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Blog August 28, 2020

5 Reasons Why Concept Testing is Important

Marketing textbooks are littered with examples of products or services which flopped when they hit the market.  Take Juicero, in which investors pumped a staggering $120 million – all for a wi-fi connected juice maker which nobody had indicated they wanted or needed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was scrapped within two years.  Or ESPN’s mobile phone […]

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Blog July 20, 2020

Where can I conduct face-to-face research?

As lockdowns lift across the world, our live tracker shows you where you can start conducting face-to-face research, as well as the considerations you need to bear in mind. For those markets where face-to-face research is not possible just yet, online research is an effective alternative. This is an area where we have extensive experience. […]

Blog July 6, 2020

What does the future hold for education?

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, education institutions across the globe have faced a myriad of challenges, including the move to distance learning and finding new ways to support pupils. Students have also had to adapt with the support of an in-person learning environment Now that some educational institutions are emerging from the pandemic, […]

Blog July 6, 2020

What does the future hold for automotive?

The automotive industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Cars have lain dormant in driveways for months as a result of lockdowns across the world, and economic shutdowns hit supply chains, with reports of some manufacturers even resorting to flying parts across the world in suitcases. But as consumers emerge into […]

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Blog July 6, 2020

What does the future hold for the media industry?

When we look the impact of COVID-19 on the media industry it’s a mixed picture. Whilst some areas, like video streaming services, have thrived as a result of increased time at home, others have come to a complete standstill, such as OOH advertising and cinema. But which trends in media will persist? In this article we […]

Blog July 1, 2020

What does the future hold for food and beverage?

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we think and behave when it comes to food and beverage (F&B). When lockdowns were implemented in countries around the world, non-essential retailers were closed, dining-in was prohibited, and supply chains were tested. As a result, buying behaviours and attitudes have changed […]

Blog June 19, 2020

4 trends to guide your brand into the ‘new normal’

If you are anything like me, amidst the coronavirus and the global lockdown (even as some markets like Vietnam and Vienna are slowly returning to ‘normal’), you would be doing one of 3 things: Staying at home and minimizing social contact Trying to make home-based working happen while balancing all kinds of other personal life […]

Blog June 11, 2020

Why the term ‘expert’ is wrong and why we need EXPERTISE

Who do you listen to when it comes to responding to a global pandemic? Doctors? Virologists? Economists? Eccentric Billionaires who operate a ‘space taxi’? Politicians? Surely not politicians!?! The term expert has been losing its social credibility for years – as it has become politicized – and ‘alternative facts’ have risen in social media. It […]

Blog June 4, 2020

How to conduct online research in China

Online research has taken off at a faster rate in China compared to other Asian countries. Network coverage across the country is good and as one of the first markets to facilitate social media commerce, Chinese consumers tend to be digitally savvy. This, combined with their familiarity with multi-functional apps like WeChat, means there’s real […]

Blog June 4, 2020

How to conduct online research in Japan

Market research in Japanhas been transformed by the emergence of online research. While other Asian markets continue to favour more personal, face-to-face techniques, Japanese culture is perfectly suited to this more arms-length approach, especially when it comes to researching conventional, mainstream audiences. Online research means that Japanese consumers don’t have to personally interact with researchers […]