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“Anyone who is present at the focus group surveys today sees that the research has been“ stolen ”by professional respondents, puppet moderators, and those who act on the principle of“ take care of your ass. ” We need new ways to attract consumers to the joint development and evaluation of marketing. Successful marketers will create new techniques that allow analysis and creation in collaboration not with random, but with specific consumers (Interview with Stephen Walker, February 19, 2004).
The cutting-edge thinkers of modern marketing: Jerry Zaltman, David Lewis, Douglas Atkin, Andrew Ehrenberg, Stephen Walker and Wendy Gordon, criticize the dependence of marketers on research through segmentation, focus groups and consumer research, as well as the tendency to ask questions in marketing research, the answers to which are obvious. Continue reading