Research in the mobile mindset: Exploring the unexplored in the mobile research space (by InSites Consulting). 2012 finally seems to be the year of mobile. Smartphone penetration booms, mobile marketing budgets grow exponentially, and in the US alone, the app economy has created about half a million jobs (Mashable, 2012) in only 5 years time. In the slipstream of this, the market research industry has a close eye on the ball. Both on the technology and the methodology side, we see that our research toolbox is mobile enabled.
Most of the current research efforts are based either on mobile surveying as a tool (see, among others, Luck, 2011) or on mobile ethnography (see, among others, Atkinson & Conry, 2011). We miss a couple of dimensions in the discussion.
In this paper you can read more about the benefits of mobile surveying beyond the tool, the use of mobile in Market Research Online Communities (MROCs) and how research can help you with your mobile marketing. At the ESOMAR 3D Conference in Amsterdam (NL), the presentation by Annelies Verhaeghe & Anouk Willems was awarded Best Presentation of the 3D Conference.