The Value of an Anonymous Survey

Gathering employee feedback as we all know is extremely important. It can provide insights into what motivates our employees, what impedes their growth, what they love/hate, how they feel about the office environment, benefits, etc. Employee surveys come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one...read more

Matching Distributions with Quotas

Since very few of us have the option to conduct a census of our customers, prospects or panelists we need to rely on the sampling process. For most consumer and B2B market research studies, one of our goals is to provide data that mirrors the population(s) of interest along the lines of these...read more

Drawing a Line in the Sand

As B2B and B2C market researchers we should always ask how long is too long for a survey? The answer to this question depends primarily on two factors, the nature of your client’s problem and the engagement level of your intended survey audience. More complicated problems and more engaged audiences...read more

Having trouble getting traction with your surveys?

Surveying: everybody’s doing it. But how many responses is everyone getting to their surveys? I’m sure you, like myself, receive hundreds of survey invitations to your inbox each year – whether it’s from the hotel you just stayed at, the store you purchased your holiday party outfit from or your...read more

Retention Management Begins with Listening

Bob Seger once said “old friends good for the soul.” This thought has been weighing heavily on my minds as I prepare for a trip home, my first in several years. Old friends are also important to marketers and should be considered part of any organization’s retention management program. When I say...read more

Mining 'Out of Office Messages'

No matter what day or time you send out your survey invitation, if you are in B2B market research, you will come across the emphasis ‘out of office’ or OOO message. The actual counts and the percentage of your invite file that is out of action will vary, although mine seems to average around 10% no...read more

The Magic of Survey Logic

Engaged respondents are more likely to take your survey seriously and provide truthful response. Using dynamic logic is one of the easiest ways to engage a respondent and make his or her experience more memorable. This is important to your project because engaged respondents are more apt to provide...read more

Attitudes drive behaviors

There isn’t a marketer out there that hasn’t at some point wondered if their consumer and prospect bases are identical or if there are differences which can be leveraged. This may be a stretch, but market segmentation has been around a long time and is a staple for researchers in consumer and B2B...read more

Unlocking a Research Panel

If you are considering building up a research panel of your own one of the key considerations is the nature of your profile survey. This will be the first survey, and hopefully not last, that a participant will see. Although the word ‘profile’ has mixed connotations, as in the negative context of...read more

What Can be Learned From Those Who Opt-Out

Have you ever been tempted to say “unsubscribe” or please stop sending me countless emails? If your email box is like mine then I am sure there are countless emails that you could live happily without ever seeing. Unfortunately, the same can often be said about our survey invitations. It would be...read more
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