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Do that. No, don't do that

I have learned to largely ignore headlines about the latest study proving that “X” is actually bad for you or that you should never do “Y”.  And for good reason: I’ve grown sick of seeing a subsequent study that claims to prove…

The Beauty of Data Over Time

In a sea of data, it can get quite confusing at times sorting through it all.  Especially when in search of the truth where conflicting reports and data sets come into view.  Fortunately, over time the beauty of aggregated data can shine…

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Studies… What’s the Difference?

Market research studies come in every form imaginable, and vary dramatically by size and scope. It is so important for businesses to select the right type of research study to produce actionable insights and effectively inform. An expert…

Staying Trendy

Although I’ve been a geek and early adopter since the 80s of all things tech, I admit to having trouble staying on top of what’s trendy.  So, if you’re young, hip and have a great network of trendy friends, you can pretty much stop reading…
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Remembering Asian Market Diversity

Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend four months living in Singapore while attending a local university. One of the classes I took discussed the huge variances among Asian countries and regions, areas often lumped together and deemed similar…

Research Finds Radio Advertising Works

I’ve never heard a radio advertisement I liked - everything about them bugs me. From the fanatical announcer, to repeating of the phone number three or more times, the obnoxious jingles… everything. Must give a little credit to Tom Shane…
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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

How do you know what your customer wants if you don’t take the time to ask them? And I don’t mean a generic online survey that is sent out after each purchase or experience. I am talking about a legitimate program that you use day in and…
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You Get What You Give

This is an important week in my professional life. I am celebrating five years of service with Ideba, and it has caused me to look introspectively at my time as an intern, a research analyst, and a research manager for the company. Although…
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Brand Building: Research First

Great branding is the most direct and powerful way for your company to tell the world who you are and what you stand for. But how do you filter all your creative design options to both please the client and reach consensus within your team? Even…
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Lollipop Moments

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to become involved in a student leadership group that allowed me to attend a number of conferences across Canada. One of the first conferences I attended featured a keynote speaker I had seen in…