Retention Management Begins with Listening

Bob Seger once said “old friends good for the soul.” This thought has been weighing heavily on my minds as I prepare for a trip home, my first in several years. Old friends are also important to marketers and should be considered part of any organization’s retention management program. When I say...read more

Q & A from The Voice of the Customer: From Feedback to Action Webinar

Last week, we hosted a webinar with Senior Research Analyst from Aberdeen Group, Aly Pinder, and Global Client Experience Senior Program Manager from Cornerstone OnDemand, Jen Maldonado. We had TONS of great questions. We've gone through the all questions and answered them here. If you missed the...read more

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Survey Response Rates

Web surveys are a great way to gather customer and employee feedback and market research if they are crafted properly. However, a challenge that many companies face is getting high enough response rates to guarantee the data collected and reported on is accurate and trustworthy. Here are a few tips...read more

Give 'em a Second Shot!

The goal of any survey project is to generate completed responses that can be passed through for survey data analysis. However, life often gets in the way and respondents may not be able to complete your survey between meetings of before putting the kids to bed. This can lead to incomplete...read more

Target List Close Date

Do you plan to send out surveys on a reoccurring basis? We recently added a feature called ‘Target List Close Dates’ to our web survey software. This feature is ideal if you have a survey that is open for an extended period of time and you plan to send email invitations on an automated, tiered...read more

Hey You! Feeling a Bit Irrelevant?

Is market research becoming irrelevant? If you follow the published works of Forrester Research then you may be tempted to believe that we should scrap our career path and pursue something different. Don’t be tempted! What Forrester brings to light in their article What needs to happen in market...read more

The New Officer In Town: The Rise of the Chief Customer Officer

There is a new C-level position taking shape. According to work published in the Harvard Business Review blog the next generation of C-level executive is likely to be the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). This is a good thing for those of us in marketing research and consumer insight positions as it...read more

Show Respondents Love

It’s time to reach out and touch someone. All eyes are on Valentine’s Day and sharing the love. How does this thought process apply to market research you may ask? Well that’s easy to see if you consider each survey touchpoint an opportunity to share a bit of love. It doesn’t matter if you are...read more

All I Want for Christmas is a … Recipe for a Perfect Survey!

Creating an effective online survey is as easy as baking a batch of Christmas cookies, especially if you follow Cvent’s recipe. Aside from the eggs, flour and sugar, don’t forget to: Have an Objective Make it Appealing Automate for Efficiency Integrate Relevant Branching & Skip Logic Keep it Simple...read more

Making Customer Retention a Goal

Marketing as we know it is comprised of two primary functions – customer acquisition and customer retention. Much of the effort skews toward acquisition and its numerous strategies for lead generation, nurturing and eventual hand-off of qualified leads to sales. The volume of companies selling CRM...read more
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