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  1. What is VoC Research?

    The following post was written by Mark Dengler, President at RMS. In the market research world, the voice of the customer (VoC) is key to understanding and managing customer experiences as well as enhancing product/service design. You should always be listening to your customers and what they are saying, whether it be directly to your organization’s

  2. K-12 District Perception and Public Opinion Research

    During the fall, we see an uptick in research on district perception and public opinion from our secondary education clients. It’s common for school districts to gauge the community’s perception on proposed curriculum, budget, and instructional changes prior to the public vote the following spring, or prior to implementation. By conducting the research, the district

  3. 2016 RMS Election Survey Results

    We recently conducted a 2016 election survey amongst our RMS ViewPoint Research Panel, as well as Central New York residents. Respondents were not asked who they would be voting for, however, they were asked about their overall impression of the elections. Below is a summary of some of the results. RMS is a full-service market

  4. What Is Mystery Shopping?

    Mystery shopping is a popular research method used to gather feedback from an audience. It’s common for mystery shopping to be conducted in-person, but can also be conducted via phone or by making online inquiries. Mystery shopping is not solely used for retail research, as it is commonly known for. During a mystery shop, a

  5. What Is An Intercept Survey?

    An intercept survey is a research method used to gather on-site feedback from an audience. Intercept surveys are often used at events, restaurants, conferences, and in shopping malls to collect patron perception information. During an intercept survey, the interviewer may approach a patron to ask about their experience at the event, facility or restaurant. Results

  6. Transportation Client Satisfaction Case Study

    This blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A school transportation organization recently partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct sales strategy research. The client wanted to better understand customer satisfaction and perception of services provided by the organization. The market research

  7. RMS ViewPoint Panel Book—An Inside Look

    RMS recently released the RMS ViewPoint Panel Book—a dynamic and graphic first edition detailing the demographics of our research panel. Check out some features of the new Panel Book below! Demographics Explore the data everyone wants to know about. We’ve created eye-catching graphics to showcase the demographics and workforce data of our entire panel. Consumer

  8. Dodge the Dog Daze of Summer

    The following post was written by Mark Dengler, President at RMS. As summer starts to wind down, I trust that folks are enjoying the sunny and hot weather. However, don’t be fooled by these hazy days. Companies can’t afford to be lazy. Summer is actually an excellent time to work on relationship marketing strategies with existing

  9. NYS Fair – Ending the Summer on a Great Note

    The following post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator at RMS. According to a recent poll of Central New Yorkers conducted by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. using the RMS ViewPoint panel, 62 percent of survey respondents plan to go to the State Fair one or two times this year. With 98 percent

  10. The Man, The Myth, The Millennial

    The following post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator at RMS. It’s a common question, we hear it all the time from clients: how do we market to (and actually captivate) millennials – the now largest generation in the U.S. workforce? Stumble upon any informative, well known business website today and you’re bound to