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Why Customer Insight teams should learn from Design teams

learn from design teams

Listening to a Digital UX Design leader this week, I was struck by how much Insight teams can learn from Design teams. I had the privilege of speaking at a Marcus Evans conference on West India Quay in London. “Optimise User Experience and Digital Design to Increase Customer Centricity for Financial Institutions“. That must be the (crazily) longest event name I’ve ever attended! Anyway, before I shared on softer skills,.. Read More

7 books for Market Researchers, as diverse as their interests

Books for market researchers

On this blog we’ve recommended books for analysts, so here are 7 books for market researchers. This eclectic selection is once more contributed by Netquest, thanks to guest blogger Carlos Ochoa. When I first read his post, I couldn’t resist the multi-disciplinary nature of this recommended reading list. On this blog, we regularly advise that insight requires data, analytics & research. So, as well as extolling a broader definition of.. Read More

How can you make your customer research faster? Should you?

research faster

“Why can’t you get me that research faster?” That is perhaps the most common challenge I hear is faced by research leaders. I pointed out, in a post of ‘research as fashion‘, that a common theme in case studies, was the challenge to get research faster. So, as promised, this post will share a number of relevant posts and resources on that topic. Let me first state that faster is.. Read More

Why consumer research is like fashion, and the role of your staples

research is like fashion

I didn’t realise consumer research is like fashion, but a webinar helped me see it & value “old staples“. Given topical concerns, about gender balances in work, it was interesting to experience a female bias. Joining a useful webinar, hosted by Quirks and with speakers from 2020 Research, I began to feel out-of-place. Our hosts were women (I’d say younger, but most people are beginning to feel younger to me).. Read More

Seven characteristics, of an ideal B2B Influencer, for researchers

B2B influencer

On this blog, we don’t want to neglect B2B insight challenges, including finding a B2B influencer. Much of our content focusses on B2C customer insight work. So, in this post we look at one for B2B businesses. This builds on our past posts, sharing tips for effective B2B Customer Management. One of our familiar guest bloggers, who is also a B2B influencer, shares 7 characteristics to help you spot ideal.. Read More

Take your own medicine, two surveys for research leaders

medicine

An opportunity to take your own medicine, as a leader, is nearly always helpful. Whilst sending out GDPR communications, to my clients & contacts, a number have praised seeing someone “take their own medicine“. Similarly, we have previously recommended that analytics & database marketing teams visit customer touch-points, or observe the impact of their leads. So, during this month focusing on research, here is some ‘own medicine’ for research leaders: A.. Read More

Implicit Research Methods, resources on those you should consider using

implicit research

Following Katie’s useful introduction to behavioural research, this post surveys implicit research techniques. Given the relevance of implicit research techniques, to monitoring behaviour, it makes sense to dig deeper. In this post, I will share the breadth of these technique, current usage & academic basis. Plus, to finish, I’ll share details of an upcoming event in London. As we’ve shared before, learning in the field of Behavioural Economics (and related.. Read More