Category: Target audience

  • When influencer marketing goes wrong

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    Social influencers, content creators, bloggers, vloggers or digital talentists – whatever you want to refer to them as – these individuals have proven to be invaluable to the marketing industry. However, promoting products through social influencers isn’t always plain sailing, and can leave these big names in the firing line. Below...

  • 4 reasons why social media is good for market research

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    Living in a digital age has resulted in huge innovations within the market research world. With buzzwords like ‘engagement’, ‘big data’ and ‘content marketing’ it’s hard to escape the true power that social media holds.  There are a variety research methodologies researchers can adopt to gain useful insights for their clients...

  • Market research in pop culture. Trust us it's everywhere!

    Market research in pop culture

    For those avid readers of our blogs… We know you’re out there… You might have seen our recent blog on the use of a focus group during the dramatized series of The People vs. OJ Simpson on BBC2. And it got us thinking… How many times has market research infiltrated pop...

  • Leicester City football club: a case study in market research

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    The statistics at the beginning of the 2015/16 Premier League season suggested that there was more chance of Kanye West becoming humble than Leicester City winning the league. The bookies placed odds of a 5000-1 chance on Foxes winning, but 11 games from the end of the season, this is...

  • Craft beer, marketing and understanding the customer

    Purity brewing

    Members of the Research by Design team attended a learning event with a twist on Thursday evening.  CIM organised a highly original – and interactive - session at the Pure Bar in Birmingham which included a beer and food tasting session, a cellar tour and an overview of the Purity...

  • If you know, then you know

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    I recently read an interesting article dispelling myths about millennials. Pulled into an engaging infographic – there were two facts that stood out. Firstly that; ‘43% of Millennials create online content.’ Infographic The reason it stood out is that our online content is created by a millennial and of all the...

  • RbD's 2015 highlights!

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    As 2015 draws to a close the team at RbD have been reminiscing about our highlights of the past year… A new home RbD’s 2015 began with an office move into a bigger premises to house our growing team. In the same building and in an ideal location on New Street, we’ve...

  • How The Apprentice illustrates the necessity of market research

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    With the return of The Apprentice this week, we can expect to see this year’s hopefuls setting out to prove to Lord Sugar that they can design great products, generate new ideas and create innovative marketing strategies. For those of us who are less familiar with the formula, this is how...

  • Mobile madness or throwback to traditional surveys?

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    Mobile is important in research – but don’t forget about traditional survey platforms! We are already glued to our mobiles in many walks of life; we call, text, search, tweet, like, comment, navigate, shop, take photos, record videos, play games, use apps and generally hate to be parted from our electronic...

  • What can the rugby world cup adverts teach us about engaging marketing?

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    We have heard and read, been told and re-told, that customer is KING. With this in mind, we should hardly be surprised with the news yesterday that John Lewis has promoted their Marketing Director to the newly created position of Customer Director, following suit from a number of other major...

  • Video campaigns that REALLY know their audience

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    These campaigns all made me sit back and think WOW you guys have done your research. They're entertaining, emotive, inspiring and best of all totally hit the audience engagement piece. Bravo guys.  Project sunroof. Google We are all obsessed with data, understanding our customer’s journey better so that we can provide the most relevant...