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Friday, 21 November 2014

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The Futures Company chief to lead TNS UK


Kantar’s global research consultancy TNS has appointed Will Galgey as CEO for TNS UK, days after it emerged that its previous CEO Maureen Duffy had left the company.

SPA Future Thinking appoints Kenway


Julian Kenway has joined independent market research company SPA Future Thinking as commercial director.

Uber hires data privacy experts following spying accusations


Following pressure from US senate, the taxi-hailing app has hired a law firm to look into its privacy policy after accusations of mismanaging customer data.

MMR opens Sensory Science Centre in Singapore


New centre will be the company’s eighth international panel of “professional sensory assessors”.

Traditional family a thing of the past


The concept of ‘family’ has become more fluid, increasingly viewed by people as encompassing more than just parents and siblings according to a major new research project from OMD UK and Time Inc.

Mobile is now 'America's first screen'


The average American now spends almost three hours a day on a mobile device, an increase of 9.3% in the past nine months.

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Women embrace connected living tech


Four in five women (83%) will actively use connected technology in their daily lives according to a study from online research and survey tech provider, Toluna.

BritainThinks appoints Nick Downes


London-based insight consultancy BritainThinks has hired Nick Downes as a senior research executive.

Growing use of VPNs 'a threat to digital ads'


The increased use of virtual private networks to access the internet is a threat to digital publishers’ collection of data used to target advertising, says new research.

Kadence opens Dubai office


Kadence International has opened its first office in the Middle East this month, based in Dubai.

M3 Global Research makes two senior promotions


Roni DasGupta appointed as president of Market Research, Americas and Anton Richter promoted to MD of Market Research, Europe.

Simpson Carpenter hires two from TNS


Research and insights consultancy Simpson Carpenter has appointed two new researchers to boost its innovation and tech specialisms.

FSB launches research community for small businesses


Big Voice offers small firms “the opportunity to have their voices heard by government and other senior national policymakers.”

SIS International makes two senior appointments


Chirag Vyas and Damir Gilyazov have both joined the New York office.

Brits unhealthier and unhappier since recession


British consumer trends point to a nation that is eating less healthily, is less concerned about their appearance and is unhappier according to Kantar Media’s TGI study.

Obituary: Richard Chilton


AIMRI company secretary Richard Chilton died suddenly on 4 November, aged 83.

Tonic welcomes Taylor


Judy Taylor has joined Tonic in a non-executive consultancy role.

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