Tim BrittonUK CEO

Tim has been at YouGov since 2008 and has almost 20 years’ experience working in the marketing and research industries.  In his career he has worked on, managed, and overseen accounts in areas ranging from financial services and FMCG to the public sector.

He regularly provides Board level presentations advising on the strategic implications of research insights. Tim is a seasoned conference speaker and media spokesperson, providing analysis on brand perception.

Tim has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and before joining YouGov he was Managing Director of IFF Research.

  • The mass market niche productArticle

    The mass market niche product

    iPads – they are everywhere aren’t they? On trains, in meetings, at conferences and Apple is out of stock. It seems as if it won’t be long before everyone has one. In the professional, media bubble that we live in, the iPad appears ubiquitous.

    19 May 2011
  • Tough times...smarter pricingArticle

    Tough times...smarter pricing

    'He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious' – Sun Tzu – The Art of War Today many retailers, and their suppliers, are wasting millions on poorly targeted price offers; giving value away unnecessarily and squandering resources when it has never been more important to make sure each bullet counts.

    16 May 2011
  • Mobile broadbandArticle

    Mobile broadband

    Necessary investment. Unexpected cost. Tim Britton looks at YouGov's DongleTrack and asks what happens when brands over-promise on service.

    16 May 2011
  • Retail multi-channel gapsArticle

    Retail multi-channel gaps

    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler" – Albert Einstein Simplicity is rarely an accident of design. Behind every elegant product or process a battle has been fought; in which simplicity has triumphed over complexity.

    16 May 2011
  • Once bitten twice shyArticle

    Once bitten twice shy

    The financial services industry clearly has an image problem. Large swathes of the population have lost trust in the sector generally, and the banks in particular. This happened because the recession was triggered by the credit crunch, which, rightly or wrongly, the banks are widely believed to have caused. Further, it is commonly held that the banks (and by association financial services more generally) have let us down, we bailed them out and we are paying the price.

    16 May 2011
  • Better the devil you knowArticle

    Better the devil you know

    Could top brands have a significant role to play in public policy? If Apple can get thousands of people to queue all night for the latest igadget, could it persuade smokers to quit? Could McDonald’s encourage people to have their five a day? Could top brands have a significant role to play in public policy?

    16 May 2011
  • Retail category managementArticle

    Retail category management

    "Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem", Woody Allen (reputedly) Given the fragile state of our economic recovery, I am pretty sure that consumer confidence will remain a hot topic for retailers and researchers alike throughout 2011.

    16 May 2011
  • Olympic sponsorhip : Fools' gold or golden opportunity?Article

    Olympic sponsorhip : Fools' gold or golden opportunity?

    Is committing to a multi-million pound, high profile sports sponsorship deal in the middle of a recession an act of bravado, or one of well-placed confidence? BMW was the last official sponsor to sign up for the London 2012 Olympics, 1,000 days before the event in November 2009.

    16 May 2011