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.

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

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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.

Social media outshining MR inside cos; Analytic training for college mktg students (RBDR 8/19/2014)

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Today on RBR: 1) Converseon Senior Strategist Mike Moran’s great blog about the collaborating role of social media with marketing research inside corporations makes several important points, including the predominating role that social media plays inside organizations. 2) The research industry shortage of analytically-skilled workers has not been adequately addressed, but Teradata is making its pitch to accelerate the education and training of needed personnel.

Harvard Business Review points to crucial demands on CMOs; GfK 1st half financials (RBDR 8/14/2014)

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Today: 1) Harvard Business Review article points to crucial demands on Chief Marketing Officers, areas where market research can obviously help. Yet, the authors do not recommend including MR in the loop. 2) Forrester Research says CIOs do not have the trust and respect of marketing leaders as far as understanding customer life cycles or marketing technologies. 3) GfK’s first half of 2014 financial results are so beneath expectations that it says it won’t meet full-year 2014 business goals. 4) Associate Editor Travis Cornejo is leaving RBDR.

Proof mobile MR is catching on; 25%+ of Web traffic is non-human (RBDR 8/12/2014)

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Today: 1) Mobile market research is really catching on? We know because of the very focused questions being asked about validating its current modes and comparisons with other MR methods. 2) How bad is the problem of Non-Human Traffic for advertisers? They may be completely wasting 30-50% of their ad investments. 3) Read “This Man worked at Google, Microsoft and Facebook – Here’s what it’s like to work at those companies” for a terrific basic understanding of how those powerful organizations work and are structured.

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