Innovation & Market Research: A Balance between Risk and Reward

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Does your business have competitive advantage that ensures a strong position in the market and can you keep it? This is one of those questions that can give a business person nightmares, but at the same time it is (probably) one of those few questions that any businessperson asks themselves again and again.

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Decoding the meaning of the Christmas meal

The Christmas meal is a complex symbol rich with meaning.

The Esomar publication RW Connect has published a semiotic analysis of how women are depicted in the media at Christmas in the UK and Australia co-authored by Susan Bell and Lynne Freeman. It shows that women have been depicted as the invisible architects of a feast.

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The semiotics of Christmas

Lynne Freeman and I have embarked on a never-ending journey of understanding the semiotics of Christmas, starting with a social semiotic analysis of the depictions of Christmas food in UK and Australian Magazines. Since, then understanding what Christmas 'means' has become something of a preoccupation.
Some of the things we have learned:

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