28 June 2010

Market Research Quant VS. Qual Brain Meme

Market Research Quant VS. Qual Brain Meme: "

NGMR Internet Meme Contest Submission #9

Derek is back today with yet another Meme submission he calls “Face Off”. Click image below to see larger size/detail.

I rather like it. I guess I would have to be on the left hand side, though i like to think with text analytics I’m a bit more dual brained ;)

I look forward to receiving and posting more Meme’s for the competition soon. You may get some inspiration from the Internet Meme Database.

Enjoy the warm midsummer weekend.


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19 June 2010

ESOMAR - Qualitative 2010 - Foresight on moods and thoughts - Topics

ESOMAR - Qualitative 2010 - Foresight on moods and thoughts - Topics

(Please make sure you have read the instructions and topics below, before sending your synopsis)
Deadline for synopses: 30 July 2010
We encourage worldwide submissions with the following profile:
  • Unique interactive multimedia presentations never before presented
  • Corporate Case Studies (client/brand co-presenting)
  • Collaborative panels, roundtables and stimulating debates
  • Cutting-edge concepts and advanced thinking
  • Exploring the “how to” vs. the “why”
  • “Out of the box” formats; we are flexible to insightful experiments!
The proposals can cover the following topics - non exclusive but preferred:

Simon Anholt introduction to Malaysia keynote

10 June 2010

Climate Change and Social Order - Evolution or Revolution

IES News

Climate Change and Social Order - Evolution or Revolution

Students and personalities define specific action lines addressing sustainable solutions for global challenge
7 June 2010
Climate Change and Social Order - Evolution or Revolution - ImageOn 17 May some outstanding personalities and forty selected students from all over Europe gathered at the St Gallen University for an internationally unique event to exchange their experience and ideas on the shift in social order in response to climate change.

IES research assistant Jonathan Solomon joined the event and actively dealt with the latest research from social, economical and political perspective. They were introduced by Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl and Dr. Andreas Koestler who presented his work for the UN Disaster Assessment Coordination at the forefront of climate change impacts. Among the theoretical inputs Mrs Koko Warner from the United Nations University Bonn presented the latest results of their study on climate change and migration. Mrs Lindene Patton explained the strong influence of insurances on economic transactions, which are related to societal and natural risks. Finally Prof. Pattberg from the VU University Amsterdam gave an update about the changing architecture in climate change governance towards different agents from the private sector and civil society determining regulation.

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, member of the IPCC fourth assessment report and advisor to the Stern report, showed the impacts water, ecosystems, food security and coastal regions by mapping surface temperature and precipitation projections. The problems and solutions to Climate Change and food systems were elaborated by Dr. Herren, president of the Millennium Institute, by presenting necessary shifts to reconnect farming and the environment, producers and consumers and policies and their consequences.

An impressive keynote from economic Nobel Prize laureate Eric Maskin explained how a climate change treaty has to be designed to be self-enforcing. He assured the realistic possibility of creating a treaty that includes the incentives for every country to sign by delivering their economic mitigation costs to certain international reduction goals.

Challenge the Best was an outstanding event for intergenerational communication and learning in an excellent organised environment to build the necessary bridges between people who are commited to take the societal challenges ahead.

7 June 2010

A Guest Post: Face-Off: Getting Real about Social-Networking

A Guest Post: Face-Off: Getting Real about Social-Networking: "

'Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.' - Mark Twain.

Facebook is everywhere. You'd have to be a cryogenically frozen amoeba living under a rock on Mars not to have heard of it.

So, what's the big deal? Does Facebook really deserve to be hailed as the greatest product of Web 2.0 or is it only a matter of time before all the hoopla becomes a thing of the past?


Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

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