New Biz Models are better than NPs. Social Media rules for brands (RBDR 10.7.2014)

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On today’s RBDR: 1) University of St. Gallen Professor Oliver Gassmann, writing from Switzerland for The Financial Times, critiques many companies that have missed new business opportunities by failing to alter their business models. Here’s the link to the original story: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/b2ef363c-31c4-11e4-b377-00144feabdc0.html

2) How brands need to take advantage of social media comes down to engaging with consumers on their terms, not the companies.

Facebook alters internal research planning. MIT working w/Twitter (RBDR 10.6.2014)

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On today’s RBDR: 1) Facebook announces what it says are significant internal changes to its research processes to ensure that problems like its recent emotional contagion study do not reoccur. 2) Twitter is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a study of social media, a collaboration that will last five years and cost $10 million. 3) UK researchers claim their new study demonstrates that brain injury can result from simultaneous exposure to mobile phone, laptop and newspapers or magazines.

Here comes Google Fit. FDA’s disappointing social media guidance (PRVR–6/ 23/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:  1) The healthcare app industry is set to explode with the entry of Google Fit, HealthKit and Android Wear. (Read Seeking Alpha’s summary of the situation: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2277433-with-google-fit-google-declares-war-with-apple-in-mobile-healthcare?uprof=45&dr=1)   2) Attorney John Osborn, writing for Forbes.com, comments regarding the FDA’s lack of guidance for companies and their social media interactions. 3) Toluna Regional VP Bob Leitman shares his thoughts on current pharmaceutical company market trends.

Tim Macer tells RBDR realities of technology on our MR (RBDR–6/5/2014)

Thursday June 5 on RBDR, sponsored by Toluna (http://www.toluna-group.com), bringing people and brands together to improve decision making via the world’s largest social voting community.

1) Schlesinger Associates and M/A/R/C Research launch and fund the Young Professionals Grant, which will allow 10 qualitative researchers, 35-years-old and younger, to attend the QRCA Annual Conference in New Orleans this fall.

2) The House of Representatives slashed the White House’s $1.211 billion request to fund the Census Bureau in 2015. Perhaps surprisingly, Democrats joined the GOP in redirecting nearly $250 million of that request for their own pet projects, which could leave the American Community Survey and testing for the 2020 Census short of its needs.

(Howard Feinberg’s fascinating, detailed analysis of this situation: http://www.marketingresearch.org/news/2014/05/30/house-guts-census-funding-for-fy2015)

3) The research industry’s unquestioned technology expert, Tim Macer, joins RBDR for a conversation about the state of technology in MR.

General Mills Ryan Backer on Mobile MR improvement (RBDR–6/4/2014)

Wednesday June 4 on RBDR, sponsored by Toluna (http://www.toluna-group.com), bringing people and brands together to improve decision making via the world’s largest social voting community.

General Mills’ Consumer Insights Manager, Emerging Technologies, Ryan Backer discussed the improvements needed to be made by purveyors of mobile research.

Here’s the link to the “Cloud”: https://cloud.real.com/s/vnQ9cR

Mu Sigma’s decision scientists; Vision One claims 30% TV ad wastage (RBDR–6/3/2014)

Tuesday June 3 on RBDR, sponsored by Toluna (http://www.toluna-group.com), bringing people and brands together to improve decision making via the world’s largest social voting community.

1) Mu Sigma’s core business leads decision sciences and analytic solutions, but its added focus in development of decision scientists.

2) London’s Vision One advertising researcher claims to have reduced advertising waste on TV to 30%, eve down to 10% at times.

3) The Cleveland Indians applied Tobii Glass on fans to discover the location of the most viewed advertisements in Progressive Field, the impact of the scoreboard and appropriate pricing.

Here is today’s “Cloud” link: https://cloud.real.com/s/9idQQR

Consumers: digital privacy kaput; Multiple tweets aid brands (RBDR–6/2/2014)

Monday June 2 on RBDR, sponsored by Toluna (http://www.toluna-group.com), bringing people and brands together to improve decision making via the world’s largest social voting community.

1) A U.S. and UK consumer privacy study shows they have written off digital privacy as basically unavailable, yet 49% of them are indifferent about tracking them if they received brand offers.

2) Multiple tweets about a brand induce consumer behavior, according to a Twitter, ARF, Fox and DB5.

3) Google’s share of search engine activity may be significantly larger than the 67% reported by comScore.

Today’s video link in the “Cloud”: https://cloud.real.com/s/Gyp8PR

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