5 Success Factors of an Online Community in its 10th Year

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At IIeX North America in Austin, Stephen Thompson of Recollective, Tiffany Ng of Experian, and Holly O’Neill of Talking Business LLC shared five key success factors for Experian’s online community, voicesHUB, now going on its tenth year. Holly O’Neill was instrumental in convincing Experian to start the community in 2010, in order to “to hold […]

Curiosity and the Cat: Bringing Agile Research to CLTs and Focus Groups

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At the 10th Annual MSMR Insights Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington last week, Jodie McInerney and Sandip Narang of Burke discussed how they applied agile techniques to in-person research. Their client, a cat litter brand team, needed a new strategic innovation to drive brand share – and gave Burke five weeks to […]

Future of Feedback: Rethinking How We Ask Questions

At the Quirks Event in Chicago, Andrew Grenville of Maru / Matchbox shared research on research from his book The Insights Revolution: Questioning Everything. How we interact with each other keeps evolving. Andrew started in the industry doing face-to-face interviews with paper questionnaires, before adapting the questionnaires to phone research, then to the web, and […]

What Marketers and Researchers Can Learn From Each Other

At the Quirks Event in Chicago, FocusVision’s Zoe Dowling, Ph.D., SVP research, and Dawn Colossi, CMO, shared their experiences over the past year coming at common problems from the perspectives of marketing and research. Dawn’s background was in backup and recovery technology before moving to MR software. At an earlier company, campaigns weren’t converting and […]

Dan Coates Elected President of the MRII Board of Directors

SARASOTA, FL, January 10, 2019 — The Board of the Market Research Institute International (MRII) has elected Dan Coates, president and co-founder of Ypulse, Inc., as Board President for 2019. He succeeds Jeffrey Henning, chief research officer for Researchscape International, who becomes the new Executive Director. The Board also elected Melanie Courtright, executive vice president […]

Digitally Transforming Insights at Microsoft

At the Insights Leadership Conference in San Diego this week, Reed Cundiff, GM of the Microsoft Customer & Market Research Team, discussed his group’s ongoing efforts to “digitally transform the insights function.” The mission of the insights department remains the same as it has been for the past 10 years: “Deliver strategic, fact-based customer insights […]