Listen to us - A selection of Ipsos' finest podcasts

Our experts and their guests chat about culture, emerging trends, product innovation, customer experience and much more.

Ipsos podcasts

Customer Perspective | Getting it Right | The Operational Angle | Insight Out | Ipsos Views

Customer Perspective | Ipsos podcastCustomer Perspective

Customer Perspective is a podcast aimed at all of you who are concerned, in some way, with helping your organisation deliver on its Brand Promise to customers.

So whether you’re a Customer Experience practitioner, lead CX measurement and management programmes, head up Mystery Shopping, are responsible for the performance of sales and service channels, or functions, and their role in delivering customer success … then this podcast is for you.

Five seasons available here

Getting it Right | Ipsos podcastGetting it right: the brand strategy podcast

A fortnightly podcast looking all things brand strategy.

Our experts aim to inspire you to think differently about brands, brand strategy and brand growth.

Our goal in each episode is to leave you with at least one inspiring idea to act differently when managing brands.

Three seasons available here

The Operational Angle | Ipsos podcastThe Operational Angle

A monthly podcast on data collection methods in market research.

The Operational Angle is a podcast that explores the breadth and depth of Ipsos’ data collection capabilities. These capabilities are unmatched in the market research industry, ensuring that we provide decision-makers with access to consumers and citizens anywhere, at any time.

If you care about the quality and rigour of the data collected for your study, and how it impacts the decisions you can make, then this is the podcast for you.

Three seasons available here

Insight Out | Ipsos podcastInsight Out

A monthly podcast to explore emerging trends, budding innovations and creative ways to get closer to real people in real life.

Each episode features thought-provoking conversations showcasing industry leading thinking from the Ipsos global network of insights specialists.

Three seasons available here

Ipsos Views

The Ipsos Views podcasts provide a complementary dive into our publications. The interviews with the authors of our white papers will allow you to explore their ideas in more detail, learn more about what led them to their points of view, and offer unique insights and reveal new elements of that thinking.

These podcasts form an important part of our thought leadership programme, and you can find the whole series right here. Enjoy them on the move, while you work, or whenever you can. And please subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Anchor or Google to stay up to date on new releases!

Brand Talk: Designs of distinction

In this episode of Ipsos' Brand Strategy podcast our hosts Chris Murphy and Hazel Freeman are joined by Lee Rolston. Lee is the Chief Growth Officer for Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), a creative design agency.

Brand Talk: The power of shaping expectations

Ipsos’ Brand Strategy podcast is back and focusing on the fundamentals of brand success. In this first episode in the new series, David Robson, author of The Expectation Effect: How your mindset can transform your life, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of reinforcing and shaping expectations as a brand leader.

Ipsos Views: Great power, great responsibility

Generative AI is an incredibly hot topic this summer, with business, governments, public services and individuals all trying to understand what it means for them and for their future. Ipsos is no different, as we explore the undoubted potential of this new technology and how to harness it to improve our processes, power our data collection and analysis, and sharpen our delivery - all while managing the risks and ensuring our work remains secure and reliable.
Michel Guidi (our COO) and Rich Timpone (Head of our Global Science Organisation) jointly authored the Ipsos Views white paper Exploring the Changing AI Landscape, and they join us on this episode to walk through these questions.
You can also read about the implications of Generative AI for qualitative research in our second Ipsos Views paper in the series: Conversations with AI.

Ipsos Views: The challenge of modernity

Our new Ipsos Views video podcast features our Global CEO Ben Page in conversation with Martin Wolf, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Economics Editor of the Financial Times, author of The Crisis Of Democratic Capitalism which looks at the crisis in politics and our societies in much of the world and its causes – and solutions.

Ben and Martin discuss the macro challenges of our current age, and what the threats and disruptions to the existing world order mean for policymakers and business. Using data from the latest Ipsos Global Trends study, they consider whether the diagnosis of "polycrisis" is an accurate one, and remind us not to under-estimate the resilience of cultures and institutions that have been built up over many, many years.

Ipsos Views: Step forward

Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, talks to Sue Phillips, President of the Ipsos Gender Balance Network, to reflect on the findings of our latest study into gender equality around the world, and to consider what we can do to push positive change.

Ipsos Views: In what we trust

Trust is the lubricant that allows modern societies to flourish, and advanced economies to perform. And we sometimes hear that it is in crisis, or that it is disappearing from our world. But our research has found that these claims just aren't true - there is nothing new about the fact that trust is low in many aspects of our lives, and there are actually some signs of a slight recovery in some places. You can find more detail in our Global Trustworthiness Monitor - and the full report contains articles from the two guests on this episode: Carl Phillips (Director of our Global Reputation Centre) and Sally Braidwood (Leader of our Corporate Reputation Service Line in Australia)

The Ipsos Almanac - A podcast with Ben Page

In this special end of year edition, we meet colleagues from around the world to discuss the defining themes of 2022 and consider what their implications might be for 2023. Featuring our Global CEO Ben Page, together with colleagues from China, Ukraine, the US, and Brazil - we reflect on the impact of inflation, the long shadow of COVID, the return of war to Europe, the unfolding climate crisis, and how citizens and consumers around the world are responding to this era of apparent "polycrisis". A great variety of morbid symptoms perhaps, but that might mean that new opportunities are emerging....

