Marketing that connects – a guide for brands

In a world where digital has created endless new marketing possibilities, we outline how to plan, activate and optimise marketing strategy in today’s disrupted world. Read more

October 2015 | Connected Life

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August 2015

Bridging the gap

We’ve identified 4 changes to shopper marketing research to help brands achieve a more effective, integrated approach. Find out more

October 2014 | Connected Shopper Journey

You’re listening but are you learning?

Social media offers a goldmine of customer experience insight but it takes a smart approach to manage its complexity. Read full article

June 2015 | socialTRI*M

The Ideal Man: The challenge of national cultures for global brands

How do different cultures frame their Ideal Man and what are the implications for brand strategies? Read more

June 2015 | Cultural insight

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June 2015 | Political & Social

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