I then incorporated Ashcraft Research Inc (ARI) in 1993. Along the way, my research bent has led to exciting outreach. I was appointed to the Census Advisory Committee by the Director of the U.S. Census and I was Vice Chairman of the Research Industry Coalition. I served as Vice President of the national American Marketing Association, sat on the national AMA Board of Directors and chaired the AMA’s Marketing Research Division Council.
Not only has Marketing Research led to industry involvement, but my survey was also the basis for a book. I collaborated with Liz Nickles who wrote the book on the social impact of working women (back when they were a novelty.) We continue tracking women’s attitudes over time, eventually surveying over 8,000. This led to appearances on Today and CBS This Morning. Our attitudinal tracking survey was the cover story for a three-page article in USA Weekend magazine and was quoted in various other popular magazines. Liz Nickles and I also survey Generation Y with the results cited in The New York Times Magazine. Understanding what motivates behavior is a special interest of mine: I graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology.
I truly enjoy working with clients to problem solve on their issues. I look forward to going to the office every day (I should, I get here early enough.) Marketing Research is a terrific business and a good industry filled with nice, smart people. It’s a pleasure to be involved.
Clint Brocka - Project Manager
Clint prepares and conducts marketing research studies for clients. His experience includes category mapping, branding strategy studies, AAU's, package tests, new product and concept tests, consumer habits and practices, and psychographic profiling. Prior to joining ARI, he worked for Killian Branding, conducting research in marketing and branding as well as graphic design work in advertising campaigns. He earned his BA from Iowa State University, majoring in Advertising.
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