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  • GfK hires RealityMine co-founder to lead Data Assets team in North America
    • 05/23/18
    • Consumer Panels
    • Digital Market Intelligence
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United States
    • English

    GfK hires RealityMine co-founder to lead Data Assets team in North America

    Signaling its growing emphasis on collecting and leveraging data from many sources, GfK has named Rolfe Swinton as its first Director of Data Assets in North America.

  • GfK will highlight nation brands, mobile-friendly research in AAPOR sessions
    • 05/09/18
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Consumer Panels
    • Online Panel
    • KnowledgePanel® (North America)
    • Public Communications and Social Science
    • United States
    • English

    GfK will highlight nation brands, mobile-friendly research in AAPOR sessions

    From predicting election results to deploying emojis in mobile surveys – GfK is taking on top-of-mind issues for researchers at this year’s AAPOR annual conference.

  • MRI data reveal differences between Google Home, Amazon Echo households
    • 03/16/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Health Technology
    • Technology
    • Home and Living
    • Consumer Panels
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Smart Home
    • United States
    • English

    MRI data reveal differences between Google Home, Amazon Echo households

    New data from GfK MRI shows that average Google Home and Amazon Echo households sometimes have very different profiles

  • GfK experts to present at ARF events on data quality, AI in financial services
    • 02/12/18
    • Financial Services
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Technology
    • Consumer Panels
    • User Experience (UX)
    • KnowledgePanel® (North America)
    • Public Communications and Social Science
    • United States
    • English

    GfK experts to present at ARF events on data quality, AI in financial services

    In two Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) events this month, GfK experts will share insights on key issues for researchers and marketers alike: the hallmarks of research quality and the value of data-driven marketing in financial services.

  • At TMRE, GfK will reveal generational differences in purchase journeys, technology use
    • 10/18/17
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Brand and Customer Experience
    • Consumer Panels
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United States
    • English

    At TMRE, GfK will reveal generational differences in purchase journeys, technology use

    With new, younger consumers becoming the focus of marketing in almost every category, GfK will be providing breakthrough insights on these emerging generations at next week’s The Market Research Event (TMRE).

    • 08/16/17
    • Health
    • Consumer Panels
    • Global
    • English

    Curating an answer to deeper consumer understanding through data

    This post was co-authored by Natasha Stevens and Michelle Morgan

    At a time when surveys seem to be under a kind of siege – viewed by some as backward and outdated – let me go out on a limb: Surveys have never been more important or relevant.

    Yes, behavioral data can tell us exactly what people do – no guessing or memory jogging required. But there are also restrictions; we may only know, for example, what people are doing within a single environment – online or in store. And while behavioral information can provide extremely rich consumer insight, it often cannot tell us why people do things: what they were hoping for, whether they were disappointed, and their feelings about the brands in their lives.

    The challenge for researchers

    Surveys can help us fill in all of these gaps; and yet we also know that consumers’ patience with long questionnaires – especially on smartphones – is shrinking. The challenge for smart researchers, then, is: How can we use surveys only when they will provide unique and indispensable information, but quit before our returns start to diminish?

    The answer is doubling down on a skill unfamiliar (and perhaps unsettling) to many researchers — data curation. Here we use different data sets, often from very diverse sources, to create the complete picture we need of consumers’ preferences and behavior. By linking two or more data sets through carefully developed criteria, we can focus our survey takers on giving us only the information we can obtain nowhere else.

    Data curation in action

    One recent example of data curation in action was inspired by the looming changes in US healthcare and insurance. Survey data capturing public opinion on US healthcare reform is abundant – much of it focused on the specifics of the policy itself, with respondents generally profiled according to their political affiliation. We wanted to develop a profile of survey respondents that went beyond party politics and looked more deeply at motivations and personal characteristics around health.

