Stephan co-founded YouGov in 2000. One of the pioneers of internet research, Stephan has been the driving force behind YouGov’s innovation-led strategy. Immediately prior to co-founding YouGov, he was a political campaign manager. Stephan is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and chair of the Data Strategy Board for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
House prices are rarely out of the headlines, particularly in the capital. After unprecedented increases and talk of a bubble, homeowners are becoming more circumspect.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
WHO can resist a Ritz? That was the question in TV ads way back in the 1970s for the famous crackers. Mondelez International is bringing Ritz Crackers back to TV for first time in 30 years.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
For consumers, every little helps, and the tills at Aldi and Lidl are ringing as the German discounters attract new and unlikely customers.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
IN RECENT days, shareholders of Sports Direct have finally approved the retailer’s bonus scheme, after years of turning down the firm’s plans to reward founder and deputy chairman Mike Ashley.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
FOOD retailer Holland & Barrett has been on a health kick recently, increasing its presence on the high street and online while also boosting its profits.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
The low-cost airline sector is currently in the spotlight. While much of the focus has been about Ryanair’s charm offensive to reposition itself, fellow carrier Flybe has also made waves in recent months.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
GAMBLING in Britain is booming. The advent of online and mobile betting platforms means punters can now place bets anytime, anywhere and on pretty much anything. Britons are set to bet £1bn on the World Cup this summer.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
TODAY I’m returning to an issue that comes around like a baggage carousel every summer: the ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of British air travellers.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
IT OFTEN takes time for economic recovery to translate into a tangible feel-good factor. Yet, with green shoots well and truly springing forth for the UK economy, people’s morale seems to be getting a real boost.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
WITH Google making tentative steps into the price comparison market, the sector could well undergo a shake-up over the coming year.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
THE PHRASE “no overall control” is likely to become the norm for British politics, certainly at the national level.
Wednesday 21 May 2014
THIS WEEK’S European elections are seen in the UK as testing the political waters ahead of next year’s general election and showcasing arguments for and against the European Union.
Wednesday 14 May 2014
THE PAST 18 months have not been easy for the frozen foods sector as its tries to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
Wednesday 07 May 2014
NEWS that American pharma giant Pfizer is pursuing the British-Swedish drugs firm Astrazeneca has set the business world alight. While the business cases of such deals can be straightforward, how consumers react to brands is not.
Wednesday 30 April 2014
YESTERDAY’S GDP figures provided further evidence that the economy is firmly on the mend.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
IN A recent interview, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg revealed that a major plank of the company’s growth strategy is to diversify its offering into many smartphone apps.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
AS PART of Ryanair’s quest to revamp its image, the low-cost airline has launched its first TV campaign in 25 years.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
GERMAN discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to expand their reach in the UK at the expense of the so-called “big four” chains, with Aldi increasing its market share by more than a third.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
THE IMPROMPTU social media campaign for cancer awareness – where thousands of people shared makeup-free photos of themselves – has had a positive impact on the public’s perception of charity Cancer Research UK, according to new research from YouGo
Wednesday 26 March 2014
FACEBOOK paid the astronomical sum of $19bn for WhatsApp, the mobile messaging smartphone app, last month.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
SINCE YouGov started tracking consumer confidence in 2009, the number of people expecting their household financial situation to get worse has always far outstripped the upbeat group of Britons who expected things to get better.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
YOUTH-OBSESSED marketers are barking up the wrong tree, and the over-45 crowd is the real consumer goldmine, according to a new study named Generation Wealth.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
THE LATEST figures from the YouGov/Cebr consumer confidence index show that the economic recovery is finally starting to move from a headline to a concrete reality for greater numbers of ordinary people.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
FACEBOOK chief exec Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this week, declared that the mobile web is essential to Facebook’s future, and to connecting billions of people living in the developing world.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
NOT LONG ago, the British retail banking sector was dominated by just a few big brands.