April 2-3, 2019

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Jonathan Asher

Executive Vice President, Explorer Research

As Executive Vice President of Explorer Research (the world’s leading private research firm specializing in custom shopper research), Jonathan leads business development for the firm.

Asher has 30 years of experience in both marketing research and brand design for consumer-packaged goods, including positions in leading manufacturers, custom research firms and brand design agencies.

Just prior to joining Explorer, Asher was an executive vice president at PRS IN VIVO (formerly Perception Research Services) for 10 years.

Asher’s strength is in understanding the big picture within which designs must thrive. He is highly sensitive to designers’ information needs while also having a researcher’s ability to ask the right questions in an effective manner. He is particularly adept at helping decision makers understand the risk of making wrong decisions as well as the opportunity cost of missing out on the right ones.

A frequent speaker and author on topics pertaining to marketing and design, Jonathan has been quoted in major publications, including Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Brandweek, Advertising Age and Brand Packaging. Jonathan has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, CNN Headline News, Fox Network News, NBC’s Today show, ABC Radio and CNBC’s On The Money.

Sessions from Jonathan Asher:

Virtual Testing, Real Behavior: The Future of Behavioral Science

Virtual reality is being used today in a broad range of applications, including medicine, education, architecture, product development, travel planning and even customized shopping. For behavioral scientists, virtual reality provides an [...]


Wednesday | 9:15-9:45 | Room 2