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  • Blog: 4 Famous Brands That Depend on Market Research

    6 Famous Brands That Depend on Market Research

    What do Starbucks, Apple, McDonald’s, LEGO, Dove, and Zappos all have in common? Well, I’ll tell you. These famous brands all depend on market research. These household names use the data to their advantage to win over their customers and challenge their competitors. Market research can help organizations achieve: Strengths reputation and credibility Enhances brand awareness Understanding market segments and trends in the marketplace Obtaining feedback on customer preferences Establishing t

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  • Blog: Measuring Demand for New Healthcare Product with Doctors

    Measuring Appeal and Demand for New Healthcare Product

    When it comes to launching a new product in healthcare, research is everything - not only from the potential clinical side with patients but also among prescribing doctors. Therefore, if you're testing a new healthcare product concept, it is essential to collect feedback from physicians on new product offerings to understand their opinion, potential barriers to prescribing, potential demand, and other critical factors. Our healthcare market research company recently partnered with a brand to

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  • Blog: How to Determine Opportunity Size When Expanding into New Markets

    How to Determine Opportunity Size When Expanding into New Markets

    It’s safe to assume you’ve stumbled on this blog post because your organization has been brainstorming on a new product or service idea. Perhaps you’re planning on commercializing this new concept, but are unsure if it will result in a significant ROI. The costs needed to develop new product expansions are rarely minimal. Therefore, to make smart, informed decisions you want to determine the potential opportunity size for entering a new market. To measure the appeal of a new product concept

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  • Blog: Supervisor Evaluation Surveys: How to Measure Management Satisfaction

    Supervisor Evaluation Surveys: How to Measure Management Satisfaction

    Most employees, across several levels of an organization, work with a supervisory figure. Supervisors train, collaborate, and evaluate the employees working underneath them. Beyond that, they’re often the first person an employee talks to when they start the day and the person they go to for support or guidance. Needless to say, this relationship heavily influences the experience an employee has at a company. You probably have heard the saying that “people don’t leave companies, they leave m

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  • Blog: Beauty Market Research: Measuring the Effectiveness of Advertising

    Beauty Market Research: Measuring the Effectiveness of Advertising

    Finding success in the highly competitive beauty industry is becoming increasingly difficult as consumers continue to evolve. Beauty market research is helpful in understanding target consumers and measuring the effectiveness of advertising. Conducting market research for beauty products answers key questions before launching an advertising campaign including: Wondering what ad makes customers most likely to try your product or service? Wondering what offer is most appealing to customers? Wo

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  • Blog: How to Ask Employees to Take a Staff Satisfaction Survey

    How to Ask Employees to Take a Staff Satisfaction Survey

    So, you’ve got the plan together – you want to have your staff take an employee survey. You know the topics you want to cover, perhaps you have a third-party market research team to help you, and you’re looking forward to making your workplace better. But how do you actually get them to take it? Running an employee survey relies solely on staff feedback. No feedback = no data to help improve job satisfaction. In order for your employees to answer your questions, they need to be aware and m

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  • Blog: Using Surveys to Improve Student Attrition and Graduation Rates

    Using Surveys to Improve Student Attrition and Graduation Rates

    Student attrition and graduation rates can be a major pain point for educational institutions across the U.S. Disruptions to the classroom environment from the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, have thrown a wrench into the capacity to keep students enrolled. Many schools are left asking what they could have done differently to prevent students from leaving for another institution or dropping out of school entirely. It’s an issue that probably looks a little different for every educational i

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  • How to Improve User Experience (UX) For Your Website | UX Research Company

    How to Improve User Experience (UX) For Your Website

    Whether you're in a small business or a larger organization, we all want customers to engage more, buy more, and return to our websites more often. But, how do you get them there? The answer is simple: You need to improve your website's user experience (UX). Poor user experience is one of the biggest reasons customers abandon websites. And when your users experience bad UX, 91% don’t complain and just disappear without leaving feedback. And it gets worse. People form 75% of their judgment

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

    15 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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  • Blog: How to Conduct Market Research with Gastroenterologists | Healthcare Market Research Firm

    How to Conduct Market Research with Gastroenterologists

    Market research comes in all shapes and sizes. Oftentimes, the structure of a research project is dependent on the type of respondent or participant brands want to gather feedback on. For example, conducting market research with gastroenterologists is much different than surveying anyone who shops at Target. It requires different best practices and processes to accomplish a successful study with doctors who are constantly on the move. Luckily, we can share some insight into this audience. L

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  • Blog: How to Find the Strengths and Weaknesses of The Competition

    How to Find the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Competition

    Whether you’re a marketing manager or a business owner, you’re going to be thinking about your competitors in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. Identifying their advantages allows you to decide if you want to compete or concede to their superiority in certain areas, and discovering their weaknesses can help you exploit their vulnerabilities. It’s tough out there, and the strengths and weaknesses of the competition are never-ending. Organizations routinely look to out-do and out-class

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  • How to Conduct a Patient Loyalty Survey | Medicare Patient Survey Results

    Patient Loyalty Surveys: How (& Why) to Run Them

    Market research and healthcare seem to go hand-in-hand these days. That's because healthcare market research such as patient loyalty surveys provides healthcare practices with a better understanding of similarities and differences among their patients. Healthcare practices often want to better understand the patient experience and levels of satisfaction. The results from these studies are often broken down by several different factors such as: Level of insurance  Insurance carrier Primary

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