Curiosity and the Cat: Bringing Agile Research to CLTs and Focus Groups

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At the 10th Annual MSMR Insights Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington last week, Jodie McInerney and Sandip Narang of Burke discussed how they applied agile techniques to in-person research. Their client, a cat litter brand team, needed a new strategic innovation to drive brand share – and gave Burke five weeks to […]

Future of Feedback: Rethinking How We Ask Questions

At the Quirks Event in Chicago, Andrew Grenville of Maru / Matchbox shared research on research from his book The Insights Revolution: Questioning Everything. How we interact with each other keeps evolving. Andrew started in the industry doing face-to-face interviews with paper questionnaires, before adapting the questionnaires to phone research, then to the web, and […]

What Marketers and Researchers Can Learn From Each Other

At the Quirks Event in Chicago, FocusVision’s Zoe Dowling, Ph.D., SVP research, and Dawn Colossi, CMO, shared their experiences over the past year coming at common problems from the perspectives of marketing and research. Dawn’s background was in backup and recovery technology before moving to MR software. At an earlier company, campaigns weren’t converting and […]

Digitally Transforming Insights at Microsoft

At the Insights Leadership Conference in San Diego this week, Reed Cundiff, GM of the Microsoft Customer & Market Research Team, discussed his group’s ongoing efforts to “digitally transform the insights function.” The mission of the insights department remains the same as it has been for the past 10 years: “Deliver strategic, fact-based customer insights […]

Kicking Off Conference Season

Carry-on bag? Check. Laptop or tablet? Check. Business cards? Check. Like many of you, we are gearing up for a busy conference season, kicking off with ESOMAR Congress next week. We would love to meet you! Stop by our exhibit booths at the following events this fall and learn more about the insights industry’s premier […]

MRII & UGA Announce Principles Express Online Courses

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Market Research Institute International, in partnership with the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, are now offering Principles Express, a new suite of on-demand courses designed for market researchers who need to get up to speed quickly on a key research subject. Communicating Research Results and Quantitative Data […]