Building a research community

Building community is an integral component of a successful life. Such is definitely the case when considering ways to capture and leverage input from customers, prospects, donors or just about any other group of interest. Online survey platforms, at least the lower end of the market, were great for...read more

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

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

Saying Thank You

Which way did he go? This is an excellent question and one that is useful for guiding survey design. Where we elect to send people after they complete our survey is a matter that should not be taken lightly. In this case I believe it is important that we finish strong. In the Cvent online survey...read more

The Emotional Dimension

In a previous post I discussed the basics for conducting online advertising testing. With the advent of online survey platforms the ability to test various advertising messages and formats is easier than ever. Gone are the days of renting large rooms and embedding ads in mock programs. The current...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

It's Never Too Late to Start an MR Program

For many larger companies, non-profits and governmental organizations the need for market research is thoroughly understood, valued and budgeted for. Marketers and strategists within these entities realize that market-driven consumer insights are essential to maintaining or expanding their position...read more

Come One, Come All!

Come one, come all may be a useful approach for some, but in today’s world of online market research it is wasteful. How do we assure we get data from the key groups we want to reach? That’s a simple answer we use quotas.Quotas are method of limiting who responds to the survey (or portions of it)...read more

Answering: Why do they Buy?

As someone involved in B2B market research, I am often asked by my internal and external clients a very simple question “Why do customers buy from us?” As simple as this question may seem it is not always the easiest to answer. Most clients, especially those in the C-Suite, expect this to be...read more

Sticking to your Intentions

What are your intentions? In today’s fast paced world it is all too easy to fall into the trap of marching forward without taking time to consider the direction we need to go. Market researchers are certainly not immune to the “hurry up and get it done yesterday” demands of the market. I am not sure...read more
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