Confronting the crisis of the middle-sized market research firms
By Simon Chadwick
Between 2005 and 2015, the traditional market research industry posted a Cumulative Average Growth Rate of (CAGR) of 3.82%. Organically, the larger companies kept pace with a CAGR of 3.6%, feeding their actual (i.e. organic and non-organic) growth with a spate of acquisitions from the middle and smaller ranks of their competitors. Smaller firms (US$ 10 million – US$ 30 million annual revenues) saw an attrition rate in their ranks of one third over the decade, some being acquired but many selling off their assets in fire sales or purely closing down. Those left standing, however, did well, posting a CAGR of 4.33%.
Technological advances are giving researchers new tools with which to help their clients, but also fuelling fresh competition for insight budgets.
We talk to Didier Truchot, chairman and CEO of Ipsos, Gerhard Hausruckinger, speaker for the Management Board and Chief Commercial Officer at GfK, Mitch Barns, CEO of Nielsen and Travyn Rhall, CEO of Kantar Insights, about how the world of insights is adapting.
Capital investment in market research and analytics is shrinking overall but two areas will push growth
By Simon Chadwick
2015 saw a substantial decline in inward capital investment in the market research and analytics industry, and inflows again decelerated considerably in 2016, according to the Cambiar Capital Funding Index (CCFI).
by John Presutti
As we prepare for the 2017 MENAP forum, I was asked to write an article about the region that would pique interest, particularly from a researcher’s perspective. I blithely accepted this task; after all, I have been involved in conducting research across MENAP for nearly 25 years – I have seen a lot. I have done a lot. The task, however, is formidable. Collapsing the region into a tidy five letter acronym belies its scale, complexity, diversity, and historical richness.
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