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On orange juice and primary/secondary market research

Published by Mark Bodnar

basic drawing of an orange-coloured bottle next to a orange that has been cut openStudents in one of our marketing classes are going to be doing some primary research on Orange Juice this term.

If you're in that class, see below for some initial thoughts on resources that might be helpful as you frame your topic and design your study.

(And if you're not in that class, but just want a sample topic to use as you explore our powerful market research resources... read on!)

New content & functionality! Vividata for Canadian consumer data

Published by Mark Bodnar

Four puzzle pieces with a Canadian flag in the middle. Puzzle pieces are labeled: Opinions, Activities, Demographics, and Purchases.Marketing operates on the edge of the unknown, constantly trying to predict and influence the future and reliant on an incomplete understanding of the past and the present

Information sources used by marketers (i.e., all information) will never be perfect – the need to make estimates and assumptions won't go away – but the new version of our Vividata database certainly provides a more solid foundation for marketing predictions & strategies.

<Read on for details on this powerful database!>

Market research resources on J. Crew and clothing retail

Published by Mark Bodnar

simple drawing of a man standing in front of a clothing rack with shirts hanging on it.

Our intrepid BUS 345 students will be doing some primary research on J.Crew and clothing retail this term. If you're in that class, see below for some initial thoughts on resources that might be helpful.

(And if you're not in that class, but just want a sample topic to use as you explore our powerful market research resources... read on!)

<Read on for lots of great resources!>