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.


Five ways AI will Impact the Market Research Industry

Five ways AI will Impact the Market Research Industry

AI is fast becoming the most anticipated feature of modern technology and a concept that has divided public opinion in a variety of industries.  Even household devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home are becoming must-haves to answering life’s questions at the call...

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BIG AGM and Summer Party

BIG AGM and Summer Party

Early September has quickly become a must-put-in-the-diary time for all lovers of B2B research and wine, as BIG hosted its AGM and late Summer drinks at Laithwaites London Bridge. The AGM went smoothly with no major revolts (Martin Sorrell should be so lucky) and we...

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Putting HEART into your business

Putting HEART into your business

Kate Dennis, founder of Open Door Insights, looks at proven techniques for engaging B2B/ professionals on a deeper, more emotional level. Tactics and strategies used in the past by marketers to target B2B/Professionals have typically been quite distinct from those...

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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