World Cup depressed MR; Marketers reveal rest of 2014 plans for MR (RBDR–7/28/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) Ipsos’s first half of 2014 financials are very disappointing, and the reasons for them are important and valuable for other market researchers. 2) Marketers attending Incite Summit: West in San Francisco share their plans for priorities in the remaining months of 2014.

Germany’s World Cup Big Data edge; 27 DMAs band together into Global DMA (RBDR–7/16/2014)

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Today: 1) Germany’s winning World Cup squad seems to have an edge, a Big Data edge, provided by the “Match Insights” tool which delivered player and team metrics/tendencies. 2) 27 direct marketing associations from all over the world have banded together to form the Global Direct Marketing Association. 3) The UK’s Marketing Research Association has launched a sugging and frugging hotline that can be used by organization and individuals to report that sort of abusive behavior.