Keeping Profile Questionnaires Current

January is a perfect time to review ongoing surveys that you plan to use in the coming year. If you are planning to develop a survey panel, or have one in existence, then it is time to review your profile questionnaire (PQ). This is the first survey panelists will encounter, and the results it...read more

What Was Missing at Content Marketing World (And 5 Content Suggestions)

What was missing from this week's Content Marketing World?  Data and Feedback Collection! I don't mean that they didn't collect feedback from attendees. They had a survey for every session in their mobile app. They incentived attendees to complete the surveys by gamifying them. Attendees were...read more

Close the Screen Door

Living in the Southeast one has to accept that mosquitoes will be a big part of your spring and summer equation. However, the smart individual who invented screening for windows and doors really had a brilliant idea. This simple product makes it easy to keep creatures out of your living spaces. We...read more

A Twist on the Mean

When it comes to metric data you have the ultimate flexibility in the analytical strategy you can employ. Examples of metric data include population, age, years of education, income, monthly sales, etc. Certain forms brand awareness and customer satisfaction measures can also be considered metric....read more

Checking the pulse of your industry

Survey research principles can be applied to areas outside of consumer or B2B market research. This should be no surprise to readers of this blog. Trade associations are one industry vertical that is tapping into the attitudes of its members. I recently participated in a survey of market researchers...read more

Measuring Purchase Influence

Measuring influence is a common practice in both consumer and B2B marketing research. Understanding the dynamics of the purchase process is critical to both effective messaging as well as the overall design of your sales programs. With that said from the perspective of questionnaire creation there...read more

Message Testing 123

There isn’t a marketer out there who hasn’t at one time or another questioned whether he or she was putting the right messages into the market. After all it is all about how and what we communicate. This is true regardless if we are in acquisition mode or focusing on customer retention techniques....read more

Training Through the Eyes of the 7 Habits (Part 2)

Two weeks ago we began to explore how the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can apply to the big, wide-world of training.  Today we continue the journey, starting with habit four.(Curious about what habits one–three look like through the eyes of training? Check it out!) HABIT #4—Think Win/Win...read more

Surveys as a Public Relations Tool

Survey data has many uses. As a marketing research professional, I believe my research is used to make strategic and tactical decisions to better support our customer experience. However, there are times when survey results can be used for purposes outside of the 4Ps. For example, I heard a post...read more

Working with Sensitive Topics

In survey research there may come a time when the problem at hand requires the survey author to ask questions that are sensitive in nature. There are many ways to present these questions which honor both the respondent’s sense of privacy and the intent of the project. Let’s look at a few of these...read more
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