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  1. New Product Launch Case Study

    This blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: An organization that creates outdoor gardening products partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct a product perception study. The client wanted to test the market perception of several new product concepts. The market

  2. 2016 Summer Trends in Banking and Finance

    With summer in full swing, the banking and finance industry is not taking a vacation as it continues to find ways to leverage new technology and satisfy customers. Below are three emerging trends in the industry to watch as we continue to move through the second half of 2016.              1.

  3. 2016 Trends in K-12 Education

    The K-12 education environment has faced a fair share of upheavals over the last several years, and 2016 has proven to be no different. We’re noticing a shift towards student centered learning standards, a focus on personalized teacher professional development, and a realignment of curriculum to address the changing work environment. More details on each

  4. K-12 Client Satisfaction Case Study

    This blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: An organization that provides services to K-12 school districts recently partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct a customer satisfaction survey. The client wanted to better understand satisfaction and perception of services provided by

  5. Central New York Music Preferences

    Summer’s here and the time is right: Central New Yorkers are ready to face the music, RMS ViewPoint Poll Shows.  According to a recent poll of Central New Yorkers conducted by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) ViewPoint, 83 percent of individuals plan to go to a concert this summer. Thirty percent of Central New

  6. Dealing with a Social Media Crisis

    The RMS social media team recently attended a Social Media Breakfast presentation by Greg Loh, Managing Partner at Eric Mower + Associates. Aside from the great coffee and pastries, our team received an information-packed 90 minutes of social media crisis management gold. Although our social media team prides itself on staying up to date on

  7. The Similarities Between Market Research and Election 2016

    What does market research have in common with Election 2016? Besides the fact that we all are very passionate about our work, have great hair, and want our work to have a positive impact, market research professionals must often overcome similar obstacles to those the candidates are facing in this year’s Presidential election. More commonalities

  8. What Is The Difference Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research?

    The following post was co-written with Zach Shaw, Panel Associate at RMS What is Qualitative Research? Qualitative research is a non-numerical method used to discover and understand consumer behavior, beliefs, attitudes, experiences, and interactions. Qualitative data is often implemented during the exploratory phase of the research, using unstructured or semi structured techniques to facilitate an open

  9. Employee Satisfaction Case Study

    This blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A community-based organization partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct an employee satisfaction study. The client wanted to better understand how happy employees were with the workplace, as well as identify areas of

  10. Q2 Trends in Higher Education

    For this second installment in the higher education trends series, we revisited industry trends to determine client priorities for the remainder of 2016.  We’ve noticed interest among our higher education clients in digital investments, predictive analytics, stackable certificates, and prioritizing student retention. Through our research and interactions with clients, we’ve compiled a list of trends