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Find out why you should read the Index Report and commentary on the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities" where we carried out original research into three key areas of news, reviewed key tools, analysed vendor landscapes, gave insights into specialist areas of news, and identified news sources available in emerging markets.
As the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities" reaches its conclusion, co-producer Anja Thygesen looks back over the series and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and reviews on subjects from increasing use of video to sources in emerging economies and how best to switch from one essential news product to another. She also considers research findings in areas from news preferences, to private company information, and usage of web content for business decisions.
This end of series report collects a full thematic index of content from the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading.
Includes the themes:
Strategy and Tools
Product Reviews and Q&As with Vendors -...
FreePint's recently-concluded 2015 research into news needs and preferences indicated that Factiva and Nexis remain the most-used single preferred suppliers of news. We delve into the results to find out more about customer satisfaction with technology and features, how these premium products fit organisations' strategies around purchasing news, and what customers wish the suppliers would change.
Irene Koren and Anja Thygesen provide detailed guidance and useful tool for evaluating sources. They identify five criteria which should be carefully examined in order to rate a source for factors such as quality, currency and bias.
FreePint's Annual Survey of News Needs and Preferences shows Factiva and Nexis consistently dominate the market for news. Business research consultant Andrew Grave takes an in-depth look at each product and highlights the use-cases where each is strongest, USPs, search strengths and source coverage.
Rachael Elliott explains why video should be an increasing part of your research focus - and provides some useful tips for specialist sources such as Storyful and Vevo, insight into how mainstream news databases such as Factiva are embracing video, and her views on the extra dimensions that video can bring to your research.
This report accompanies Shimrit Janes' article " Analysing the Market Landscape for People Information - Introduction " where she looks at seven different vendors which have specialist "people information": Avention/OneSource, Boardroom Insiders, Factiva, Leadership Directories, LinkedIn, Nexis,...
The FreePint Webinar, "DIY Content Aggregation: Benefits & Costs of Managing Your Own Platform", examined in part how to articulate and make measurable the organisational objectives associated with a DIY project.
The first model offers a suggested starting point for discussion on...
News is essential to the strategy and success of an organisation but the number of sources which need to be monitored is increasing exponentially whilst budgets decrease or remain static. Investments in tools need to be carefully scrutinised in terms of objectives, perceived risk and needs assessment. This article highlights key findings from a recent FreePint Webinar on DIY content aggregation and provides useful models so that you can more easily identify your own objectives for aggregation - and ways to measure success.
Eight of the key subscription sources for financial information are covered: Alacra Premium, BvD Orbis, Dow Jones Factiva Companies & Executives, D&B Hoover's, S&P Capital IQ, Nexis from LexisNexis, PrivCo, and Eikon from Thomson Reuters. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to...
FreePint's director of research, Robin Neidorf, presents a comprehensive analysis of the results from FreePint's 8th Annual Survey on News Needs and Preferences.
She reports on survey participants, budget levels and increases/decreases since 2014, and who holds responsibility for...
Business information consultant Colin Smith shares his knowledge of researching West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, and Togo. He focuses on resources that researchers can use to find economic, business and trade information and also covers areas ranging from internet penetration to corruption and dominant local languages.
In the fifth part of our analysis of FreePint's 8th Annual Survey on News Needs and Preferences, FreePint's director of research, Robin Neidorf dissects responses around newsletters and alerting options, as well as options to integrate news into workflow systems and intranets, and the use of aggregation platforms.
The "News, and Other Commodities" Topic Series includes many articles around international research. Series co-producer Andrew Grave reviews these articles and looks ahead to the concluding articles in the series on subjects from video news to researching West Africa.
As part of FreePint's Topic Series, "News, and Other Commodities", Eileen Steer evaluates eight of the key subscription sources for financial information: Alacra Premium, BvD Orbis, Dow Jones Factiva, D&B Hoover's, S&P Capital IQ, Nexis from LexisNexis, PrivCo, and Eikon from Thomson Reuters.
FreePint presents an overview of 13 key vendors in the company information space. The table identifies key vendor products, briefly describes their key features, notes the geographic scope, singles out any special features of each service and highlights key use-cases and value.
Preferences for primary and secondary news products, including comprehensive platforms which cover more than news, and specialist industry-specific tools are analysed in the fourth part of our analysis of FreePint's 8th Annual Survey on News Needs and Preferences. Robin Neidorf examines which products remain consistently popular, which product features are trending or becoming less popular, and how satisfied respondents are with elements of their news providers - such as content, features and service levels.
The market for "people information" is diverse, ranging from premium databases to free or freemium services. Choosing which solution to rely on involves a set of complex decisions and considerable internal and external research into use-cases and vendors. Shimrit Janes looks at seven different vendors which have specialist "people information" offers: Avention/OneSource, Boardroom Insiders, Factiva, Leadership Directories, LinkedIn, Nexis, and ZoomInfo.
Following FreePint's recent review of Dun & Bradstreet's First Research, we find out more from reviewer Andrew Grave about the provider of industry market research reports for sales and marketing professionals, and how the resource can help you improve your relationships with customers.
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"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: