For some years now, institutional market research has faced numerous and often serious challenges, which are becoming even more demanding in the present economic recession. In September 2009, MIR talked to the Chairman of the Board of GfK SE, the world´s fourth largest market research institute
Today, it is not enough for Marketing Intelligence services to merely generate insights: it also has to manage them in such a way that they can ultimately result in successful marketing activities. In February 2010, MIR talked about such topics to Pieter Nota, Executive Board Member of Beiersdorf AG, a leading global player within the cosmetics industry. Pieter Nota is responsible for brand leadership of well known brands such as Nivea and Eucerin and he is renowned for his challenging ideas in marketing management.
The family-owned Underberg company, headquartered in Switzerland, has successfully produced and marketed spirits for more than 165 years. Dr. Hubertine Underberg-Ruder, fifth generation President of the Board, describes how the mediumsized company keeps growing responsibly and effectively in the heavily regulated spirits market and how they tackle global challenges.