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Good research leads to good ideas. Good ideas lead to smart strategies. Every month, Ipsos Ideas delivers a basket of fresh ideas to thousands of subscribers across the United States and Canada. Just like you, they are curious minds looking for inspiration and insight to inform their business decisions.

Articles in Ipsos Ideas touch on all six areas of Ipsos research expertise – advertising, loyalty, marketing, media, public affairs, and survey management – with thoughts and ideas based on our extensive experience in research. From latest findings to the next big break through, Ipsos Ideas connects you to the collective thought leadership of Ipsos in North America.

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Vantis*Express: Home Edition

In November, Ipsos is running a special Home Edition of our traditional Vantis Express tool among homeowners. This special run is designed for our durable goods clients who design products that make consumers’ lives better every day at home.

 

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Ipsos Ideas: Good Ideas in Store

It’s business as usual here at Ipsos as we launch the November issue of Ipsos Ideas. What that really means is helping you to get creating, selling, producing, innovating, and improving. And to do that right, you need great ideas backed by sound research.

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Scare Tactics

If companies put half the innovation and creativity into their regular process that they put into Halloween (or Easter, for that matter) in and outs we would be awash in mind-blowing new products.  This is what happens when you remove some of the typical ROI constraints in which companies are awash – you end up actually generating ideas that leap over those constraints, and create a category that is growing rapidly rather than one that is cost-reducing itself to death.

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Why Fantasy Football Is Relevant to Marketing Research

I won’t bore you with an article about fantasy football (though as of this writing, I just have to say…I am awesome).  Instead, I noticed something the other day that I thought worth sharing.  Next to the game score for the week, there was a button that said “recap.”  I clicked it, and you can read below what I found.

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This Is Very Important

It isn’t often that you see a sign like this: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. There’s a message that will stop you in your tracks and prompt you to read more. Many of us at Ipsos did, especially when we realized, with delight, that our colleague’s article was named as The Most Important Presentation at Esomar Congress.

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Taking A Holiday Pulse

The holidays are the biggest sales season of the year – I know that personally by the line-ups I’ve stood in to see the smile on my kids’ faces come Christmas morning. But as a researcher, I also know that most marketing plans were set earlier in the year, and not necessarily reflective of new…

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Ipsos Ideas: Reflecting Forward…

One year ago, we did something to make research a whole lot better for you. But Ipsos is a forward looking company, and while last year’s acquisition of Synovate was a game changer, we’d much rather help you look to the future. Once again, we bring you Ipsos Ideas. This issue offers insights into digital advertising, global banking and our obsession with media and technology – offering new ideas and the latest findings.

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Kids and Social Media

Kids today are growing up in a quickly evolving media ecosystem. What impact will this media and technology environment have on their overall development? How are kids and families using new platforms in their everyday lives? What does childhood look like in the digital age?

The Ipsos MediaCT LMX Family Study data reveals the special role social media plays in the lives of kids aged 6-12.

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Ipsos Ideas: Refreshing Ideas for the Fall…

We’re heading into the Fall and some of the busiest months for business and retail. As you continue to build and strengthen your brands, it’s always helpful to get some great ideas on how to do just that. That’s what this month’s issue of Ipsos Ideas offers.

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What Google Discovered About The New Multi-Screen World

Google commissioned Ipsos MediaCT and Sterling Brands to conduct research to gain a deeper understanding of consumer media behavior, specifically mobile and PC.  A smartphone based 24 hour media diary was used by Ipsos MediaCT to evaluate media behaviors within a 24 hour period, which was followed by a more in-depth Attitude and Usage online survey to dive deeper into their multi-media behaviors and actions.  Key media devices of interest included Smartphones, PC/Laptops, Tablets and TV, as well as Radio, eReaders, Newspapers and Magazines.  Specifically, we explored how media is used in daily life, what is driving consumers to engage with media, how consumers are using multiple screens to accomplish their tasks, how activities on one screen impact another, mobile’s role in screen interaction and the role of search among multiple devices, as well as a variety of other interesting finds.  1,611 respondents participated in the research, which equates to 9,974 diary entries, 15,738 media interactions and 7,955 hours of activity.

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