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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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Ugly Innovations Turned Pretty: Smart glasses that will finally intrigue researchers

Remember these?Google Glass. The most amazing, smartest glasses ever made. Touted as a hands-free device for hands-free workers, they’re the ugliest pair of glasses you’ll ever own. Unless, of course, you’re wearing a pair held together with electrical tape.It’s almost … 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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What are the key features of a perfect package test?

Creating effective packaging to display products on a shelf is not as simple as stuffing a few handfuls of macaroni into a plastic bag or a box. A great package is functional, accessible, attractive, unique in its own right, and … Continue reading

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Full Service or Specialized Service: Which research provider is right for you?

With a full range of potential market research partners at our fingertips, how do you know when to use specialized research providers or outsource projects in one fell swoop to a single research provider? Let’s review the options.Full service research … Continue reading

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Where does qualitative research stand today: Thoughts on the 2017 Q3/4 GRIT Report

The GRIT report is a tracker conducted by GreenBook to better understand the status of the marketing research industry. It reports on the use of emerging research methods, traditional research methods, how research is used, and how researchers go about … Continue reading

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A Plan for Change: Market research goals you can actually accomplish this year

I’m pretty tired of New Year’s Resolutions that are completely unattainable. Only an incredibly tiny minority of people ARE able to lose those 25 pounds, write in their mindfulness journal every day, or read a novel every month. With that … Continue reading

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Why would anyone use a biased snowball sample for legitimate research?

What is a snowball sample?As I write this, snowflakes are floating by my window making for the perfect winter setting. If I’m lucky, the temperature will hover at the precise point where it is both cold enough and warm enough — cold … Continue reading

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Mall intercept research: A quick guide to pros, cons, and the safety of your intellectual property

Some people say that mall-intercept research is a study in the art of interrupting people. I prefer to think of it as the study of people in a neutral, natural setting.If you’ve ever visited a mall (and there are people … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Telephone Research

Among many others, telephone research is one of the methods I love since it has a number of unique advantages. Naturally, as every method does, it also has a number of disadvantages. Let’s consider some of the pros and cons … Continue reading

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