224 episodes

Podcast by EMI Research Solutions

Intellicast EMI Research Solutions

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Podcast by EMI Research Solutions

    A Changing of the Guard At Some MRX Big Hitters

    A Changing of the Guard At Some MRX Big Hitters

    Welcome back to Intellicast! Brian Lamar and Producer Brian are diving into another news-fueled episode today.
    In the episode’s first segment, Brian Lamar goes rogue with an off-script news story that literally hits his inbox as we were recording. Schlesinger Group announced that Reed Cundiff will be their new CEO replacing Steve Schlesinger who has served as CEO for the past 20 years. Friend of the podcast, Isaac Rogers was also promoted to President.
    Continuing with this theme, the guys discuss Dynata’s announcement that they have appointed Mike Petrullo formerly of Dodge Data & Analytics as CEO, replacing Gary Laben. This leads down a bit of a rabbit hole on big-name free agents in MRX and what they might be doing next. 
    In the next segment, Brian and Brian chat about Forsta’s partnership with CX data specialist GemSeek to launch a predictive net promoter score that will allow clients to access predictions about “silent customers” who don’t respond to surveys or submit feedback. This begs the question—if your experience is just "fine” do you really need to complete an NPS survey?
    ESOMAR also announced the results of its council elections. Brian Lamar and Producer Brian discuss some of the highlights including friend of the podcast, Lisa Wilding-Brown’s reelection, and former guest Nikki Lavoie’s nomination as President-Elect.
    They also touch on the news that Verisk has sold Mackenzie Wood to Veritas Capital for over $3.1B—a huge acquisition.
    The episode wraps up with two Escalent stories. The first is about how they have launched a new solution called Tech TrustBuilder to help understand how brands can build consumer trust in technology. The second is Escalent’s acquisition of Rhein Associates and the launch of a new practice focused on Commercial and Fleet vehicles.
    Thanks for listening!
    EMI’s annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/
    Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here.
    Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here.
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    • 32 min
    A Rash of Acquisitions in the MRX Industry

    A Rash of Acquisitions in the MRX Industry

    Welcome back to Intellicast! We have a jammed packed news episode for you today. 
    Before jumping into the latest market research news, Brian Lamar and Producer Brian catch up on some current events, including some Halloween talk, as well as talking about the last couple of conferences of 2022.
    Then the guys jump into the news, starting with a couple of stories about Momentive.  First, they discuss the announcement that Momentive was reducing their workforce by 11% as part of a restructuring plan. They then touch on another Momentive story that came out a few days after the previous one where they had been approached about another potential sale.
    The guys then discuss a string of merger and acquisition stories, starting with the news that Maru Group was acquired by Stagwell, a marketing communications company. They also talk about the acquisition of GutCheck by Toluna, and Voxpopme acquiring Jamin Brazil’s company HubUX. 
    As part of the discussion around these acquisitions, it leads Brian and Producer Brian down a road to a couple of philosophical discussions. One is the impact of investment, specifically in the sample industry, and how it is causing sample to become inconsistent because of the investment. The other is how sample is not a commodity.
    After the large acquisitions segment, Brian and Producer Brian touch on the news about the new product enhancement Suzy has rolled out to their platform.
    In a story that is right up Producer Brian’s alley, the guys talk about the announcement that Nielsen will be reporting viewing figures for Netflix next year as Netflix rolls out their ad-supported subscription option. This leads to a deeper discussion about the bad blood that existed between the two companies just a few years ago, and how they might have moved forward from it.
    In the final story of this extended episode, the guys touch on the latest IPA Bellweather report that found marketing research spending declined 4.1% in Q3 and the third consecutive quarter of a spending downturn.
    Thanks for listening!
    EMI’s annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/
    Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here.
    Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here.
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    • 44 min
    Talking Data Quality and ESOMAR Re-Elections with Lisa Wilding-Brown of InnovateMR

    Talking Data Quality and ESOMAR Re-Elections with Lisa Wilding-Brown of InnovateMR

    Welcome back to Intellicast! On today’s episode, Brian Lamar and Producer Brian are excited to welcome Lisa Wilding-Brown, CEO of InnovateMR and a member of ESOMAR Council, to the podcast. Lisa shares notes from her experience at the recent ESOMAR conference, her thoughts on ESOMAR council re-election, and more.
    To kick-off the episode, Lisa jumps into her recap of the ESOMAR conference in Toronto. She touches on a presentation on fraud during which they interviewed real fraudsters! This presentation gave insight into new fraudster tactics and what our industry can do to combat them. Brian makes a great connection between this session and the 2002 blockbuster, Catch Me if You Can. Lisa then discusses what she hopes ESOMAR council can do to get to the root of fraud and make new policies to fight against it.
    While Brian and Lisa could likely talk about data quality for an entire episode, they move into a second segment about Lisa’s other passions including the young ESOMAR society, an initiative designed to help young researchers at the start of their careers. Brian and Lisa also touch on the importance of diversity in our industry. Lisa then gives insight into some of the other topics she and the ESOMAR council want to tackle.
    Lisa wraps up the interview with some information about voting for ESOMAR council which is this October. The new council will be announced on November 3rd. This is an awesome interview with a great representative and leader of our industry.
    Thanks for listening!
    You can connect with Lisa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisawildingbrown/
    Missed our webinar, Dispelling the Myth: All Panels are the Same? No problem! You can register for the on-demand version here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616620354739/WN_ysZOaYSeRoyA73QRJTubyA
    EMI’s annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/
    Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here.
    Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here.
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    • 31 min
    A Conversation About Quality with Katrina Noelle and Casey Bernard of Know Research

