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GfK and AutoScout24 surveyed around 8,800 people for the report ‘The Cars We Want..
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Now in its 34th year, our recently released 2014 Ownership and Trend Report not only..
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Buying or renewing car insurance is no longer a simple task for motorists. For insurers..
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For gambling app and site developers, the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil looks to be a..
Every smart researcher wakes up at least once a year with the same worry in mind:
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The end of the 20th century saw a significant increase in our ability to capture images,..
The mass adoption of digital networked technology is transformative, but we are still..
New data from GfK’s pilot Shopping Monitor Electro study shows that even in a digital..
This is a summary of our white paper “A Rising Stream Lifts… Lessons from the New TV..
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As discussed in our previous blog post, the burgeoning microconsole category is making..
The rising popularity of apps
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A lot of people are increasingly aware of the benefits of social media analysis (SMA). ..
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I am regularly being asked questions like ‘when will tablet ownership overtake PC?’ or..
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In February, a host of our experts attended the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,..
At GfK, we have been following consumers across their online and offline purchase..
The internet has become an integral part of the shopping experience for a very large..
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Digital and mobile technologies have dramatically transformed the ways people connect—and..
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From awareness to consideration in buying, purchase journeys are complex--even more so in..
On Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) in Las Vegas, GfK and the..
Our clients regularly want to understand precisely how today’s consumers are using the..
Some Facebook status updates are more memorable than others. One status I remember fondly..
As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, college football leagues are taking a major..
You can’t have missed the mobile revolution. According to GfK data, smartphone ownership..
Last month (October 2012) the Universal Postal Union (UPU), an organization representing..
When it comes to viewing TV and movie content, the key word today is options. Laptops,..
In today’s convenience-driven, on-the-go world, it is incredibly surprising how few..
Chargers are an inevitable result of ubiquitous consumer electronics. There are phone..
TV is in the middle of a technology revolution which has the potential to completely..
To capture attention and inspire action, data needs to do more than sit on the page.
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In order to survive and continue to be successful in a challenging marketplace, companies..
Tech brands inevitably want to understand what our future technologies might look like..
The TV edition of our magazine, TechTalk, is now out, exploring current trends, issues..
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In his book Imagine, Jonah Lehrer writes that creativity expands with connection. The..
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As soon as I got my new smart phone, one of the first apps that popped up on my screen..
Online advertising is a big deal; in 2011 approximately £4.8bn was spent in the UK alone..
Recent data from GfK indicates that the social-networking revolution is having a..
The enduring power of “linear” broadcast TV shines through, despite today’s bewildering..
We like to think that we know what we like; whether it’s purchasing that new bit of kit..
In February 2012, the TechTalk blog highlighted the growing threat to business data..
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Whether you ascribe to Flaubert’s assertion that “the good God is in the detail” or..
It is a well-known reality that the popularity of the amusement arcade is in decline. The..
Like most Londoners, I absolutely can’t wait for the 2012 Olympics, just around the..
The importance of trust: Online privacy issues and the consumer’s relationship with free..