Someone recently asked us "How will mobile change market research?" It's easy to rattle off the default list of "in-the-moment, shorter surveys, rich data collection, mobile ethnography, passive measurement" and so on.
However, two recent tweets by a mobile analyst Benedict Evans reminded us just how different mobile is and thus how hard it is to see the long term impact of it on not just market research but on any industry.
Ray Poynter, Navin Williams and Sue York have just published a few chapters from their upcoming "The Handbook of Mobile Market Research: Tools and Techniques for Market Researchers" online free of charge. You can read these chapters below or download them your computer.
Working together with great people is one of the best parts of On Device Research so we're very happy to announce Leanne Caldwell and Will Ullstein have joined our commercial team in the UK.
Can you name a country which opened up to the outside world only in 2011, has a mere 10% mobile penetration, and where for half of mobile owners it's the only way to go online?
We can! The country is Myanmar (formerly Burma) and here's the world's first report that focuses on its mobile internet users and usage.
It's a great pleasure to welcome Nader Kobeissi to our team as the new Managing Director for Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region. Nader's immediate task is launching our Dubai office.
Smartphone-owning soccer fans across the globe expect their mobile devices to take on a pivotal role when it comes to their FIFA World Cup 2014 experience, according to “2014 World Cup: A Global Mobile Perspective,” a landmark international study from IAB.
Summer is nearly here! We surveyed over 1,100 Brits over a weekend in May 2014 about their holiday plans. Popular destinations, how much money they plan to spend, and how many cannot afford a holiday- we have it all.
Mary Meeker's annual internet trends report 2014 doesn't disappoint - its 164 slides are choke full of data points and insight into the most important consumer trends this year.
Mobile trends, especially in emerging markets, are most interesting to us so I'm pulling out a few graphs that highlight fast changes in those areas. (Full report is embedded at the end of the post.)