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October 30, 2018. Today on RBDR:

Joel Rubinson devoted a blog to a pervasive problem he believes exists within the market research industry: slow growth. Rubinson explains in today’s RBDR why he believes slow growth equals loss of relevancy.

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Programmatic: another research advance MR is ignoring (RBDR 2.9.2015)

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Today on RBDR: Bill Harvey, President of Bill Harvey Consulting, and Joel Rubinson, President of Rubinson Partners, discuss the emergence of Programmatic Advertising, its impact on media research capabilities and why it is important to market researchers.

Study shows social can add to brand research (RBDR 1.19.2015)

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Today on RBDR: We interview the three key developers of a research study that demonstrated that social data is also quantitative and predictive, on top of what everyone accepts as its qualitative nature: University of Maryland Professor of Marketing Wendy Moe, Converseon CEO Rob Key and Rubinson Partners President Joel Rubinson.

Social media finds MR niche? RBDR’s 1st Client of the Year awarded (RBDR 12.1.2014)

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On today’s RBDR: 1) Has social media finally earned research reliance? University of Maryland Professor Wendy Moe’s new paper is the evidence Rubinson Partners’ Joel Rubinson says he needs to say, Yes. 2) RBDR announces a new series of annual Client of the Year Awards for nearly 20 different research categories. Today, the first award is announced for the client making best use of Text Analytics.

Innovation decisions not including Qual. Stopping “surveys behaving badly” (RBDR 10.29.2014)

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Today, on RBDR: 1) European Centre for Strategic Innovation CEO Alessandro Di Fiore points out that qualitative research is on the outside looking in concerning many corporations’ strategic and innovation processing–and what needs to happen to upend that trend. 2) Rubinson Partners’ Principal Joel Rubinson explains why he’s up in arms with “surveys that are behaving badly,” and what he would like to see done about that. (Read more detail at