The CEO looked worried. The share price is down another few cents. Where will it finish up? The revenue figures didn’t look too flash either. A report she received from Sales told her that they had lost 142 customers in the previous month and they gained only 98 new ...
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In this instalment of Michael Carney's Marketing Week: In the supermarket, it's all about the shopping list. And it's being made before going inside. Sky TV releases its annual numbers. And gets back into internet TV. Kiwi bucket list shows we're really pretty boring. The numerous business opportunities of the iPad explained. Networks squeeze through football broadcast loophole across the ditch.
Subjects were canvassed, numbers were crunched and insights that have guided strategy and communications were delivered. And the research companies that have followed this path and impacted on the fortunes of their clients have been recognised with the announcement of the finalists for the Market Research Effectiveness Awards.
As someone (it's usually Einstein) may have once said, perception is nine tenths of the marketing law. And the results of the third Attitude New Zealand survey, which delved into the strange and mysterious world of the Kiwi psyche, have shed some light on the perceptions around the nation's brands, as well as revealing plenty of other interesting consumer and social trends that may have implications for marketers.
At the start of the year, Research Magazine asked a number of top UK researchers to sum up in one word what they believed 2010 held for the research industry. “Listen,” said respected research director Reineke Reitsma from Forrester Research.
Planners and strategists crave it. Creative types (particularly Geoff Ross) typically loathe it. But whatever your feelings on the role of market research, it's an important aspect of the marcomms landscape. So how can researchers enhance the effectiveness of their work? And what is its role in the modern business environment?
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Farewell to TV3’s Sunrise and ASB Business The new Age of thrift – why thrift is back with a vengeance Four Discrete Segments – what are the different segments of post-recession consumers?
In this installment of Michael Carney's Marketing Week: Classified advertising was hit hard last year. How long before newspapers give it up? All change in the New Zealand movie business. And will 3D advertising change the game? US publishers are adding online readers to total circulation and charging advertisers for all of them. So is that likely to happen here?
This week in eBuzz from Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Thanks (or not) to technology, Gen Y and Gen Z will never be alone Secrets to online marketing
This week in eBuzz from Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: The Ozzie's obsession with online videos: ipredict top of the pollsters
In this installment of Michael Carney’s Marketing Week: Microtrends that matter 2010—it's the small things that matter. Smaller trends can impact the business, social and political landscapes, so it pays to know be in the 'trend' know. Social media: did you really mean to do that?
This week in eBuzz from Michael Carney's Marketing Week: The iPad and The Customer Dilemma: The New Zeal of the Music Industry
New Zealand is often accurately cast as the poorer, smaller, less productive (but slightly less boorish and better looking) cousin of Australia. And while the following predictions about the 'Twentytens' from social researcher and futurist Mark McCrindle of McCrindle Research are all based on Australian data and research, there are enough similarities between the lucky country and New Zealand for the insights to have some relevance to local marketers. Plus, it's Australia Day on 26 January, so consider reading this post a show of solidarity with our Tasman neighbours.
This week in eBuzz from the Media Counsel: The Barbra Streisand effect, the lawless Internet and the death of privacy. What does it all mean for marketers?
News that Colmar Brunton's Croftfield Lane call centre in the North Shore would close before Christmas with the loss of 50 jobs surfaced today after Unite Union national director Mike Treen blabbed to the media. But chairman Dick Brunton and field services manager Donald Carter say the union has jumped the gun and, strictly speaking, the call centre's closure is still a proposal.