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Archive for May, 2012

3 Lessons for Market Research Project Managers From the Facebook IPO

Posted by Kathryn KorostoffThursday, May 31, 2012, 5:47 am No Comments
Let’s take a multi-billion dollar lesson from Facebook; effective leaders, whether of newly public companies or of market research projects, need to follow some common sense best practices.
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10 Steps For Stretching Marketing Research For More And Better Insights

Posted by Dr. Marco VriensTuesday, May 29, 2012, 6:36 am 3 Comments
Marketing research and analytics are foundational tools to help firms discover compelling actionable insights. How can you “stretch” marketing research (and analytics) to get more and better insights? Here are 10 steps you can take.
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Why Do We Need An Insights Approach?

Posted by Dr. Marco VriensThursday, May 24, 2012, 9:53 am No Comments
We need to think differently about what we are trying to achieve in marketing research, what the problems are we are trying to solve and how to do it. This means different processes and different tools for insights discovery and insights adoption. In my new book The Insights Advantage: knowing how to win (2012) I discuss how firms can adopt an approach that leads to more and better insights and will lead to more insights-driven decisions. This is the first of a series of blogs that will summarize selected topics out of the book or additional thoughts on the topic of the book: how to win with insights.
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Market Researchers Need to Focus on Client Needs

Posted by TRC Market ResearchTuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:06 am 2 Comments
Instead of lamenting low response rates we should learn to live with them (the reality is that even with time and money we could not drive response rates today that would have been considered acceptable 40 years ago anyway). We should also embrace the possibilities that new technologies offer.
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Timing Is Everything: Specific Time Frames in Question Design

Posted by Ron SellersMonday, May 21, 2012, 6:33 am No Comments
Nuance is critical in questionnaire design. One nuance missed by many is the appropriate use of time frames when asking people about their activities.
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