Economic / Industry

Reviews of the research / consumer insight industry, global economic matters, industry overviews with survey elements, etc.

One Year In

About a year ago, Join the Dots set up their first overseas office in Singapore. At the time, Asia Research interviewed their new Managing Director, Karen Schofield (pictured), on their reasons for setting up in Asia, their plans for Asia, and what she looked forward […]

Perspective: The Future of Market Research in Indonesia

With Indonesia’s GDP growth expected to reach 5.5% by 2017, the country looks set to be one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. Recent government support has provided a much-needed financial crutch to the country, responding to Indonesia’s previously weak position […]

Annual Review – Tech Savers

The various research-on-research pieces conducted by Asia Research this year is coming together nicely to reveal the state of the market research industry in Asia.  True, many of these surveys are concentrated in the core Asia Research distribution markets of Singapore and Indonesia, but they […]

Trends and Predictions for 2017 – Part 4

In the last instalment of our Trends and Predictions series, we look at lifestyle trends that will influence every aspect of our lives. Best in Travel 2017 (Lonely Planet) Top destinations and travel inspirations for the year ahead   The 11 Hottest Food Trends […]

Trends and Predictions for 2017 – Part 3

This week we look at critical HR trends that will impact the Talent industry in 2017 10 HR Trends You Will See In 2017 Forward looking trends that will redefine the role Human Resources   The Top Five HR Trends for 2017 (Fast Company) […]

Trends and Predictions for 2017 – Part 2

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 (Gartner) Strategic technology trends that are prime enablers behind digital and algorithmic business opportunities. These trends will have significant disruptive potential over the next five years.   Top 8 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2017 (Brandwatch) […]

The Asia Research Buyer Survey 2016

In both, Singapore and Indonesia, research markets are stagnating Corporations are concentrating their business on mainstream research agencies – are ‘alternative suppliers’ going out of fashion? There is an increase in the direct engagement of online panel companies in Singapore, though they have yet to […]

Trends and Predictions for 2017 – Part 1

Each year, Asia Research puts together trends and predictions for the new year from the world over. In 2017, we present these trends in 4 instalments. Part 1 is a collation of consumer trends, which may provide some inspiration for the new business year. The […]

MRSM Conference

Themed “Insights O2O”, the MRSM (Marketing Research Society Malaysia) Annual Conference at the end of last year was held at The Eastin, Petaling Jaya. With close to 120 attendees, the conference was attended by a good mix of professionals, online and offline providers, as well […]

Research & Results 2016

The Research & Results trade show had another record year in 2016, with 191 exhibitors from over 20 countries. Held at the Munich MOC Centre in Germany, a total of 3,300 participants visited the exhibition centre over the two days of the show. In addition […]