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Marketing research and insights professionals must flip the switch…instead of starting with “The Project” we should start with the digital river. Now we live in a world where there is a river of information that pre-dates the marketing question and flows continuously as it is fed by digital tributaries from social media, search, navigation pathways.

Marketers are in a world where the great majority of brand-consumer relationships are based on non-exclusive brand beliefs which explains why many brand purchase decisions are made at retail. Marketers need to dial up the exclusivity of what their brand means or will remain challenged to support their price differential vs. store brands.

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with measuring brand awareness, especially aided awareness. What a CPG marketer really wants to know is how to get their brand noticed at retail.