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Improving the Working Relationships Between Research Clients and Suppliers

In the market research industry, clients and suppliers have a symbiotic relationship that requires trust, mutual respect, clear communication and strong leadership. But building healthy relationships…

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TMRE 2016 Reflections

Judging by titles and content you might come away from October’s TMRE (The Market Research Event) 2016 Conference with a perception that we market researchers still aren’t being heard…

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Focus Groups Still Relevant – Except When They’re Not

(By Walter Blotkamp, VP – Client Relationships) Many years ago, an excellent marketing colleague returned from a class and told me we needed to do a discrete choice study. When I asked him what topic he had in mind, he said “none” – just that we should…

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IIeX NA 2016: News and Notes

(By Patricia Houston, VP – Client Relationships) As usual, IIeX North America 2016 in Atlanta was a whirlwind of short but informative sessions mixed with quick stops at vendor booths and hunts for…

Key Learnings for Mobile-Optimized Research

Mobile Optimized Research continues to be a major topic of discussion in the research industry, even as respondents continue to shift to mobile on their own and in their own way. MMR reviewed this trend…

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Age of Phone Research Returns – A NEW Golden Age?

(By Bruce Olson, Managing Partner) Some say the “golden age” of internet-based research is over, but actually, it may be just beginning. If you were part of the market research industry as we entered…

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“Telling a Story” isn’t Enough: Minimalism in Reporting

(By Bruce Olson, Managing Partner) It’s not new to hear that researchers need to help their clients “tell the story” – we know that we can’t stop at simply providing the data. However, when I hear…

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IIeX Forums 2015: MMR Overall Takeaways

Three representatives from MMR Research attended the IIeX Behavioral Marketing and Nonconscious Measurement Impact forums in New York City on November 9-10 to learn from a diverse group of…

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An Evolving Research Framework

You’ve likely heard a lot of buzz around one of the following: System 1 / System 2 research, Emotional Measurement, subconscious decision-making and/or Behavioral Economics…

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Rethinking Mobile’s Impact on Research

(By Lou Ciaccia, Director – Research Operations) While we’ve been discussing mobile, our respondents have been shifting to mobile on their own and in their own way…

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