Corvallis, OR, September 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Alec Maki, VP of BehaviorLens Research at InsightsNow, is one of four recipients of the 4 Under 40: Marketing Research Emerging Leaders Award that the American Marketing Association (AMA) distributes. Maki will be honored by the AMA at their annual Research and Strategy Summit, October 1-3, 2012—in Las Vegas, NV.
The 4 Under 40 Award showcases and recognizes the contributions of the next generation of leaders in the market research industry. The selected individuals are those which are leading change and are embracing what's next. The Award not only acknowledges the accomplishments of past and present research contributions by these individuals, it also serves as motivation and inspiration for other young leaders. Nominations are reviewed and selections are made by The AMA Marketing Research Council.
“I am sincerely honored the AMA has selected me as a recipient of such a prestigious award,” stated Maki. “My career accomplishments are greatly due to the leadership and support from my peers at InsightsNow, and, even more important, great customer relationships.”
Maki continued, “This is truly an exciting time for researchers—there are so many avenues to innovate and contribute to the development of market research. Now, researchers can engage consumers, listen and combine insights in ways that were never imagined—even just five short years ago.”
Maki’s recent contributions to the market research industry have included several new methodologies. He designed InsightsNow’s Playoff™ methodology, an approach to product line optimization that uniquely enables new line items to be evaluated within a broad competitive context. He also spearheaded a novel approach to using social media research for product innovation.
Currently, Maki leads the development of InsightsNow’s behavioral methods, including BehaviorLens® Opportunity, which is applied at the front-end of innovation. BehaviorLens Opportunity defines markets based on consumer moments, economically sizes those markets, and then targets those with the highest disruptive and/or breakthrough potential.
About InsightsNow, Inc.
InsightsNow, Inc. are experts in product innovation with a passion for accelerating our clients’ success. We do this through our deep understanding of the increasingly complex consumer world, and by applying a behavior-driven approach to innovation. Our clients benefit from our industry expertise, creative technology applications and effective research designs to fuel impactful insights and drive action.
InsightsNow provides clients a portfolio of solutions focused on their ever-evolving needs. We work with leading global consumer and product companies, and have helped our clients bring hundreds of successful products to market. Learn more about our broad portfolio of custom research offerings, www.InsightsNow.com, or check out our behavior-driven research products, www.BehaviorLens.com.