5 Reasons Why Online Panel Companies Must Leverage Content Marketing (or else lose business)

The biggest problem with online panel business is the entry barrier is too low – with just a laptop and a false claim that “we have 2 million panels in 24 countries (build in few months!)” any tom, dick and harry can start an online panel company. But this strategy doesn’t work for too long […]

Interview With Chris Fanning, President & CEO of SSI

Brief background of Chris Fanning: Chris Fanning, 52, is president and chief executive officer of SSI.His responsibilities include managing the business for growth and profitability, creating a strategic vision for the company, and establishing goals and instilling accountability in the organization to meet those goals.Fanning joined SSI in February 2012 as chief operating officer, becoming president […]

Three Challenges Increasingly Being Faced By Market Research Agencies

As the market research industry continues to face rapid technological, social and economic change, research agencies are increasingly up against challenges that must be overcome in order to meet client demands. With the proliferation of social media and the need for brands to generate awareness across different channels, it is crucial market research professionals rethink […]

Interview with Jon Sadow, Product Manager at Google Consumer Surveys

What an exciting week it turns out to be as I am thrilled to interview Jon Sadow, Product Manager at Google Consumer Surveys. Jon will be presenting on the topic “PUTTING SURVEY DATA WHERE IT BELONGS” at IIEX Conference. In this interview Jon provides in depth insights on various topics related to the market research industry – especially […]

How To Keep Your Respondents Engaged

As with any online research, the key to success is respondents. If you are not getting the number of responses you need, your results might not be representative enough and your survey will not give you the insight you need to make the right decisions. The ultimate goal is to have the highest number of people […]

Using Mobile Market Research to Your Advantage

Around 85% of the world’s population has access to mobile phones, bringing the number of mobile subscribers in 2013 to a staggering 6.8 billion. (MobiThinking) With such a huge global mobile market, and the amount of smartphone users increasing rapidly, it should come as no surprise that market research in this area is more important […]

Should Your Business Outsource Marketing Research?

In today’s complicated global marketplace of unprecedented access to instant information, your customers know you. It is equally important that you know them. Marketing intelligence, research and analysis are critical factors in understanding trends in order to better position your business for success. While outsourcing can sometimes be considered an 11-letter word, it can be […]

Online Survey Methodology is Picking Up in the Countries having Low Internet Penetration

I have been associated with online research for last few years and now my observation is that the online research is gradually picking up in the markets where internet penetration is still low. Now we are regularly getting RFQs for the markets where the new online panels are emerging such as few Asian, African and […]

How To Use Social Media For Market Research?

Social media is for more than just interacting with friends and family members. When your business has a page on websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram, you can use these pages to conduct effective market research. Finding out exactly what present and potential customers need and want in a company will help you better […]

How To Create Surveys That People Will Actually Respond To?

Do you send out marketing polls and surveys that never seem to get answered? Here are a few tips to make those valuable data-gathering tools more effective: Grab them immediately. You only have a few seconds to rivet your reader’s attention before that mouse hand gets twitchy and clicks on to something more interesting. Put serious […]