The Worst Survey Crime

There are many crimes that can take place when designing a survey, but there’s one crime that’s worse than any others. If you commit this crime, there’s no real benefit to even conducting a survey (whether it be market research, an employee or customer survey, a training evaluation, etc.). What is...read more

Raise your Survey Response Rates

Organizations use surveys to achieve many different goals. Whether they want to measure employee satisfaction, conduct market research, administer training assessments or gauge customer satisfaction, a well-executed survey is an important business tool for making more informed decisions. However,...read more

Pricing Research 101

For profit companies operate under a profit maximization strategy which is dependent upon multiple factors including market share; volatility; brand position; and other factors including the current state of the economy. Understanding your current (and prospective) markets’ view on pricing is a key...read more

Matching Distributions with Quotas

Since very few of us have the option to conduct a census of our customers, prospects or panelists we need to rely on the sampling process. For most consumer and B2B market research studies, one of our goals is to provide data that mirrors the population(s) of interest along the lines of these...read more

Employee Engagement: Leadership Commitment from the Get-Go

An engaged workforce is critical to an organization’s success so collecting employee feedback is essential. However, if you’re looking to put together an employee engagement survey or if you’ve done so in the past, it’s important to realize that it will only be as successful as leadership deems its...read more

Reading the Lay of the Land: Demographics and Awareness

Those of us involved in B2B market research are often called upon to provide a “lay of the land” through survey data, focus groups and competitive intelligence. This approach provides decision makers with a view of marketing opportunities by key target segment. In addition to survey results, this...read more

Unlocking a Research Panel

If you are considering building up a research panel of your own one of the key considerations is the nature of your profile survey. This will be the first survey, and hopefully not last, that a participant will see. Although the word ‘profile’ has mixed connotations, as in the negative context of...read more

Are You Just "Keeping Score" or Are You Changing the Game?

A lot of organizations make the same mistake when it comes to feedback collection, whether it's employee feedback, customer surveys or training assessments. They do it just to keep score and backwards record keep. It's easy to spot these organizations because they're not internalizing the learnings...read more

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

Why Complaining Customers Can Be Good

Not all companies are perfect, so when you provide a not-so-perfect customer experience, your customers are going to talk. This means there’s a chance they won’t buy from you again and that they will share their not-so-great experience with others, including potential prospects. However, sometimes...read more
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