At Trinity McQueen we’re always excited about new trends in marketing and consumer behaviour, and it hasn’t escaped our notice over the past few years just how prevalent influencer marketing has become. We wanted to bust a few myths and more about this topic and so set about a new research study of our own into the effectiveness of influencer marketing.Read More
Given my penchant for all things brainy, I decided to check out the Brainy Bar, an event affiliated with WARC which gathers people interested in applying neuroscience to understand consumers. This session focused on behavioural economics, which combines economic models with psychology to forge powerful accounts of how people make decisions in a real-world setting. Below are some of the key points made throughout the talks that evening.Read More
Brexit has scarcely been off the front pages since the vote in 2016. As a nation we’re pretty much obsessed.
At Trinity McQueen we’re researchers. We’re interested in what makes people tick – and more importantly, what impacts on their behaviour. So we decided to carry out our own research into the UK’s attitudes to the economy right now.Read More
I moved house in the summer. A new place, a new environment, a new commute.
Old habits were broken and new ones emerged.
My attitudes haven’t changed but my behaviour has changed. The transition to a new environment molded my behaviour. Environmental cues exerted a strong influence, more so than my beliefs or preferences.Read More
As the digital economy has grown and flourished, consumer’s understanding of how they are being targeted and monetised by brands has often been playing catch up. But now, marketers are faced with increasingly savvy audiences who are not only harder to reach via traditional advertising, but are also inured to traditional hierarchical modes of communication between brand and consumer.Read More
Shopping for a book shouldn’t really be a stressful experience. When my son was a few weeks old I went to a bookshop on my local high street. Suddenly the cosy store with its studious atmosphere and hushed tones, that had once felt relaxing, made me anxious given my son’s love of screaming. So for a few months I stuck to shops where I felt comfortable and that I perceived as child-friendly.Read More
As a new member to the AQR I was intrigued to attend my first breakfast bites session. I know how to do infographics right? Yes, I have the basic skills but I was eager to do some fine tuning and meet some new faces.Read More
We’d just bought our first home. After nearly 6 months of trawling through Rightmove, organising viewings, filling out endless paperwork, a gazumping and then getting chucked out of our rented flat as the Estate Agent failed to sign a vital piece of paperwork (that’s a story for another time) the last thing we wanted to do was faff around with finding a new energy supplier.Read More
There is a shift occurring. Put a stethoscope to your TV screen, your radio and your thumb-worn print magazines. They need help. Because attitudes towards traditional media channels and the brands that lead them have changed. Consumers’ lifestyles have changed. They want everything and they want it now, something we delved into in our recent Audiences Unbound study.Read More
Whatever your interests, there is a blog for you. I love lifting weights, and can credit blogs as the source of my obsession.
Bloggers can attract large followings and a celebrity-like status. It is therefore unsurprising that brands are increasingly working with them to harness their influence over consumers.Read More
What better way to kick off the day than reading about Britain’s biggest 100 brands, as part of the latest issue of the Grocer.
Whilst sipping a coffee from the local Pret and waiting for my Oat So Simple to heat up, my attention was drawn to lots of familiar brand names in the top 100.Read More
21 March 2017 – YouTube tops the list of media brands people feel most positively about, according to a new study from researcher Trinity McQueen that explores the future of media consumption among an audience who are moving away from traditional media channels.Read More
Another year, another MRS conference. Here’s five takeaways from the sessions I attended on the second day.Read More
Back in the 90s email was new and exciting. We all remember our first email address, even if some of us would rather forget it! Nowadays however, emails are just one of many forms of digital communication, having to fight for our attention amongst a plethora of content: blogs, tweets, snapchats and Facebook posts to name a few.Read More
Sat opposite my husband and his sister in a restaurant. They both order tea. It arrives. Tea bag wrapped in paper. Hot water in a pot. A cup and saucer to go with it.
He places the teabag inside the pot and leaves it to stew. She places hers inside the cup and pours the hot water over it.
I witnessed how 2 people, from the same family, approached this in a completely different way to one another.Read More
It was standing room only at the third Brainy Bar event.
Run by Walnut in conjunction with WARC, the idea is for clients, vendors and agencies involved in neuroscience (the “brainy” part) to get together in Creston’s bar (the “bar” part) to share case studies and best practice.Read More
I’ve just got back from a fantastic family holiday – I was lucky to spend some time on the West Coast of America. We visited the hipster metropolis of San Francisco, but most of our travelling time was in-land, rural and another side of America altogether.Read More
In a highly competitive market a good brand name can make or break a new brand. With any name - person, corporation, brand - you have an immediate, and sometimes subconscious, impression based solely on the name.Read More
A recent study by Heckman & Kautz ranked nations according to their self-reported conscientiousness. They then cross referenced the average number of hours a worker in that country actually worked each yearRead More
Within consumer retail one single topic has dominated conference presentations and white papers recently – personalisation. Personalisation is a top strategic priority for many retailers and brings with it a whole host of organisational challenges such as achieving the right structure and alignment across internal teams, embedding the right culture and processes to power personalisation initiatives as well as overcoming operational limitations.Read More