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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Kantar Retail invests in French image recognition business

31-Oct-2014

WPP’s retail and shopper insight agency Kantar Retail has announced an investment in Planorama, a Paris-based image recognition technology company.

uSamp promotes Stein and adds to sales team

31-Oct-2014

Scott Stein has been promoted by uSamp to vice-president, research solutions and will now manage the North American sales team reporting to Ted Bouzakis.

UK loyalty schemes 'lack relevance'

31-Oct-2014

56% of UK consumers are regularly offered irrelevant rewards or discounts, leading to many leaving loyalty programmes as a result, according to new research.

Special Olympics and Nielsen form alliance

31-Oct-2014

The partnership will aim to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual disabilities.

"Brands are not gods or life partners, they're heuristics"

30-Oct-2014

Brands looking to drive loyalty should focus attention on fitting into consumers’ lives and not on persuading them to buy, says Peter Dann of the Nursery.

Pop culture moves below the line

30-Oct-2014

The ‘Facebookisation’ of culture means that people have an expectation that they will be able to share, comment and interact with content of all forms said Tom Ewing, content director, BrainJuicer Labs at Customers Exposed conference today.

Brands call for more lifestyle, attitudinal and behavioural insights

29-Oct-2014

73% of brand advertisers would like more consumer lifestyle, attitudinal and behavioural information in online surveys, according to research from IAB Europe.

Instagram the 'social channel of choice' among Interbrand 100

29-Oct-2014

86% of the Interbrand 100 now integrate Instagram into their marketing strategy, a 15% growth in activity since 2013, according to data from Simply Measured.

Marketing Workshop promotes Kosloski

29-Oct-2014

Randy Kosloski has been named director of account management by the research and consulting firm.

Specific Media launches Shopper Access

28-Oct-2014

Global media company, Specific Media, has expanded its partnership with Nielsen to launch Shopper Access, which allows advertisers to target according to people’s FMCG shopping preferences and reach them on all connected devices.

SSI expands airline rewards scheme

28-Oct-2014

Avios becomes latest airline loyalty scheme to link with the company’s B2B InSSites solution, allowing members to earn rewards for completing surveys.

Brands must help customers do more with less

31-Oct-2014

Brands must learn to manage the more/less paradox affecting society said GfK’s Joe Staton at the Market Research Society’s Customers Exposed conference yesterday.

Slowdown in WPP growth attributed in part to 'geopolitical risk'

31-Oct-2014

Third quarter reported revenues recorded as £2.8bn, up 3.1% from the same period last year.

Emerging markets leading change across the globe

30-Oct-2014

Greater amounts of the world’s wealth is being generated by emerging markets as these countries become more educated and more urban said Rob Myers, Ipsos Marketing at the Market Research Society’s Customers Exposed conference in London today.

The Changing Face of Friendship

30-Oct-2014

In a more anxious world, friendship lies at the heart of what it means to be a human and is profound to our lives said Becky Rowe, managing director, ESRO.

The human exposed

30-Oct-2014

Behavioural economics has given us a framework to make valuable behavioural interventions, says Crawford Hollingworth of the Behavioural Architects. But this knowledge has the potential to leave humans exposed.

ComScore reports record Q3 revenue

29-Oct-2014

ComScore’s Q3 2014 revenues have been recorded as $82.1m, up 15% from the same period last year.

Qualia and Placed partner to link online and offline behaviour

29-Oct-2014

Partnership combines Qualia’s consumer intent information with Placed’s location technology to understand consumers’ offline actions after viewing a mobile ad.

Directions Research makes hires

28-Oct-2014

Cincinnati-based Directions Research has hired Kacie Liederbach and Mike McCormick as account managers.

Pat Molloy joins Triple-S Group

28-Oct-2014

Salience Insight’s consulting chief information officer, Pat Molloy, has joined the international survey interchange standard Triple-S Group.

Waitrose leads UK supermarkets in customer experience

28-Oct-2014

Former favourites Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s have all slipped down the rankings according to the Customer Experience Excellence survey from Nunwood.