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

Should We Use Incentives for Survey Response?

We seem to need an incentive nowadays before we are willing to do anything. As our lives have become busier, taking even a few minutes for a survey can be perceived as time wasted. This has led to an increasing reliance on incentives to motivate survey response. In the days of old it was common to...read more

Testing the value behind value propositions

How valuable is your proposition? Value propositions are a two-way street. From the company they are a promise of value to be delivered and from the customer’s perspective they are a belief that value will be experienced. These all important statements can apply to your entire organization, or parts...read more

How to Recruit 3 Types of Survey Support: Part 1

All successful survey programs have one thing in common—they need multi-tiered support to truly flourish. If you take a minute to think about the survey lifecycle, you can see why recruiting support on several different levels is important. Launching surveys takes time and money, especially during...read more

If I knew then what I know now - multi-channel surveys

What I knew then… I heard a statistic yesterday that the average smartphone user is never more than three feet away from their phone. I am not sure I find this good, bad or I'm just indifferent, but it does play into our need as consumer and B2B market researchers to expand our delivery options. The...read more

The Art and Science of Asking Questions

Asking questions is what market researchers are trained to do, be they in the form of unstructured questions used in focus groups and in-depth interviews or in controlled survey questions designed to estimate likelihood of purchase. Our questions are the key to unlocking the vault in the consumer or...read more

Survey Reporting Tips

The primary reason to run surveys is to get the right information and insights from your respondents – the feedback that matters. Therefore, the most important part of your survey is the data you collect, and our goal is to ensure that you’re confident with that data, and can use it to drive...read more

Keeping the Project on Track

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. For as much science as we put into our research efforts there is always a bit of the human element to contend with. It is this human element that can derail a project and send it back to “Go” without collecting $200 (pardon the Monopoly reference)....read more

Welcome to the Show

“Welcome to the show!” so the ringmaster said. We could also say welcome to the survey, and that would be the function of the welcome page in the Cvent online survey platform. The platform allows the researcher to create not only an invitation, but also a welcome and a thank you page. How...read more

Getting Back to the Trenches: Getting too Far Removed from the Customer Experience

Some days as a B2B market researcher, and in my previous lives in consumer research, I find myself becoming more intimate with SPSS files and questionnaires than with our customers. Ah, you might say, such is the life of a quant junkie. Well that may be true, as I do love working with the data that...read more
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