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Self-Service Restaurants: The Way of the Future, or a Blip in the Restaurant Scene

Self-Service Restaurants: The Way of the Future, or a Blip in the Restaurant Scene

Erika Hammer, Senior Director

A handful of restaurants are adopting a self-service system, and some have proven successful (including Hey Zeus, an Australian-based restaurant coming stateside). But, will consumers embrace it for good?

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Lessons from a Summer Internship at C+R Research

Lessons from a Summer Internship at C+R Research

One of C+R Research's summer interns takes time to reflect on the knowledge they've gained in the field of market research and how they might apply what they've learned to future situations.

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Brand Moral Leadership

Brand Moral Leadership

Shaili Bhatt, Senior Director

The idea of having a moral compass was usually associated with individuals, but today's brands are developing their own psyches and consciences, driven largely through their communications.

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Dollars and Eyeballs:  Why the Sporting Industry is so Lucrative

Dollars and Eyeballs: Why the Sporting Industry is so Lucrative

Lynne Bartos, Vice President

The sporting industry continues to be one of the most dominant players in media and entertainment. But many sporting institutions are engulfed in controversy. So is it more important for brands to know their consumers and align themselves with what’s important to them or to strictly go where the money is?

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Our Two-Cents on this Year’s IIEX Conference

Our Two-Cents on this Year’s IIEX Conference

Emily Prozeller, Senior Director

At IIEX there were so many innovations and content shared, but there were two topics that particularly inspired us were: System 1 Thinking and Artificial Intelligence.

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Authentic Multicultural Representation On Television

Authentic Multicultural Representation On Television

Television reflects the attitudes of society while also helping to influence what people think and believe, so keeping a pulse on television shows can give insight into understanding your consumers’ attitudes and what should be important for your brand. Consumers are looking for authentic multicultural representation from their entertainment, so you can bet they are looking for it from brands, too, when deciding where to spend their dollars.

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Making A Difference In Our Community: 10 Years Of Partnership With The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Making A Difference In Our Community: 10 Years Of Partnership With The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Angela Roberts, Vice President

In 2012, we established an internal ChicagoCAC committee at C+R to head up our fundraising efforts and to manage volunteer assignments for different events at the Center’s facility. 

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How to use Agile Methods with In-Person Qualitative Research

How to use Agile Methods with In-Person Qualitative Research

Even though we’re seeing a surge in agile qualitative with online research, we believe that in-person qualitative will survive, and actually thrive in this new environment.

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