    A Conversation About Quality with Katrina Noelle and Casey Bernard of Know Research

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    • 38 min
    Recap of Insights Marketing Day 2022

    Recap of Insights Marketing Day 2022

    Welcome back to Intellicast! In this episode, Brian Lamar and Producer Brian are joined by EMI’s Marketing Specialist, Emma Nicolls (a.k.a. Associate Producer Emma) to discuss the latest market research news and give a recap of Insights Marketing Day in Chicago last week.
    The guys start by discussing some EMI-centric info about the expansion of our business development team. We welcomed Angie Trujillo Emrie, Goshen Perry, and Sahil Mehta—all industry veterans—to our team and we’re incredibly excited to have them.
    Brian and Brian then share news from CIRQ (Certification Institute for Research Quality) that they have been accredited to audit and certify market research and data analytics companies to support compliance with several well-known data privacy requirements. They analyze Google’s announcement of the retirement of its Surveys and Survey 360 solutions which will be effective November 1st and congratulate PureSpectrum on the hire of their new Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Counsel, Jonathan Flatow.
    In the second segment of the episode, Producer Brian and Emma share their takeaways from Insights Marketing Day. The 1-day conference is a learning opportunity for marketers in the insights industry where they can network, hone their skills, and hear from industry leaders on new trends and best practices. Brian and Emma share what they learned, highlights from their favorite sessions, other takeaways from their experience, and more. This is a great episode to learn more about this unique conference.
    Thanks for listening!
    Learn more about our new hires here: https://emi-rs.com/2022/10/07/industry-leading-online-sample-consultancy-expands-team/
    Missed our webinar, Dispelling the Myth: All Panels are the Same? No problem! You can register for the on-demand version here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616620354739/WN_ysZOaYSeRoyA73QRJTubyA
    EMI’s annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/
    Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here.
    Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here.
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    • 27 min
    MRX Trends and How to Plan for the Road Ahead with Brooke Reavey of Dominican University

    MRX Trends and How to Plan for the Road Ahead with Brooke Reavey of Dominican University

    Welcome back to Intellicast! In this episode, we’re joined by Brooke Reavey of Dominican University and EMI’s own Beth Teehan. Brooke is a professor, a Ph.D., and serves on the professional development and education committee of the Insights Association. Brooke talks with us about the impact DIY tools, HIPPA, and data privacy legislation may have on our industry. This is a topic that’s not being widely discussed, but maybe should be.
    The interview kicks off with Brooke’s background in market research starting as an intern, traveling the world, and eventually getting her Ph.D. (which she describes as market research on super-steroids.)
    Brooke then talks to us about her recent presentation at the Insights Association. She discusses the history of marketing—and this is not your average history lesson. Anyone in marketing or market research will be fascinated by the background of our industry and what it might tell us about our future.
    She then gets into the potential issues in market research, particularly with the democratization of data and the use of DIY tools specifically. After the recent news of the supreme court taking on a case involving Section 230 of the Communication Act, Brooke discusses how the market research industry could be headed toward a reckoning of how we do business going forward, including what’s being taught at the university level.
    Brian Lamar, Producer Brian, and Beth use the final portion of the episode to chat about the direction the industry is taking. This interview is a great one that has us deep in thought, so this debrief is much needed.
    You can connect with Brooke on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooke-reavey/
    Missed our webinar, Dispelling the Myth: All Panels are the Same? No problem! You can register for the on-demand version here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616620354739/WN_ysZOaYSeRoyA73QRJTubyA
    EMI’s annual report on the sample industry, The Sample Landscape, is now available! Get your copy here: https://emi-rs.com/the-sample-landscape/
    Want to catch up on our blogs? Click here.
    Missed one of our webinars or want to get some of our whitepapers and reports? You can find it all on our Resources page on our website here.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Outstanding for market researchers!

Part market research and sampling news and part morning radio show this is the best market research podcast out there and a must listen for those in sampling. Adam and Brian do an outstanding job covering recent news and conferences and tackle other issues in the industry.

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Very informative and fun!

The podcast is a great look into the market research industry while keeping it light and fun.

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Outer goal is to make the podcast educational and personal!

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