By Alex Wilman
With only several weeks to go, excitement is building for ESOMAR Congress 2018. And this year, the event will take place in Berlin.
Although steeped in history, modern Berlin, with its low rents, open attitude and hipster-image, is a hot-bed for start-ups and small enterprises. Indeed, it has been estimated that a start-up is founded every 20 minutes in the German capital.
With this in mind, you could argue that it might seem a slightly strange location to host market research’s most prestigious annual conference? After all, our industry’s client base is predominantly made up of large global companies and brands.
By Christoph Welter
This year at the Best of ESOMAR-Germany meetup, we measured the pulse of the industry at what seems to be one of the most hotly contested metrics these days: Trust! In four talks that scrutinized the topic from different perspectives, we talked about surveys and all manner of interview techniques, about participants, about clients and about the wider public – so how is research doing, and how can we regain some of the trust that we seem to be losing?