It was announced yesterday that French group Ipsos has agreed to take global market research company Synovate off the hands of Aegis Group for NZ$987 million. But Synovate’s research director Jonathan Dodd says the change of ownership is unlikely to have much of an effect on Synovate’s New Zealand operations.
New Zealanders love free stuff. And, blow me down, they also like being entertained. So Ticketek New Zealand has decided to tap into these primal desires with the launch of Nine Rewards, a new online market research panel that offers free tickets as the kicker to get users to share their opinions.
The research business is pretty damn tight at the moment as clients cut back on ‘luxuries’ and agencies increasingly take the work in-house. But that hasn’t stopped Edentify, a specialist online market research agency that was started in Australia 11 years ago, from opening its doors in Auckland.
Colmar Brunton’s latest study into the mysterious yoof realm has put 20 somethings under the microscope and some of the results show why marketers shouldn’t be treating those aged between 15 –30 as one group.
In slightly surprising news, New Zealand’s banks are leading the way when it comes to customer service, with one-third of respondents to the Colmar Brunton Distinctive Customer Experiences Survey of 1020 New Zealanders saying they had a particularly good experience when dealing with their bank in the past 12 months. And, in slightly less surprising news, telecommunications companies still have plenty of improving to do, with one in five Kiwi consumers claiming to have had a negative experience when dealing with their telco provider in the same period.
Colmar Brunton is in the midst of launching its new Youth division, bringing in Spencer Willis of 18 and 18tracker fame to spearhead the initiative. And it looks like he’s brought one of his old habits with him, because he’s started producing free reports on youth culture for general consumption and entertainment. And the first of many out of the newly named CByouth camp is ‘Baby Boomer Dad’s and Gen Y Sons’.
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.
Roy has been very busy finding out just how happy Kiwis (and a few Aussies) are with the products and services they spend their hard-earned dosh on, and Pumpkin Patch, TSB bank, Bunnings and Air New Zealand are some of the major brands currently winning hearts and minds with their top notch customer service.
Fast food, fizzy water and IT continue to dominate the global brands list, compiled by Interbrand.Coca-Cola has taken out the top spot for the 10th year in a row, the 123 year-old company weighing in with just under US$69 billion in brand equity, up three percent from last …
The top spending clients of the past week. Veeeery interesting.
Last week’s ads here.
TV3, 17 September 2009
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Fresh from The Media Counsel this week: How Kiwis really feel about the recession. Are we cheap when it comes to wine? In Brazil, branding is everything, especially on radio stations. E-tailers discounting luxury items are working through exclusive WOM markets in the US. One man’s recession is another …
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