Through the looking glass – How does MRX marketing measure up?

By Lucy Davison, Managing Director of Keen as Mustard Marketing (originally posted in GreenBook) Late last year, we at Keen as Mustard Marketing joined forces with FocusVision to find out more about what was going on within MRX marketing. We really wanted to find out what issues agencies and suppliers in market research were facing,… Read more »

Are we Black Cabs or are we Ubers? ESOMAR UK meet-up

By Julie Aebersold (published in RWConnect) On the evening of 14th June, data, research and insight professionals gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are leading us into the future of market research. It’s true; there are a lot of scary things on the horizon that will certainly impact our industry. Within this uncertainty,… Read more »

Youth are key to changing the perception of market research, but they don’t even know it yet

By Julie Aebersold (originally posted in RWConnect) If you believe the general public considers market research to be the centre of business decisions, mainstream media and politics, then you’ve got another thing coming. Reality check; the world still views market research as clipboards tossed at uninterested folk and cold calls that interrupt family meals. A… Read more »

Looking back at NEXT 2017

Lucy Davison recaps her experience at NEXT 2017, the Insights Association’s inaugural event (originally posted in Quirk’s). The Insights Association’s inaugural conference was a full-on content fest with back-to-back sessions from 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. I’ve learned that New Yorkers – and maybe all Americans? – certainly… Read more »

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 »