Toronto, 7 October 2019: Maru/Matchbox (‘Matchbox’), technology-driven global insights partner, has launched Brand Emotion, a visual semiotics tool built on its proprietary technology platform, Maru/HUB. Brand Emotion analyzes thousands of images to help companies understand what emotions their brand evokes in the hearts and minds of their consumers. Ultimately, giving companies the tools to forge a closer connection with them.Read More
Toronto, 17 September 2019: Maru/Matchbox (‘Matchbox’), technology-driven global insights partner, is pleased to announce the addition of the influencer social listening tool, Maru/Lissted, to their proprietary technology platform, Maru/HUB. Maru/Lissted helps discover the true influencers in communities – people and organizations whose influence reaches into the real world, not simply the ones who create the most noise online about a topic.Read More
Toronto, 16 July 2019: Maru/Matchbox (‘Matchbox’), global insight partner, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Durante as Managing Director of Pharmaceuticals and Medicines. Rich will be based in Boston.
Rich joins Matchbox from Kantar, where he was Managing Partner for the Brand Strategy Group (formerly MaPS). For 20+ years, Rich has conducted market research for pharmaceutical and other types of life sciences companies and, prior to that, public health research in academic settings.Read More
Toronto, 11 July 2019: Maru/Matchbox (‘Matchbox’), global insight partner, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Stinnett as President of Consumer Technology, Media & Entertainment. Jonathan will be based in the company’s New York Office.
Jonathan joins Matchbox from C Space, where he was VP and Managing Director of the New York office, serving on the Americas leadership team.Read More
London, 17 June 2019: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Natalie Cousens as SVP, Global Marketing Director. With over 20 years of experience, Natalie has worked with senior business leaders to create and deliver clear and compelling campaigns that increase market awareness, drive growth and engage people—both inside and outside the organization.Read More
SOUTHAMPTON – 8 April 2019; Maru Group (“Maru” or “The Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights company, today announces the alignment of Maru/edr to the group’s wider advisory insights brand, Maru/Matchbox.
Following the recent announcement of Maru/Moto—the group’s Latin American business—becoming part of the professional services brand, Maru/edr will also align to become Maru/Matchbox. The change will better strengthen and integrate the company’s multi-market offer and technology across North American, Latin American and European offices.Read More
TORONTO – March 18, 2019: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights company, today announced the name change of its business in Latin America from Maru/Moto to Maru/Matchbox—the North America business name.
The name change will better strengthen and integrate the company’s offer and technology across offices in South and North America.Read More
London, 25 February 2019: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Julie Paul as Chief of Operations. With over 20 years of experience, Julie has managed the growth and development of the critically important operations side of many rapidly expanding data services businesses.Read More
Toronto, Ontario, October 25, 2018: Maru/Matchbox, a sector-focused consumer intelligence firm, has published a must-read book for the market research sector, The Insights Revolution: Questioning Everything. Authored by Andrew Grenville, Chief Research Officer of Maru/Matchbox, The Insights Revolution, brings together over 30 interviews with leading insights professionals, marketers and strategists from around the world to present a radical call to action for the industry.Read More
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