Hotel Customer (and Staff) Feedback can be Hell

Filthy rooms, paint peeling from the walls, inedible food in the dirty restaurant, and an overall lack of accountability from leadership and staff. These are just a few of the wonderful surprises in store for world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay on his hit series, “Hotel Hell.” In it, Chef Ramsay...read more

Going, Going, Gone to Mobile

Pete Townshend once sang about goin’ mobile. Now marketers and researchers are singing the same tune. The trend toward all things mobile continues unabated. This is one of those trends I certainly agree with, but as researchers we need to approach it with respect and understanding. It is not a trend...read more

Comment Card Fail: Restaurants

I was listening to the radio this morning and the show hosts were talking about a comment that was left on a comment card. If you’ve ever been to an Outback Steakhouse (locations worldwide), you know it is an Australian themed restaurant, most famous for its bloomin’ onion and other Aussie-Tizers...read more

Webinar Q&A: Crimes in Survey Design

Last Thursday, I hosted the Crimes in Survey Design webinar. We had many great questions come in that we unfortunately did not have time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording is available here. What is the ideal rating scale: 5...read more

Jumping for Joy: It's All About the Experience

It’s all about the experience. First class resorts, restaurants, and even some amusement parks know this truth. Other companies, USAA comes to mind, also understand that it is mission critical to create a consistently positive customer experience across all touchpoints. This includes the “user...read more

Starting Off with Categorical Data

As part of my getting back to basics series this winter I want to take some time to review a critical element in survey design – data types. As consumer and B2B market researchers we are asked to dive into the mindset of customers and prospects using qualitative and quantitative research designs....read more

Incentives: What Works?

Survey incentives are must unless you are working with an extremely devoted audience such as a political group or cause-related organization such as a charity. Even with these groups in order to reach response targets we may have to provide an incentive in exchange for their time and opinions. How...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

Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Technology: A Short Case Study

Some experts believe that digital technology is going to be the next big thing in improving customer experience (CX). Companies are using the latest technology to cater to their customers while helping out their marketing department at the same time. In an Oracle survey of over 1300 senior execs,...read more

Keeping an Eye on What is Important

What is statistical significance anyway? The core of our survey data analysis should be directed toward generating consumer insights that are both meaningful and actionable. In order to achieve this joint goal we have to keep our eye on significance, both statistical and managerial.Previously we...read more
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