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After attending a recent Wellbeing event I returned to the office feeling very enthusiastic about the whole topic and wondered how we could improve wellbeing in our office Read more
It’s well known that local government is already facing tough financial challenges, with Councils receiving dwindling funding from central government. Read more
Back in January in my first neuroblog I looked at the link between the brain’s use of glucose, and how the brain processes information. Now I’d like to explore the way we process images and how it can be used to design better research projects. Read more
Sometimes a short advert or article can really bring home the need to act in a way that no amount of lecturing or blanket coverage can.
While watching some re-runs of the Big Bang Theory this past weekend on E4 I noticed an interesting advert during the ad break…
It was exciting to see Macmillan publish their “Hidden at Home” report recently, and to see it making an impact. It looked at the level of social care needs that people with cancer have, and mruk conducted the research that underpinned the report. Read more
When thinking about innovation often the emphasis is on finding the new, the never done before and especially focusing on technology. How innovative a development is, is often confused with how much noise is made about it, but by focusing on the razzmatazz surrounding a development rather than the impact that it has, we’re missing a trick. Read more
This week saw the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, bringing together music, film, tech firms and celebrities in a patchwork of innovations, crossovers, geekery and hot air. It’s one of the few events that still feels edgy and exciting. Read more
What we know about neuroscience might impact on how we design and deliver market and social research projects. My first ‘neuroblog’ considers the impact on decision making of the brain’s need for and use of glucose, and how we might use this relatively new learning when devising our research. Read more
I’ve recently completed work experience at the RS Consulting Group, a market and social research agency, and thought I’d share some reflections on my first stint working in the industry. Read more
It’s that time of year again where we look back at the closing year, and speculate about how 2015 will develop. For the tech-minded researcher like me, it’s a chance to look at the wider market trends and see the bigger picture. Read more
If we’re ever going to solve the problems of congestion, fuel depletion, climate change and associated health issues we need to change travel behaviour. Read more
Recently I’ve been reading about Apple’s long-awaited Apple watch. This would be Apple’s entry into the market of wearable technology, which is probably the most talked about area in tech. Some of the benefits of wearables being talked up are staying connected all the time, having a computer on you wherever you are, whenever you need it. Read more
Yet again we are getting behind Movember and staff are showing some great facial growth.
It promises to be an exciting few weeks for RS Consulting Group as the industry award season gets under way.
Our financial research specialists at Consensus Research, headed by Andy Glazier, are finalists in 2 prestigious awards. Together with long-time partners SwissRe, we’re nominated for our ground-breaking insurance report Connecting Generations – Protecting Generations. Read more
I’m always struck by how little commercial services are valued for their ability to make a positive impact on society. We have great support services that help those in need, but on the whole we’re not making the most of the commercial resources available. Read more
We recently hosted our annual RS Group bake-off at the Macmillan coffee morning (afternoon actually). There were some fantastic cakes on offer, all baked by the team, which resulted in a 4 way tie. Thanks to their efforts we rasied £165 for our friends at Macmillan Cancer support.
With Stoptober now upon us and focusing minds on quitting smoking, here’s a look at some recent press coverage… Read more
“I climbed the ladder, looked through the spyglass, and in tiny little letters it said, YES. So it was positive. I felt relieved. It’s a great relief when you get up the ladder and you look through the spyglass and it doesn’t say NO or Read more
Who am I?
My name is Freddie. I’m 17 and going into my final year of school, and I have to start applying to university soon. After a few long trips to university open days, I’ve decided that I want to study industrial economics Read more
Focus Groups, once the mainstay of the creative development process, have come under fire in recent years. Some companies, such as Yahoo, have already outlawed them on the basis that the correlation between stated intent and actual behaviour is usually low. Read more
We’re thrilled – and very proud – that Consensus’ work with Swiss Re has been shortlisted in the Customer Loyalty & Retention category of the Financial Services Forum’s Marketing Effectiveness Awards. Consensus and Swiss Re’s entry, Connecting Generations – Protecting Generations, describes their work together on the industry-leading 2013 UK Insurance Report of the same name.
I’m very engaged in the referendum debate in Scotland. I think it’s fascinating, and a very good thing for Scotland, and the UK, no matter what the result is. However, watching the debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, I was slightly overwhelmed by the claims, counter claims, statistics and figures, and this despite my substantial engagement. Read more
This week is Love Parks Week, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of parks and green spaces. To celebrate this we put together a short film of what our local park means to those who use it. Read more
We’ve made a number of important promotions at our London office.
Kate Downer has been made Research Director. Abi Moorcock, Christoph Körbitz and Niall Baker have all been promoted to Associate Director. In addition Kerry Robinson has been promoted to Research Manager. Read more