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  • How to Conduct a Patient Satisfaction Survey | Healthcare Market Research Company

    Patient Satisfaction Surveys: How Strategies Equal Solutions

    Patient satisfaction surveys, sometimes referred to as patient affinity surveys, are a common methodology in healthcare market research. A patient affinity survey answers the following questions: How satisfied are patients? Do patients trust their primary care physician (PCP)? How likely are patients to switch physicians? Why? How likely are patients to switch medical practices? Why? How can the medical practice improve patient satisfaction? Our healthcare market research firm recently cond

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  • How to Conduct a Survey with Nurses

    Last year, it was found that enrollment in nursing programs rose by over 3%. This came at a welcome time, as it was unclear how COVID-19 would affect the future of nursing. This post will discuss conducting online surveys with nurses by outlining a case study of a project completed by our healthcare market research company. The main focus is not simply on nursing as a career, but on factors surrounding nursing education. Market research is an excellent way to provide your team with statistic

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  • Blog: 8 Cannabis Marketing Strategies for 2023

    8 Cannabis Marketing Strategies for 2023

    There is no question about it – cannabis has hit the mainstream. As of this writing, cannabis is legal for recreational purposes in 19 states and Washington, D.C. Another 19 states have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Meanwhile, CBD is now legal throughout the country, and other cannabis products, like Delta-8 and Delta-10, are becoming increasingly popular. This is turning the cannabis industry into a multi-billion dollar one, meaning that cannabis-related businesses have the chan

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  • Blog: How to Conduct Market Research with Military Veterans

    How to Conduct Market Research with Military Veterans

    While almost everyone knows a military veteran, this audience can be tricky to reach and recruit for market research. Especially on a large scale! Luckily for one client who contacted Drive Research, our team has experience with this audience and knows just how to reach them. This case study outlines the step-by-step process for our most recent veteran recruitment project. Step 1: The Kickoff Once a signed contract is in place, our market research firm held a 30-minute kickoff meeting to

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  • Blog: Creative Testing in Market Research: Strategies & Solutions

    Creative Testing in Market Research: Strategies & Solutions

    Recently, HubSpot found that 68% of marketing professionals believe paid ads are important for a brand. This may not be a shock–of course, the popularity of ad spending is going to be high. But when so many professionals are focusing on ads, it makes you think: how many are actually effective? We’ll put it like this: your ads can always do better. Even if you have a stellar ad campaign that’s thriving, wouldn’t you want to find a way to have it be even more effective? Or, on the opposite en

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  • Blog: PPC Ads Not Converting? Here's What To Do Next.

    PPC Ads Not Converting? Here's What To Do Next.

    If you’ve read any ‘Top Marketing Strategies’ list in the past couple of years, you know pay-per-click (PPC) ads are always a popular recommendation. And for good reason. Google AdWords campaigns produce one of the strongest returns on investment for organizations. Studies have shown for every dollar companies spend on pay-per-click advertising, they earn two dollars on average from Google Ads. While these conversion rates are the case for some, not all advertisers generate the same number

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  • Blog: How to Analyze Quantitative Survey Data: Reporting to the Maximum

    How to Analyze Quantitative Survey Data: Reporting to the Maximum

    Analyzing long surveys with endless amounts of data is intimidating, even for the best market researchers. Largely due to the time and attention required for a solid review, extracting the most relevant information from quantitative survey data is a time-consuming process–but for good reason. “Quantitative” refers to broad-scale research – think the bigger picture. There are many common forms of quantitative research we could talk about, but for now, we’ll stick to online surveys. Recently,

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  • Blog: Retail Marketing: 5 Key Strategies to Gain More Customers

    Retail Marketing: 5 Key Strategies to Gain More Customers

    We have a shocking fact for you today, are you ready? Businesses need customers. But get this – customers also need businesses. That’s how loyal, frequent consumer relationships are made in retail. When you're able to successfully market your business, you develop a relationship with new customers while also giving them a reason to keep coming back. That's where effective retail marketing comes in! Maybe you have a top-notch social media account with incredible shots, but it’s not generat

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  • Blog: Brand Sentiment: What It Is and How You Can Track It

    Brand Sentiment: What It Is and How You Can Track It

    Perhaps there is no more vital aspect to measure and understand than your brand. What is it? What does it stand for? How do people define it? Brand sentiment is arguably the most valuable asset for any person, organization, product, or service and is the umbrella image that shapes all other interactions. It is an evolving asset of a collection of ideas and impressions that can change for the good or bad over time. It’s always shifting based on the internal culture, marketing, strategy, ma

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    How to Get More Members for Kids Programs and Youth Organizations

    After facing changes due to COVID-19 and returning to the new normal, making new friends is an important topic for many parents. So much so, PBS provided tips for parents to help their child(ren) make friends as children's social worlds are expanding again. Luckily for parents and caregivers, there are several different afterschool programs, extracurriculars, and youth classes to help the social development of young children. Consequently, this can mean a lot of competition for nonprofit org

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  • Blog: Name Testing a Healthcare Product or Service

    Name Testing a Healthcare Product or Service

    You are likely never short of ideas when naming a product or service in healthcare. You can spend weeks or months with your internal teams fine-tuning the name and figuring out the best path forward. However, some brands fail to realize that your buyers, not your sellers, determine the best product or service name. Although you may have arrived at an internal consensus, it is always essential to conduct market research to get feedback from your buying audience – whether that be doctors, phys

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  • Blog: 10 Market Research Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

    10 Market Research Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

    Recently, the Drive Research team attended the Quirks event in NYC for market research and insights professionals! The event shares insight on best practices and future market research trends, as well as in-person networking opportunities. As you’ll soon see, the key points covered at the event range from diversity and inclusion to consumer psychology to branding techniques. We’ve included brief overviews of the 10 sessions we went to and a few important takeaways from each. Below are the t

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