Larry Gold honored posthumously. More Mervin Field details. Digital Mktg ROI (RBDR 6.15.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) Former Inside Research editor and longtime professional market researcher Larry Gold will posthumously receive a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Market Research Council. 2) The New York Times’ obituary for Mervin Field is well worth reading and we have a link to it for you. 3) Marketing Evolution’s Rex Briggs explains why digital marketing ROI is difficult but eminently measurable.

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Consumers moving toward control of personal data. Social media self-measurement? (RBDR 6.8.2015)

Today: 1) Consumers may edging closer to insisting that they gain greater control of their personal information. 2) AdExchanger discusses the controversy between social media sites and media agencies over the sites’ self measurement.

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The “Real” versus Potential Impact of Technology on MR. (RBDR 5.27.2015)

Today on RBDR: RBDR’s commentary on the real impact of technology on the economic growth of research–and how much more it might have been and could be moving forward.

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Survey Monkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47 (RBDR 5.4.2015)

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Today on RBDR: Two deaths dominated the weekend research news cycle. SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg died suddenly on Friday. Dr. Richard Suzman, dynamic leader of research into the aging, died back on April 16.

NBC’s SB 49 social media battle. Making sense of Bilateral Ratings. (RBDR 2.2.2015)

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Today on RBDR:  1) NBC needed to gain as much game-time viewership, plus ratings for post-game programming, However, Second Screen viewing was another ratings and viewings front important to the network.  2) Bilaterial ratings have broken out at Uber, the transportation service, which is now allowing drivers to rate their experience with each individual passenger on top of the traditional passenger review of Uber drivers.  3) There is a new study that purports to demonstrate that anonymous credit card data can be treated in a few small ways to make those individuals identifiable.