A Nickel Here a Dime There

Surveys can be used to assess opinions on our messaging and the propositions we put forth into the market. It makes sense that we would want to leverage statements that resonate with the thought process of our consumers and prospects. This is where consumer and B2B market research can inform the...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

Using the Van Westendorp Pricing Model

Organizations tasked with making a profit operate under a strategy which is dependent upon multiple factors including market share; volatility; brand position; and other factors including the current state of the economy. The primary goal here is to maximize the profit generated by the firm....read more

Panels are like Gardens

Is 2013 the year of the research panel? Adoption of research panels is definitely a growing trend, but panels themselves are not for the faint of heart. They offer advantages, but require commitment, just as a garden requires planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and so forth, so do panels. Let’s...read more

Listening Actively

Growing up in a household with parents who were golfers, I was exposed early on to the concept of follow through. In this case it meant following through on the swing after you struck the ball. In the realm of market research, especially customer satisfaction, follow through has an equally important...read more

Reaching Consensus

As a fact of daily life we are confronted with choices and options. Some of these decisions are easy to make and take little of our precious time. However, there are those decisions that take considerable time and resources to resolve. As survey researchers we put our respondents through choice...read more

Let's Go Mobile!

I’m goin’ mobile as Pete Townsend once sang. The trend toward all things mobile continues to cruise down the highway unconcerned by high gas prices. Does this mean market research should follow along? I say so with a cautious yes! Why the caution you ask? When we go mobile we should do so with open...read more

Crafting Community Surveys

What makes a community? Well certainly it is a collection of unique individuals who call a single place home. It is also a place where businesses hang their shingle. Collectively the residents and businesses work together and if all goes well the community can thrive. However, there is something...read more

Survey Data in a New York Minute: When to use Online Polls vs Surveys

The concept of a New York minute can be applied to market research. For those who do not know a New York minute is an instant, which is infinitely shorter than the 60-second minute you and I work with. In the current haze of cloud-based thinking, we can apply this short attention span metric via the...read more

Festive Friday: Do You Know What Your Customers Are Thinking This Holiday Season?

You dress your dogs up for the holidays and you’re convinced they love their Santa outfits, the jingle bells around their neck, or whatever it is they might be wearing. They looks so cute and festive that you “ooo and awe” over them, take their pictures (while bribing them with a treat to sit still)...read more
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