Category Archives: Research Vendors

Business etiquette from coast to coast

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, a Western Canadian training organization, and author of The Power of Polite, Blueprint for Success and Cognito Cards – Wisdom for Dining & Social Etiquette. If you have … Continue reading

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Conference networking 101

Editor’s note: Russell Trahan is president of public relations agency PR/PR, Fla. Industry-specific conferences and conventions are a hallmark in business networking. As an attendee or a sponsored vendor, you will be inundated with a who’s who in your field … Continue reading

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It’s time to take a risk! 6 tips for taking a (professional) leap of faith

Editor’s note: Scott Petinga is chairman and CEO of business development company The Scott Petinga Group and his flagship company AKQURACY is a data-fueled communications agency, Minneapolis. T.S. Eliot famously said, “Only those who will risk going too far can … Continue reading

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Market research makes the list of top 10 most underrated jobs

Hey researchers, think your job is underrated? Well now you’ve got proof! Many highly sought-after, fast-paced careers are overrated, according to a new CareerCast report on the top 10 most overrated and underrated jobs. Advertising account executives, senior corporate executives … Continue reading

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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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