Category Digital tools and technologies

Where are the current use cases for VR? Our view from the Virtual Reality Show

Virtual reality technology’s current capabilities are impressive, but its purposes and use cases are not yet obvious or clearly defined. This was our verdict after attending the Virtual Reality Show in London in April 2017. Whilst the demonstrations on show were very clever, many are not (yet) truly meeting consumer or business needs. This is

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Is voice the next big retail channel?

Voice-activated shopping is emerging as a noteworthy commerce channel, which retailers should consider including within their sales strategy. Amazon’s Echo speakers with Alexa voice recognition software have proven to be a surprise hit in recent months, given that both Apple and Google were expected to dominate this space – and not until late 2017 at

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Why parents want their kids to fail: learnings from the MRS Kids and Youth Conference

A couple of weeks ago, FreshMinds was invited to speak at the Market Research Society’s Kids and Youth Research Conference about a recent project for BARB (the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board). This was exciting as the project plunged us into the lives and attitudes of teens and young adults (an area we’ve done a great

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How to engage young people in research: an interview with BARB’s Sonja Ajdin

“Advances in technology combined with young people’s willingness to participate in research means that there is a huge opportunity for companies to engage them.”  Sonja Ajdin, Research Manager, BARB In 2016, we were lucky enough to partner with BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) on a fascinating piece of work designed to explore how best to engage

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