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6/6/14

Corona wins Gold Peak Award for Market Research

Last night, the Colorado American Marketing Association (CO+AMA) celebrated Colorado’s first class marketers at their annual Colorado Peak Awards. Corona Insights was honored to take home our 4th Gold Peak Award in the category of Market Research.  This year, we won the award for our member engagement and brand assessment for the American College of Veterinary […]

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6/6/14

A dose of data for your springtime allergies

Like many people, I have “seasonal allergies.”  March and April bring sneezing fits and foggy brain days for me.  Often I get a sore throat and headaches.  One year I went through three strep throat tests and a course of antibiotics before my doctor decided my swollen throat was caused by allergies. Knowing you’re allergic […]

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3/13/14

How to ask demographic questions

Asking demographic questions (e.g., age, gender, marital status) should be the easiest of survey questions to ask, right?  What if I told you asking someone how old they are will yield different results than asking in what year they were born, or that asking a sensitive question (e.g., How much money did you make last […]

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3/12/14

Societal values in music

We stumbled across the interesting data visualization today, which shows how commonly different words or phrases have appeared in Billboard’s Top 100 songs over the past 50 years or so.  As we scroll through the tables, the most obvious pattern is the increase in profanity (described as “foul words”) since 1990.  Prior to that era, […]

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3/5/14

Imagine 2020 launch

Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock revealed Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years. This strategic plan, written by Corona Insights in partnership with Denver Arts & Venues, will fuel the next era for our city’s art, culture and creativity. What a treat it was to attend the press conference, see the final printed plan and […]

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2/20/14

Is cluster sampling a good fit for your survey?

Here at Corona, we strive to help our clients maximize the value of their research budgets, often by suggesting solutions that get the job done faster, better, or at a reduced cost. In survey research, developing an accurate sampling frame (i.e., a list of the study population and their contact information) is instrumental for success, […]

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1/24/14

Strategic planning and market research fuel IMAGINE 2020

With tremendous pride and a full heart, Karla Raines presented the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) with IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan at their January 2014 meeting.  The commission had been strong proponents of a refreshed cultural plan for Denver.  These volunteers served as Corona’s creative muse throughout the 15-month process.  They held firm […]

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1/23/14

State of Our Cities & Towns 2014: Transportation

We were honored to work with the Colorado Municipal League (CML) for the fifth year on their annual report (PDF), State of Our Cities and Towns.  Starting this year, the organization has decided to do a deep investigation into a different issue each year. They started with transportation  issues this year and you can expect  future reports […]

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12/19/13

Quick tip for assessing research quality

I serve on an advisory committee for a college program that trains organizational leaders, and at our last meeting there was a discussion about the curriculum for a research class. The committee chair looked at me and said, “Hey, you work in this field. What’s the most valuable research topic we can teach leaders?” I’ve […]

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12/18/13

343 Travel Magnets and Counting

At Corona Insights, we have a quirky collection of magnets. Hundreds of magnets cover every square inch of ferromagnetic material in our kitchen. Being data scientists, we decided our collection needed to be quantified. Below is a detailed analysis of the origins of our collection. In the spirit of the season, we are giving away […]

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