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Disney+ Demonstrates the Power of The Social Analytics Side

The Disney+ launch was everything a brand could want – and then some. Let’s see how the beloved brand demonstrates the power of the social analytics side. And how your brand can do that same! Social analytics intel is the secret sauce that most top brands have...

How to Spot Trends

Trend spotting is something I've often heard researchers say they want to do. In fact, if you're a futurist or a practitioner of the Lead User method, then trend spotting is a necessary part of what you do. I've got a few ideas for how to spot trends that leverage...

Applebee’s Netnography

To write this netnography, we analyzed thousands of posts from consumers about Applebee’s and identified the top positive and negative themes. The large-scale analysis is performed by a natural language processing (NLP) engine, then refined by human sampling....

Outback Steakhouse Netnography

An Australian-themed steakhouse restaurant, Outback Steakhouse says on its website that “The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere...

What Difference Does Readability Make?

A wide range of individuals contribute to social media, and they write in a wide range of styles. Does it matter how hard or easy it is to understand what they write? You can easily score the readability of online text, but how is that information useful? Would you do...

Olive Garden Netnography

Olive Garden commercials show family members having a great time—in fact, too great a time—at the restaurant. The Cousins commercial in particular annoys consumers. While the commercials do feature food as well—which is the biggest positive for the restaurant—the...

Brace Yourself

Nothing makes a new CEO feel more welcome than embracing his clothing preferences. That’s why CTO Mark Bowles and our staff declared Friday, April 29 to be “Braces Day” at NetBase in honor of our new CEO, Peter Caswell, and his habit of wearing what we call...

The Cheesecake Factory Netnography

This is the first in our series of netnographies on popular chain restaurants. We will also be profiling Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster and T.G.I. Friday’s. The Cheesecake Factory created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 when it...

Why Companies Need Social Skills

To get along in society, an individual needs social skills. They facilitate interaction and communication with others. Examples of social skills include how to greet someone, take turns in conversation, be a good listener, and maintain a conversation. The same is true...

See’s Candies Netnography

I've been publishing our netnographies both here on the NetBase blog and on the Netnography.com forum. Beginning now, I'm going to publish them only the Netnography.com forum and simply announce them here. I'll always include a link you can follow to read them. So...

Toblerone Netnography

Toblerone chocolate is well-known for its distinctive packaging and its prism shape (triangular prism or pentahedron). For you trivia buffs, here’s a tidbit: People think the triangular shape of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps is what gave Theodor Tobler his...

Lindt Netnography

Lindt, actually Lindt & Sprüngli, is a Swiss chocolate maker founded in 1845. The company makes premium quality chocolate, offering a large selection of products in more than 100 countries around the world. Sometimes the taste of their high-cacao-content bars is a...