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PONDERINGS FROM THE PERCH

01/11/2019 - iTunes Link

Flock Stars WIRe Miniseries: Meet Brin Moore

The WIRe miniseries has been nothing short of inspiring. In the final episode of this series, Priscilla interviews Brin Moore. In addition to being a partner at Trusted Talent, where she helps market research firms find the right talent for the right jobs, Brin has been an integral part of WIRe in San Francisco, heading up the biannual events in the Golden City.
In this episode, the two talk about the best parts of WIRe, the importance of local networking and the changing landscape of executive recruiting in conjunction with the market research and consumer insights industry:

“There’s a tremendous amount of talent out there. And there are amazing opportunities out there. The marketplace is just teeming with opportunities. And people are being very, very picky about what they want - they’re looking for the right fit. Both on the client side and the researcher. They’re looking for the right culture fit, lifestyle fit, and expertise fit. They’re being very diligent about, ‘What is the position, what is it that you want us to do, and is it really a good fit for me?’ Which is really exciting, because people are putting a lot of thought into where they’re going next.”

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01/04/2019 - iTunes Link

Priscilla and Charlie Rosenbury Go Full-On Ready Player One

“Reality may not be the best of all possible worlds, but it’s still the only place where you can get a decent steak.” - Woody Allen

In this episode, Priscilla McKinney talks with Charlie Rosenbury, founder and president of Self Interactive, a Springfield, MO based software development company specializing in virtual (V) and augmented (A) reality experiences. In addition to discussing the differences between VR and MR, Priscilla and Charlie talk about the future and present of this technology and how it can, when properly utilized, present a truly creative solution to a wide variety of problems. Learn about the difference between three and six degrees of freedom, the possible applications of Snapchat filters, meatball machines, and that time Priscilla’s brain went swimming with whales.

In addition to being the president of Self Interactive, Rosenbury is also a co-founder of Springfield Creatives.

After checking out this episode, Perch fans might be interested in revisiting Priscilla’s interview with Kyle Drenon, whose twin brother Tyler works with Self.

Hosted by GreenBook, IIeX Europe is right around the corner on February 18th and 19th. Hosted in beautiful Amsterdam, this IIeX event is all about new ideas, new approaches, and new connections in market research and insights. Sounds amazing, right? It gets better. One of the most stand-out parts of IIeX is the focus on startups and how they are challenging the status quo in the market research space. The event hosts the Startup Track and Insight Innovation Competition, bringing new, cutting-edge companies and ideas to the stage. Join the brightest and boldest minds in market research, all under one roof. Attendees will be in great company with speakers from Heineken, IFF, Samsung, and Danone. For the full lineup and registration details, visit the event site here. Register with the promo code LITTLEBIRD to save 20%!

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12/28/2018 - iTunes Link

Flock Stars WIRe Miniseries: Meet Lilah Koski

In this episode of the Flock Stars WIRe Miniseries, Priscilla interviews Lilah Koski - a 25-year veteran of the insights industry, motivated to understand human decision making. As founder and CEO of Logica Research (formerly Koski Research), she's driven to help organizations use research to better engage with customers and improve people's financial lives. Logica Research excels in creating customized research solutions that answer our clients’ most complex business questions.

“Our focus is providing insights to financial service organizations to help them develop products and services that will improve people’s financial lives.”

Lilah also shares her personal experience with WIRe and describes the organization as a "tremendously supportive community." Want to know more about WIRe? Click here for information about becoming a member for free!

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P.S. What are you doing February 18th and 19th? If your answer wasn't IIeX Europe, it needs to be. This event brought to you by GreenBook is all about new ideas, new approaches and new connections in market research and insights. Join the brightest and boldest minds in market research, all under one roof. For the full lineup and registration details, click here. Oh, and register with the promo code LITTLEBIRD to save 20%!

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12/20/2018 - iTunes Link

2018 Holiday Spectacular! Spectacular!

Do you need a little Christmas? Right this very minute? Perhaps you have the candles in the window and are only lacking the carols at the spinet? Well, you’re in for a treat, because it’s time for the 3rd annual Little Bird Holiday Spectacular Spectacular!

