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.


MRS Awards 2018

MRS Awards 2018

Damon Thomas, Hasson Associates, announces the winner of the 2018 BIG MRS award. Not sure what the collective name for eight hundred and sixty researchers all gathered together is called but certainly makes for a great event.   Penguin suits aplenty, everyone looked...

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The changing role of the B2B researcher

The changing role of the B2B researcher

Jon Wood of Critical Research takes a look at the past, present and future of the B2B researcher. A recent conversation with a colleague got me thinking about what is now expected of young B2B researchers, the demands placed upon them and how that compares with my...

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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


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


New ways of reaching a business audience

Alex Wheatley, Lightspeed