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November 7, 2018

The Three Counties Radio: SME Brexit Debate

David Smith was one of the invited guests for the Three Counties Radio debate, sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses, on the subject of helping SMEs cope with the UK’s transition out of the EU. The panel consisted of a mix of people with different views on Brexit: Baroness Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal […]

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October 18, 2018

How best to showcase the value of investing in insight – ESOMAR Berlin Congress 2018

Following the presentation by David Smith and BV Pradeep of Unilever at the ESOMAR Berlin Congress 2018 on how to showcase the investment in insight, a video of this session is now available from ESOMAR. The presentation identified six key themes that the project team, led by David Smith, will be incorporating into a White […]

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October 11, 2018

DVL Smith and Excellence Tools support the MRS SME Initiative

David Smith has been part of the Market Research Society Working Party looking at how to make market research more accessible to the smaller business sector. One major outcome of the initiative has been the creation of a Market Research Society Research for Small Business website. On Research for Small Business, David Smith provides an […]

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September 10, 2018

MRS Financial Services Conference – 15th Nov 18

At the upcoming Market Research Society’s Financial Services Conference David Smith, Adam Riley, and Stuart Baker of MetLife will be reviewing the changes taking place to the structure of the UK economy and labour market. We will be asking the question about whether the term SME is still fit for purpose. Specifically, we will argue […]

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September 10, 2018

The Art of Constructing Powerful Insight Narratives: Webinar

On November 14th 2018, David Smith of DVL Smith will be giving a webinar on the art of constructing powerful insight narratives as part of the New MR training series on storytelling and visualisation. David will be talking about his Seven Story Tools to transform insight professionals’ ability to tell the ‘insight story’ in an engaging way. […]

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September 10, 2018

ESOMAR Berlin Congress

On September 25th 2018, David Smith of DVL Smith with BV Pradeep of Unilever, will be presenting a paper at the ESOMAR Berlin Congress on ‘How to showcase the value of investing in customer insight’. This is an ESOMAR Thought Leadership project aimed at highlighting the role now being played by customer insight professionals in […]

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May 16, 2018

International Journal of Market Research (IJMR)

David Smith’s latest book review on System1: Unlocking Profitable Growth appears in the IJMR Volume 60/Issue 2/March 2018. David Smith is a member of the IJMR Silver Medal Awards Panel (awarded annually for the best paper in the Journal). The winner will be announced in June 2018.

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May 7, 2018

Optimising the investment in customer insight

David Smith is currently a member of an ESOMAR working party preparing a white paper – to be presented later in 2018 – on what constitutes best practice in developing, and assessing the effectiveness of, customer insight teams. If you would like more information about this initiative, please contact David Smith.

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