Category Archives: Market Research Findings

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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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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Global cross-border shopping trends revealed

Results from a new study commissioned by FedEx (FDX) and conducted by Forrester Consulting on the priorities and preferences of global online shoppers indicate how truly global online shopping has become, according to a recent press release. In an effort … Continue reading

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Cupid’s arrow encourages American shoppers

Cupid has some tricks up his (non-existent) sleeve this year with plans to shower Americans with jewelry, candy and a special night out. According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl commercial myths, exposed

As Americans gear up for Super Bowl XLIX, many are looking forward to one thing: commercials. Data from Ace Metrix provides insights from the past five games, breaking down the biggest Super Bowl ad myths and facts. The study has tracked 263 … Continue reading

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New study shows the significant role of promotions in driving sales

RetailMeNot, Inc., which operates the world’s largest marketplace for digital offers, released the findings of a November 2014 study it conducted using Google Consumer Surveys. The study, which also includes other third-party research, unveils the six stages of the consumer … Continue reading

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‘Key life moments’ spur Millennials to use public libraries

Earlier this month my co-worker handed me an article discussing the results of a recent Pew Research Center Internet Project study titled “Millennials still checking out public libraries.” A proud member of the “me” generation and public library advocate, the … Continue reading

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Research bias in the news

Surveys, polling and other forms of marketing research have been practiced in a formal way for decades and yet on an almost daily basis I see the misuse of data. Here are three errors I’ve seen in the news recently. … Continue reading

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Are you the CEO of mail in your household?

Getting the mail every day and deciding what to do with it may seem like a mindless chore and chances are you’ve never given much thought to how your neighbors, family or co-workers deal with their mail. Would you be … Continue reading

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