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Pink Toast and Other Top Market Research Posts from 2018

In the market research industry, 2018 will forever be known as the arrival year for AI and blockchain (Well done on the first patent, 20/20 research!) In Canada, we also got to witness the birth and growth of a brand-new … Continue reading

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Flexitarianism: A new eating lifestyle impacting new product development for food and beverage brands

If you were still pondering whether you should be a carnivore, vegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, fruitarian, or omnivore, there is now one more option to add to the list.Flexitarian.As it sounds, flexitarian is a flexible diet. Followers eat pretty … Continue reading

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From Brand Seller to Brand Producer: Amazon is betting on itself

What do these products have in common – leather shoes, razors, dresses, throw blankets, and diaper pail bags?The link isn’t obvious.They are all Amazon products. Not simply products sold by Amazon, but products made and sold by Amazon.More importantly, they … Continue reading

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Brands Banking on Experiential Marketing in the Q4 Holiday Season

Alibaba, an online retailer out of China, reported $25 BILLION in sales in one day on November 11, 2018.Deloitte reports online shopping is expected to grow 20% this holiday season accounting for more than 55% of all purchases.One single online … Continue reading

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Tim Horton’s and Hockey: Staying true to your brand’s mission

If you’re Canadian, you don’t just know the Tim Hortons brand, you feel it in your bones. It’s a brand that’s about more than just coffee and donuts. Just hearing the words instantly brings images of Oh Canada and hockey … Continue reading

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Five Guys Mystery Shops Every Location Twice Per Week. Why don’t you?

Up until recently, Five Guys, a popular burger store with more than 1500 locations, conducted ZERO advertising and marketing campaigns. They value the customer experience so highly that they send mystery shoppers to every location twice a week. That’s a … Continue reading

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U&A&H&P: What are the key components to learn about consumers, customers, and category users?

The words are different but the application is the same. Usage and Attitudes studies, also called Habits and Practices studies, help researchers and marketers understand consumers and customers in order to build and innovate products and services. They are an … Continue reading

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Getting to know all about you: An introduction to the Shop-Along research methodology

Shop-alongs are a type of qualitative research wherein a trained researcher conducts observational research and one-to-one, in-depth interviews in-situ, during consumers’ shopping trips. In essence, the researcher “shops along” with the person. This methodology allows the researcher to gather in-the-moment … Continue reading

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Experiential Marketing 101: How to ensure the success of your brand activation event

Whether you’re a retailer, restaurant, or industry event, experiential marketing is a great way for brands to create unique, hands-on, and engaging experiences that attract new customers and generate more loyal existing customers. And with the help of social media, … Continue reading

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Market Research Mythbusters: Research reports aren’t useful!

When you’ve invested thousands of dollars into a research study, the report should be useful and actionable, one that is regularly studied and referred to. And, if there is a paper version, dog-eared and bookmarked, and weathered with love. With … Continue reading

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