IIEX Insight Innovation Competition – NA 2017

The following companies presented at IIEX NA today as they compete for the 2017 Insight Innovation award: Feedtrail – Provides real-time service recovery to measure and act on customer satisfaction. The opportunity to offer feedback is promoted through in-location brochures and reminders from staff, as well as text messages (using phone numbers available from Salesforce). […]

Global Call to Action on Mobile Experience

At IIEX NA, Leonard Murphy moderated a discussion with Melanie Courtright of Research Now and Frank Kelly of Lightspeed on improving the mobile experience for research participants. “Ten years in, mobile experience is still an issue,” Lenny said. I’ve paraphrased the commentary below. Melanie: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report showed that smartphones are leveling off, […]

Corporate Researchers Reflect on Insights Trends

At IIEX NA 2016, Ryan Barry of ZappiStore moderated a panel with Michelle Gansle, Wrigley; Thomas Grayman, Viacom; Kristen Griffith, Clorox; and June WestHolland, Verizon. The following is my paraphrase of their comments. Ryan: How are you selling insights to the leadership team of your organization? Thomas: It’s a deep part of our heritage, with […]

What is Gamification?

This is the third in a series of articles on the topic of Respondent Engagement and enhanced survey experience satisfaction. The phrase “gamification” first emerged around the turn of the century and is generally credited to British game creator Nick Pelling.  As online gaming platforms began to appear, such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games […]

What does Respondent Engagement Really Mean?

This is the second in a series of articles on the topic of Respondent Engagement and enhanced survey experience satisfaction. I’ve noticed several recent publications have referred to “respondent engagement” as an alternative phrase for “getting people to cooperate with survey invitations.”  Over the years, I’ve investigated other literature streams and found that from a […]

Respondent Engagement: Boosting Survey Satisfaction and Participation

Numerous industry groups have reported that the levels of respondent cooperation and response rates have been dropping over the past 20 years.  Phone surveys have an average answer rate of less than 8% and of those, less than 4% agree to participate.  In the early 2000s Web-based panels produced average response rates of around 48%, […]