Maru/Blue hires consumer panel veteran Cornelia Haack as SVP, Panels and Communities
Canadians are worried about climate change, but many don't want to pay taxes to fight it: Poll
Toronto, 8 July 2019: Maru/Blue, the premium quality data services firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cornelia Haack as SVP, Panels and Communities. Cornelia will be based out of the Company’s Vancouver office.
Cornelia brings with her more than 15 years of leadership experience in Panel Management and Insight Communities (IC). She joins Maru/Blue from Toluna, where she was responsible for over 100 communities and managed a large global panel and community management team.
Over 5 million people in the UK have consumed cannabis in the past 3 months, according to Maru Voice UK
[Source: CBC News] Canadians are deeply concerned about climate change and are willing to make adjustments in their lives to fight it — but for many people, paying as much as even a monthly Netflix subscription in extra taxes is not one of them, a new poll suggests.
Canadian homeowners continue to cut back on home renovation spending in 2019: CIBC Poll
[LONDON, June 10, 2019] Over 5 million people in the UK have consumed cannabis in the past 3 months, according to Maru Voice UK—the UK’s leading online market research community, giving fellow Britons the opportunity to participate in surveys and discussions that influence brands, products and services. Despite being officially illegal since 1928, cannabis was recently consumed by 11% of the population. And cannabis consumers are of all ages and income levels, in all regions if the UK.
Maru/Blue expands exclusive Qualitative Community to the UK
[Source: CIBC0 Average spend declines to a 6-year low of $10,211; only 1/3 plan to prepare a detailed budget despite risk of overspending
TORONTO, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - CIBC poll (CM:TSX) (CM:NYSE) – While nearly half (49 per cent) of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year, spending on renovations continued to decline in 2019, falling to about $10,000 -- its lowest in six years—finds the annual CIBC Home Renovations Poll.
Stop the Eyescuses and Book an Eye Exam
LONDON – May 30, 2019 - Maru/Blue, a premium quality data services firm, today announces the expansion of its exclusive Qualitative Community to the UK. Members of this community have been invited to join after they have been determined to be very articulate, engaged, and actively interested in participating in qualitative research exercises.
Halo Top Kicks Off May Long Weekend with Thousands of Free Pints at First Ever 'Halo Top Drive-Thru' Pop-Up Locations
[Source: Ontario Association of Optometrists] - TORONTO, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a recent poll of Ontario Millennials and Gen Xers, those surveyed are making "Eyescuses" about why they don't get their eyes checked on a regular basis.
Although over three-quarters of millennials surveyed state that regular eye exams are important, many feel it takes too long to book or attend an eye exam.
"For a generation who say they don't have the time to make eye health a priority, Ontario's optometrists want to show how easy it is to protect your vision and overall health," says Dr. Joshua C. Smith, President, Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). "In fact, it's quicker to book an eye exam than it is to download the latest episode of your favourite TV show".
Nathan Pereira joins Maru/Blue as the company continues growth in the UK
[Source: Halo Top Creamery] - TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Halo Top Creamery is celebrating Canada's unofficial kick-off to summer by making the infamous May Long Weekend traffic more bearable with the first ever 'Halo Top Drive-Thru.' The two drive-thrus will pop up in Toronto and Vancouver at 3 p.m. EST on Friday, May 17 to offer the ideal treat to help make it through that bumper-to-bumper traffic. Fans can get their hands on one free pint of Halo Top® until supplies last. There will be 10,000 pints available in a variety of dairy and non-dairy flavours at the two locations, complete with spoons to dig right in.
Survey reveals 44 per cent of Canadians have not filed their taxes
LONDON, UK – (May 13, 2019) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the hire of Nathan Pereira. Nathan joined Maru/Blue in the role of Business Development Manager on the Agency and Enterprise team and will be an integral part in expanding and growing the company’s presence in the UK. Nathan has over 15 years of experience in strategy, insights and driving brands along with clients forward. Prior to joining Maru/Blue, Nathan was at Norstat, Vision Critical, and Medefield.
Canadians love their tax refunds, but it's blinding them to better tax planning: CIBC poll
[Source: H&R Block Canada Inc.] TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The deadline for Canadians to file their personal income tax return is just around the corner, but many Canadians may find themselves scrambling to file on time. A recent survey revealed that 44 per cent of Canadians have yet to file their taxes – the same proportion of people who had not filed last year at this time.1
"While you won't get a reward for filing well in advance of the deadline, you may face penalties if you miss it," says Lisa Gittens, H&R Block Senior Tax Expert. "You should file as soon as you can. If you delay filing until the last minute, you are more likely to make mistakes."
