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Maru/Blue Launches a Global Sample Quality Certificiation Program

Suzy, an on-demand consumer insights platform, closes $12 million in Series C funding.  Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments is leading the round, with participation from Foundry Group and Triangle Peak Partners. Existing investors also include Tribeca Venture Partners and Kevin Durant’s 35 Ventures.

Maru/Blue, a data services firm, launches a global sample quality certification program, Maru/Blue Sample Certified. Managing Director of Maru/Blue, Rob Berger says, “Sample Certified tests and certifies sample vendors in countries where there is a high demand for multi-market insights.”

Global Market Insights launches GMIPulse, an interactive database for market research reports that offer industry research data in an easy-to-use, yet comprehensively dynamic manner.

In events, The Quirks Event London is to be held from February 11 to the 12th. The two-day event will feature speaking sessions from insight professionals from KnowledgeHound, Zappi, PepsiCo, and more.  

In human capital news, Qualtrics appoints Brian Stucki to lead the Qualtrics CustomerXM business.

In jobs, Facebook is looking to hire a Marketing Insights Researcher for its AR/VR team. 

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Sources: 

Suzy: https://suzy.com/blog/suzy-series-c-press-release

Maru/Blue: https://www.marublue.com/in-the-news/launch-of-global-sample-quality-certification-program

Global News Wire: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/02/06/1981154/0/en/Global-Market-Insights-Inc-launches-GMIPulse.html

The Quirks Event: https://www.thequirksevent.com/ 

Qualtrics: https://www.qualtrics.com/news/qualtrics-appoints-customer-experience-industry-veteran-to-run-its-market-leading-customerxm-business/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/489273861789166/

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Cint Reveals its new Corporate Brand Identity

Cint reveals its new corporate brand identity. The new brand embodies Cint’s commitment to innovation and promise to accelerate the digital transformation in the market research industry. From Cint’s CEO: 

“We took a huge step toward this goal when we joined up with P2Sample last year, and our new branding reflects our continued mission of helping our customers transform the way they do business in market research.”

In Wo(man) vs Machine, Researcher, Maximilian Brinckmann, releases an article on how to emotionally attach your users through UX. 

“Psychologists and philosophers like to say that perception is reality. This means that individual impressions are able to manifest individual realities. I would like to rephrase this to experience is reality.”

In his article, Maximilian walks us through the importance of building experience over the interface, and offers 4 practical tips to help designers accomplish this: 

  1. Trigger Anticipation
  2. Design the Product Set-Up
  3. Remember the Wheel of Emotion
  4. Experience is Reality

In today’s mergers and acquisitions, Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 4Cite Marketing, a leading people-based identification and data services technology company. 

In human capital news, KPMG Australia appoints Jenny Roche as a new Partner to the Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory (CBMA) team. 

Guy Wates joins Measure Protocol as Director of Operations and Programmatic.

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This episode is brought to you by Lookback. Lookback is the leading software that enables researchers to interact with users, in real-time, and in contexts. Built from the ground up by some of the original Spotify engineers, Lookback is the best in class video screen share platform for User Experience and Market Researchers. Check them out at lookback.io. 

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Sources: 

Cint: https://www.cint.com/blog/we-unveil-new-branding

Dentsu Aegis Network: https://www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com/us/en/news-releases/dentsu-aegis-network-acquires-4cite-marketing-to-boost-merkles-identity-capability

UX Planet: https://uxplanet.org/emotionally-attach-your-users-through-ux-46ec2cbd8b30 

KPMG Australia: https://home.kpmg/au/en/home/media/press-releases/2020/01/four-new-senior-appointments-to-customer-brand-and-marketing-advisory-30-jan-2020.html 

Measure Protocol: https://www.measureprotocol.com/blog/guy-wates-joins-the-measure-protocol-team 

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