Sir Martin Sorrell Interested in “Parts” of Kantar / RBDR

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April 25, 2019

Today on RBDR: As WPP continues to search for a potential buyer for Kantar, private equity firms are said to be circling the business, and a new prospect is mulling a move, though with much uncertainty about whether its plans and those of WPP are at all possible

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InfoTools’ Ron Storeven’s 50-year projection for Research (RBDR 10.16.2014)

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Today on RBDR: InfoTools co-founder Ron Stroeven predicts the face, resources and capabilities of market researchers 50 years from now, including how they they will access vital, available consumer inputs.

Harvard Business Review points to crucial demands on CMOs; GfK 1st half financials (RBDR 8/14/2014)

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Today: 1) Harvard Business Review article points to crucial demands on Chief Marketing Officers, areas where market research can obviously help. Yet, the authors do not recommend including MR in the loop. 2) Forrester Research says CIOs do not have the trust and respect of marketing leaders as far as understanding customer life cycles or marketing technologies. 3) GfK’s first half of 2014 financial results are so beneath expectations that it says it won’t meet full-year 2014 business goals. 4) Associate Editor Travis Cornejo is leaving RBDR.

Proof mobile MR is catching on; 25%+ of Web traffic is non-human (RBDR 8/12/2014)

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Today: 1) Mobile market research is really catching on? We know because of the very focused questions being asked about validating its current modes and comparisons with other MR methods. 2) How bad is the problem of Non-Human Traffic for advertisers? They may be completely wasting 30-50% of their ad investments. 3) Read “This Man worked at Google, Microsoft and Facebook – Here’s what it’s like to work at those companies” for a terrific basic understanding of how those powerful organizations work and are structured.

Coca-Cola’s added data points; Will MRers assert & help CMOs? (RBDR 8/11/2014)

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Today: 1) Coca-Cola’s domestic sales drops in recent years has caused the company to look for new data feedback points. 2) Market research has the singular opportunity to assist CMOs in many of their most vital information needs. Now, will the profession make a concerted effort to do that?