London, 5 October 2018: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Brian James as Chief Client Officer (CCO) and President of Consumer Goods and Services at the Group’s portfolio company, Maru/Matchbox (‘Matchbox’).Read More
London, 3 October 2018 - Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Philip Jones as Chief Financial Officer of its operations in the Americas. With over 21 years of financial experience across a variety of industries, Philip is well-versed in building, strengthening and leading corporations’ financial operations. He will work closely with Group CFO, Heather McRae, to lead the financial activities of Maru in Canada, Latin America and the U.S. His appointment closely follows Maru’s recent acquisition of cutting-edge social listening software, Lissted, and further strengthens the Group’s senior management team and Maru continues to grow internationally.Read More
London, 19 September 2018 – Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market and customer insights Group, today announces its acquisition of Lissted, the cutting-edge social listening software. The integration of the software into Maru is the latest in a number of significant developments for the Group and will enhance its capabilities, enabling it to remain at the forefront of digital insights.Read More
London, 17 July 2018: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Dina Plahouras as Chief People Officer. With over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Dina is an expert in driving organisation change and has enabled the strategic development of numerous businesses through the creation and implementation of human capital practices. Her appointment bolsters the capabilities of Maru as the Group continues its impressive growth trajectory.Read More
[Source: Growth Business Co UK] Despite being just two years old, UK market research company Maru Group has been embarking on an impressive global push. It has snapped up companies under its platform to help it disrupt the market research sector since getting backing from private equity firm Primary Capital Partners. Here, directors Ged Parton and Rob Berger explain why the company decided to buy Latin American market research panel Tu Cuentas.Read More
London - 2 July 2018: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market and customer insights group, today announces the expansion of Maru/Blue into the UK market through the appointment of Paul Williams. Based in Southampton, Paul will oversee the development of Maru/Blue’s UK operations as Managing Director.Read More
[Source: MediaVillage] "Data, data everywhere and much too much to drink" could be the resounding verse of many a company right now. Across industries, business professionals are navigating new and different data streams, but from which is it actually safe to drink? Enter Ged Parton, Chief Executive Officer of Maru Group. With a storied career in consumer insights, serving as head of Synovate, Ipsos and now Maru, Ged is acutely aware of this challenge. "Businesses can be overwhelmed by the number of available data sources," he says. "They want to use information to inform decisions, but the data is not always packaged in a way that can be easily manipulated."Read More
London, 18 June 2018 – Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled customer insights company, today announces Maru/Blue’s acquisition of Tú Cuentas, a Hispanic research panel targeting Spanish speaking communities in the U.S. The addition of Tú Cuentas to Maru/Blue’s range of Market Research Online Communities will significantly strengthen the company’s research capabilities with the Hispanic population.Read More
[Source: Minutehack] It's easy to lose impetus when your business is acquired - here's how to keep the creative spark alive.
A strong capacity for innovation is fundamental to any organisation’s growth strategy. From devising ground-breaking ideas or products to discovering new market segments, creative thinking is often what enables companies to retain a competitive edge.Read More
[Source: Just Entrepreneurs] Maru has become an incubator for technological innovation within the sector - a foundation and catalyst for growth. We have acquired four fantastic and very diverse companies since we founded the Group in 2016, but rather than merging them into one unit, we have enabled the companies to flourish independently and retain their own individual cultures and identities. Whilst each firm has its distinct capabilities, our portfolio is united by a common belief in the value of technology-led research and an ability to rapidly aggregate and analyse data, providing clients with meaningful insights in real-time.Read More
London, 30 April 2018 - Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market and customer insights group, today announces the expansion of its team and the opening of a new office in Buenos Aires, to support its growth in the LatAm market. The company will be led by market research professional, Daniel Finder who has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.Read More
Southampton, 26 April 2018: Maru/Edr today announces the appointment of Gary Topiol as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 21 May 2018. Having worked in the market research and customer experience sector for over 20 years, Gary brings with him an impressive track record in overseeing companies’ growth and geographical expansion.Read More
London, 24 April 2018: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market and customer insights group, today announces the launch of Maru/Blue, a dedicated business providing brands with access to high quality known respondents from market communities across Canada and North America. The company will be headquartered in Toronto and led by Rob Berger who will report directly to Ged Parton, CEO of Maru Group.Read More
[Source: Research Live] As a market researcher, I’m asked repeatedly by clients whether technology is our industry’s friend or foe. Indeed, over the past 10 years, the sheer speed of external technological developments has left many questioning whether the industry that we know and love will soon be rendered obsolete.Read More
23 October 2017 - Maru Group , the technology-enabled market and customer insights company, today announces the promotion of Demitry Estrin to Chief Operating Officer of Maru/Matchbox with immediate effect. His appointment to the role further strengthens Maru/Matchbox’s operational capabilities, supporting the business’ continued growth.Read More
[Source: London Loves Business] It’s no secret that companies across the globe are experiencing a seismic shift in their employee demographic. Ageing populations have resulted in an older workforce, with 63.4 per cent of 55 to 64-year olds in the UK currently in employment (according to PWC’s Golden Age Report).Read More
[Source: London Loves Business] 2016 will be remembered as a year characterised by political and economic instability on both sides of the Atlantic – with shock victories for the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union and President Trump confounding the pollsters and market analysts alike.Read More
[Source: City A.M.] I spend a lot of time talking to businesses, naturally. And in the digital era, it’s startling to learn of the archaic methods and infrastructure firms still use to deliver vital insights.
Outperforming competitors – being one step ahead of the game using smart data – should be a priority. And yet, through either insouciance, intransigence, or being set in their ways, firms battle on with technology better suited to a museum.Read More
[Source: London Loves Business] Over the last decade there has been a surge in the popularity of companies pursuing a “buy-and-build” strategy as a means of acquiring rapid revenue growth and penetrating markets that have relatively high barriers to entry. This charge has been led primarily by companies backed by private equity, which have been quick to realise the strategy’s potential for value creation.Read More
10 August 2017 - Maru/Matchbox today announces the promotion of Derek Matisz to Senior Vice President, Platform Operations, with immediate effect.
Derek has been with Matchbox for more than six years. Prior to that he spent five years at Ipsos in a variety of management roles. Before entering the insights services industry Derek honed his management skills at McDonalds Corporation.Read More