Swipe Right: Survey Lessons from Tinder

Tinder, the prolific online dating app that found its way onto the phones of millions of Americans searching for romance in one form or another, has revolutionized the dating scene for better or worse. And it’s really a simple concept. The app integrates with Facebook, pulling in users’ Facebook...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

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

Best of the Blog: Happy 4th Birthday!

The Survey Blog turned 4 this month! Reflecting back over the last year, we wanted to share some of our favorite posts from the last year. Enjoy! ABC's for Trainers Sarah has tips for every letter of the alphabet from ADDIE to Metrics aren't evil to Perceptions are not always Reality to Zinc. Pick a...read more

Forrester Customer Experience Forum, Day 2 Takeaways

Harley Manning kicked off the last day of the Forrester Customer Experience Forum by reviewing some of the key takeaways from the day before, and this AWESOME song recorded by Ed Hadley and his team at Neolane: The presentations yesterday spent a lot of time on design, governance and culture. While...read more

Revisited: The 6 Steps of the Market Research Process

A few years ago, I wrote a post titled, Market Research Process: 6 Steps to Project Success. It's one of those posts that is constantly one of the most viewed posts on the blog. Because it's one of the most popular posts of all time, I think it's time to give it a refresh. So for our first Throwback...read more

Surveys Are Not Just for Marketing Anymore

Most of my posts have centered on marketing research or the use of survey techniques to measure marketing phenomena. However, survey research has applications well beyond the measure of customer satisfaction, brand awareness or even employee relations. The use of surveys to gather opinions, usage...read more

Academic Surveys: Understanding What Influences Student Decisions

If you work in academia then you know big wigs are mulling over decisions about universities that have accepted high school students, as well as universities students then choose to attend. Understanding the external influences and internal thought processes around why students choose one university...read more

What the Future Will Bring?

At the end of every year, we often find ourselves looking back, and looking forward. Here's a glimpse into how Google saw 2010: Thanks to Chris Brogan for sharing this video. 2010 was the beginning step toward an economic recovery. I believe 2011 will continue to march to that beat. Hopefully this...read more

Is Marketing Research Dead?

Much has been written about the state of the market research industry as of late, and the truth is this applies to other forms of social research as well. Many pundits are pronouncing marketing research dead on arrival. The cause of death varies, but many are pointing to changing corporate...read more
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