SM assesses brand health. Sales predictor looks for commercial testers. (RBDR 9/5/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Under pressure to dramatically increase its number of users, Twitter revamps its new user signup procedure. 2) A new study shows that social media can match more expensive and time consuming brand trackers early on in assessing a brand’s health. 3) Blue Marble Enterprises is looking for CPG brands to use its Blue Horizon tool to predict sales, one, two or more years out, plus Customer Lifetime Value and Future Customer Brand Equity.

Consumers’ 1st data sales marketplace. Google Glass app shows emotions (RBDR 9/4/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Datacoup may be the world’s first seller of individual’s personal information, which the business buys from 26,000 PC and/or smartphone users each month for as much as $8.00 per participant. 2) Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has developed SHORE, an app for Google Glass that spells out for the wearer the emotion of the persons in his/her line of sight. 3) Toyota won a federal court’s ruling to have part of a lawsuit against it by Rincon & Associates thrown out, however it still faces allegations of contract, fraud and trade secret violations.

Online Brits not impacting brands. IBM Watson unleashed on research (RBDR 9/3/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Kantar Media TGI’s study of British online users shows a very low correlation between their online presence and brand activity. 2) The 7th annual UMass Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research focused on Fortune 500 use of social media shows huge buy-in of new social media platforms. 3) IBM’s Watson is being unleashed in the scientific world to show possibilities between chemical compounds and help scientists sift through tends of thousands of daily releases of papers.

Snowden reveals NSA email, phone call database. Twitter allows user analytics (RBDR 9/2/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Edward Snowden’s latest revelation about U.S. intelligence discloses the existence of an NSA ICReach data base with individual’s communication metadata. 2) Twitter opens the way for any of its English, French, Spanish and Japanese-speaking users to take advantage of its detailed analytic capabilities. 3) Arthur White, one of the founders of the research and polling firm, Yankelovich & Skelly White, died last week.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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