Internal vs. External Benchmarking: The Saga

I hate to do it, but I'm going to rely on a tried-and-true metaphor to drive home the importance of setting realistic benchmarks for your survey program. Here we go. I constantly see walls of magazines in grocery stores with headlines like, “20 minutes to lose five pounds!” or “Slim down two sizes...read more

What are your plans for that data?

What will you do with those results? If there was ever a question to be asked, this would be it. If there is a likelihood that the results you generate will not be acted upon, then why would you conduct the survey to begin with? During my time in the market research space, I have seen many studies,...read more

Part 2: How to Recruit 3 Types of Survey Support

  In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed the importance of recruiting the support necessary for your survey programs to succeed. The first part focused on recruiting executive buy-in and a project owner. The final type of support you need is from your survey respondents. Here is how...read more

Measuring changes over time - tracking surveys part 2

Following up from the previous post – tracking studies can be used to measure the brand consideration funnel (unaided awareness to likelihood to recommend); product or service satisfaction; new customer characteristics; or any other combination of variables that management needs to see trends over...read more

Getting the customer service house in order

Customer satisfaction can often be a tale of two cities. I was reminded of this on a recent trip to Los Angeles. My flight was uneventful, but I was not so lucky with the car rental process. The vendor of choice was one of the low cost providers, which given the wide range of prices listed online I...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

Timely Response is Critical

In the voice of the customer world it is our role as market researchers to listen and follow through on what the customers are saying. Quite often this puts us in the position of ‘middle men’ between the customers and internal groups (e.g. sales, marketing, finance, customer service, etc.) ...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

Keeping your Survey Reporting On-Track

Creating reports from your online survey platform can be both a blessing and a curse. There are numerous pre-designed report options available which can easily shave hours of time off a project. Reports follow several themes including: Answer Summaries and Details – individual frequency counts for...read more

Making Customer Retention a Goal

Marketing as we know it is comprised of two primary functions – customer acquisition and customer retention. Much of the effort skews toward acquisition and its numerous strategies for lead generation, nurturing and eventual hand-off of qualified leads to sales. The volume of companies selling CRM...read more
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