Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

Forget About Customer Delight

Forget Customer Delight, Jeff Haden says in a recent Inc. article, Focus on Customer Relief. At first I was thinking, um, isn't that basically the same thing? Then Jeff told his story around how his bike broke the day before a big race he'd been training for. The bike shop just wasn't able to...read more

Q & A from The Voice of the Customer: From Feedback to Action Webinar

Last week, we hosted a webinar with Senior Research Analyst from Aberdeen Group, Aly Pinder, and Global Client Experience Senior Program Manager from Cornerstone OnDemand, Jen Maldonado. We had TONS of great questions. We've gone through the all questions and answered them here. If you missed the...read more

Measuring Work Personalities

Survey research can be used to assess the attitudes and opinions of virtually any group or sub-group. Most of my work has been in the areas of consumer and B2B market research, but from time to time my focus has shifted toward surveying employees. This makes perfect sense as our employees are the...read more

Checking in on Culturally Sensitive Topics

In the course of survey research several topics have developed a reputation for being ‘sensitive’. In short this means the topical areas are perceived to be just short of off limits by the culture we live in. Examples include cultural diversity, recreational drug use, sexual activity, alcohol use,...read more

Are Using the Right Test?

Testing 1,2,3, test, test.  Consumer and B2B market researchers, well actually researchers of all stripes and disciplines, are tasked with collecting data. Said data can be from transactions, a customer satisfaction survey, brand awareness tracker, or some other data collection method (e.g. analysis...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

Embracing Your Fears

While teenagers and celebrities are embracing social media more than ever before, many companies are still afraid to make the leap into the Twitterverse, Facebooksphere, or any other social sharing gathering place. Of the 250 organizations that have taken the Harvard Business Review's Social...read more

Rank and Rate Your Way to Customer Insight

How do we know what is important to our customers and those we wish to do business with? This is the $64,000 question. In survey research especially that which focuses on consumer or B2B marketing research this question becomes even more critical in these slow-growth economic times. This line of...read more

A is for Assessments

What is the difference between a survey and an assessment? The short answer is not much. If you think back to your days in school, the tests you took were nothing more than a scored survey. Chances are the survey design had both structured and unstructured questions with the intent of measuring your...read more
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