Knowledge centre

Welcome to the our knowledge centre. We regularly blog about current issues and events – these blogs are accessible to all. However, to get answers to our frequently asked questions and download presentations, you need to be a member of BIG.

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BIG/ MRS Award – and the winner is …?

BIG/ MRS Award – and the winner is …?

The good and the great of the Market Research world descended upon Old Billingsgate on Monday night for the annual MRS Awards. The anticipation was high and there was a real buzz in the room, as people caught up and said hello to old friends and colleagues over a...

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THE BIG BLOG: A QUESTION OF TRUST

THE BIG BLOG: A QUESTION OF TRUST

Like a particularly annoying earworm, the subject of trust (or, to be more precise, a lack of trust) has been preying on my mind in the last few months. For example, trust was a theme running through a training course my company was giving on desk research best...

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MRS Code of Conduct 2019

MRS Code of Conduct 2019

The MRS launched a fully revised Code of Conduct on 1 October 2019, and it comes into force from 1 January 2020. The new Code has been consulted on with members, research professionals and employers. This article sets out how the changes to the Code might affect you....

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FAQs

Q. Why are mixed methodology studies are more common in B2B?

A. The complexity of B2B markets though means that multiple research methods often need to be used in order to provide answers or solutions for strategic decisions.

Q. Why are B2B costs higher than B2C costs?

A. B2B transactions often take more consideration and involve more decision makers. The B2B consumer will more often than not need to be able to prove a return-on-investment for their purchase.

Q. What makes B2B branding different to B2C?

A. Corporate brand more visible, smaller target audience, more targeted communications, sales culture, compete on pricing and longer term contracts in some cases

Presentations

If you’ve been unable to attend our recent Forum evenings then here you’ll find the accompanying presentations from previous sessions.

Desk Research Best Practice

Trevor Wilkinson, Purple Research

Business Minds Survey Magazine – BIG Forum November 2017

Emma Mozley-Allen and Alex Wheatley

Whitepapers

New ways of reaching a business audience

Alex Wheatley, Lightspeed