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Our market research company keeps the pulse on the latest and greatest in the industry so you don't have to. We don't just talk market research, we live it, we write about it, and we share it. Our fingers hurt because of it. Often. Learn more about market research basics, tricks, trends, and ideas. Grab a fresh coffee, there is so much here, you'll need it.

  • Blog: How to Measure the Impact of a PR Crisis on Brand Perception

    How to Measure the Impact of a PR Crisis on Brand Perception

    When a PR crisis emerges for your organization, it can prove to be a stressful time. Trying to manage communication internally and externally is challenging and will keep you working around the clock 24/7. No one wishes a public relations disaster on anyone, but things happen. One of the ways to get a read on the reaction of external audiences and the general public is through a PR crisis survey. Although it may be easier to manage how the crisis is communicated and handled internally, exte

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  • Healthcare Mystery Shopping: Improving Patient Experience (PX)

    Healthcare Mystery Shopping: Improving Patient Experience (PX)

    As a healthcare facility, you open your doors to many new faces. Whether you are currently working for a hospital, surgical center, doctor’s office, or urgent care clinic, providing a safe and healthy patient experience (PX) is your top priority. That’s where methodologies such as patient satisfaction surveys and healthcare mystery shopping come in. Market research for medical organizations helps keep the pulse on all types of healthcare facilities. It provides high-quality data and actiona

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  • Blog: Black Friday in Rochester: Where & How Much People Are Spending

    Black Friday in Rochester: Where & How Much People Are Spending

    The biggest holiday shopping weekend is quickly upon us. Whether it be Eastview Mall, the Waterloo Outlets, or skipping the lines and shopping online, there are many ways Rochester consumers will take part in Cyber Week 2022 (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday). Our Upstate New York market research company conducted an online survey with nearly 500 Rochester residents to learn more about their shopping habits, preferences, and attitudes surrounding Thanksgiving weekend – and

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  • Blog: Grocery Store Statistics: Where, When, & How Much People Grocery Shop

    Grocery Store Statistics: Where, When, & How Much People Grocery Shop

    Across the U.S., there are 63,328 supermarkets and grocery store businesses. Each day they are filled with different types of people who have unique needs, preferences, budgets, and other buyer characteristics. As consumer buying behaviors evolve, it’s important to stay up to date on where, when, and how much they grocery shop. To help, we surveyed over 1,100 consumers across the U.S. to look at the current landscape of grocery shoppers and identify underlying consumer segments. Grocery Sto

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  • Blog: Struggling to Find Survey Respondents? Use These Four Tips.

    Struggling to Get More Survey Responses? Use These 9 Tips

    Wondering why you are not seeing many responses to your survey? This is a common challenge our online survey company hears from prospective clients. The top culprits of low response survey response rates are often related to things like... Issues with the survey writing Setting too narrow of an audience Not using a credible resource for survey respondents Not offering an incentive that motivates the respondents you are trying to reach to fully complete the survey Ultimately, it’s helpful t

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    What are Ethical Practices in Market Research?

    Anywhere in business, ethics play an important role. Ethical practices are what help establish trust between parties and provide structure for dealings. The market research industry is no exception to these ethical practices. Ethical practices in market research are moral principles that guide the responsibility to conduct and analyze research without deception to ensure authenticity. At every step of a market research effort, the organization takes measures to ensure both participants and

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  • Blog: Best Qualtrics Alternatives to Help Achieve Market Research Goals

    Best Qualtrics Alternatives to Help Achieve Market Research Goals

    Running an online survey seems easy, right? Many free market research resources offer simple ways to write your survey questions, create a link to share them, or invite respondents via email. However, you may or may not realize that you could be biting off more than you can chew. Seeking alternatives to Qualtrics can be trickier than you think. That said, if you’re still dead set on running the survey in-house by yourself, we provide five of those alternatives later in this blog post. But…t

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  • Blog: How to Survey Dentists and Orthodontists

    How to Survey Dentists and Orthodontists

    It’s safe to say that consumers will gravitate toward healthcare products that are backed by a professional in the field. This is just as true for oral care products and services–if not more so. As product growth in the dental market begins to rise, it's in the best interest of oral health brands to turn to research with those in the industry. For dental health companies that want to understand how to survey dentists for useful product feedback, they must learn how to navigate research with

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  • Blog: Halloween Holiday Decorations

    2022 Fun-Sized Halloween Statistics to Share

    Happy Halloween from the ghouls and boys at Drive Research! We couldn't celebrate the holiday without sharing some of our favorite Halloween statistics from the research magicians at the National Retail Federation (NRF) and InMarket. Below are our fun, sharable Halloween facts and stats from their 2022 study. Overall Halloween Spending Habits💸 According to the NRF, total Halloween spending is expected to approach a massive $11B nationally this year, as millions of people will be looking

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    Online Survey Testing: What to Look for Before Hitting Send

    Your online survey is written, programmed, and ready to go - but before sending it into fieldwork, have you properly tested it? Just like there is a science behind survey writing, there is a method to the madness of online survey programming. Simple mistakes can impact data quality and respondent experience, which means the decisions you make based on the results will suffer as well. Take the time to thoroughly pre-test your survey - we promise you won't regret it! The steps to successfull

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  • benefits of using third party market research firm

    Benefits of Using a Third-Party Market Research Firm

    So, you’ve made the decision–you want to dive into market research to help boost your business somehow. When it comes to conducting market research, your organization has two choices: Conduct the study through DIY market research Conduct the study using a third-party market research firm I suppose a third choice exists of not doing the market research at all, but we wouldn't recommend this. Each of the first two options provides its own unique advantages and disadvantages. As a third-part

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  • Blog: Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Benefits of Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Surveys

    If you're reading this, you probably know how important happy patients are. But how can you truly know how happy patients are and what drives their satisfaction? Patient satisfaction surveys, that's how. With up to 82% of patients prioritizing good customer service in medical practices, their voice needs to be validated more than ever. Seeing as patients are the glue of any healthcare organization, they are your customers, in a sense. That said, the difference between other industries and m

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