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Uncovering Invisible Influence In Consumer Behavior

Uncovering Invisible Influence In Consumer Behavior

Ask yourself this question the next time you are deciding what clothes to buy, where to eat, or which television show to watch: How much do other people's behaviors influence your choices? In the book Invisible Influence, author Jonah Berger argues that the decisions we make are influenced a great deal by other people. Not only that, but we are often unaware of this influence, hence its "invisible" nature.

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A Peek Into The Future Of Retail

A Peek Into The Future Of Retail

From forecasting the outright death of retail as we know it to anticipating the "Singularity" (where physical and digital retail worlds merge completely), the future of retail has been heavily debated among experts for several years now. What most speakers and attendees at the Shopper Insights conference ultimately agreed upon is that, despite rapid change, the fundamentals of retail remain the same as ever: consumers continue to look for a balance between value and convenience, while embracing unique and positive experiences - prompting them to explore new channels as they emerge.

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Top Retail Trends of 2018

Top Retail Trends of 2018

What retail and consumer shopping trends are having an impact in 2018? And more importantly, which ones are poised to have a lasting effect in the years to come? Amid the recent upheaval of the retail landscape, many are predicting a continuation of the "retail apocalypse" with more store closings and depressed retail sales. However, Murphy Research expects to see a retail comeback driven by changing shopper behavior, evolving brand positioning, and powerful new technologies. Murphy Research has assessed the landscape and tapped into our in-house shopper and retail experts to pinpoint the trends to watch in 2018 and beyond. Understanding and acting on these consumer, brand, and retailer trends will enable marketers to not just survive in the coming years, but to truly thrive.

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The Doctor Is In...The Kitchen

The Doctor Is In...The Kitchen

We live in a culture increasingly steeped in health and wellness. The messages radiate through the airwaves, pop up on social media feeds, and materialize on store shelves. And whether people are juicing, detoxing, and Soul Cycling or simply cutting down on soft drinks and sugary cereals, their amplifying aspirations are reshaping the consumer landscape.

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Save The Date: Insights For Impact

Save The Date: Insights For Impact

Here at Murphy Research we care about giving back to our community! Which is why, we are excited to announce we will be hosting a pro-bono market research conference and workshop, Insights for Impact, this June! This is event is open to all local non-profits, social good organizations, and community members interested in learning about market research and how it can help scale impact.

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Murphy's New Silicon Beach Neighbors

Murphy's New Silicon Beach Neighbors

Venice Beach over the last decade has become an incubator for startup tech companies. According to a silconbeachla.com database, there are 15 startups currently in Venice Beach in industries ranging from sporting event ticketing apps like pogoseat, to Wevr, a virtual reality platform where designers and engineers can showcase their VR creatives.

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The Power Of Ethnographic Market Research

The Power Of Ethnographic Market Research

As market researchers, we're keenly aware that sometimes there's a gap between what people say and what they do, between aspiration and behavior. That's not because people lie or deliberately mislead (although occasionally they do). Rather, it's often because everyday behaviors and assumptions are so routine and deep-seated they fade into the background of our lives. The implicit and taken-for-granted can be hard to notice, recall, and describe. And yet, some of the deepest insights into consumer attitudes and behaviors lie in those unconscious routines and tacit assumptions. So how do we see the invisible and hear the unspoken?

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Meet The Shoppers

Meet The Shoppers

Every savvy marketer knows that all shoppers are not created equal. It can be easy to get caught up in the latest buzz or stuck in age-old assumptions - e.g. shoppers demand personalization; consumers always love promotions; if it's organic, it will sell! - but marketers quickly learn if they spread their brand and their resources too thin, their message will get lost and they'll lose customers along the way.

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Creative Qualitative Approaches: A QRCA Conference Overview

Creative Qualitative Approaches: A QRCA Conference Overview

This year's QRCA conference challenged us to think beyond the standard bounds of qualitative research approaches to dig deeper and elevate findings. Most qualitative research looks like this: the moderator asks a question, the participants provide an answer. While this traditional dialogue format will always be the foundation for qualitative research, I was reminded that we are rewarded with richer information when we are creative and open-minded in our sessions.

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Top Trends Influencing Purchase Behavior in 2018

Top Trends Influencing Purchase Behavior in 2018

The mass adoption of digital technology has created almost unlimited options when it comes to research sources, influencers, decision-drivers and purchase options for today's shoppers. Understanding key trends among shopper segments is your key to success!

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