Unilever’s SharkTank MR: having 2x the Impact @ 1/2 the Time & Cost (RBDR 8.6.2015)

Today: Unilever SVP Marketing & Strategic Insights Stan Sthanunathan discusses the company’s “SharkTank” program that is funneling brand new research tools and techniques into the corporation for testing and scaling up. RBDR is sponsored today and this week by Decision Analyst, helping companies build stronger brands through advanced analytics. You are invited to read Decision […]

TCPA, the Pink Elephant research can not ignore (RBDR 8.5.2015)

Today: A intensive look at the threats, costs and other ramifications of the implementation and regulation of TCPA on the market research industry. RBDR is sponsored today and this week by Decision Analyst, helping companies build stronger brands through advanced analytics. You are invited to read Decision Analyst President Jerry Thomas’ article on making better […]

Customer Experience biz boom. Even best insights don’t lead to top strategy. (RBDR 8.4.2015)

Today: 1) Two of Australia’s research-related associations merge. 2) Gartner reports that 86% of businesses to mostly compete on the basis of customer experience by 2016. 3) TNS Managing Director Gary de Ocampo explains why even the best insights do not normally lead to good corporate strategies. RBDR is sponsored today and this week by […]

How to make LinkedIn more valuable. What focus groups are not for. (RBDR 8.3.2015)

Today: 1) Two esteemed academics suggest multiple ways that LinkedIn could make its data even more worthwhile for business and research purposes. 2) Focus groups have questionable value for brand choices and color, look and tagline because it is more important to think in terms of standing out on the shelf than consumer preferences. RBDR […]

Video ads better received on smartphones than TV (RBDR 7.9.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) FacebookIQ study conducted by SalesBrain shows people prefer watching advertising on smartphones vs. TV 2) Data scientists already working in corporations are discouraged that a path outside technical roles to senior positions does not exist. 3) What is holding back marketers from immediately doing more mobile and social media work? Being […]

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