Millennials: Generation Pet

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor According to Forbes, there are now more households with pets than children in the U.S. (70% vs. 66%), and we are increasingly pampering our pets with activities and luxuries formerly reserved…

Zoom! How We Used Text Analytics To Quickly Compare Top Car Brands

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor Online research is increasingly part of the consumer’s car purchase decision, and we’ve used Metametrix to highlight different values associated with 10 top car brands, based on online content. These values…

Aging In Place

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor I write this as a researcher, but also as a daughter with a mother “aging in place”. And I leverage technology every day to help her stay at home. It’s great…

So What Next? : Choose Your Own Adventure

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor You run an analysis, get results, and now what? What are your next steps based on what you’re hearing or reading? Any tool is a starting point, and often, the next…

Nathan Yau:

“Data often pitches itself as the path to definitive answers, but most of the time it gives you possibilities and weighted suggestions.” — Nathan Yau, Flowing Data, 12.26.18

Now What Do I Do?: Explore the Unexpected to Understand The Why

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor One of the most challenging aspects of research is synthesizing data and boiling it down to actionable insights. And as more and more data is available, taking in all of that data and…

BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS: DON’T BE LATE

By Natalie Haynes, Contributor As any professional stock trader, marketer, or dating coach will tell you, timing is everything. Identifying a cultural trend early can be wildly valuable, and one example of Metametrix doing this quickly and…