LeBron Arrives in LA: How Businesses Can Ride the Wave

LeBron Arrives in LA: How Businesses Can Ride the Wave

LeBron James making his move to LA has been one of the most talked-about decisions in the sports world. His four-year, $154 million contract ($38,500,000 a year) will make him the highest paid NBA player ever. There's a new legend in town, but one thing that really separates King James from former Lakers greats is the heavy economic opportunity he has brought to each of the cities in which he's played. The study of this has been dubbed "LeConomics," and big brands and local establishments alike need to understand the impact of this economic force.

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Say Goodbye to Generation Bashing

Say Goodbye to Generation Bashing

The Great Recession was the economic event that shaped the Millennials' prospects just as they were ready to enter the job market. They stayed at home, went back to school, took advantage of the gig economy and eventually trickled into the workforce. At first, there was a lot of interest in catering to these novel consumers and fresh new workers. Brands wanted to sell to them and companies wanted to hire them.Then, when they were just about to embark on their adult life (albeit later than the previous generations), the Millennial bashing began. Their public digital lives and willingness to share their opinion came back to bite them. They were pegged as late-blooming, lazy, entitled spendthrifts who spent most of their time socializing and skirting responsibility.

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Murphy Named One Of The Best Places To Work In LA... Again!

Murphy Named One Of The Best Places To Work In LA... Again!

It's an exciting time here at Murphy Research, as we've just secured our place among the 2018 Best Places to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal. We are honored! Murphy Research prides itself on its client-driven approach focused on our three pillars: Creative Design, Rigorous Execution, & Enduring Insights. However, our team's mindset is much more than this. We make strategic decisions every day by assessing what will be the best outcome for a given project and what's best for our clients, because at the end of the day, that's what we know is best for the business. But I also genuinely tell candidates this every day: as much as we care about our clients, our leadership cares just as deeply about its employees.

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Market Research in the Age of the Lean Startup

Market Research in the Age of the Lean Startup

The lean approach to startups, innovation and product development is all the rage - and for good reason. There are many benefits to the lean approach, including quicker time to market, reduced development costs, more innovative products and improved customer relationships. However, companies outside the web/digital space can struggle executing on some of the principles of lean development, and even technology companies need a clear vision and strategy, along with processes for collecting and analyzing feedback, to embrace lean principles. Market research can bridge those gaps!

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