Topic: market research


Launching New Products the New Balance Way

For most of history, shoes were made to protect people’s feet from the outside elements. Today, they have evolved from something to keep your feet warm, to status symbols where design is just as important (if not more) as functionality. The sneaker world is booming from millennial demand and professional athletes launching their own brands […]

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How to Ask Sensitive Survey Questions

Imagine you are responding to a survey and you’re asked about a sensitive topic, such as drug use, sexual behavior, racial attitudes, or your income. You might be reluctant to tell the truth and instead respond with what you think is a “socially acceptable” answer. This tendency is called “social desirability bias,” and if you’re not careful, it can bias your data, too.

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Are the bots coming for your research job?

Back to the Future II debuted 30 years ago with flying drones, fingerprint scanners, smart glasses, and video phones. Many thought that technology was far-fetched, but here we are in 2018 with phones that order our groceries and glasses that can give us the news. (We’re still waiting on Jaws 19 and that hoverboard.) Perhaps […]

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What is Qualitative Research and When Should You Use It?

Launching new products is a notoriously tricky business. Especially a new CPG food product. The marketplace is crowded with competitors, securing distribution channels is a slog, there are regulatory hurdles to leap, and new foods are expensive to advertise, sample and sell. The Wrong Shape of Square This point was brought home to me during […]

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Primary vs. Secondary Market Research: What They Are and When to Use Each

Ancient sailors consumed data just like we do today, but their data wasn’t terabytes, it was shiny lights – stars to be exact. They navigated their vessels by reading Big Three constellations – Cassiopeia, Crux, and Orion. Watching how the constellations rotated and referred to each other in the night sky would point sailors in […]

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10 Market Research Tools You Should Be Using

Every worker needs their toolbox, and market researchers are no different. Your research toolbox doesn’t have a vice or stud finder, but it does have tools that crunch data and find hidden insights. The obvious tool you need is a world-class research platform, but let’s look at some of the other market-research tools to help […]

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