Three Things to be Thankful For (When it Comes to Surveys)

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have a lot to be thankful for. In the world of feedback, it might seem like we couldn’t be thankful for anything more than feedback itself. Well, even though getting feedback is great, it’s all about how we collect it, what we do with it and how we...read more

Part 2: How to Recruit 3 Types of Survey Support

  In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed the importance of recruiting the support necessary for your survey programs to succeed. The first part focused on recruiting executive buy-in and a project owner. The final type of support you need is from your survey respondents. Here is how...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

Keeping your Survey Reporting On-Track

Creating reports from your online survey platform can be both a blessing and a curse. There are numerous pre-designed report options available which can easily shave hours of time off a project. Reports follow several themes including: Answer Summaries and Details – individual frequency counts for...read more

What Did You Expect? Customer Service Satisfaction Measurement Tips

Customer satisfaction with a product or service is a function of expectations. Are they met or better yet are they exceeded? This is the playing field that marketers have to navigate on a daily basis. What makes it especially challenging is that we have to often rely on forces and people outside of...read more

Make Business Dreams Reality & Avoid [Costly] Mistakes

According to a survey, asking for input from your target audience can save businesses, particularly start-ups, big bucks. Because new businesses are most susceptible to failure, it is especially important for them to survey customers before making any big business decisions. Some entrepreneurs are...read more

Where's Your Skeptic's Hat? Analytics Needs Customer Feedback Mechanisms

Recently, I came across a very interesting article in New York Times, How Company Learns Your Secrets.  In this article, the author Charles Duhigg describes the application of analytics and behavioral science to large retailers’ marketing efforts. The real fascinating part of the article was the...read more

Checklists for Survey Project Success

As survey researchers we are more like projects managers than we may think. The more I work around project managers the more I realize we are managing projects with the same goals as any dedicated PM. Now our projects may not be on the scale of building a new hospital, installing a new computer...read more

Panels: To Build or Not to Build

More and more often marketing researchers are asked to turn projects around in shorter time frames and for less cost. This is a trend that is here to stay. So, as purveyors of quality research, what do we do to meet these increasing demands? Well adding staff and budget are not likely answers. One...read more

Measuring Brand Health and Awareness

The leading brand in a category can often command a price premium. Strategies for getting to that top position are outside the scope of this blog, but you can rest assured that market research is a critical component to the equation. Let’s start this exercise with defining what a brand is. The...read more
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