“C-level” for analytics?; Phablets catching on; Remembering Dr.John Martin (RBDR–7/01/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Analytics function moving to C-level?
2) Chief Communication Officers adding social media and influential Twitter and bloggers to their oversight. 3) Phablets are catching on among consumers interested in buying a smartphone. 4) WPP’s Data Alliance hooks up with Factual on mobile data use. 5) In a huge oversight, Dr.John Martin, Chairman and co-founder of Chadwick Martin Bailey died back in February. Here is a link to Martin’s eulogy composed by Anne Bailey Berman, his longtime business partner: http://www.southstreetstrategy.com/remembering-dr-john-martin/

eBay study: search ads for large brands a waste; Samplecon review (RBDR–6/30/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) An eBay investigation concludes that for well-known brands, search advertising online is basically worthless. 2) Chuck Miller, founder and President of Digital Marketing & Measurement reviews Samplecon, staged late last week in New Orleans exclusively for businesses in the sample industry.

Gallup survey savaged; 9th annual best MR vendors report from MRCareer.com (RBDR–6/26/2014)

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Today: 1) Gallup’s survey of influence of social media on American consumer purchases draws fire for age of the information and how evaluation was conducted. 2) MarketResearchCareer.com’s 9th Annual Survey of MR Professionals throws kudos at many different companies. 3) Pages views, unique visitors and clicks have been widely discredited as digital metrics, so two organizations have their own metric theories. Both are built on the premise of “time spent,” but that isn’t gathering full buy-in either.

New MR tools: Curalate & IBM/Genesys; Ginny Valentine awards (RBDR–6/25/2014)

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Today: 1) Client and supplier market researchers’ attendance at IIEX in Atlanta demonstrates their intense interest in the 3Ts: new MR tools, techniques and technologies. 2) Curalate is helping marketers understand what visuals on social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest mean. 3) IBM and Genesys are partnering on a learning platform to transform understanding of customer experience. 4) The 3rd annual Ginny Valentine Awards for bravery in market research were announced last week.

Limited ’14 MR hiring is predicted; Corp’s data effectiveness limited (RBDR–6/24/2014)

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Today: 1) 12% of marketing and advertising agencies will be hiring during the second half of 2014, but only 10% of them plan to hire market researchers. 2) Corporations in Europe and the U.S. admit their priority with data is avoiding a data breach versus its use to effectively build key elements of the business. 3) The Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Iowa this fall is the former founder and President of an Iowa market research agency.