Category: Blog


How SMEs Can Make the Most of Market Research

Market research is a field which is often misunderstood. It is seen by many as too expensive, or indeed a luxury ‘big business’ service with relatively little to offer to the SMEs of the world. In response to that, we’d ask this: How much value do you put into knowing what your customers want? In… Read more »

How Much Are Brits Spending on Halloween?

Although traditionally celebrated as an American holiday, Halloween seems to be becoming a bigger celebration year on year in Britain, so much so in fact that soon, the UK is set to become one of the biggest markets for Halloween. As Halloween gets closer and closer, we’ve had a deeper look into exactly what us… Read more »

A Tribute to Our Much-Loved Colleague Vic

Today we say a sad farewell to our much-loved colleague and cherished friend, Vic Thomas. Vic closed her eyes for the final time on Monday 9th September after a short and fearless battle with cancer. Vic – You leave an irreplaceable space in BEAM and in our hearts. But your legacy spurs us on to continue… Read more »

What Makes Consumers Go Green?

Earlier this year we looked into the rise of environmental awareness and how this is shaping new products and services in our blog. Following on from this, we wondered what the actual reasonings are that so many consumers across the world are choosing to go green… Current Affairs It’s recently been announced that if consumers… Read more »

How Can Sentiment Analysis Work for Your Brand?

Finding out how people feel about your brand or product is an important part of market research, and one way of doing this is through sentiment analysis. To find out if sentiment analysis is right for your brand, we’ve gathered all the information you need. What is sentiment analysis? Sentiment analysis, sometimes known as opinion… Read more »

2019 Summer Travel Trends

Holiday season is about to start, and everybody knows there’s no time quite like the summer to try something new which is what many travellers are doing this year. Whether it be sight-seeing tours in historic cities, cruises around the Mediterranean or backpacking around Asia, there’s many different ways to enjoy some time abroad. As… Read more »

What is Ethnographic Market Research?

Ethnographic market research offers brands an insight into what people are really like, rather than what they want researchers to think they are like. This is done by studying a participant in their real-life environment and although popularised by anthropology, it’s actually used across a wide range of social sciences. Ethnographic research is used for… Read more »

3 Ways to Overcome the Challenges Faced in B2B Market Research

Although understanding B2B market research can be immensely useful and vital to success, actually acquiring quality market research insights as a B2B company can be difficult. That’s why the BEAM team have taken a look over some of the challenges faced, and the best solutions to overcome them.  Maintaining Data The challenge: People are constantly… Read more »

Get Ahead of Your Competitors with Market Research

Competition is the downfall of many companies and a simple way of discovering what your competition is doing is thorough research. Market research is a service available to help a company, service provider, individual or organisation to make better and more informed decisions. There’re many different market research solutions that can help you in learning… Read more »

3 Ways Mystery Shoppers Can Improve Your Business

Naturally businesses, and more commonly retailers, are constantly looking for ways to improve their customer service. In order to do this successfully, they must see themselves from their customers eyes, especially during the buying process. Mystery shopping is a great way of doing this as it gives an insight into your business that you may… Read more »