Insight Valley Asia: A Must Attend Event in the Market Research Industry!

IVA 2013

Connect the dots and transform insight into winning business strategies. Online MR is proud to be the Media Partner for the Insight Valley Conference! I am also the guest blogger for the event and will be interviewing speakers for the Online MR Blog. Here are the 2 interviews I conducted with Stefan Bruun & Jean-Yves Fargeat. […]

Is social media the right platform to get justice?

where is my money

Yesterday I saw an update on one of the LinkedIn groups about how someone has been duped by a company with regards to payment. As with many cases of international business it becomes difficult to get justice in case the other side is on an offshore location. Every country has its own set of laws […]

5 Blog Posts You Must Read Over The Weekend

knowledge is power

Ah! it is Friday again and I am sure all of you are gearing up for a fun filled weekend – but before you hit hard the nearest pub I will like to share some interesting posts. I am sure these articles will enhance your knowledge. So squeeze in few minutes during this weekend to […]

Are you pulling or pushing clients?

client is god

Let us be honest here with each other – we all want money and to get that we offer products/services which has to be bought by an entity called ‘client’ – in a scenario where we cannot find enough clients to sustain our production/delivery costs we are in BIG trouble. So but naturally every action […]

What if an online panel company does not have a marketing budget?

show me money

To recruit panel members you need money – to hire sales superstars you need money – to buy state of the art panel management software you need money – to participate in offshore research conferences you need money – in fact to even take your client for a lunch you need money. In every aspect […]

Is Market Research Sexy?

Will you advise your kids to join market research industry? Well most of the researchers I have posed this question have shared that they will probably suggest a high paying less work hours job – in simpler words although they love what they do but will suggest their kids to pick a more lucrative career […]

Will Online Panel Companies Kill Market Research Agencies?

What if an online data collection company starts providing market research services? Will they effectively put traditional market research agencies out of business? This may seem a far fetched reality to some but one cannot deny its possibilities. With shrinking markets and harsh recession onslaught – every new dollar earned is a lease of life […]

Is Mixed Mode Methodology of Online Data Collection a BIG FRAUD?

Let me share with you a naked truth – your online data collection vendor is fooling you big time and you have absolutely NO idea. “C’mmon Akshay Kanyal you are just making stuff up” I know that will be the reaction of many market researchers but stay on with me and I will tell you […]

5 Golden Rules of Client Servicing in the Online Panel Industry

In the online panel industry your client servicing team can make or break you – this team is primarily responsible to take care of client requests including queries, quotations and ops team co-ordination. A good client servicing manager can take the client-vendor relationship to the next level. Therefore it becomes imperative to better understand this […]

5 types of research buyers you MUST avoid

howtosayno

“Client is always right” is one of the most stupid statement you could ever hear. No the client is not always right and the sooner you understand it the better it is for the growth of your business. In a recessionary economy where every penny counts we are tempted to bring on board any client […]