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We help build profitable brands by providing world class solutions in Brand Planning, Activation and In-Market Tracking

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Communications Research That Builds Profitable Brands

We are passionate about validated metrics, that is, metrics that are predictive of business results. We’re equally as passionate about turning those metrics into stories.  We combine solid research with senior staff experienced in brand building strategy and outstanding client service.

Quick Facts

  • Full range of research solutions to support advertising and marketing decision-making
    • Fully integrated suite of communications research solutions including traditional and digital pre and post market measurement
    • Integrated brand experience and loyalty monitoring
  • MSW and ARS each founded in 1968.  MSW acquired ARS from comScore in 2013.
  • Part of a Global Research organization formed in 2011 called Axial Research
  • A Different type of research organization
    • Senior level account servicing
    • Insights that go beyond individual project reports
  • MSW●ARS innovation partners
    • BBDO "The Worth": 360 market mix modeling
    • Linguistic Insights: Social linguistic analytics
    • EyeSee; Facial Coding and Eye Tracking
    • Catalina Marketing
    • InVentiv Health

Recent Blog Posts

Jul 26, 2016 Frank Findley

In previous blogs we have commented on the validity and practicality of applying the MASB Brand Investment and Valuation model.  In those articles we focused on the value the brand derives from cash flows from existing offerings.  But what about potential future cash flows from planned brand extensions not yet launched – both within existing […]

Jul 5, 2016 Doug Crang

In the world of commerce the assumption of equality between competing offerings can be a grave mistake. Certainly there are commodities – oil, gold, pork-bellies, etc.  And even manufactured products can conform to rigorous technical specifications which can ensure comparability within reasonable parameters.  Services, however, are generally another matter altogether.  Typically services grow preference through […]

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