Employee Satisfaction and Your Bottom Line: Tips for Surveying Employees

There may have been a time when employee satisfaction was low on the priority list for organizational leaders, but that time is past.  A wealth of research [1] exists that links the satisfaction of employees to customer satisfaction and the profitability of the organization.  But how do organizational leaders find out if their employees are […]

Is points based incentive system a big fraud?

The concept of giving incentives for participation in research surveys is very simple – for your valuable time and opinions the online data collection company will reward you with some kind of gift – it can be cash/reward points/subscriptions/coupons. Theoretically it all looks great – I mean for clicking on surveys you get rewards – […]

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

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. […]

5 Blog Posts You Must Read Over The Weekend

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 […]

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

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 […]

5 Simple Methods To Keep Your Respondents Happy

If it was possible I will always put respondents in the balance sheet as – ‘assets’ and why not after all an online panel company is as good as its respondent base. Unless you are a fake company and aggregate panels from other companies – it is MUST to keep your respondents happy and responsive. […]

Managing large scale fieldwork using mobile in India: what are the challenges & key success factors?

The recently concluded MRMW Asia conference brought together industry’s greatest minds from the region to discuss the challenges and opportunities of mobile research for delivering actionable insights. The event was held on January 30-31 in Kuala Lumpur and over 155+ delegates from client-side, agency-side and technology firms attended the event. I am really excited to share […]

How To Spot A Fake Online Data Collection Company in 2 Minutes

To start a data collection company you don’t need any qualification – in fact formal education is also not required – you just need to be ‘street smart’ or to put it in right perspective – you should be able to get the data collection done – somehow, anyhow. This fact along with the lure […]

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 […]