Introducing 'The Data Digest'

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This blog is now up and running for about a month, and I want to thank everyone for visiting us, sharing your feedback with us, and keeping us on our toes. From today onwards we’re introducing a new recurring element to the site: The Data Digest. Every Friday we’ll publish a graphic ranking consumers' attitudes or behaviors on a specific topic.

In the next weeks we’ll cover topics like Social Network sites used, financial products owned, PC activities, online activities, health issues reported, mobile features interested in, etc, etc. The data could be from any of the regions we cover with Technographics but with an emphasis on the US and Europe.

Please reach out with any suggestions on possible topics.

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Western Europe Mobile Internet Forecast, 2009 to 2014

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This week Forrester published a report called 'Western European Mobile Forecast, 2009 To 2014'.

Some highlights:

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The State Of Retailing Online 2009

Social Technographics Update

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Josh Bernoff, one of my esteemed colleagues who published the book Groundswell about the way social media changes the relationship between companies and customers, published a blog post this week with a 2009 update of Forrester's Social Technographics Ladder.

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Please, simplify my life

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After two weeks of holiday, I found the following interesting article in my inbox from Edward Keehnen, a Dutch researcher who did a PhD. on the decision behavior of young and older Dutch consumers.

His results show that both young and older consumers regard themselves as quite experienced buyers (61% and 67% respectively). For older consumers the level of experience has increased in the past ten years, and they also feel they are more experienced than their kids. But despite this level of confidence, when they are buying goods or services they tend to feel lost in the richness of choices: About 40% of Dutch consumers over 50 feel lost when shopping for insurances, and this goes up to a high 51% for consumers between 20 and 26 years old.

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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet - That's the Question

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Infographic: NY Times Uses Historic Data To Predict How The Recession Will Evolve

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The New York Times has put together a very interesting interactive graphic that shows how recessions behaved in the past, and what this means for the future. Please note that the picture below is a static image.

NY Times Graphic

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Welcome to Forrester's Consumer Market Research Professional blog

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We are very excited about the launch of the CMR blog, and are looking forward to engage in a conversation with you on topics that are close to our hearts. The blog will have multiple contributors, and I’d like to introduce the four key contributors to you:

Corina Matiesanu, Director, Data Operations and Insights, will publish on topics related to market research best practices and global consumer insights

Jackie Anderson, Consumer Insights Analyst, will publish on topics related to consumer behavior, social media, market research best practices, and customer segmentation.

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