IRI enlists Joan Lewis. MR dept must become “Foresight” dept. (RBDR 5.14.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) IRI enlists the advisory services of former P&G SVP of CMK Joan Lewis. 2) Mike Graber of Southern Growth Studio has inspiring suggestions about how the client research department should evolve inside corporations. 3) Fetch Rewards’ interesting in-store consumer shopping service has several unique research capabilities, explained by President Wes Schroll.

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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.