Brian Tarran's comments
Hi Bo, Given the time difference, we have not been able to communicate with SampleWorx yet on this issue. Your point may well be correct, but I got the impression that they were involved in handling data as they seem to be using their own digital fingerprinting technology to de-dupe sample before handing it to the client. We have emailed the company and hope to have clarification on the site by tomorrow.
Thanks for clearing that up, Henry.
Thank you for your comments 'Anon'. I can assure you – though I doubt it'll convince you otherwise – that what we write about is in no way influenced by what our advertisers do or don't do. And as I sought to make clear throughout the article, what the FTO is seeking to do in encouraging transparency in offshoring should be supported. The concerns raised are about whether they have the taken the right approach in trying to achieve this.
"yet another research company that seems to get around the telephone preference list" Survey calls are exempt from the TPS – or are you referring to MR agency sales calls?
Hi Pete, The data you refer to is UK data. ComScore's Paul Goode could probably give you more detail if you need it - he should also be able to point you to any data they have on mobile uploads.
Hi Howard. Just to make clear, your comment relates to the Sunshine Act as it originally was, yes? So originally the Sunshine Act would have required public reporting of both cash payments and charitable donations offered as survey incentives, but now both are excluded from the reporting requirements of the bill. Is that correct? If it is, then a charitable donation is an acceptable alternative to a cash incentive going forward, right? I'm assuming, though, that your contention is with the assumption that if the industry wasn't so overly reliant on cash payments it wouldn't have been targeted by legislators in this way?
Steve and Martyn, Video is now online. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/aF6bVe
Hi Natasha, We have plenty of stuff about the leaders' debates appearing on the site soon. Keep an eye on the homepage.
Thanks for sharing, Thompson.