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TOMAmeter June 8 – 14: Orange is the New #1!

The much anticipated season three premiere of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black popped up on the streaming service last week and mentions of the program were so strong that the drama was able to unseat HBO’s Game of Thrones as the most mentioned program in our TOMAmeter. Game of Thrones enjoyed an eight week run at #1, but after the shocking finale this past week the program may be able to claim the top spot by this time next week.

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Your innovation is awesome! Too bad no one will find it online…

You’ve just launched an incredible innovation in salty snacks. It has all the benefits of popcorn, but can be eaten like a chip. It tastes great, and is reasonably healthy. This product looks poised to disrupt the chip aisle, and make millions. But it won’t, because no one will find it. This might be the…

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TOMAmeter June 1 – 7: The Whispers Makes a Loud Debut!

ABC’s new summer program, The Whispers, made its series debut last week and shot all the way up to #5 in our TOMAmeter rankings. The last new program to debut at #5 was FOX’s Empire back in January of this year. Empire had a nice week in its own right as the program bounced back from the cusp of the Top 20 up nine places to #10.

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TOMAmeter May 25 – 31: The Top 20 Gains Some New Faces!

While the usual suspects remained in the Top 5, the rest of the TOMAmeter rankings saw quite the shake-up! Seven programs emerged from beyond the Top 20 to make the cut this week, with one program making its TOMAmeter debut.

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TOMAmeter May 18 – 24: Orange is the New Black Is Back!

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is back in the Top 3 for the first time since August of last year. The online program, which is set to premiere its third season this June, moved up from #8 this week and now joins AMC’s The Walking Dead (#2) and HBO’s Game of Thrones (#1).

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TOMAmeter May 11 – 17: An Idol Has Been Crowned!

It was announced last week that next season of FOX’s American Idol will be its last. Despite marking the end of an era, congratulations are still in order for Nick Fradiani who is the winner of season 14! Mentions of American Idol caused the program to jump from beyond the Top 20 to #6 this week. The last time American Idol ranked this high was the premiere of season 12 back in January 2013!

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#LillyforTarget: A Lesson in Balancing Brand Image and Brand Relationships

There I was in my local Target on a Sunday afternoon, enjoying a browse sans husband and baby, when I overheard the following: Customer: “Do you have any of the Lilly Pulitzer stuff left?” Store clerk: “It sold out in like 10 minutes” I’m not very familiar with Lilly Pulitzer, in fact my introduction to…

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TOMAmeter May 4 – 10: Once Upon a Time in the TOMAmeter …

ABC’s Once Upon a Time wrapped up its fourth season this week and mentions of the program were enough to move it up eight places to #8. This is the highest the program has been since the final week of 2014 when it came in at #6.

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TOMAmeter April 27 – May 3: Grey’s Anatomy Continues to Climb!

Building off of the shocking revelation from two episodes ago, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy swapped places with CBS’ NCIS to become the 4th most mentioned program this week. With two more episodes to go in the 11th season, look for Grey’s Anatomy to remain a strong performer in the Top 20.

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The Link Between Device-Neutral Concept Testing and Behavioral Economics

This is ostensibly supposed to be a blog article encouraging you to come hear Ipsos speak at the upcoming Marketing Research in the Mobile World (MRMW) conference. The conference is being held May 19-22 in New York City, and Jiongming Mu (Ipsos Marketing Sciences VP and forecasting guru) and I are presenting Ipsos’ revamped approach…

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