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Consumer Insight

How to Use Data and Market Research to Get Closer to Your Customer

Provides comprehensive coverage of the classic areas that market researchers and marketers need to focus on.

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EAN: 9780749442927
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
288 pages

About the book

Part of the Market Research in Practice series - essential guides for the burgeoning Market Research Society training and qualifications programme.

Written by leading experts on database marketing, customer service and Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM), Consumer Insight provides comprehensive coverage of the classic areas that market researchers and marketers need to focus on: knowing who and where customers are, what they do, what they buy and what they would like to buy. It also explores how customers' thoughts, feelings, objectives and strategies influence their behaviour.

The book also explains how companies gain insight by managing and using their customer data correctly. Packed with the latest models, tools and research findings, it provides a great opportunity for market researchers to improve their knowledge of database marketing and CRM, and how they relate to market research. Readers will gain an understanding of what customer management actually is, what information is used, and how this information needs to be planned to support customer management.

Key content includes:

what is database marketing?

how do customer care and database marketing use consumer insight?

consumer insight and marketing research

analysing consumer data

development and retention of customers

data protection, risk, good and bad consumers

consumer insight systems

managing consumer insight

About the authors

Merlin Stone

Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's top specialists in changing organisational capability to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders. His experience covers many sectors, and he also trains, coaches and mentors senior managers. He is Research Director and Director responsible for the Customer, Citizen and Stakeholder Management Practice at WCL, specialists in change management and customer/stakeholder management.

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Bryan Foss

Bryan is an independent non-executive director (NED) and board level adviser. The majority of his work is in Business-to-Business marketing and sales, including Key Account and partner management, SMB marketing and through-the-value-chain distribution management to employees and consumers. Bryan has a combination of commercial, academic and professional roles including as a B2B Council Member and B2B advisor to the Managing Director of the Institute of Direct Marketing.

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Alison Bond

Alison Bond is a director of The Halo Works Ltd, a research and insight consultancy specialising in researching and implementing the outcomes and benefits of products and services.

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