Navigating the DIY Waters

We live in a do-it-yourself age. This DIY focus is what home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot have built their empires on. The same is true for the countless auto part stores catering to the DIY guy (or gal). Online survey platforms of all shapes and sizes have brought the DIY fervor...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

Training Through the Eyes of the 7 Habits (Part 2)

Two weeks ago we began to explore how the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can apply to the big, wide-world of training.  Today we continue the journey, starting with habit four.(Curious about what habits one–three look like through the eyes of training? Check it out!) HABIT #4—Think Win/Win...read more

From Data to Decisions: Identify Insights Faster through Text Analysis

Almost three years ago, I wrote an article on how to analyze open-ended questions faster with a quick excel trick. It is still a very popular post, and I answer a lot of questions every month (particularly on Step 2!) about how to do it affectively. The main reason it's so popular is because...read more

My Top 15 Favorite Web Survey Blog Posts of 2011

Today, I started going through the Web Survey blog analytics to see which of our articles were the most popular. We wrote and published a staggering 476 posts so far in 2011! Next week I'll be sharing the Top 25 Most Popular Posts of 2011. However, some of my favorites just didn't make the cut this...read more

Matrix Driven Sub-Questions

In consumer and B2B marketing research simply knowing a respondent is 'unsatisfied' leaves an unsatisfied feeling for most researchers. It is now possible within the Cvent survey platform to launch a sub-question driven by a response to a matrix question. This triggers an immediate follow up...read more

Meaningful Training Feedback in 3 Easy Steps

Most of us have been through training, whether it be for a job or volunteer work or something else. If you have ever been through training then perhaps you have been asked to fill out a training survey form.  Often times the purpose is to ask new hires or new workers about the training itself and...read more

Are Customers Singing Bye Bye Bye?

Have you ever felt like customers are singing NSync's Bye Bye Bye because of their experience with support or maybe you've sung it to a company in the past? I know I have! It's not a secret customers don't renew/repurchase because of poor customer support. Some research has dissatisfied customers...read more

How to Test New Knowledge After Training

This morning, Cynthia posted about the importance of conducting post-training surveys for new employees. While training "satisfaction" surveys are certainly a good idea six months after training to evaluate the impact and success of your organization's training programs. Surveys have other...read more

How Good is Your Company Training?

I have a friend who recently began a new job and went through company training.  It was the first time she recalls having company training and said that it was very helpful in getting her up and running in her new role.  Many HR departments arrange for personnel training but do not often survey the...read more
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