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RFL Communications is the publisher of four newsletters that report in-depth on news and issues within the market research industry: Research Business Report, Research Conference Report, Research Department Report and Pharma Market Research Report.

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RFL Communications is also the producer of the only daily market research news video, Research Business DAILY Report (RBDR), on YouTube and now available in “the cloud” via RealPlayer.

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Pharma Research (PR VIDEO Report) presents weekly market research news, insights and commentary for the pharmaceutical, health care, biotech and medical device industries.

Personal devices hurt mktg, MR effort; New Web tracker: “Canvass Fingerprints” (RBDR–7/23/2014)

RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, with the industry’s most comprehensive mobile research platform, ideally suited for custom qualitative and quantitative research.

Mobile is Now. If you would like to find out how to make your surveys mobile-ready, you are invited to register for the complimentary Tuesday August 5 Research Now webinar at http://www.mobilenowsurveys.com.

Making news on RBDR today: 1) A Yahoo Canada-inspired study says that consumers’ intensive use of hi-tech devices like cell phones, tablet, PCs and more to store their personal information is damaging marketing and MR efforts. 2) Normal brand marketing communications and consumer messaging relies on tapping into different human emotions than similar work conducted to build sustainable messaging. 3) Few individuals like cookies; now they need to pay attention to “Canvass Fingerprints,” the latest Web tracking tool.

Big Share draws mktg & finance together; How CMOs should change (RBDR–7/22/14)

RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, with the industry’s most comprehensive mobile research platform, ideally suited for custom qualitative and quantitative research.

Mobile is Now. If you would like to find out how to make your surveys mobile-ready, we recommend you register for the complimentary Tuesday August 5 Research Now webinar at http://www.mobilenowsurveys.com.

Making news on RBDR today: 1) MarketShare co-founder and CEO Wes Nichols notes four prominent U.S. corporations who prove his contention that sharing Big Data is driving marketing and finance departments together. 2) A Vivaldi Partners Group study of 50 CMOS on three continents concludes that the Chief Marketing Officer role needs to back off and allow talented individuals working in departments underneath them to play their trade and exert their expert influence.

Apple iWatch’s HC info partners; HelloMD reworks MD-patient choices (PRVR–7-21-25/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Apple’s iWatch — rumored to launch as early as October — with management team in place, and making impressive health care information partnerships.    2) Health startup HelloMD is recruiting top 1% of doctors and making them available to consumers who want to see the best and who are willing to pay cash for access.

No consensus on mktg data priority; Mkters can’t close loop on consumers (RBDR–7/21/2014)

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Making news on RBDR today: 1) An Incite Marketing & Communications study of marketers and their data priorities reveals four important points of view and, more importantly, no consensus. 2) In the UK, second quarter marketing spending was up even as spending on MR was down. 3) University of Maryland Professor Roland Rust points out that marketers are adept at collecting customer data, but they are noticeably deficient in conducting real-time marketing activity. That will continue for some time.

TNS’ 48-hour concept evaluator; Honomichl Top 50 becomes “Gold Top 50″ (RBDR–7/17/2014)

Sponsored by Nuance, offering multi-language verbatim coding services to help companies quantify the meaning of open-ended answers. Nuance, a Decision Analyst company.

To find out more about Nuance: http://www.nuancecoding.com

Today: 1) TNS’ eValuate Express can reportedly assess the positive or cannibalizing impact of an innovation in as little as 48 hours. 2) Inside Research’s 36-year Honomichl Top 50 has a new
moniker, the Gold Top 50. 3) Facebook and Nielsen Media are expanding their TV viewing monitoring work, adding mobile phone and tablet TV viewing. 4) Strata’s study of individual’s attitudes towards video advertising found a pronounced difference of opinion about the intrusiveness of targeted advertising.

Germany’s World Cup Big Data edge; 27 DMAs band together into Global DMA (RBDR–7/16/2014)

Sponsored by Nuance, offering multi-language verbatim coding services to help companies quantify the meaning of open-ended answers. Nuance, a Decision Analyst company.

To find out more about Nuance: http://www.nuancecoding.com

Today: 1) Germany’s winning World Cup squad seems to have an edge, a Big Data edge, provided by the “Match Insights” tool which delivered player and team metrics/tendencies. 2) 27 direct marketing associations from all over the world have banded together to form the Global Direct Marketing Association. 3) The UK’s Marketing Research Association has launched a sugging and frugging hotline that can be used by organization and individuals to report that sort of abusive behavior.

P&G creative ad process revealed; Salesforce.com’s new R&D (RBDR–7/15/2014)

Sponsored by Nuance, offering multi-language verbatim coding services to help companies quantify the meaning of open-ended answers. Nuance, a Decision Analyst company.

To find out more about Nuance: http://www.nuancecoding.com

Today: 1) A person familiar with Procter & Gamble’s advertising agency creative review process shares some of its most effective components. 2) Salesforce.com’s $390 million acquisition of RelateiQ creates a sought after research & development division.

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