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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

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Meyer made Ipsos CMO in US

7-Jul-2015

Ipsos has appointed Jim Meyer, former CEO of Ipsos ASI in North America, to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.

Gould-Smith joins RealityMine as director in US

7-Jul-2015

Mobile market research tech and data company RealityMine has named Dottye Gould-Smith as its new director of product methods based in its New York office.

SSI completes Australasian acquisitions

7-Jul-2015

Research data and tech company SSI has completed its acquisition of MyOpinions in Australia and SmileCity in New Zealand.

Kantar Media launches TGI Target Snapshot

7-Jul-2015

TGI Target Snapshot is a web app powered by data from Kantar Media’s TGI study, which provides in-depth insights into online and offline consumer behaviour.

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.

LRW gets capital injection from Tailwind

7-Jul-2015

Market research and data analytics company Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) has announced it has partnered with private equity firm Tailwind Capital for capital growth.

IRM acquisition marks launch of Confirmit Australia

7-Jul-2015

Market research software provider Confirmit has acquired Information Research Management (IRM), its exclusive value-added reseller in Sydney, Australia.

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.

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.

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