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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.

FB, Twitter users express less offline; Skype to translate language in real time (RBDR 8/28/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) A Pew Research Center & Rutgers University study says Facebook and Twitter users are much less willing than most people to share their opinions offline about hot-button issues. There are obvious potential research implications from this. 2) Skype Translator is coming out this year to help break language barriers in real time between Skype users in different countries. 3) Comment from Farm Credit Canada market researcher Fred Wall regarding RBDR’s suggestion about renaming research functions “Decision Insights.”

P&G’s shift from MR dept to CMK (RBDR 8/27/14)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Does changing market research departments to Decision Insights make sense? A look back at what happened at P&G when the Market Research department became Consumer Market Knowledge 2) Millward Brown acquires InsightExpress to accelerate it cross-platform advertising effectiveness work.

How General Mills successfully changed the name of its MR dept (RBDR 8/26/2014)

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RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, the global leader in permission-based digital data collection…powering business insights for its clients – connecting companies to consumers.

To find out much more about Research Now and its capabilities, please visithttp://bit.do/researchnow

Today on RBDR: 1) ARF President Gayle Fuguitt shares her experiences while with General Mills in changing the name of a MR department and suggests there may be some merit to the idea of “Decision Insights.” 2) A couple of analytics news items point to the need for more skilled analytics personnel.

Brian Mondry on Apple, Google, etc entering pharma MR (PRVR 8/25 – 8/28/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Private health care exchanges are popping up across the U.S. and getting the attention of employers.  2) Physicians report their need for updated media literature.  3) A Decision Resources’ study explains the value of package insert development during a new drug’s development to curtail consumer nonadherence.  4) InCrowd’s app is enabling a private, confidential, double-blinded setting for physicians to query each other.  5) Kantar Health Global Head of Digital Innovation, Brian Mondry, discusses the industry benefit of outsiders like Apple, Google and —– in advancing healthcare information.

The case for MR depts to change to Decision Insights (RBDR 8/25/2014)

RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, the global leader in permission-based digital data collection…powering business insights for its clients – connecting companies to consumers.

To find out much more about Research Now and its capabilities, please visit http://bit.do/researchnow

Today on RBDR: 1) Bob Lederer makes his case for client research departments to rename themselves “Decision Insights” because it more accurately describes the department’s purpose and deliverables. 2) Dennis Murphy delivers what could be his final message to the research industry.

MRer abuse causing mobile user tracking blocks (RBDR 8/21/14)

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Today on RBR: 1) MarketingWeek Feature Writer Lucy Tesseras comments on market researchers’ growing abuse of mobile users and its short and long-term implications. 2) NetScout Systems is suing Gartner Inc. over its March 2014 analysis of the network management software and appliance market that NetScout’s legal complaint ways was defamatory.

IMAX CMO Eileen Campbell talks MR with Bob Lederer (RBDR 8/20/2014)

RBDR is sponsored today and this week by 4i, the science of growth.

4i (4iconsult.com) helps companies meet their never ending growth increase goals. Its forward-looking growth and foresight analytics-driven approach helps companies uncover future growth opportunities, size future demand, develop successful growth strategies, and identify new innovations to succeed in tomorrow’s marketplace. 4i’s growth and foresight analytics have been proven over time to deliver more predictable and sustainable results that help clients realize unparalleled growth.

4i’s special webinar focused on how insights and analytics functions can become Rock Stars is this Friday, August 22 at 1PM EDT/12PM CDT.

Register for the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8375545577857226498

Today on RBR: The Chief Marketing Officer for IMAX, Eileen Campbell (formerly the CEO at Millward Brown) speaks with RBDR’s Bob Lederer about her new life on the client side and the veteran researcher’s changing perceptions of market research and its purveyors.

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