Check our 2023 Almanac here.

Ipsos Views: Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

This podcast is part of our contribution to that campaign, and it brings together voices of colleagues around the world adding their own perspectives to the research we have done around the topic this year.

Crisis? Which crisis?

It feels like we are living in an age which is beset by crisis. Organisations that are able to respond quickly and appropriately to crisis will naturally be best positioned to recover and thrive after the peril has passed. This episode features two of our Corporate Reputation experts - Trent Ross (EVP) and Milorad Ajder (Global Service Line Leader) - discussing the approaches that businesses can take to bounce back quickly from turbulence and existential threats.

Check out our latest Reputation Council report here to discover the latest thinking and practice in the corporate communications world.

The Perils of Prediction - A podcast with Ben Page

In this episode, you can hear our Global CEO Ben Page, and our Trends & Foresight Engagement Manager Rob Gear (both ably assisted by some voices from 1966) explain why and how we should take a different approach to facing an uncertain future.

Read the transcript or listen to the podcast.

The Ipsos Reputation Council Report: 15th sitting

Our new Reputation Council Report will be published next month – to prepare us for the launch, we asked Milorad Ajder (Global Leader of the Corporate Reputation service line) to reflect on the findings from our last report and how they tie into the next. We discussed stakeholder capitalism, the rise of ESG, and how organisations need to convey their sense of purpose internally and externally.

One Mind, Many Truths - A podcast with Ben Page

People often hold conflicting ideas about the same thing, at the same time. What does this mean for market research?

20 minutes interview with our Global CEO, Ben Page, exploring the concept of "Cognitive Polyphasia", which is the ability to accommodate conflicting ideas about the same thing at the same time without experiencing cognitive dissonance.
Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Optimising the eCommerce Experience

Hear Yana Beranek, in conversation with Suki Beg, a leading expert in our UK UX business. Our experts discuss the main obstacles that online retailers need to overcome if they want to deliver great user experience to their customers. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Empathy Awakened

April Jeffries, President of Global Ethnography and Immersion, discusses her new white paper and explains why researchers need to develop a strong sense of empathy to look underneath into the real-life experience and deeper motivations and emotions.
Applying an empathetic lens can transform an insight from a detached observation that produces predictable solutions to one that meets both a consumer’s functional and emotional needs. Effective empathy takes you out of your world and into the world of another to see and experience the tensions that inform relevant insights and decisive action. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Creating a sense of presence: The power of virtual and augmented reality

To accompany the recent Ipsos Views white paper "Creating A Sense Of Presence", its authors came together in conversation to go deeper into its key themes, and discuss their expectations for how new immersive technologies will transform the market research industry in the next few years. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Time to decide

Listen to three of the authors of the ‘Time To Decide’ white paper in conversation. In this 20 minute podcast, our experts Manuel Garcia-Garcia, Hazel Freeman, and Colin Ho discuss how important it is to both innovation and brand growth to understand consumers’ response times”. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Emptier Planet

In this 40-minute episode, Darrell Bricker, Global CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs and author of the book "Empty Planet", discusses how those themes have developed in the three years since the book was published, and what impact the Covid pandemic is having on the underlying trends. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

The science of behaviour change

As part of our "Ipsos Talks" series of interviews with experts, we talk to Colin Strong and Tamara Ansons, Behavioural Science Leads at Ipsos about the current interest in not just understanding behaviour, but changing behaviour in an era of intense disruption to our lives and routines. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

The Sustainable Imperative

This half-hour podcast features the two authors of the Ipsos Views paper "The Sustainability Imperative" exploring some of its main themes - such as public views on the climate crisis, and the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on attitudes and behaviours. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Dancing with Duality

Four of Ipsos' foremost experts, from four different specialisms, come together to discuss the new framework they have developed to help our clients grow their brands. Subtitled "Achieving Growth in a Mindful and Mindless World" the new white paper in the Ipsos Views series that this podcast accompanies, also draws heavily on the latest thinking in the discipline of Behavioural Science. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Clean, green and affordable

The three authors of our new Ipsos Views white paper unpack the three main factors driving change in the packaging industry during the time of COVID. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.

Mystery Calling: Dialing up your contact centre performance

In this podcast, listen to one of the authors, Andrew Firth, Deputy MD of the UK Mystery Shopping business, discuss some of the key themes from the paper "Mystery Calling", as well as the impact that COVID-19 is having on contact centres and how mystery calling can help. Read the paper or listen to the podcast.