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Priscilla and Ray Poynter Leave The Past Behind

Perceptions of the past and future, in relation to marketing, are often conflicting. Some people dread the future and its inevitable robo-takeover, while clinging to oft-antiquated traditions. Others are gung-ho over the latest bells and whistles, trend-hopping from new thing to new thing. In this episode of Ponderings from the Perch, Priscilla talks with Ray Poynter about how we fit in the still-developing timeline of market research.

As Ray says, there's room for both enthusiasm for the future and a retention of traditional values:

"Probably my niche in the market is that I’m a very cynical lover of the new. So, yes, I do like new things, but I’m not easily swayed.  I’ve got a very good grounding in the traditional aspects of applying the science; applying methodology and seeing where things fit. I’m much more interested in how they work than how shiny they are."

Ray is the founder of NewMR, author of "The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research," and "The Handbook of Mobile Market Research," and the editor of ESOMAR's book "Answers to Contemporary Market Research Questions." He's also a prolific writer with 40 years of expertise in market research and innovation. Priscilla and Ray discuss changes in insights, legitimacy of new innovation, and what's on the horizon for the future of market research.

Find Ray at NewMR, LinkedIn, or Twitter to read more of his insights.

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