Category Archives: Market Research Tips

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  1. survey fatigue

    3 Easy Ways to Fight Survey Fatigue

    The following post was written by Tal Gordon, former Intern at RMS. Surveying is a widely used primary research method when conducting a market research project. When creating, distributing, and evaluating a survey, it’s critical to take the participant experience into consideration, and it’s key to keep participants engaged to avoid survey fatigue. Survey fatigue

  2. Market Research Acronyms Explained

    The following post was written by Tal Gordon, Intern at RMS. The market research industry is flooded with an abundance of phrases and lingo that is commonly used between businesses, employers, and clients. The use of acronyms in particular has gained in popularity, thanks largely due to the prevalence of social media usage, but also in

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. How Market Research Can Help Your School District

    The following post was co-written with Hilary Ranucci, Business Development Coordinator at RMS. Colleges and Universities are no stranger to market research, but we’ve noticed an uptick in K-12 school districts seeking market research services. To make the most informed decisions about your school district, you should have a strong understanding of your community, both

  9. Why Should You Participate in a Research Panel?

    The following post was written by Zach Shaw, Panel Coordinator at RMS. One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at RMS is, “How does signing up for a research panel benefit me?” Many people don’t realize how much surveys, focus groups, and secret shoppers impact the services and products we use in our

  10. How to Measure Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

    The following blog post was written by Mark Dengler, President of RMS. I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the expert business panel at the 2015 Brazzlebox Small Business Summit on November 4th at the Oncenter. I was thrilled to see the amount of young entrepreneurs eager to learn and gather as