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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Minnium made US president of Ipsos Connect

6-Jul-2015

IAB’s head of digital brand initiatives Peter Minnium to develop Ipsos Connect in the US.

Bostock joins Simpson Carpenter

6-Jul-2015

Research and insights consultancy Simpson Carpenter has appointed Dave Bostock as head of digital.

Kaufman moves to Gain Theory

3-Jul-2015

WPP’s newly-created marketing foresight consultancy Gain Theory has appointed Karen Kaufman as managing partner, client development for North America and LATAM.

European digital ad spend gets closer to TV

3-Jul-2015

Online advertising achieved 11.8% growth to reach a market value of €30.7bn, consolidating its position as the second largest media category.

UK customers feel unloved by big retailers

3-Jul-2015

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.

India to overtake US in smartphone sales

2-Jul-2015

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.

Gartner acquires Nubera

2-Jul-2015

Technology analytics provider Gartner has acquired Spanish app and software discovery platform provider Nubera.

Norstat opens new Italian office with Renga as country manager

1-Jul-2015

Norwegian data services company Norstat has hired Francesco Renga as country manager for its newly-opened Milan office.

Bremer joins NPD

1-Jul-2015

The NPD Group has hired Toluna’s John Bremer as senior vice-president, research science.

Monkey See hires Halliwell

1-Jul-2015

Jen Halliwell, formerly of Hall & Partners, Millward Brown, Ipsos and Engage Research, has joined the consultancy as a research associate.

Ipsos creates global market measurement business

30-Jun-2015

Ipsos has restructured its business to bring its retail measurement activities into one unit, Ipsos Market Measurement, which will be managed globally.

Nuisance call complaints rise

6-Jul-2015

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.

GfK audience measurement contracts in Belgium extended

3-Jul-2015

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 wins VisitBritain contract

3-Jul-2015

Infocorp have been awarded a one year contract to manage online surveys for VisitBritain.

Cuban comms for WPP

2-Jul-2015

WPP has set up an executive based in Havana, Cuba, marking its first foray into establishing commercial operations in the country.

Growing 'consumer capitalist' attitude to data exchange

2-Jul-2015

Consumers are demonstrating an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the value of their data, according to a report from the Direct Marketing Association.

UK boardrooms 'out of touch with customers'

2-Jul-2015

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.

Ads blocked by 15% of Britons

1-Jul-2015

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.

Cross Marketing Group launches healthcare research agency

1-Jul-2015

Medilead is a full service healthcare research agency, based in Tokyo.

Winkle adds emotion analytics to concept screener

1-Jul-2015

Innovation insight agency Winkle has introduced Pansensic, an emotion analytics tool, to its Concept Screener offer.

New hires at Directions Research

30-Jun-2015

Cincinnati-based market research company Directions Research has hired Aaron Gulley as a senior account executive and Amy Webb as a qualitative research consultant.