Self-funded research – know your PR target

One of the biggest challenges we have as an insights and data communications agency is clients coming to us at the beginning of a retainer with a piece of self-funded research that they conducted prior to the Mustard team coming on board. But why is this a challenge? Surely it’s great to have some data… Read more »

Where storytelling ends and communication begins: the essential skills for the researcher of the future

By Lucy Davison Full article published in Research World In a Research World article titled ‘Where storytelling ends and communication begins,’ we outlined four essential skills for the researcher of the future. We’ve been struggling with the ability to communicate clearly, powerfully and with impact as an industry for much more than a decade. In… Read more »

Insights Marketing Day – put your money where your mouth is

For those of you who could not join the 75 insights marketing professionals who were at Insights Marketing Day in London, here’s the low-down: Insights marketing day is a unique event in the MRX calendar as it is entirely focused on helping data, research and insight professionals improve their marketing. Something we at Mustard are… Read more »

Fear and Loathing at IIEX

By Adam Warner on RWConnect So, here I was after two days of trawling the seedy underbelly of the European city of sin, breaching into the clean air of the Beurs van Berlage; Amsterdam’s ornate monument to business and commodities. I was here to track down the market research dream, to explore the intersection of… Read more »

Marketing advice for market researchers at Insights Marketing Day London

On 23 February we sponsored Insights Marketing Day in London. Prior to the day, the event hosts GreenBook asked a few of the speakers to send in some marketing resources, recommendations and advice for data, research and insight professionals. The first speaker asked was our own Lucy Davison. Lucy Davison, Managing Director at Keen as Mustard Marketing What’s the… Read more »

Alliance for Cambiar and Keen as Mustard

February 28 2017 – MrWeb US-based MR industry management consultancy Cambiar has announced a strategic alliance with London’s Keen as Mustard, which advises MR firms on their marketing strategy. The alliance will focus on clients in the UK, US and EMEA. Keen as Mustard Marketing was founded in 2006 and bills itself as ‘the only… Read more »

Behave like consultants

By Lucy Davison, published in Quirk’s The research industry needs to learn to improve its consultancy skills. While doing a Webinar for ESOMAR, one of my co-participants, Simon Chadwick from Cambiar Consulting, revealed an interesting slide (Figure 1). It showed the skills for client researchers that are currently in demand and the skills for researchers… Read more »

Insights Marketing Day – Are You Doing it Right?

By Lucy Davison, published in RW Connect As an industry we have historically struggled with marketing. As researchers we love to get absorbed by our clients marketing problems, and leave little head space for our own marketing. But help is at hand. Insights Marketing Day is a one-of-a-kind event designed to help market research firms… Read more »

Come and try some mustard at the Insight Show

We’ve got our own spot at the Insight Show and we’re calling it the Mustard Café. Better than an exhibition stand? We think so! We’re thrilled to partner with the 2017 Insight Show, the UK’s largest market research exhibition, in London 8-9 March. Colonel Lucy Davison will also be chairing one of the new stages of… Read more »