Topic: market research


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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Why Companies Are Taking Their Market Research In-House

In today’s digital age where consumers are rapidly evolving, the need for more data is arising. As a result, many companies are bringing market research in-house from outsourced firms and it’s helping them get faster insights to serve their customers better. Companies want to own their own data and the algorithms to interpret that data, […]

Read More
6 Ways to Pretest Your Survey Before You Send It

Running your survey through a series of tests to check for potential problems can save you a lot of headaches down the road and ensure that you get the data that you want. In this post we discuss six different strategies for testing surveys before starting your data collection.

Read More
Demographic Survey Questions that Yield Valuable Insights

Have you ever noticed how television commercials change based on the program you’re watching? You wouldn’t expect to see a children’s toy commercial late at night, beer commercials during Saturday morning cartoons, or a sports figure during afternoon soap operas. Smart advertisers use demographics to target commercials in order to get the most bang for […]

Read More
Top Three Ways You Can Find Survey Respondents

Even if your research project is designed to perfection, it won’t be effective if you don’t get the right respondents. Getting them is critical, but it’s also hard. So we offer three proven ways to find them. Each of these methods will be useful in some circumstances and detrimental to others, so be sure to […]

Read More
How L.L. Bean Swipes Right With Tinder-style Customer Surveys

L.L. Bean tests a Tinder-style survey and learns that it yields a more enjoyable user experience – and results the company is putting to use. 106-year-old L.L.Bean is a pioneer in delivering remarkable customer experiences. From their handcrafted, Made-in-Maine, Bean Boots to their 24/7/365-day-open flagship store, L.L.Bean has built a sustainable business by offering high-quality […]

Read More