Data careers: good or bad? Low phone responses not major polling error source. (RBDR 02.16.2016)

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2) The Huffington Post claims that plummeting telephone response cooperation is not a major cause of polling errors.

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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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Facebook study’s flexible conclusions. Nielsen to buy dunnhumby? (RBDR 5.13.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) Facebook’s new research project about its news links and their affiliation and impact with 10.1 million of its users appears to lead to different interpretations with each researcher that studies it. 2) LinkedIn is sharing its data with 11 groups in the next six months, looking for connections with the global economy and the job market. 3) SurveyMonkey names an interim CEO. 4) The Sunday Times in London claims that Nielsen is readying an offer to buy dunnhumby from Tesco.

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Why online bests telephone polling. EU: get off Facebook for privacy. (RBDR 3.30.2015)

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Today on RBDR: 1) A Signal survey says that 360º view of customers is the priority of 90% of marketers, yet only 6% of them say they have that information.  2) Canada’s top pollster of all time, Angus Reid, shares his data that compares telephone polling with online polling.  3) RBDR News Notes: The EU warns its citizens that having personal privacy from U.S. security services means getting off of Facebook. And the Heinz takeover of Kraft this June is expected by serious observers to lead of severe cuts in marketing

“Likely Voters” stumped pollsters. Is PPM Nielsen’s OOH solution? (RBDR 11.10.2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) How U.S. pollsters may have so miscalculated the spread between winning and losing candidates last week. 2) Another 2014 election story is about the overabundance of digital data that candidates had in their election efforts–and how it went unused. 3) Nielsen may finally have a handle on OOH (out-of-home) viewing, using the Arbitron PPM system it acquired earlier this year.