Category Archives: Consumer Research

American consumers choose Jeep as most patriotic brand in new survey

As July 4 draws near Americans are preparing to watch spectacular fireworks displays and have fun with family and friends. But Independence Day also gives marketers an opportunity to celebrate. A new survey of iconic American brands has revealed which … Continue reading

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Americans to celebrate Independence Day with picnics, parades and road trips

Americans are ready to put on their red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family – and plenty of food. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, … Continue reading

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The value behind client-centered MR

In May, Quirk’s Editor Joe Rydholm moderated a conversation with executives from three research firms as part of a Quirk’s-hosted and Deltek-sponsored Webinar. The execs explored some of the issues they’re facing running their companies and the growth opportunities available … Continue reading

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Shopping for Father’s Day? Spending expected to hit $12.7 billion

Father’s Day may not be the most lucrative consumer holiday of the year for retailers but spending for dad is expected to reach $12.7 billion for golf lessons, home improvement tools, coffee mugs, books and more. And, according to NRF’s … Continue reading

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Americans are ready for summer travel

The weather is finally on the upswing and many Americans are looking to make the most of their summers. Some are predicting that summer travel on U.S. airlines will reach an all-time high this year, and a recent Harris Poll … Continue reading

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Steps to take when your customers experience buyer’s remorse

We’ve all bought a product in-store, only to return it after learning that it was available for a much lower price somewhere else. Or ordered an article of clothing online, only to be disappointed by the quality or fit once … Continue reading

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MR’s Earth Day reminder: The importance of being green

Wednesday was Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and people all around the world were celebrating. As communities planted trees, organized cleanups and attended Earth Day fairs, the market research industry placed a spotlight on what being green means to brands and … Continue reading

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Americans plan to save – not splurge – with tax refunds this year

Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Tax Returns survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. Forty-seven percent of those expecting a refund plan to put the money into … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the egg hunt! Consumers look forward to a family-filled Easter holiday

Eighty percent of Americans are looking forward to a fun, family-filled Easter holiday, according to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. And this family time is met with increased spending. Total spending for … Continue reading

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New challenges for MR: Q&A with Printemps des Etudes

Editor’s note: Quirk’s conducted a Q&A session with Stéphanie Perrin, manager and commissioner-general, Printemps des Etudes, regarding major trends in MR and the benefits of attending marketing research conferences. What are some of the major trends or forces affecting the marketing … Continue reading

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