By Anita Black, Dana Asadorian and Hannah Dunnett.
For years now, the marketing and media world have been preoccupied with millenials – getting to grips with the ‘Me, Me, Me Generation’. There is now a new generation that deserves attention – Generation Z, ie those born between 1996 and 2010 – who are guardians of the future and valuable consumers too.
By John Pedersen
Norway is one of the smaller research markets in Europe, obviously connected to the fact that there are only 5 million Norwegians to survey. Despite this, Norway has a very active and large research community, organized in the Norwegian Market Research Association (NMF), dating back to 1970. Currently, NMF has 750 active members, with an even spread of agency staff and research buyers.
MICROSOFT and ESOMAR launched an innovative challenge at the 70th World Congress, a call for big data analysis combined with visionary insights, a Hackathon (sprint-like event) for the members of the Congress.
An insightful case study on how telecommunications business Orange made digital research work for them.
By Finn Raben
Over the weekend the New York Times and Observer newspapers reported that data mining and analysis company Cambridge Analytica, a company that had been employed with considerable success by Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential campaign, had illegally harvested 50 million Facebook profiles in order to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. The Observer reports that data was collected via a digital app on the Facebook platform where hundreds of thousands of users were paid to take a personality test and agreed to have their data collected for academic use. However, the app also collected the information of the test-takers’ Facebook friends.