look ahead to the coming 12 months. We chose the latter.

  • Leger Marketing acquires Isopublic

    8-Dec-2011

    CANADA— Leger Marketing has become the majority shareholder in Swiss polling and market research agency Isopublic and its subsidiary Gallup Switzerland.

  • Live Nation acquires BigChampagne Media Measurement

    15-Dec-2011

    US— Live Nation, owner of Ticketmaster, has acquired music audience measurement firm BigChampagne Media Measurement which tracks online listening and song downloading habits across social networks and music sites.

  • London Underground insight bosses leave as TfL merges teams

    16-Feb-2012

    UK— London Underground’s two joint insight bosses have left the organisation as the insight function is merged with Transport for London’s group customer research team.

  • Look what's in store

    Dec 2011

    Sainsbury’s director of insight and loyalty Andrew Mann tells Robert Bain how insight has helped the retailer through recessionary times.

  • Making sense of chaos

    21-Dec-2011

    We speak to NatCen’s Gareth Morrell about the challenges of researching the August riots.

  • Management buyout at Bunnyfoot Scotland

    15-Dec-2011

    UK— The Scottish arm of behavioural research agency Bunnyfoot will be rebranded as Nile in January next year after a management buyout led by MD Sarah Ronald.

  • MarketView selects iMotions for eye-tracking software

    13-Dec-2011

    US— CPG and pharma research agency MarketView Research has signed up to use iMotions’ eye-tracking software platform in order to test ad effectiveness, product packaging and in-store shopping behaviour studies with Fortune 500 clients.

  • Media Monitors Group acquires China Clipping

    14-Dec-2011

    CHINA— Media Monitors Group has acquired China Clipping, a Beijing-based firm offering media monitoring and quantitative media analysis.

  • Media Monitors makes another Asian buy

    16-Dec-2011

    MALAYSIA— Media Monitors has acquired another media monitoring and analysis business in Asia, MediaBanc, just days after inking a deal to take over China Clipping.

  • Media Square chairman and CEO lead management buyout

    8-Dec-2011

    UK— Media Square chairman Roger Parry and CEO Peter Reid today executed a surprise management buyout of all the agencies that made up the marketing communications group.

  • Merger for Ireland's Red C and OI Research

    8-Dec-2011

    IRELAND— Red C Research and OI Research (formerly Outsourced Insight) have merged to create one of the largest independent research companies in Ireland.

  • Merry Christmas everyone

    23-Dec-2011

    As the Research team heads off for its annual Christmas break, we wanted to thank all our readers for their continued support this year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • Metametrics adds new directors for business relaunch

    9-Dec-2011

    UK— Metametrics, the business founded by former Kraft Foods market research manager Tom Lloyd, has relaunched with two new directors on board.

  • MR pushes for exclusion from Singapore Do Not Call list

    15-Dec-2011

    SINGAPORE— The Market Research Society of Singapore has pressed the country’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) to exclude market research from Singapore’s proposed Do Not Call list.

  • MRC reviewing Nielsen data in Nickelodeon dispute

    6-Dec-2011

    US— The Media Rating Council is working with Nielsen on a review of its TV audience data after Viacom queried a surprise fall in ratings for its Nickelodeon channel.

  • MRIA receives complaints over Canadian pollster

    19-Dec-2011

    CANADA— The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association is looking into complaints over a survey that referenced rumours of an MP’s possible resignation.

  • My double life – Jared Huizenga

    Dec 2011

    We meet Jared Huizenga, a field services manager who also leads a competitive barbecue team.

  • NetCen wins spot on housing survey consortium

    16-Dec-2011

    UK— NatCen Social Research has been given a role in the new English Housing Survey by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

  • Networked Insights and IPG partner for social TV analysis

    22-Dec-2011

    US— Networked Insights and IPG Mediabrands have partnered to launch a service that identifies which TV shows a brand’s audience is watching by analysing real-time social media data.

  • NewsLifeMedia looks to The Future Lab

    5-Dec-2011

    AUSTRALIA/UK— NewsLifeMedia (previously News Magazines) has formed a strategic partnership with London-based trends forecasting and research agency The Future Laboratory.

  • Nielsen and ComScore settle patent dispute

    21-Dec-2011

    US— ComScore and Nielsen have settled their disputes over online measurement patents, with ComScore acquiring four of Nielsen’s families of patents and Nielsen acquiring $19m-worth of ComScore stock.

  • Nielsen names vice chair and chief operating officer

    19-Dec-2011

    US— Nielsen has appointed Rick Kash as vice chairman and Mitchell Habib as chief operating officer, effective 1 January 2012.

