Paul Metz, Executive Vice President, leads one of C+R’s quantitative client service teams and oversees C+R’s corporate marketing efforts. With 25 years of experience, Paul brings his clients a wealth of knowledge about research design and quantitative analysis and has extensive experience with market segmentation, brand positioning, advertising assessment, and new product development. His experience includes consulting with a wide variety of nationally recognized businesses and brands in grocery products, entertainment, retail, publishing and youth products. Prior to joining C+R Research, Paul worked in marketing research at The Quaker Oats Company, which included more than a year in Quaker’s R&D center working on a fast-prototyping new product development team. Paul began his career at M/A/R/C, a custom marketing research agency.
Paul holds a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Marketing from the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Paul also serves on an External Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business.
How Today’s Mobile Trends are Shaping the Future of Marketing Research
Answering the Call for Clean Labels: Research Tips for Success
Your Guide to the Clean Label Revolution
Smarter Segmentation Research – The Time is Now!
Four Imperatives for Keeping Brands Relevant in the Coming Months
Four Keys to a Great Segmentation
A Primer to Understanding Segmentation Research
What's your favorite thing about Market Research? What do you enjoy about Market Research?
I never do the same thing week after week, project after project. Each project presents a new “riddle” to solve. It’s a great career for the insatiably curious. And the research tools keep evolving and changing, so it’s not a career that I get bored with.
What's the best part about working at C+R?
The culture is such that I can just do my work and not be bothered or hampered by too much corporate policy, convention or conformity. The company respects hard work, teamwork, and having a good time while doing great work.
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What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?
What do you mean, “not working”? I guess I’d be sleeping, eating, commuting back and forth to work and on vacation, or planning my next vacation. That’s pretty much what I’m doing when I’m not working! Oh – and raising my kids.