About us

The Research LampPost is a focused full service research and insights agency founded in 2003. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, we are able to work anywhere.

There are many ways to do research and we can find a way to match your budget.

We pride ourselves on being flexible, service oriented and friendly. We have high quality and ethical standards which we apply before working with any research suppliers; fieldworkers, research colleagues and research houses we collaborate with.

We are organisational members of SAMRA (The Southern African Marketing Research Association).

We are a level 4 B-BBEE organization and actively seek to work and collaborate with previously disadvantaged suppliers whenever possible.

Our core team

We are a tightly knit team with diverse skills and a strong service ethic.

Duncan Brett

Duncan has a B.Com. LLB and is a SAMRA accredited market researcher with nearly 30 years experience. He was the editor of the Southern African Marketing Research Journal from 2014-2018. He reads widely in fields of marketing, research, behavioural economics and strategy. Strong skills in project design, questionnaire development, data analysis and reporting. Is able to integrate qualitative, quantitative and data information. In his spare time he likes to play golf and squash and takes annual trips to the bush.

Deirdre Lubbe

Deirdre has a B.A, B.A (Hons), M.A and is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience. She provides rigorous and structured qualitative insights into our work. Experience includes (amongst many other things) a diverse range of financial, FMCG, segmentation, positioning, brand portfolio and packaging work. Deirdre is an avid birder and wildlife enthusiast. When she’s not deep in analysis, Deirdre will regularly be found in a tent or on a 4×4 route in the bushveld in Botswana, Zimbabwe or the Kruger Park – ever hopeful to spot the elusive leopard.

Jess Taylor

Jess has a B.A. and manages our research projects, programs online surveys and supervises data collection. In her spare time Jess likes to run and teaches Yoga.

Mark Webb

Mark is a specialist research statistician with a B. Bus Sci. and over 30 years experience whose career incorporates both commercial & academic stints in research. Proficient in data and statistical analysis with a wide range of software and techniques. In his spare time Mark likes to brew beer.

Additional resources

We have longstanding relationships with industry personnel and are able to scale up to any size project. This includes qualitative specialists including moderators, recruiters, transcribers, venues and quantitative specialists including supervisors, fieldworkers, IT and DTP specialists.

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