Time is of the Essence

As the saying goes time is of the essence. It is the one resource that we cannot recover. In market research it also plays a big role in the likelihood to respond to a survey invitation and the quality of the data received from said survey. Let me explain. The timeliness in which we invite a...read more

How do I make an Online Survey?

I was recently asked this question on Quora and felt it was a good topic to cover more in depth here: How do I make an online survey? To be completely frank, the answer to this question is not necessarily a simple one. On the surface, many people think that sending a survey just means creating some...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

Raise your Survey Response Rates

Organizations use surveys to achieve many different goals. Whether they want to measure employee satisfaction, conduct market research, administer training assessments or gauge customer satisfaction, a well-executed survey is an important business tool for making more informed decisions. However,...read more

Communication is a Two-Way Street

Communities are a key component to a successful life and modern society. Nowhere is this truer than in marketing and especially so in consumer and B2B marketing research. Online survey platforms, at least the lower end of the market, have been great for driving one off projects. It isn’t until you...read more

Test Before You Send

After you’ve crafted what you think is a perfect survey, there’s one more thing you need to do before you send the masses – Test! This is the last and most important step before your survey goes live. It’s a good idea for someone (or a few colleagues) to double check the survey and look for any...read more

Mining 'Out of Office Messages'

No matter what day or time you send out your survey invitation, if you are in B2B market research, you will come across the emphasis ‘out of office’ or OOO message. The actual counts and the percentage of your invite file that is out of action will vary, although mine seems to average around 10% no...read more

Tradeshows and the Voice of the Customer

As summer winds down and fall comes knocking there still are numerous tradeshows happening or on the near-horizon. These events are obvious candidates for sales and lead generation, but they can also be a cornerstone for voice of the customer efforts. There was a day when paper or postcard surveys...read more

10 Tips for Writing Emails that Will Yield Higher Survey Response Rates

We’ve all been there before:  you have an email with a specific call to action (in this case a survey) that you’ve perfected and polished and are sure that it will have high open and participation rates. You push send and study the email stats over the next few hours. A response to your survey...read more

A Gentle (or Not so Gentle) Reminder

There comes a time when we need to be reminded. Sometimes a gentle reminder will do, other times we may need to be more forceful. Survey participants are no different.Seldom will we achieve our desired number of completes without resorting to some polite arm twisting. The Cvent online survey...read more
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