Brand Identity: You Are What You Buy (Sometimes)

May 8, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Meet Jane the Consumer. Jane is a wife and mother who is also a registered nurse, an avid Instagram user, and a “dance mom.” Jane belongs to a variety of groups, some she has joined (for example, the wider network of nurses across the country) and some she has formed (for example, a group of dance parents who have bonded ...
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The Echo Chamber at Work

April 25, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
The Internet, in its infancy, was truly the “World Wide Web,” a place where all users had equal exposure to information. Now, thanks to digital ...
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The New Normal: Redefining Exclusivity

April 12, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Summer is rapidly approaching and so too are the advertisements for gyms, weight loss products, and home delivery meal systems. Looking at search engine trends ...
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Identity Politics: A Lesson for Brands

April 10, 2017
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Posted by: Jason Brooks
Did you happen to see this recent Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner? Perhaps not, as Pepsi quickly pulled it after widespread backlash on social media ...
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United Airlines’ Turbulent Ride

April 4, 2017
Posted by: Trish Smyth
United Airlines has been flying with turbulence these past few weeks. The rocky flight started before they even left the ground in Denver, where the ...
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T-shirts & Tattoos: A Lesson in Identity Branding

April 3, 2017
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Posted by: Chris Elsbury
My wife and I recently hired a contractor to help us renovate our home. Before the ink had dried on the contract, our contractor presented ...
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Predictions 2017: Take the Long View

December 20, 2016
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Posted by: Dave Sackman
People ask for prediction blogs annually but, as fast as technology is moving, our industry pace of change is not one that can — or ...
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McDonald’s Hails the Kale. Why?

December 13, 2016
Posted by: Joan Cassidy
I stopped by the drive-thru at McDonald’s the other morning, desperate for another cup of coffee. While in line, I noticed a small garden of ...
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Skills and Talents Needed for the Future of Insights

December 5, 2016
Posted by: Jeff Reynolds
I’m often asked, “What are the skills and talents needed for the next generation of Consumer Insights?” Honestly, I have been thinking about this question ...
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Market Research Needs to Change. so what?

November 29, 2016
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Posted by: David Rabjohns
The way people buy has changed, and market research needs to evolve as a result. Sorry, but it is true. Think about the last time ...
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