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Social Media: New Town Hall 

Following the last Alberta election, there was a lot of talk about how social media had been a better predictor of the election results than polls leading up to election day. This may have had a lot to do with the fact that polling ended four days before we voted, but it’s also true that…

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Tweets for Sale?

Twitter Amping Up Sale of Data The announcement that Twitter plans to supply user data (not the private parts like direct messages, mind you) to marketing firms like Klout and companies including IBM, Oracle and Salesforce.com has me pondering both privacy on social media, and the possibilities for marketers and consumers. This Twitter announcement is…

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Facebook Data for Researchers

New Access to User Comments Offers Tangible Marketing Data Last month Facebook announced that they have joined forces with DataSift, a UK software firm, to offer researchers access to what is being said on Facebook about specific events, brands, products or politics. Topic Data, the tool being introduced, could help businesses tailor their brand and…

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New Approaches to Market Research: Part 3

A Round-Up of the 2014 GRIT Report, Part 3   The Green Book Guide for Buyers of Marketing Research publishes an annual report based on a survey of research clients and suppliers. The report, known as the GRIT (Greenbook Research Industry Trends) Report, draws on input from over 3000 research professionals, including those from Canada’s…

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New Research Trends: Part 2

A Round-Up of the 2014 GRIT Report, PART 2   The Green Book Guide for Buyers of Marketing Research publishes an annual report based on a survey of research clients and suppliers. The report, known as the GRIT (Greenbook Research Industry Trends) Report, draws on input from over 3000 research professionals, including those from Canada’s…

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New Research Trends: Part 1

A Round-Up of the 2014 GRIT Report, PART 1   The Green Book Guide for Buyers of Marketing Research publishes an annual report based on a survey of research clients and suppliers. The report, known as the GRIT (Greenbook Research Industry Trends) Report, draws on input from over 3000 research professionals, including those from Canada’s…

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