Maru/Blue announces new hires as it continues growth in the UK
[Source: Financial Post] A new survey by CIBC found that 63 per cent of participants didn't know tax refunds were their own money, rather than a 'windfall of unexpected money'.
Most Canadians can agree that there is no better feeling than checking your bank account and seeing that your tax refund has been deposited.
While a new poll by CIBC found that 53 per cent of Canadians are expecting to get some sort of refund this year, Jamie Golombek, the managing director of tax and estate planning at the bank, doesn’t think refunds are worth celebrating.
Maru/Blue announces multiple promotions as it continues significant growth
LONDON, UK – (April 4, 2019) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the hire of Claire Treloar and Simon Gallagher.
Claire Treloar has joined Maru/Blue in the role of Business Development Manager on the agency sales team and will be an integral part in expanding and growing the company’s presence in the UK. Claire has 17 years of experience as a sales and marketing manager in high-level sales environments. She has a proven track record for first-class client satisfaction.
7 in 10 women make significant financial sacrifices for the sake of others, new CIBC study finds
Toronto, Ontario – (March 18, 2019) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces multiple promotions in key departments.
“These individuals have been instrumental to the growth of the business, and I am delighted to see them recognized for their hard work,” said Chief Revenue Officer Mirjana Mihaljcic.
Car Courtship? New Study Finds Canadians Link Relationship Potential to the Type of Car You Drive
[Source: CIBC - Consumer Research and Advice] TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As many as seven in 10 (69 per cent) Canadian women make significant financial sacrifices including putting their careers on hold to care for loved ones, which can put them at a considerable disadvantage to men when it comes to saving for their retirement, a new CIBC study finds. In fact, almost 1 in 3 (30 per cent) women say they've reduced or stopped saving as a direct consequence of childcare or eldercare responsibilities.
Justin Trudeau’s credibility gap on SNC-Lavalin
[Source: autoTRADER.ca] - TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - A new study from autoTRADER.ca has discovered that when it comes to dating, the type of vehicle you drive, and how long you've owned it, can actually impact how "relationship-ready" you appear to a potential date. Step aside, exotic sports car drivers: nearly half of all Canadians report finding SUV drivers to be most attractive and commitment-friendly (40 and 48 per cent respectively). In fact, commitment-craving Canadians may want to steer clear of flashy sports cars altogether, since almost two thirds (61 per cent) of Canadians associate such cars with short-term flings. Even a modest, reliable sedan sends a better signal for long-term relationships – 65 per cent of Canadians see such drivers as stable and more likely to be commitment-friendly.
Maru/Blue Launches Hispanic Omnibus
[Source: Maclean’s] A new poll shows that among Canadians who are following the controversy, nearly three quarters think Wilson-Raybould has the most credibility. A large majority of people following the controversy over Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould and SNC-Lavalin say the former justice minister has the most credibility, a new online poll says.
Maru/Blue Launches Maru Voice UK Omnibus
Toronto, Ontario – (February 11, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its exclusive Hispanic Omnibus. “This exciting new service allows companies to instantly tap into a truly representative sample of both unacculturated and acculturated U.S. Hispanics,” said Maru/Blue Managing Director, Rob Berger.
Maru/Blue Launches Exclusive Ailments Community
London, UK – (February 5, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its Maru Voice UK Omnibus. “This new service allows companies to instantly tap into a truly representative sample of UK citizens,” said Paul Williams, Managing Director, Maru/Blue UK.
Retire or re-hire? 1 in 4 retired Canadians regret retiring and want to go back to work: CIBC Poll
Toronto, Ontario – (February 4, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its exclusive Ailments Community. “Patient research is increasingly important but it can be difficult to find people with very specific health concerns. Now, with our deeply profiled audiences, we have 24 key ailments pre-screened in the U.S., Canada and the UK with feasibility extending to 500+ completes in each ailment in each country,” said Maru/Blue Managing Director, Rob Berger.
We’re exhibiting at Marketing Show North 2019!
[Source: CIBC - Consumer Research and Advice] TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - A new CIBC poll finds that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of retired Canadians regret retiring and an almost equal number (23 percent) have tried re-entering the labour market. While 59 per cent choose to return to work for the intellectual stimulation, 50 per cent say it's financial concerns that have them hitting the pavement.
The poll also revealed that half of all Canadians would rather keep working past age 65 than retire and endure a lower standard of living. Most (78 per cent) believe that reducing their work hours or "semi-retirement" gives them the "best of both worlds."
We are delighted to announce that we are exhibiting at Marketing Show North 2019.
After an incredible three years, Marketing Show North (previously known as Prolific North Live) will be taking place across two days on 27 & 28 February at EventCity in Manchester. Showcasing the latest innovation in marketing across the North.