Author: Al Watson

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Post-COVID Economics and Consumer Value

The first half of 2020 been filled with economic turbulence, resulting in many new words and phrases that have reemerged from the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. Words like “uncertainty” and “the new normal” have been thrust into common parlance to describe in the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with …

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Market Research Trends: 2017 Forecast

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1528487851114{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”]Market research industry trends in 2017 promise to do no less than change the field forever. And, as you might imagine, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are key to these developments. These days, people are constantly posting details about their tastes and preferences on social media and other digital platforms. Only software …

Tags: Industry, Social Media, Technology

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What’s Your Creative Style?

I’ve been taking an online course (“MOOC”) at Penn State this semester called “Creativity, Innovation and Change.”  The team of professors hails from different disciplines in engineering (mechanical, chemical and environmental) as well as theater and psychology.  We’re now into week 6 of the class, and so far have investigated creative styles, ideation techniques, intelligent …

Tags: Anecdotal, Big Data, Insights

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