    Using KnowledgePanel®, the largest probability-based online panel in the US, supplemented with key health psychographic variables from MRI’s gold-standard Survey of the American Consumer®, we were able to develop a more nuanced picture of our survey takers. The MRI-KnowledgePanel® fusion allowed us to integrate health-related profile data for KnowledgePanel® members – such as body mass index (BMI), information about chronic physical and mental health conditions, and health insurance status – with 25 health psychographic variables from MRI.

    We found that those who disapprove of the Affordable Care Act are less likely to believe that generic drugs are as good as brand-name drugs.

    In addition, they are more likely to be the first to try advanced medication and more likely to agree that medication has improved their quality of life.

    Using the integrated databases, we were able to add a number of high-value characteristics to the mix without additional questions or fees; these included presence of chronic health conditions, medication compliance, body-mass index, and body image.

    Deeper insights from fused data

    By mastering data integration and curation, we can deepen our insights from any one source. In our healthcare example, the fused data allowed us to develop a richer and more robust profile of survey respondents than we could achieve with KnowledgePanel® data alone. With the right data resources and expertise, this new approach creates almost infinite possibilities for expanded insights.

    Natasha Stevens is Executive Vice President of Digital Experiences at GfK. Michelle Morgan is the Research Director of Data and Insights Integration. To share your thoughts please email natasha.stevens@gfk.com or michelle.morgan@gfk.com. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Soda maker machines still a hot item
    • 05/29/17
    • Consumer Goods
    • Consumer Panels
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Soda maker machines still a hot item

    A soda maker machine turns normal tab water into the widest range of bubbles and cold beverages (like sparkling water, beer and other beverages). The machines generally use a carbonator (gas cylinder) filled with CO2, which is inserted inside the machine to provide the fizz in the water.

  • Putting your performance in perspective: GfK Consumer Wallet
    • 05/16/17
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Panels
    • Sweden
    • English

    Putting your performance in perspective: GfK Consumer Wallet

    Understand and meet the evolving needs of your customers is key to connect and create a loyal relationship with them. Consumer Wallet will give you the opportunity to track your business performance as well as your competitors over time, you'll be able to identify and understand the growth drivers like number of customers, how often they buy or the average purchase value.#

  • Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO
    • 03/10/17
    • Financial Services
    • Health
    • Consumer Health
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Media Measurement
    • Brand and Customer Experience
    • Consumer Panels
    • Digital Market Intelligence
    • Social Media Intelligence Center
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Mystery Shopping
    • Promotion and Causal Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • User Experience (UX)
    • United States
    • English

    Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO

    The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has today appointed Peter Feld (51) as new Chief Executive Officer and Management Board member effective March 15, 2017.

  • Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO
    • 03/10/17
    • Financial Services
    • Health
    • Consumer Health
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Media Measurement
    • Brand and Customer Experience
    • Consumer Panels
    • Digital Market Intelligence
    • Social Media Intelligence Center
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Mystery Shopping
    • Promotion and Causal Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • User Experience (UX)
    • Canada
    • English

    Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO

    The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has today appointed Peter Feld (51) as new Chief Executive Officer and Management Board member effective March 15, 2017.

  • GfK joins AAPOR Transparency Initiative
    • 01/10/17
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Consumer Panels
    • Omnibus
    • Government & Academic (North America)
    • KnowledgePanel® (North America)
    • Government & Academic (North America)
    • Public Communications and Social Science
    • United States
    • English

    GfK joins AAPOR Transparency Initiative

    Two GfK research divisions in North America – Government & Academic and Public Communications & Social Science – have been accepted for membership in the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative.

  • GfK joins AAPOR Transparency Initiative, USA
    • 01/10/17
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Consumer Panels
    • Omnibus
    • Government & Academic (North America)
    • KnowledgePanel® (North America)
    • Government & Academic (North America)
    • Public Communications and Social Science
    • Global
    • English

    GfK joins AAPOR Transparency Initiative, USA

    Two GfK research divisions in North America – Government & Academic and Public Communications & Social Science – have been accepted for membership in the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative.

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