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Category: PR

Five things we learned at the Festival of Marketing Posted on April 27, 2022 by Braden MacDonald

A round-up of our newest recruit’s thoughts on this year’s Festival of Marketing event. It was an exciting prospect to attend the Festival of Marketing for the first time! With a background in communications and having studied marketing, I’d heard a lot about the Festival of Marketing and how well-respected and cherished it is in the industry, but never had the opportunity to go – until now – even if it was just virtually. The Festival of Marketing boasts content

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GRIT Report: How to be famous Posted on March 31, 2022 by Lucy Davison

The challenge to stand out is as important in MRX as it is for washing powder or breakfast cereal. But yet again, in this GRIT Report, we see that researchers don’t make good marketers. The point of positioning is knowing what you do – and what you don’t do. In past reports, we have seen inconsistency from respondents within supply-side companies as to what their company does. And in this report again, “the employees of many supplier companies aren’t really

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MRS Impact 2022: A round-up Posted on March 29, 2022 by Braden MacDonald

Thoughts on the Market Research Society's Impact 2022 event by our newest Mustard recruit. After joining the world of MRX only a few months ago, I was excited to attend my first professional event and learn more about the people, trends and the contribution of data and insights. Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere, so as someone with a communications background, I was eager to get to grips with the industry to see what I can apply

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Mustard on tour! Posted on March 7, 2022 by Braden MacDonald

The return of in-person events, and where to find us in 2022 A people and knowledge-based industry like research and insight cannot thrive without physical, in-person events. The exchange of ideas, innovations, technology and conversation, never mind friendship, cannot be underestimated. Yes, we all adjusted as best we could to existing in a purely digital way, but now, live events are back, and we are looking forward to them more than ever. We're keen to let you know what events

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How to be famous Posted on September 21, 2021 by Braden MacDonald

The market research industry is notoriously bad at PR. Researchers work with fascinating insights, tell great stories and help with interesting and high-profile campaigns, so why aren’t they shouting about it in the media? Read on for our top tips on how to be famous. First, let’s think about why we need fame in MRX. The answer starts with data – if the industry is well-known, understood and trusted, people will be more likely to take part in studies and

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Are your PowerPoints lacking pizzazz? Posted on March 30, 2021 by Braden MacDonald

Take your graphic design skills to the next level To design professional and impactful materials we all need graphic design skills. But, how many of us in insights understand design and approach our work in the way a graphic designer would? And now that meetings, events, presentations, coffee, dating and just about everything else has been taken online, getting clarity and impact from your deliverables is more important than ever. Fear not! Simon Dunn, Mustard’s very own graphic design guru

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How to be Famous – MRS Impact Posted on February 9, 2021 by Braden MacDonald

Are you challenged to raise the profile of your work with a wider audience? Do you want to stop being a well-kept secret? Are you a thought-leader disguised as a thought-follower? If the answer to any of these questions is YES then you need to join Colonel Mustard Lucy Davison in her Market Research Society Impact Conference session ‘How to be Famous’ on 17 March at 11.00am. Lucy is the world’s leading expert on communications for insight and in just

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Killer press release training Posted on October 6, 2020 by Lucy Davison

Are you struggling to get coverage for your studies? Are you reaching out to the media but not getting the response you hoped for? You might think a press release is a simple thing, but there are some important rules for getting it right. In a fast and practical hour, this interactive digital training will turn your press releases from bin fodder to cordon-bleu. Learn how to craft a title and tell your story, find out what to put in

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The value of vertical Posted on by Iosetta Santini

Often clients come to us saying they want to feature in all the big titles. “I want my research to be published in the FT, The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes!”. But is it what you need? While featuring in national publications is definitely rewarding for your business and will raise awareness, we recommend clients think hard about their objectives first. Let’s take The Guardian for example. Their newspaper print circulation is approximately 100,000 while online they gather over 23 million

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Please, don’t… a short guide on how NOT to do your online events Posted on May 19, 2020 by Iosetta Santini

We have witnessed a proliferation of webinars, podcast interviews, training, video chats and online conferences that keep our calendars busy during these rather empty days. Online events are lockdown friendly and mostly hassle-free; you don’t have to worry about finding a venue, picking endless food options to please each attendee and offering a consistent amount of drink to make everyone feel like the journey was worthwhile. Yet again, digitalisation comes to the rescue. But does it? While lots of event

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