Category Archives: Market Research Tips

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  1. Insights in the Numbers

    You Have the Research, Now Turn the Numbers into Insights

    The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. While the numbers that result from a market research study can sometimes speak for themselves, it’s important to be comprehensive. Data should be thoroughly examined for valuable insights, and at the end of a project the findings should tell a story relevant Read more

  2. Using Demographic Segmentation in Branding Strategy

    The following post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. Whether or not we’re aware of it, we’re always segmenting the people we encounter; how old they are, what kind of house or car they own, and whether or not they’re raising a family. The idea of using this kind of segmentation has Read more

  3. what type of research?

    Integrating Primary Research with Secondary Research

    The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. Data is everywhere these days. It’s nearly impossible not to encounter at least one form of it in the business world on a regular basis, whether you’re a client or market research supplier. But not all data is created equal – primary Read more

  4. Know Your Competitors

    The following blog post was written by Zach Shaw, Panel Associate at RMS. Knowing your competition is important, whether you’re starting a new business, revamping an old one, or rolling out a new service. Every good business plan should be created with their competitors in mind; it’s the best way to take a closer look Read more

  5. Spring Cleaning Your Message

    The following post was written by Mark Dengler, President of RMS. Spring has arrived and with it, a new found energy to refresh and organize. Most associate “spring cleaning” with their homes and yards, but this season of renewal also signifies an ideal time to polish your organization’s marketing activities, strategy effectiveness and messaging. The Read more

  6. What is an IDI?

    The following post was written by Emily Palermo, Research & Social Media Associate at RMS. An in-depth interview (IDI) is a qualitative research method that gathers comprehensive information from stakeholders. Researchers often conduct IDIs in-person, over the phone, or via the web as it’s critical for the respondent and interviewer to be able to converse Read more

  7. 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 Read more

  8. 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 Read more

  9. 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 Read more

  10. 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 Read more

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