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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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awarded a US Patent for our innovative Outlook® Media Planner

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

Jun 20, 2017 Doug Crang

Radical changes continue to shape the media landscape. While much recent research has been conducted on the effectiveness of new platforms, less attention has been given to that media plan staple, television advertising. Is television as effective as it was in the 1980s? Or has its role diminished to the point of non-viability? And if […]

Mar 31, 2017 Doug Crang

It’s common for new products to leverage existing brand names.  This could be line-extension – a new variety of an existing brand in the same category; or a brand-extension – a new product in a new category using an existing brand name.  In either case, the new product can take advantage of the brand’s existing […]

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