Researchers "tweeting" their day away

twitter.pngTwitter, a booming fad…or revealing trend?  Regardless of your view, Twitter is undoubtedly the talk of the net.  It seems as if everyone is “tweeting.”  Tweeting has expanded into the professional sectors with professionals of all shapes and stripes (including the President of the US) tweeting their day away.  So, maybe its time to talk about tweeting as knowledge sharing.

The folks at FreshNetworks (www.blog.freshnetworks.com) have done a little research and suggest that the very best researchers to follow on Twitter are:

Marketing Researchers to follow on Twitter

  • @alisonmacleod – UK – Researcher – Following 49 and 36 followers.
  • @berniceklaassen – Singapore – Head of TNS Interactive in Singapore – Following 126 and 79 followers.
  • @ccsavage – UK – Christopher Savage – Researcher – Following 458 and 381 followers.
  • @comerpatrick – USA – Patrick Comer SVP business development at OTX – Following 71 and 106 followers.
  • @communispaceceo – USA – CEO of Communispace a Research Community Software Provider – Following 2112 and 2603 followers.
  • @cristi_popa – Qualitative Researcher at Yellow Submarine research – Following 535 and 252 Followers.
  • @curiouslyp – UK – Simon Kendrick – Researcher at Essential Research and previously worked at ITV and GfK NOP Media – following 234 and 244 followers.
  • @duey23 – USA – Brian LoCicero – Director Client Relations – Kantar Operations – Following 63 and 46 followers.
  • @emielvanwegen – Netherlands – Researcher at Synovate – most tweets are in English – most tweets are Research 2.0 related – following 395 and 458 followers.
  • @ericsalama – Following 33 and 425 followers.
  • @insightsgal – USA – Researcher – Works for a tradeshow and publishing company – Following 531 and 468 followers.
  • @jennibeattie – Australia – Director Digital Consulting at Digital Edge – Following 378 and 259 followers.
  • @jhenning – USA – Jeffrey Henning – Vovici – Geek since before Geeks were Chic – tweets focus on research communities and customer feedback – Following 1132 and 948 Followers.
  • @joelrubinson – USA – Chief Research Officer at the ARF – Following 632 and 574 followers.
  • @johngriffiths7 – UK – Researcher – Following 60 and 181 Followers.
  • @katetribe – Australia – Quantitative Researcher Tribe Researh- Following 869 and 867 Followers.
  • @lovestats – USA – Annie Pettit – Statistician and Researcher and active blogger on MR – former VP Online Panel Analytics at Ipsos – Following 1873 and 1151 followers.
  • @mattrhodes – UK – Head of Client services at FreshNetworks – specialises in online communities and social media – Following 2155 and 2027 followers.
  • @merrilldubrow – USA – CEO of MARC, former SVP at Harris Interactive – Following 62 and 83 followers
  • @mikemacleod – USA – Market Researcher at Lightspeed, previously at Harris Interactive – Following 1693 and 1908 followers.
  • @montenegror – USA – Multifaceted Market Researcher at Black Mountain – Following 314 and 229 Followers.
  • @mrheretic – Market Research Deathwatch – a mostly cynical but interesting pov on the MR industry – Following 31 and 72 followers.
  • @ogaudemar – USA – Olivier de Gaudemar – SVP Online Community at OTX – Following 138 and 268 followers.
  • @raypoynter – UK – Director at the Future Place – frequent speaker at MR conferences on Market Research 2.0 and winner of ESOMAR best paper award – following 136 and 187 followers.
  • @researchrants – another anonymous researcher and partner in crime of @mrheretic – blogs frequently about Greenfield – new twitter user and most tweets are on MR – Following 32 and 146 followers.
  • @researchrocks – USA – Kathryn Korostoff – Research Entrepreneur and founder of Research Rockstar, a market research training company- Following 42 and 84 Followers
  • @rscionti – USA – Richard Scionti – SVP Solution Services at TNS – Following 82 and 76 followers.
  • @tomewing – UK – Social Media Knowledge Leader at Kantar Ops – 297 and 405 Followers.
  • @tomhcanderson – USA – Tom Anderson – next generation researcher and former employee of TNS NFO – Following 948 and 672 followers.
  • @vincenthofmann – South-Africa – Qualitative Researcher at Submarine former employee at Synovate – Tweets on all different topics, but also on MR – Following 416 and 522 followers.
  • @zebrabites – Australia – Qualitative research director at Zebra – Following 372 and 639 Followers.
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