18 Feb 2016

Start with the End in Mind: Make Sure your Research Leads to the Right Decisions

 “There is nothing like looking if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

All marketers struggle with scarce resources to address business challenges. Perhaps in no other marketing area are resources quite so limited as in market research. Management does not want to invest in high-quality research. Respondents don’t want to participate, and if they do participate, it is challenging to get them to give valuable information. Sometimes it seems as if insight is as rare as hen’s teeth.

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Tagged: Questionnaires, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

04 Feb 2016

Recruiting the Best Market Research Respondents

Whether you’re conducting qualitative or quantitative market research, the quality of your respondents is the most critical factor in your project’s success. Excellent recruiting is a three-way street requiring strong communication and understanding between the client, the market researcher and the recruiter. And because there are so many moving parts to recruiting, there are many ways that it can go wrong.

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Tagged: Focus Groups, Marketing Research, Recruiting

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