Tying Up Loose Ends in Customer Data

Sometimes it is difficult to tie the loose ends together, but as market researchers this is what we do for our colleagues in marketing, sales and customer service. A recent new vehicle purchase has made this abundantly clear to me. Major purchase transactions, as far as milestone events go, generate...read more

3 Types of Employees & 4 Ways To Curb the Not-Engaged and Actively Disengaged Problem

Employee engagement (or lack thereof) has been a popular topic of conversation recently, as this issue is not something companies can afford to take lightly when 70% of Americans don’t show up to work committed to delivering their best performance, according to Gallup. I’ve wrote about the poor...read more

34 Ways to Increase Customer Survey Response Rates

Every once in awhile, it's a good idea to step back and examine our response rates. Here are a few ideas to get you started.  Switch up your subject lines Change the from name Check in on the ease of use of your survey Shorten your survey Tell people how long your survey is in the email (and don't...read more

The Customer Conversation: Setting the Stage for Effective Engagement

Increasingly, there is a lot of talk by experts about the need to collaborate with employees and customers; to have a conversation that leads to mutual benefit.  And these stakeholders want to talk, make no mistake about it. What they don't want to do, however, is to answer long lists of questions...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

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

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

Understanding the Decision

Making decisions can be a challenging process. Understanding how customers navigate their decision process is a key function for both consumer and B2B market research professionals. One technique that is useful for understanding the decision matrix is CHAID analysis or known formerly as Chi-Square...read more

The Art of Asking and Connecting with Customers [TED Inspired]

Greg's most recent post, Get Back to the Trenches, reminded me of a session I attended at the recent Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit. Where Ken Chow, CMO at LogiAnalytics, Tom Kohn, Former EVP of Digital at Cygnus Business Media, Bob London, Founder & President of London Ink, and Bob Ragsdale, VP of...read more

Customer Experience ≠ Customer Satisfaction

There comes a time when those of us in consumer and B2B market research realize that we are not just the messengers, the conduit for the voice of the customer, but we also are the change agents. This realization came to me some time ago, but was reaffirmed while reading the book Outside In by Harley...read more
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