Fulgoni on Black Friday cont’d. Client of Year Award. YouGov on UK pollsters. (RBDR 12.15.2015)

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1) comScore Chairman Emeritus Gian Fulgoni wraps up his thoughts about the implications on research from the 2015 evolution of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

2) RFL’s Client of the Year in the Foresight Growth category is Johnson & Johnson Canada’s Jeff Srour.

3) YouGov released its analysis about what pollsters did wrong in their projections for last May’s UK elections.

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NYT, CBS 1st to do non-prob polling; JD Power to enter Auto HOF; Twitter MR tool (RBDR 7/30/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) The first major news organizations adopt non-probability sampling sample for polling. YouGov is the sample provider; New York Times & CBS News are the users. 2) J.D. Power III is accepting congratulations for his election to the Automotive Hall of Fame. 3) Twitter is about to launch a research tool that helps brands analyze key words from conversations during a one-week period. 4) RBDR’s report about Canvas Fingerprinting Web tracking proved to have some holes. It is basically only workable on smaller websites and it is blockable.

GM recovering w/consumers? TiVo: impressive timeshifted viewing (RBDR–4/28/2014)

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Today on RBDR: 1) YouGov claims that General Motors has turned the corner in getting past continuing consumer concerns with its “Switchgate” controversy, but social media consultant Candida McCollam reaches an opposite conclusion from her examination of social media. 2) TiVo Research’s examination of viewing of the top network television programs four to seven days after their live presentation shows additional viewing that adds up to $88 million in uncompensated watching. 3) The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has a media data component that has not been publicly considered, but media research guru BillHarvey shares it with RBDR.