Covid-Forced Shopping Shift A Serious Threat To CPG Revenues / RBDR

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July 13, 2020

Today on RBDR: Shopper Intelligence CEO Roger Jackson notes the formidable time and money that supermarkets have invested in optimizing the consumer shopping experience. Then, the coronavirus dictated a shift to online shopping which has potentially slashed CPG revenues between 5% and 10%.

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New Tools to Make Online Marketing Work | RBDR

September 26, 2017. Today on RBDR:

Digital advertising is not working for many marketers, but TCC Global CMO Julie Lyle suggests tools that use artificial intelligence and advanced mathematical solutions to identify qualified prospects two to three steps before they find one of your competitors.

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2015 salaries for MRx pros. New IoT definition. Former MRweb reporter passes. (RBDR 01.20.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) Burtch Works Executive Recruiting releases its 2015 salary report for market researchers, including a review of trends in the client- and supplier-side research marketplace. Find the study and read it for yourself here.

2) YouEye Marketing Director Elina Lipkin provides a different definition for the Internet of Things (IoT).

3) MRWeb announces the passing of of a familiar research industry reporter, Michael Kenyon, its U.S. Director of Operations from 2003 – 2008.

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CPG performance. Leo Shapiro passes. Google on apps and A.I. (RBDR 11.12.2015)

Today on RBDR:

1) New Information Resources, Inc. study reports CPG merchandising is not performing up to snuff. (Study can be downloaded here)

2) A handful of TV and cable networks are cutting back on their number of commercial spots, which has multiple implications on media research.

3) Leo Shapiro died at 94 after decades of research contributions to P&G, Staples, Kimberly-Clark and Coca-Cola in particular.

4) Google news includes recruitment in the coming week for a hush-hush research project involving application developers (you can volunteer here), and Google is open sourcing its artificial intelligence (aka, machine learning) to gain the counsel and expertise of outsiders.

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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.

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