Welcome to 2013!

Dusting off the keyboard today and convincing my computer that today is indeed the first day back at work for 2013! Q3 & Q4 of 2012 seemed to rush past me at light speed.  It is fantastic to be busy and I’ve been honored to work with some great clients – both old and new…

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Social Media Women #MRX Event

Last Tuesday night I had the pleasure of presenting with Kate Tribe at Sydney’s Social Media Women event.  Social Media Women is a networking group based in Sydney.  They hold fantastic monthly events, with speakers from various industries sharing knowledge on how to work within social media / bring social media into your lives or…

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How’s that end of financial year rush treating you?

In Australia, we’re heading to the end of financial year (June 30).  For us Aussie Market Researchers, this period is often one of the most hectic of the year – clients suddenly realise they have budget to spend that they may lose if it isn’t spent, deadlines speed up and with it, all those pesky…

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Research. Helping you to avoid being one of ‘those’ people

Have you ever found yourself reading a book where the author has summed things up so succinctly, so accurately and with so much pizzazz, that you find yourself nodding and agreeing out loud? … people have been looking at me very funny on public transport this week due to my constant agreement with John Steel’s, Truth,…

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The thing about networking

Networking.  Ya gotta do it.  It’s one of those things that people always talk about on careers days, or something your boss says is really important.  They’ve even created new, excellent means of doing it without even talking to people face-to-face (social networking anyone?).  But the one thing I’ve found growing up as a researcher…

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Could you travel without your laptop?

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Melbourne over night for  focus groups.  I would normally bring my laptop with me on these types of trips – I am my only staff member, and work needs to be done when I’m not in the office.  What made this trip special was I decided to…

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Curiouser & Curiouser: More on our paper for #AMSRS 2011 Conference

Over the past month or so, Jo Farquhar over at TNS Sydney and I have been putting the final touches on our paper and presentation on Online Qualitative Research for the AMSRS Curiouser & Curiouser Conference in September.  In the paper we’ve looked to provide some practical information around the ‘How to’s’ of Online Qual and what…

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Today I will write a blog post

Each morning, as I slowly wake up and get my wits about me again I think, “Today, yes today is the day I’ll write that blog post”. But then, a phone call comes in – ‘urgent work, we need this done yesterday’ or the email ‘can you send me this’ or something else and life…

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