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Four Healthcare Predictions for My Young Professional Colleagues

Posted by Matt Titus on May 25, 2018

This blog was originally published by Intellus Worldwide in their Young Professional Journal, Spring 2018

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Topics: thought leadership, Healthcare Research

Will you be watching the Royal Wedding this weekend?

Posted by Katy DiGiacomo on May 18, 2018

The Royal Wedding is less than 24 hours away. Will you be watching live? Lightspeed conducted a mobile poll yesterday with our US and UK respondents to see how likeable Meghan Markle is and which princess is most likeable. Could the Markle Effect on branding already be waning?

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Topics: modern surveys

Boom or Bust: A Look at Consumer Perceptions of the Australian Property Market vs the Headlines

Posted by James Hurrell on Apr 30, 2018

With growing news of the Australian housing market’s downward trend in price, paired with a trend of increased average of days spent on the market, Lightspeed decided to investigate Australian perceptions relative to news reports. In particular, this study focused on eagerness to buy a property, how they feel the market has performed over the past 12 months, which channels Australians rely on for news and how on point they feel the news is to their position.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, Consumer Insights, APAC, thought leadership

Spring Is In Bloom, and So Are Our Patient Panelist’s Allergies

Posted by Matt Titus on Apr 25, 2018

Spring is in the air! The grass is greener, trees are sprouting leaves and the flowers are beginning to bloom. For some, the season marks a time of new beginnings, but to others, it’s the start of cut grass and intense pollen. In 2015, 8.2% of American adults were diagnosed with hay fever, an allergy most commonly caused by pollen or dust, resulting in symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat and coughing. And in 2010, 11.1 million visits to a physician’s office resulted in a primary diagnosis of hay fever

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, Consumer Insights, minipoll, Healthcare Research

Online Behavior: Mobile vs Desktop

Posted by Lous van Eijndhoven on Apr 12, 2018

One of the trends within organizations nowadays is putting the customer central; setting the customer at the heart of your business and immerse yourself among your target. This enables you to fully understand your customer’s needs and successfully respond on that.

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Topics: mobile marketing research, mobile surveys, modern surveys

Smart Speakers: The Next Step for Modern Survey Design? 

Posted by Katy DiGiacomo on Apr 5, 2018

Smart speakers are dramatically affecting consumers’ daily lives. According to Quartz blog, “These devices give companies access to a trove of user data in the form of every command a user asks of their device.” Today, 34 percent of Americans own a smart speaker and a new wave of devices are now hitting the consumer market.

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Topics: Consumer Insights, marketing research technologies, modern surveys

Credit Card comparison Shopping: The Impact of Digital Marketing

Posted by Rebecca Smith on Apr 2, 2018

The Lightspeed Financial Services Group (FSG) recently reported on consumer trends and reactions regarding data breaches, personal loans and credit card acquisitions, and we now turn to credit card comparison shopping. In our latest post, we explore how digital marketing is more important today in establishing awareness, but digital tools also make it easier for prospective cardholders to compare multiple cards. 

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Topics: Data Driven Marketing, Financial Services, marketing research trends

Australian Cricket Ball Tampering: Consumer Reaction

Posted by Eddie Hertz on Mar 28, 2018

The recent uproar over the Australian Cricket team's ball tampering incident has incited many comments from all kinds of punters; fans and non-fans of the game alike. To tap into how Australians really feel, Lightspeed ran an overnight poll among a nationally representative sample size of 300 respondents on the 26 March 2018.Lightspeed Quick Turn Insights - guaranteed results in 24-48 hours. Click here  to learn more! 

79% of respondents were aware of the incident, and just over half of these considered themselves cricket fans. Even if you are not a fan, chances are you have heard of this incident as an Australian.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, APAC

What’s in a Word: A look at Gender Differences in Verbatim

Posted by Alex Wheatley on Mar 7, 2018

We are living in an era of change, and one fundamental human right being addressed now is the injustice and imbalance of how certain groups are perceived in society and how it affects their advancement in life. At the heart of this change is progress in women’s rights globally and the desire to create a more equal society.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data

Storytelling: A Modern Data Love Story

Posted by Laura Sigman on Mar 1, 2018

The marriage of brands and data can often be a platonic affair; sometimes loveless, but at the same time accepted as just the way things are.

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Topics: Video, research on research, data append, facial coding, modern surveys

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