  • Nielsen scraps Tasmanian radio survey

    12-Dec-2011

    AUSTRALIA— Nielsen has cancelled its radio audience measurement survey in Tasmania after discovering that its sample over-represented older listeners and under-represented the younger demographic.

  • Nielsen still exploring 'opt-in only' services with Carrier IQ

    2-Dec-2011

    US— Nielsen is continuing to work with Carrier IQ to explore opportunities for joint measurement of mobile services, networks and devices despite the privacy storm engulfing the mobile intelligence company.

  • 'No return' for shareholders from Media Square MBO

    9-Dec-2011

    UK— Media Square shareholders won’t see a penny from the sale of the group’s ten agencies for a reported price of between £10m and £15m.

  • NRG founder Joseph Farrell dies aged 76

    8-Dec-2011

    US— Entertainment researcher and film producer Joseph Farrell, the founder of the National Research Group, had died in Los Angeles aged 76.

  • Opinion Leader nets women's sports project

    6-Dec-2011

    UK— The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) has appointed Opinion Leader to investigate the role of coaches in recreational sport.

  • Passenger launches iPhone community app

    2-Dec-2011

    US— Online community firm Passenger has created an iPhone app so that members can take part in research from their phones.

  • People on the move

    2-Dec-2011

    The latest appointments and promotions in the global market research and consumer insight industry. This week: Pulse Group, DDB UK, SCB Partners, Peryam & Kroll, Spanish Broadcasting Systems, The Marketing Workshop, Mesh Planning, TNS, iKnowtion and Questor.

  • People on the move

    14-Dec-2011

    The latest promotions and appointments in the global market research industry and consumer insight industry. This week: Peryman & Kroll, BDRC, Pulse Group, Radius Global, Gongos, YouGov, Zeldis, NewBrandAnalytics, MarketVision, Kadence and Prophet.

  • People on the move

    23-Dec-2011

    A roundup of the latest appointments and promotions in the global market research and consumer insight industry. This week: Phoenix Marketing, Pyramid Research, the IAB and Live Nation.

  • Philips resigns as Photon chief executive

    12-Dec-2011

    US— Jeremy Philips has resigned as Photon CEO after a precarious 18 months for the marketing services group, which owns research firms Auspoll, Jigsaw and The Leading Edge.

  • Police raid throws Turkish TV ratings into chaos

    21-Dec-2011

    TURKEY— The Turkish TV ratings industry is in a state of confusion after police raided the offices of ratings provider AGB Nielsen and two TV production companies amid claims that panel members’ details were leaked to third parties who sought to bribe them.

  • Post-Newsweek commits to Rentrak as local TV currency

    20-Dec-2011

    US— The broadcasting division of The Washington Post Company is adopting Rentrak’s local market ratings as the trading currency for ad space on its TV stations.

  • PR software firm Augure buys blog watcher iMente Global

    14-Dec-2011

    FRANCE— PR software company Augure has acquired Spanish social media and online news monitoring firm iMente Global.

  • Q&A: Rentrak's Exact Commercial Ratings

    5-Dec-2011

    Chief research officer Bruce Goerlich responds to reader questions about the company’s new measure of commercial viewing.

  • Quadrangle adds trio of directors

    13-Dec-2011

    UK— Quadrangle has added three new directors to its team, including Stephen Ashford, the former director of strategy and performance at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

  • Real money for virtual store creator InContext

    8-Dec-2011

    US— InContext Solutions, which creates virtual retail environments for research purposes, has received $1.5m in funding from a consortium of investors.

  • Rentrak to count viewers for individual commercials

    1-Dec-2011

    US— Rentrak today boasted that it had jumped ahead of rival Nielsen with a new TV metric that can tell advertisers how many viewers were exposed to specific commercials in a national campaign.

  • Research in 2012: new methods, stronger structures and less PowerPoint

    22-Dec-2011

    Forrester’s Reineke Reitsma looks back on 2011 and sets out what researchers should watch out for in 2012.

  • SAP becomes NetBase social analytics reseller

    12-Dec-2011

    US— SAP, a business management software firm, is to become a reseller of NetBase’s social media insight and analytics platform.

  • Say Media and Quantcast target 'live-TV avoiders'

    6-Dec-2011

    US— Digital publisher Say Media is working with web measurement firm Quantcast on an online platform called Off The Grid to target advertising at television viewers who try to avoid ad breaks.

  • SMG taps Bluefin to pinpoint most talked-about TV

    21-Dec-2011

    US— Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has signed a deal with Bluefin Labs to analyse social chatter around TV shows to help guide media planning and buying decisions.

