Marketing research is the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting marketing information that can be used to answer questions or solve problems so as to improve a company’s bottom line. Marketing research includes a wide range of activities. (By contrast, market research is a narrower activity. It is the process of researching a specific market to determine its size and trends.)



Information gathering

  1. Read this chapter, about gathering and using information for marketing research and customer / market intelligence. The chapter specifically discusses marketing research and intelligence and the information systems that are used to manage the vast amount of data that results from these activities.
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