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Bridging the data decision gap

In this paper it is argued that there is a growing gap between what market research offers and what decision takers require of market research. It is argued that this gap could be reduced if market researchers communicated more effectively how market...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1990: Using Research For Marketing In The 90's
Author: David Smith
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
September 1, 1990

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How to be a future shock absorber

This paper highlights the way a more strategic approach to marketing intelligence can dramatically improve ability to predict the future. The professional marketing intelligence team (both the client and agency side) need to apply critical market and...

Catalogue: Congress 2006: Foresight
Authors: John Marinopoulos, David Smith
September 17, 2006

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Where does quality in research begin?

The main premise put forth in this paper is that most problems related to research quality in fact come from within the profession. As a result, the research profession must accept total responsibility for research which is less than top quality. The...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1975: Quality In Research
Author: David Smith
Company: Molson Coors
August 1, 1975

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Big changes will deliver a big future

The customer insight industry is at a crossroads and to continue to flourish we need to know precisely what our marketing customers expect of us. This paper will be based on an authorative survey of senior marketing decision makers, who will be...

Catalogue: Congress 2013: Think Big
Authors: David Smith, Adam Riley
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
September 26, 2013

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The role of the salesforce in strategic marketing

In this paper the authors, drawing on the experience of one of the world’s leading telecommunications suppliers, outline the role an organisation’s salesforce can play in helping to develop and shape marketing strategies. BT operates the...

Catalogue: Seminar 1992: Business To Business Marketing
Authors: David Brant, David Smith
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
June 15, 1992

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Consolidating the role of market research in business decision by extending our skill set into business consultancy

This paper argues that much of the frustration with market research output centres on a failure to extend our skill set into business consultancy and thereby improve our ability to enhance the quality of information-based decision-making.By extending...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 2004: Integrating Marketing Research in Business
Author: David Smith
September 19, 2004

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Finding and developing new talent

There is now general agreement that market researchers need a broader skill set in order to cope with today's complex business environment. But our industry has been slow to make a breakthrough in developing training for newcomers in these wider...

Catalogue: Congress 2007: Excellence
Authors: Mario van Hamersveld, David Smith
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
September 19, 2007

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In 2030 the best market researcher in the organisation will be the CEO!

The audience will journey to what market research will look like in 2030. For a selected number of years between 2012 and 2030, a particular development taking market intelligence to its new level is described. The fundamental shift in the market...

Catalogue: Congress 2012: Accelerating Excellence
Authors: David Smith, Elisabetta Osta
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
September 13, 2012

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Understanding the impact

This paper seeks to make a contribution to the analysis phase of the intelligence cycle: the process of capturing analysing and subsequently disseminating market and competitive intelligence In this paper we provide an analytical framework for...

Catalogue: Seminar 1999: Market and Competitive Intelligence
Authors: David Smith, Jonathan Fletcher
Company: DVL Smith Ltd
March 1, 1999