Tying Up Loose Ends in Customer Data

Sometimes it is difficult to tie the loose ends together, but as market researchers this is what we do for our colleagues in marketing, sales and customer service. A recent new vehicle purchase has made this abundantly clear to me. Major purchase transactions, as far as milestone events go, generate...read more

How Much is your Customer's Voice Worth

A good customer experience is worth its weight in gold. As consumer and B2B market researchers we know this and it is our job to share the word with our colleagues in other departments. Two recent experiences reminded me of the importance of post-event satisfaction measurement. Recently I rented a...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

Collecting Employee Feedback that Matters: How Are You Doing?

According to a recent study by AON Hewitt & Mercer, 50% of employees characterize themselves as passively engaged or actively disengaged. Additionally, one disengaged employee can drain $10,000 from your company’s bottom line annually. These statistics are alarming! And because of this, HR...read more

5 Benefits of Online Employee Surveys to Improve Your Small Business

Not long ago, I learned some startling statistics: The loyalty of employees who work for small businesses has dropped by almost 20% since 2008, and currently stands at a paltry 50%. Although I have never experienced any serious turnover in my own venture, I decided to take preemptive action by...read more

Timely Response is Critical

In the voice of the customer world it is our role as market researchers to listen and follow through on what the customers are saying. Quite often this puts us in the position of ‘middle men’ between the customers and internal groups (e.g. sales, marketing, finance, customer service, etc.) ...read more

Key Drivers for Research Supplier Selection

It is rare that as a marketing researcher I get to take a survey. That may sound odd, but more often than not one’s occupation is used as a screener. Most researchers don’t want other researchers taking their survey, even though they may be qualified on all other accounts. The rare occasion is the...read more

Time is an Element Worth Considering

Measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction is a primary task for both consumer and B2B market research professionals. Today’s question is a matter of time as in a snapshot (one period in time) or a trend (measurements over a period of time.) Should satisfaction, awareness or other measures be...read more

Checking in on Culturally Sensitive Topics

In the course of survey research several topics have developed a reputation for being ‘sensitive’. In short this means the topical areas are perceived to be just short of off limits by the culture we live in. Examples include cultural diversity, recreational drug use, sexual activity, alcohol use,...read more

Linking House Files to Survey Data

Making the connection between survey data and information stored in transactional data warehouses or CRM systems allows the consumer or B2B market researcher to exponentially grow the value of the customer insights they deliver. As with most survey-related topics, there is more than one way to make...read more
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