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8/8/08

The importance of good sampling

One of the most important factors that determines if your [fill in research mode here … survey, focus group, etc.] produces accurate results is your sample. A sample, by definition, is a subset of the population you are studying that is selected for the actual research study. Perform your research with the wrong sample, or […]

By David KennedyRead More

8/6/08

Google Insights

Marketers salivate over the amount of data Google holds, and today Google gives us another window into their database of intentions.  Similar to Google Trends, their newest service, Google Insights, allows you to get a glimpse of what terms people are searching for. Insights, however, offers additional tools to make those results more useful.  Now […]

By David KennedyRead More

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8/4/08

Be Careful What You Ask For

It’s the season for political polling, which is a convenient occasion for illustrating the many potential pitfalls of conducting opinion research.  Last week there was a particularly good example of biases in opinions caused by the way a question is asked. There is currently a bill (House Bill 1366) in the North Carolina State Legislature […]

By Geoff UrlandRead More

7/31/08

Corona team member helps Ad2 Denver take 2nd place in public service competition!

Congratulations to our own David Kennedy, and the rest of the Ad2 Denver team, who took 2nd place in the national 2008 American Advertising Federation‘s Public Service Competition!  Their project culminated in a very cool and witty media campaign for the new Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum located in Golden, CO.  We’re very proud of […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

7/30/08

Obama’s Super Marketing Machine

I should first start off with a general disclaimer.  We’re a neutral market research firm with no affiliation with any political party.  Oh, and another disclaimer, we do market research for a living, so we are biased in that respect.  With all that out of the way… I read an article today on Obama’s Super […]

By David KennedyRead More

7/28/08

Who uses this stuff anyway?

Do you ever wonder who uses market research? You may think, “marketers, of course,” but there can be many more audiences to market research than just marketers or even management. The findings could impact everyone in the organization from the CEO to the front line employees. I came across this somewhat old article today about […]

By David KennedyRead More