Category Archives: Research Vendors

7 negotiating mistakes everyone can avoid

Editor’s note: Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International and author of “Think like a Negotiator.” While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately … Continue reading

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Effective employee feedback is neither a sandwich nor a seagull

Editor’s note: Kevin Higgins is the CEO of Fusion Learning Inc., a New York sales training company. He is also the author of Engage Me: Strategies From The Sales Effectiveness Source. Managers recognize that their teams need feedback to improve … Continue reading

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Are young grads uninterested in MR careers?

Editor’s note: This content from Fringe Factory originally appeared in a December 12, 2013, post on www.baqmar.eu (The Belgian Association for Quantitative and Qualitative Marketing Research), titled “Fringe report: Is market research really a career?” The full report is available … Continue reading

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It’s your ‘reputation,’ stupid: the real ‘r’ in CRM

Mike Muhney is CEO of VIPorbit Software International, a Keller, Texas-based mobile relationship management software firm. As the co-inventor of ACT! contact management software, a product credited as a catalyst for the customer relationship management (CRM) industry, I’m surprisingly not … Continue reading

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What are the career opportunities in the marketing research industry?

Editor’s note: Nick Hague is a founder and director of B2B International, a London-based research firm. Most people don’t set off on their career path with marketing research in mind but of those who fall into the market research industry, … Continue reading

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Avoid canned speeches: grow your meeting facilitation organically

Editor’s note: Kevin E. O’Connor is a facilitator, medical educator and co-author with Cyndi Maxey of Fearless Facilitation: The Ultimate Field Guide to Engaging (and Involving!) Your Audience. For more information visit www.kevinoc.com. Farmers and chefs know that we love … Continue reading

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Research employers, stop looking for a unicorn

Editor’s note: Karen Morgan is president of Morgan Search, a Santa Monica, Calif., recruitment firm specializing in the marketing research industry. There’s frustration all around when it comes to hiring in the marketing research industry and beyond. Companies complain they … Continue reading

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Employers, tap into the power of engaged employees

Editor’s note: Aimee Lucas is customer experience analyst at Temkin Group, a Waban, Mass., customer experience research firm. Highly-engaged employees are easy to spot. They try harder on the job and drive business results. According to Temkin Group’s 2013 Employee … Continue reading

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You’re driven and passionate. So prove it.

Editor’s note: Abigail Monson is a St. Paul, Minn.-based independent marketing researcher. She can be reached at 507-581-3276 or at abigail.monson@gmail.com. Drive and passion. Two words I see over and over on job postings for entry-level market research positions. “Driven and passionate … Continue reading

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