IAB’s head of digital brand initiatives Peter Minnium to develop Ipsos Connect in the US.
Research and insights consultancy Simpson Carpenter has appointed Dave Bostock as head of digital.
WPP’s newly-created marketing foresight consultancy Gain Theory has appointed Karen Kaufman as managing partner, client development for North America and LATAM.
Online advertising achieved 11.8% growth to reach a market value of €30.7bn, consolidating its position as the second largest media category.
62% of UK consumers feel that big retailers aren’t interested in the customer and only care about making money, according to a new study.
Smartphone sales will grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to 1.7bn by 2017, with India overtaking the US as the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017.
Technology analytics provider Gartner has acquired Spanish app and software discovery platform provider Nubera.
Norwegian data services company Norstat has hired Francesco Renga as country manager for its newly-opened Milan office.
The NPD Group has hired Toluna’s John Bremer as senior vice-president, research science.
Jen Halliwell, formerly of Hall & Partners, Millward Brown, Ipsos and Engage Research, has joined the consultancy as a research associate.
Ipsos has restructured its business to bring its retail measurement activities into one unit, Ipsos Market Measurement, which will be managed globally.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) received 180,188 complaints about nuisance calls and texts last year, an increase of 11.4% on the previous year.
The Belgium-based audience research organisation Centrum voor Informatie over de Media (CIM) has extended its contract with GfK to deliver television and radio audience measurement until the end of 2017.
Infocorp have been awarded a one year contract to manage online surveys for VisitBritain.
WPP has set up an executive based in Havana, Cuba, marking its first foray into establishing commercial operations in the country.
Consumers are demonstrating an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the value of their data, according to a report from the Direct Marketing Association.
Most UK CEOs and boards “have no understanding of what customers want, yet ignore experienced frontline employees”, according to a report from the Institute of Customer Service.
The UK Internet Advertising Bureau’s Ad Blocking report shows that one in seven adults block ads mainly because they find them interruptive or annoying.
Medilead is a full service healthcare research agency, based in Tokyo.
Innovation insight agency Winkle has introduced Pansensic, an emotion analytics tool, to its Concept Screener offer.
Cincinnati-based market research company Directions Research has hired Aaron Gulley as a senior account executive and Amy Webb as a qualitative research consultant.