Join in the fun as the Little Bird gang talks fave and least fave holiday movies (spoiler: there are a lot of conflicting opinions). Listen to Priscilla and Ashley discuss the Little Bird holiday-themed blog, "If Marketing was a Christmas Movie," and hear your favorite carols performed by the Little Bird band, including Priscilla’s autoharp and melodica, the ukulele quartet, and some switched-on holiday classics! Finally, don’t forget to place your bets on who will win the Hallmark Christmas movie themed quiz show: Plot or Not? (We’ve got 100 bucks on Emma to take the whole thing!)

What’s our holiday wish? That’s sweet of you to ask! Well, it’d be great if you left us a glowing 5-star review on iTunes! Imagine us waking up in the morning, running down the stairs and unwrapping that review. It’s another Festivus miracle!

Missed our first and second holiday podcast specials? Here they are for your listening pleasure: 2017 Holiday Spectacular! Spectacular! and Priscilla Hosts the Extravaganza Spectacular 1st Annual Little Bird Marketing Superfluous Talent Variety Christmas Show.

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12/14/2018 - iTunes Link

Priscilla, Colton, Ray, Aung and Andrew talk Dragonfruit and MRX

Fully recovered from jet lag, but still fresh off a trip to Bangkok, Priscilla took a few minutes in the podcast booth with Little Bird Content Marketing Specialist, Colton Harrington, to discuss her experiences as Co-Chair and Presenter during IIeX Asia Pacific. In addition to discussing some of her favorite presentations, she shares a few market research stories, and tells Colton all about the amazing fruit and candy selections that Thailand has to offer.

In addition to amazing insights, fellow presenters and IIeX Asia Pacific attendees Ray Poytner or NewMR, Aung Thura of Catalyst Human Insights, and Andrew Kuiler of Silk Initiative call in to share their favorite parts from the event - all the cutting edge AI, Ikigai in market research, mobile/app emphasis, and predictive modeling. Check out the whole show for more information!

There's still time to make it to an IIeX event. Next up, IIeX Europe on  February 18th and 19th. Then, IIeX is is headed to the US. Don't miss IIeX North America from April 23rd-25th in Austin, TX. These events are brought to you by GreenBook and are all about new ideas, new approaches and new connections in market research and insights. Join the brightest and boldest minds in market research, all under one roof. Register with the promo code LITTLEBIRD to save 20%!

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12/07/2018 - iTunes Link

Flock Stars WIRe Miniseries: Meet Dianne Gardiner

Owning a business is hard work, but learning when it’s time to let it go can be even harder. For Dianne, choosing to sell 80% of her business was a difficult, but necessary to propel her and her company forward. In this episode of the Flock Stars WIRe Miniseries, Priscilla is joined by Dianne Gardiner – CEO of Bastion Latitude.

“My journey started over 10 years ago when I took the leap of faith and actually started my own research business called Latitude Insights.”

Widely credited as being a leader in online community research in Australia, Dianne's passion for pragmatic insight runs deep. She established Latitude Insights over 10 years ago, joining the Bastion Collective in 2016, and today she heads up an international team of research experts.

“Change is hard for anyone, but unless we lean into it, we aren’t going to become better people.”

Dianne and Priscilla’s conversation is packed full of insights on owning your own business, mentorship and learning when its time to let go.

Traveling the furthest, Dianne came from Melbourne to participate in the WIRexec Leadership Summit. However, for Dianne, it was all worth it. “It was that moment where I found my tribe.” Want to know more about WIRe? Click here for more information about becoming a WIRe member for FREE.

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Ponderings from the Perch

Conversations with Priscilla McKinney, founder and President of Little Bird Marketing, a boutique marketing firm specializing in "better than your average bear" branding design and campaigns. As a marketing principal and serial entrepreneur topics range from marketing best practices to the reality of running a business, managing creatives, company culture, and other marketing oddities.