News, Knowledge & Thinking

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ICG News & Announcements

Kudos to ICG meet-ups

Posted on 10 November 2020

ICG member Anumita Sharma tells us about a productive ICG speed dating session which ended up with her landing a fascinating project. "The lovely David Spenser of Direct Dialogue and...

ICG News & Announcements, Research Knowledge

MRS/ICG Award for Independent Consultants 2020: Finalists Announced

Posted on 3 November 2020

We’re delighted to announce the finalists of the 2020 MRS/ICG Award for Independent Consultants. This annual award celebrates the excellence of researchers who choose to work as micro-businesses. This year’s...

ICG News & Announcements

ICG’s Bring-Your-Own Meet-Ups

Posted on 4 June 2020

Same times every week: just log on (links below) and join others for an informal chat. Every Tuesday morning, 10am Every Thursday afternoon, 4pm Every Friday afternoon, 5pm Welcome to...

ICG News & Announcements

Virtual meet up for ICGers in the East

Posted on 24 November 2020

East-based ICG members have met physically in the past, though not for a while, for obvious reasons.  At lunchtime on 6thNovember, we had our first virtual meet-up, courtesy of Zoom. Seven...

Research Knowledge

The scourge of Market Research Groupies and what we can do filter out frauds

Posted on 18 November 2020

Deanne Gold, Director, iPoint Research and ICG member I‘ve been recruiting participants for the market research industry for over 17 years and during that time, many things have drastically changed....

Business Knowledge

Disability Etiquette – Engaging With People With Hidden Disabilities

Posted on 17 November 2020

Evenbreak, a social enterprise job board dedicated to matching disabled people with inclusive employers, discusses a few hidden disabilities and the things we should consider when working/engaging with people who...

Research Knowledge, Webinars

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Applying The Principles of Diversity and Inclusion To Our Market Research Work

Posted on 16 November 2020

This webinar was generously sponsored by the MIS Group ICG member and founder of CORe, Theo Francis, took us through the principles which all those who conduct or use market...

Research Knowledge, Webinars

ICG webinar recording: Indeemo – Omni-Channel Shopper Journeys

Posted on 16 November 2020

This webinar was generously sponsored by Perspective Research Services In this webinar, Eugene Murphy, MD of Indeemo, took us through how shopper and consumer journeys have changed since the pandemic...

ICG News & Announcements

New members – November 2020

Posted on 9 November 2020

Please extend a warm welcome to the latest additions to our network: Christina Silver John Clay (welcome back) Gurpinder Sidhu Mark Bagnall Claire Salkeld Richard Owen Please feel free to...

Research Knowledge

The Perky Poet

Posted on 8 November 2020

During these difficult times, the ICG’s resident poet, Nanda Marchant has been composing little ditties to make us smile … see more of her work on Facebook/ThePerkyPoet Remembrance day (8th...

Practical Tips, Research Knowledge

Projective techniques toolkit

Posted on 6 November 2020

Abbey Teunis recently asked the e-group for ideas on what projective techniques to use on a job for a client who requested 'creative and new thinking'. Many ICGers suggested a...

Business Knowledge, Practical Tips

Developing business policies

Posted on 29 October 2020

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Using Behavioural Science To Get Better Insights

Posted on 20 October 2020

This webinar was generously sponsored by Made in Studios, an MIS Group brand, offering the most modern and stunning viewing facilities in Birmingham (UK), and across France in Paris, Lyon and...