Black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in media, advertising and marketing communications agencies now account for 13% of the total workforce according to the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), a 23.6% increase.
Despite the popularity of discount grocers such as Lidl and Aldi, shoppers buying FMCG in Europe are largely influenced by factors other than price according to Kantar Media’s TGI Europa study of shoppers in Britain, Germany, France and Spain.
The British Video Association’s Giles Finnemore has been announced as the new chair of client insight professionals networking forum AURA.
Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the launch of its Oncology Molecular Diagnostics (MDx) syndicated Lab Mapping Study.
Cincinnati-based Directions Research has announced it is opening a new office in Greensboro, NC and Betsy Sutherland will head it.
Research technology and sample company uSamp has announced it is extending its on-demand research platform Instant.ly Concept Test in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Birmingham-based agency has hired Tracey Downes as a senior market research executive and is looking to make further hires over the coming year.
Julie Baddeley and Tom Alexander both appointed to marketing performance company’s board as non-executive directors.
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.
Kadence International has opened its first office in the Middle East this month, based in Dubai.
Roni DasGupta appointed as president of Market Research, Americas and Anton Richter promoted to MD of Market Research, Europe.
Facebook remains the number one global network but half of members in the UK and US are using it less frequently than they previously did, according to GlobalWebIndex research.
Money is no deterrent to social media activity with 75% of UK millionaires using at least one social media platform according to research from Ledbury UK Millionaire Omnibus.
With 89% of European advertisers and ad agencies saying programmatic trading will have a significant impact on digital advertising (IAB), Turn outlines its predictions for data-driven advertising for next year.
Marketing communications group Creston has reported revenues up 5% to £37.3 million.
Collaboration between research organisations is intended to explore online non-probability sampling.
A new UK-based research consultancy, Greensand, has opened its doors specialising in usability and market research for the medical device industry.
53% of men plan to shop in-store this Black Friday (28 November), compared to 50% of women.
Julian Kenway has joined independent market research company SPA Future Thinking as commercial director.
New centre will be the company’s eighth international panel of “professional sensory assessors”.