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April 16, 2018

DVL Smith launches its new company: Excellence Tools

DVL Smith are pleased to announce the launch of their new company Excellence Tools which provides online training programmes for entrepreneurs in the SME and freelance sector. We have just launched our online programme: The Start-up Success Blueprint: Seven Excellence Tools for Small Businesses. To find out more please visit excellencetools.com

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November 7, 2017

ESOMAR’s 70th Anniversary World Congress

David Smith, Carlos Fonseca and Adam Riley presented a paper on transformational change in the financial services industry at ESOMAR’s 70th Anniversary World Congress in September 2017 in Amsterdam.   The paper – entitled ‘Are you insured, Scarlett? I can’t think about that right now… I’ll think about that tomorrow’  – discussed how MetLife imagined a […]

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May 5, 2015

IJMR Viewpoint July 2015

If you would like a copy of David Smith’s Viewpoint article which will appear in the International Journal of Market Research, July 2015, please contact David Smith.

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May 5, 2015

AURA Award April 2015

David Smith is delighted and honoured to announce that he has been awarded by AURA, the UK client organisation, the Alan Hawks Award for driving the insight industry forward.  This is an extremely well received reward coming from his peers in the industry and respected clients.

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October 3, 2013

Winners of Best Overall Paper – ESOMAR Congress 2013

We are delighted to announce that DVL Smith won the prestigious Fernanda Monti Award for Best Overall Paper at the 2013 Istanbul Congress. The paper, Big Changes Will Deliver a Big Future, looks at the skill set the customer insight industry will need in the future to deal with the changing marketing landscape. Copies of the paper can […]

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October 26, 2012

Market Leader Magazine – The Perfect Storm

David Smith published an article in the latest issue of Market Leader Magazine. To read his thoughts, open the PDF ‘Consumer Research: The Perfect Storm’ or read it on the Market Leader website.

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June 22, 2012

David Smith wins Best Written Paper at BIG Awards

David Smith of DVL Smith and Will Scott of Brass Tack have won Best Written paper at the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Conference. Their paper ‘BIG paper: Can we survive as a nation of shop keepers? (PDF) was a review of the importance of the SME sector for the UK and the role business-to-business research can play. […]

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