In today’s marketing research news…

Google is shutting down Google+ following a breach hundreds of thousands of users private data between 2015 and March this year. That’s a lot of people. And that’s a long time. Google is planning major privacy changes in response.

Vizio has agreed to pay $17 million in a class action suit for tracking viewers behavior without their permission and selling data to third parties.

YouGov reports a 9% increase in revenue for this year through July 31st.

Corus releases a new platform that gives instant consumer insights. They are able to deliver on projects in hours instead of weeks.

MindMover launches a new platform called QuMind, which leverages artificial intelligence in their suite of quantitative and qualitative research tools.

In today’s mergers and acquisitions…

Dentsu Aegis Network, which is owned by marcom, has acquired B2B International to create the world’s largest marketing network offering that specializes in B2B solutions.

In human capital news…

Chris Modzelewski takes on the role of CEO at MarketSight.

Maureen Doherty has been promoted to VP of Commercial Data Partnerships at GfK MRI.

Jeffrey Henning will be the executive director of the Market Research Institute International for 2019.

Siddhartha Dutta has been promoted to the Managing Director of Asia for Lightspeed.

Adrian Bogdan Vasile joins OzTAm as Projects Director.


… And that’s your daily briefing of the marketing research news!