How To Choose The Right Social Listening Tool For Your Brand

If you’ve stumbled across this page, chances are you already have an idea of what social listening is, how it works, and have likely seen a couple of demos for the different tools that are out there. After looking around, you’re still not quite sure which to get – because after all, the budget is tight and you only want to get the tool that gives you the most bang for your buck.  It’s daunting trying to invest in something that you are not familiar with (like buying a house for the first time and not knowing that you’re supposed to…

What Do You Do When You Can’t Trust Market Research?

I still recall back in school when we had to sit through surveys, I would blindly fill up the questionnaires because (i) it’s not graded (for me at least) and (ii) it’s boring. I didn’t think it was important at all – I mean, who really cares and takes them seriously, right? Market analysis..phew! Fast forward 15 years later – That person is me. As a skeptic who questions the soundness of everything, the workings of market research is a huge conundrum. Businesses are spending huge budgets to back “data-driven” consumer insights, and governments are counting on these findings to…

From TikTok To #10YearChallenge: Your Definitive Trendspotting Checklist

Tell me if this sounds familiar – you were mindlessly scrolling through the Facebook feed and just as you were about to start your internal struggle between “just a few more minutes” and “I need to start getting things done” –  a post catches your attention with its witty and relatable content that perks you up for that moment. To your surprise it was not a post by Jared (the meme lord you knew back in university) or some entertainment site, but rather it was a brand advertisement. Hold up, advertisements are now entertaining? Look how far we’ve come. Most…