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Category: Strategy

The very long and the really short of it Posted on August 10, 2022 by Iosetta Santini

In the world of insights and research, marketing (if done at all) is frequently focused on short-term, tactical, lead generation. Agencies and suppliers come to us because they want more leads and see marketing as a support for sales and new business. In a digital environment, this seems to be an easy win. Create content to drive traffic and give you leads for your website, encourage clicks, capture data, measure, and target – and Bob’s your uncle. The problem is

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What can insights learn from Hollywood? Posted on June 9, 2022 by Dan Amson

When it comes to communicating insights, most people still rely on that dull event, the debrief. All our efforts are squeezed into one hour of bar chart hell. When we should be scintillating and exciting, we are studious and exhaustive. What can we do to change this? Where better to look for inspiration than Hollywood?! The glitz, the glamour, the lights, the camera, the action. The FAME. Here are my thoughts on what we can learn from Hollywood to ensure

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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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Aspen Finn takes flight Posted on February 9, 2021 by Braden MacDonald

With a base of happy clients and a team of great people advising clients on innovation, brand, communication and insight strategies, the board at 20|20 realised it was time to launch a new consultancy offer, separate and distinct from its online qualitative solutions. Our role at Keen as Mustard was to identify the core strength of the team and develop a brand and identity around that that was distinctive and engaging. Through our strategy work and our extensive knowledge of

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The value of vertical Posted on October 6, 2020 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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Maximising the value of your PR agency from the outset: defining success and planning to achieve it Posted on January 14, 2019 by Simon Dunn

One of the most common mistakes a business makes when employing a PR agency is, ironically, not communicating properly. This can be frustrating for both parties, especially when one side is “employed” to communicate the business’ messages to the wider world. The agency is an extension of your business, relaying key information to journalists, shareholders, investors and potential employees. If your PR agency is not equipped with all the information that they need, they will fail in delivering the messaging

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