Focus Market Research & Schlesinger Associates Annouces Strategic Partnership For Phoenix

onlinemrnewsFocus Market Research has announced a strategic partnership with Schlesinger Associates. Focus Market Research’s project management and recruitment team has transferred to Schlesinger Associates Phoenix and Schlesinger has also acquired Focus Market Research’s local Phoenix panel.

Focus Market Research’s Minneapolis facility and operation remains open for business as usual and remains independent of this Phoenix partnership.

Commenting on the news, Judy Opstad, President and Owner of Focus Market Research said, “For Phoenix, I strongly believe that our careful selection of Schlesinger as strategic partner will truly benefit our clients who will be able to continue working with their trusted FMR project managers.  They will be supported by an enhanced panel for wider respondent selection across more verticals, a high-specification facility in central Phoenix and leading-edge research technology and methodologies.  Meanwhile, at FMR, we continue to focus strongly on the continued development of our Minneapolis facility, panel and services. ”

Scott Baker, Vice President, Schlesinger Qualitative added, “We have been very impressed by the knowledge, enthusiasm and client service levels provided by the team at Focus Market Research Phoenix and we are delighted for them to have joined our team where they continue to work with their existing clients.  We were equally impressed with the quality of Focus Market Research’s local panel and have now successfully merged the membership with the Schlesinger ‘InspiredOpinions’ panel.  Our newly expanded Phoenix team is supporting FMR data collection client needs in the South West and is working closely with each client to understand their needs.”

Focus Market Research Background Information

Focus Market Research is a privately owned company with over 35 years’ experience in qualitative data collection and focus facility ownership and management in the Minneapolis market.

Expertise in consumer, B2B and Jury research markets.

Focus Market Research has been consistently top rated in the Impulse Survey of Focus Group Facilities.

Main Executives

Judy Opstad, President & Stan Opstad, Vice President

Ray Opstad, Vice President & Minneapolis Facility Manager

Schlesinger Associates Background Information

Schlesinger Associates is a leading data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions worldwide and delivering high-quality recruitment for any research methodology.  Schlesinger Associates has offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.

Main Executives: Steve Schlesinger, CEO ; Mike Sullivan, President

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