  • South Africa adding time-shifted data to TV figures

    8-Dec-2011

    SOUTH AFRICA— The South African Advertising Research Foundation (Saarf) is to introduce a TV metric that combines existing live audience data with time-shifted data collected from personal video recorders (PVR).

  • Sparkler and The Co-operative take top prizes at Research Awards

    13-Dec-2011

    UK— Sparkler last night clinched Research magazine’s Best Agency prize at the Research Awards 2011, while The Co-operative Group was crowned Best In-house Research Team.

  • SPA's Handford launches Resound Digital

    16-Dec-2011

    UK— SPA Future Thinking’s former research and innovations director Chris Handford has launched Resound Digital, a new business focused on digital market and user research.

  • Sunshine rules for doctors keep survey exemption

    16-Dec-2011

    US— Rules requiring doctors to disclose payments made by drug companies have been published – maintaining an exemption for survey-related incentives.

  • SurveyMonkey gets Zoomerang, TrueSample in MarketTools takeover

    14-Dec-2011

    US— DIY survey software supplier SurveyMonkey is to take over MarketTools’ Zoomerang, ZoomPanel and TrueSample businesses as part of deal with investment firm TPG Capital.

  • Tealeaf acquires user analytics firm Overstat

    23-Dec-2011

    US— Online customer experience management firm Tealeaf has acquired cloud-based website usability analytics company Overstat, which is headquartered in San Francisco.

  • Tech firm hacks Kinect for shopper analytics

    6-Dec-2011

    ARGENTINA— Software developer Agile Route has hacked Microsoft’s motion-sensing videogame technology Kinect to make it fit for tracking shopper behaviour in retail environments.

  • The personal information economy

    Dec 2011

    The internet is littered with personal details. James Kennedy of The Future Laboratory looks at how people are wresting back control of their information.

  • TNS appoints Rebecca Wynberg as global qual CEO

    15-Dec-2011

    UK— TNS has appointed Sadek Wynberg founder Rebecca Wynberg as global CEO of its qualitative business, a newly created position at the company.

  • UK web analytics to top £100m, says Econsultancy

    13-Dec-2011

    UK— The UK web analytics market is set to grow by 12% in 2011, taking its value to more than £100m, according to a new report from Econsultancy.

  • Uninvited guests

    7-Dec-2011

    Are brands that engage with their customers in social media crashing a party they were never invited to? We speak to TNS UK’s Sam Curtis about the agency’s study of digital behaviour.

  • Ups and downs – Colin Auton

    Dec 2011

    Ci Research’s Colin Auton knows good research is part art, part science. His school careers adviser didn’t.

  • uSamp appoints Wheeler to lead SurveyBuilder

    14-Dec-2011

    US— Online sample provider uSamp has named Justin Wheeler as vice president and general manager for its DIY survey tool SurveyBuilder.

  • uSamp fills corporate strategy and development role

    7-Dec-2011

    US— Online sample provider uSamp has appointed Joshua Pink to the newly created role of senior vice president for corporate strategy and global development.

  • Value Engineers founder Walton to retire from Cello board

    21-Dec-2011

    UK— Paul Walton, a founding partner of brand consultancy The Value Engineers and a board director of Cello, is retiring at the end of this month.

  • VideoHub incorporates Nielsen's online GRPs

    7-Dec-2011

    US— Online video ad firm Tremor Video has incorporated Nielsen’s online campaign ratings into its analytics product, VideoHub.

  • Waste not, want not

    6-Dec-2011

    Brian Tarran meets John Dick, the CEO of CivicScience, a company on a mission to tease the value out of the millions of online polls people take part in each day.

  • Web user drops complaint over Google tracking error

    7-Dec-2011

    US— A web user who sued Google over a software glitch that allowed the company’s Toolbar browser add-on to keep tracking browsing habits after it had been disabled has dropped his case.

  • Which? insight director Mirpuri to join Sky

    20-Dec-2011

    UK— Sky has appointed Which? Magazine’s Harry Mirpuri as research director within its marketing strategy team, replacing Julian Dobinson who is moving to the new role of insight director for content and media.

  • WiTH Collective and Shoutlet team up in Australia

    5-Dec-2011

    AUSTRALIA— Digital marketing and analytics agency WiTH Collective has signed a partnership and distribution deal with US-based social media technology firm Shoutlet.

  • Words to live by in 2012

    Dec 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, we asked research industry figures to sum up their hopes and expectations for the year ahead in a single word.

  • WPP takes majority share of Qais Consulting, ups Chime stake

    15-Dec-2011

    SINGAPORE— WPP-owned digital agency VML has taken a majority stake in Singapore-based digital marketing agency Qais Consulting.