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We felt a big void this Sunday as the final episode of PBS’ Downton Abbey aired last week, and we just can’t get enough! One of the highlights from this season was seeing the staunchly traditional Lady Mary Crawley foray into business … Continue reading
About the photo: Suzanne (center), along with a group of both Russian and American tourists, poses with the U.S. flag in Sochi. When you think of the Olympics, a number of images come to mind — gold medals, athletes at … Continue reading
This week, we are reporting from the winter Olympic games in Sochi. Among stories receiving the greatest buzz is the iconic image of Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters holding hands as they received gold and silver medals in women’s freestyle moguls. With … Continue reading
Over the last two weeks, we have been talking about how to conduct meaningful market research for your organization. Part 1 put you in the driver’s seat of the market research process. Part 2 asked you to use your detective skills to leverage … Continue reading
In last week’s Social TrendSpotter post, we kicked off this market research series talking about how to create a successful research plan – by starting with the end in mind. After you’ve created your plan, you need to pull out all … Continue reading