Trends and News

6/16/08

I’ve been SUGGED!

As we’ve discussed previously, it has become a popular sales technique to get a foot in the door by posing as a no-strings-attached research study, and then transitioning to the hard sell. (This is called SUGGING, or Selling Under the Guise of Research.) I’ve recently moved to a new neighborhood, and I’m finding that it’s […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

6/11/08

They get one right

In a recent post, Auto Dealers and their Research, I chastised businesses that try to sway customer surveys in order to look good, without trying to learn anything from the research. Well, to be fair, I want to offer some praise for something they recently got right.I recently made several trips to my auto dealer […]

By David KennedyRead More

6/4/08

Who is Gen Y?

Thanks to Pure’s blog for posting this article. It’s an excellent summary of who Gen Y is, how they connect, work, use technology, and the marketing implications of all of the above. Definitely worth a read. As we mentioned in a previous post, digital natives have been a topic of study for us before at […]

By David KennedyRead More

5/28/08

Sugging and Frugging

A comment on yesterday’s post brought up how telemarketers have impacted the credibility of market research. Being able to conduct valid research is our life blood and if we were ever unable to get people to participate in our research, we would be unable to provide accurate results to our clients – at least in […]

By David KennedyRead More

5/12/08

Auto dealers and their “research”

When I recently bought my new car I was informed that I would be receiving a satisfaction survey in the mail shortly asking me about my buying experience. I thought, “Fair enough.” Then I was told that they really like to see top scores for everything, and that if I feel something wasn’t top notch […]

By David KennedyRead More