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Health & Wellness Beyond the Word Clouds

When exploring health and wellness needs, in-depth patient understanding is a must. And that calls for sophisticated social listening that takes providers beyond word clouds and other surface understanding to meaningful, actionable insight. Digitas Health, an...

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...

Red Robin Netnography

Personally, I love Red Robin but wish they were easier to find. I saw a lot of them in southern California but they’re harder to find around here. Their burgers are really hot and juicy. I love the basket of fries, but a story I’m told by my grandma is that as a kid I...

VIZIO Netnography

I’m thinking of getting a new HDTV, so this is the first in a series of netnographies on TV brands. I currently have a Sharp Aquos and I hate that the dark colors in dark movies like Harry Potter are so dark you can’t make anything out. I may as well just listen to...

WebEx Netnography

Sometimes I spend a good portion of my day on WebEx. I’ve met some of the staff at Cisco and when they pass control of the meeting to another participant they say they’re “passing the ball,” because the WebEx icon looks like a ball. According to the Cisco WebEx...

Bobby Flay Netnography

First Martha, then Wolfgang, now Bobby Flay. This is the third installment of our Celebrity Chef series. As with the other two, Bobby Flay does more than one thing. He’s the owner and creative force behind several restaurants—Mesa Grill, Bolo Restaurant & Bar,...

Wolfgang Puck Netnography

Like Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck is a conglomerate. He’s an award-winning chef, but also a restaurateur, cookbook author, newspaper columnist, TV personality, and purveyor of a line of branded consumer products and housewares. According to his website, “Central to...

Martha Stewart Netnography

Where to begin with Martha Stewart, “Queen of All Things Domestic”? She’s a person, of course, but she’s also a brand. She’s been a model, stockbroker, caterer, author and TV and radio personality, and is the founder of the multimedia and merchandising empire called...

Wikipedia Entry on Netnography Needs Help

The alerts at the top of the Wikipedia entry on Netnography say it all: “This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject.” “This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it.” “Very few or no other articles link to it.” “It may require...

Texas Roadhouse Netnography

Most consumers think Texas Roadhouse is doing a good job with steaks and other dishes, but many wish they would turn the music down a notch or two. And please do something about those long waits. Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining restaurant chain that first opened in...

Recipe for the Ideal Supermarket

We’ve used ConsumerBase to gather and analyze consumer opinion in order to publish netnographies on five large supermarket chains: Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Wegmans. This post combines findings from all five netnographies into a meta-analysis of the...

Finding Insights on Forums

I hear from NetBase customers that although Twitter is all the rage, and blogs have been around since the early 2000s, it’s in forums—the Internet equivalent of the old message board—where one gets the most transparency into people’s lives. Why do people join a forum?...