Running Out of Time

The sands of time are running low or so they say. When it comes to time we as consumer and B2B market researchers are being asked to do more with less. This must be the new normal. However, do you spend much time thinking about our respondents and the time commitment we ask of them? I would hope...read more

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

While we highlight the most popular posts from a given month in our newsletter, one of my favorite activities is to look back and see what posts were the most popular overall each year. Keeping with tradition, here's a look back across the 20 most popular posts of 2012!   Customer Loyalty Month: 25...read more

Keeping Retail Customers Satisfied

Measuring customer satisfaction is as much art as it is science. The mix of art and science varies, but one thing is for sure as we enter the 2012 holiday shopping season a great deal of attention will be paid to how satisfied customers are with their shopping experience. Retail surveys will be...read more

Forrester Customer Experience Forum, Day 2 Takeaways

Harley Manning kicked off the last day of the Forrester Customer Experience Forum by reviewing some of the key takeaways from the day before, and this AWESOME song recorded by Ed Hadley and his team at Neolane: The presentations yesterday spent a lot of time on design, governance and culture. While...read more

Tracking Trends with Annual Studies

It is that time of year where the major annual project for my employer is about to be released to the masses. This annual study focuses on skills, training, and certification in the IT space, although this year questions were included for non-technical professionals. It is decidely a B2B marketing...read more

5 Best Practices for Designing Mobile Surveys

When online surveys came on the scene for the first time in 1999, there was initial hesitation. Was online really going to replace phone and mail surveys? As online has become the norm over the last decade, we've learned there's still a place for multi-mode feedback collection. In fact, with social...read more

Developing your Research Skills

I recently came across a blog that suggested marketing was an area where a practitioner could be self-taught and be quite successful. In fact the author posits that self-taught marketers can actually be better than classically-educated marketers. The same line of reasoning can be applied to those in...read more

Quality vs. Speed in research

  Zero to 60... There is a heated debate going on in the marketing research field regarding perceptions of research quality and potential threats to that quality, namely pressure to conduct research more quickly. Participants in the debate are expressing concern that agencies are being pressed by...read more

Why Multi-Channel Surveys Work

We all know why surveys are so beneficial for brands and companies, and the value that they can add by providing customer insights.  While most surveys are executed in one marketing channel - website, email, direct mail, mobile - the most effective way to conduct a survey may be through multiple...read more

Harris Interactive Survey Suggest Mobile Marketing's Not as Effective as it May Seem

The latest craze in the world of marketing is mobile advertising. There's an app for everything, it seems. What a survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pontiflex, revealed could cause some marketers to rethink their strategies. Then again, maybe not.The survey, which Harris...read more
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