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 for the past few spring seasons, there is a marked spike for health and fitness related products which is expected based on the demand created by all of those pesky swimsuit advertisements. But what about ...
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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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I Know It When I Feel It: Multisensory Survey Design

November 19, 2015
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Posted by: Hilary DeCamp
I recently read an article in the New Yorker titled, “Accounting for Taste,” which details the research of Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology. ...
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Mapping the Pathways to Nirvana

November 17, 2015
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Posted by: Hrag Balian
There is a quiet revolution taking place among a minority of marketing researchers.  This revolution, noble and ambitious in its cause, is aimed at undermining ...
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Applying Assignment Weights to Brand Ratings

August 12, 2015
Posted by: Hilary DeCamp
In my last blog, “Who Should Rate Which Brands?” I addressed brand assignment methodologies when obtaining consumer brand ratings. Having consumers rate every brand in ...
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No Crystal Ball: Consumer Predictions in Surveys

April 8, 2015
Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
In our surveys, we often ask respondents to predict the future. We don’t ask them to gaze into their crystal ball, but we ask them ...
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Don’t Be Fooled – Overcome Memory Limitations in Survey Response

April 1, 2015
Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
On April Fools’ Day, you expect some pranks from your friends. You even expect a few jokes from your favorite brands. But you don’t expect ...
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Segmentation: Beyond Demographics

March 8, 2015
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Posted by: Jennifer Valenzuela
Last week, The New York Times published an article about Fidelity Investments’ decision to customize their customer service approach based on the gender of the ...
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Irrational Consumers or Fast Thinking?

March 3, 2015
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Posted by: Charles Swann
The other day, I read a bunch of articles about “irrational” consumers. Quick to apply my knowledge, I decided to point out to my wife ...
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BX: UBER Brand & Ad Tracking in a Taxi Cab World

February 24, 2015
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Posted by: Jeff Reynolds
Last week I learned that the new VP of Consumer Insights at one of the largest global packaged goods companies is considering dropping major tracking ...
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