Customized Online Panel Communities – How many of us are tapping it??


Capture the BUZZ!!

“Those were the best days of my life…” one of the done to death lyrics of Bryan Adam’s Summer of 69 song – ever wondered what were all those things that made that era – the best and the most remembered phase of our lives….hmmm countless reasons (especially if you are reading this article on MONDAY!!!). CRAMPED up in a small cubicle on a weekday often those memories give a short lived respite. The article illustrates how companies are capturing the REAL EMOTIONS of their customers which are not maligned by simulated bland questionnaires. Read more of this post

Which TRIBE does your Panel Respondents belong to?


The Good, the BAD & the UGLY!!

It is often quoted that “IF YOU BUILD THEY WILL COME” but the BIG question is “WHO EXACTLY ARE COMING?” How often does a panel company under takes the exercise of knowing what types of respondents they have actually recruited? When I say what TYPE it means their characteristics in light of the MOTIVE for which they have enrolled themselves in a panel base. Although the underlying current is MONETARY compensation but still if we probe deeply we will find various reasons for participating in an online survey. The article illustrates 5 different TRIBES of respondents and how KNOWING these groups will help a panel company be more productive. Read more of this post

Get Rid of FAKE RESPONDENTS Once and For All!!!


CATCH them and SAVE your survey!!

Do you really know who EXACTLY is filing up your online survey? The question probably haunts every researcher with no surety of the elusive solution. The very EXISTENCE of access panel industry depends upon how AUTHENTIC the respondents are in the panel base. One of the biggest reasons for traditional market researchers to be wary of online surveys is the cloak behind which the identity of the respondent is hidden. This article tries to find a practical look at the options available and the challenges associated with it. Read more of this post

The SECRET of INCREASING your Respondent Response Rate


Better Panel Management = Better Response Rates

Most often panel companies faces the arduous task of maintaining high response rates for their panel base. It is one of the critical aspects of running a successful online panel business. Although there isn’t any specific formula to help achieve higher response rates but some basic steps will help enhance the output. The article illustrates how you can yield better results from your access panels. Read more of this post

How to build a healthcare access panel!!!


Create a unique value proposition.

In recent times healthcare access panel is in great demand due to premium price it can fetch for a panel company. Although there are lots of Asian companies claiming to possess one but the authenticity of such claims are questionable. As a research panel buyer there are few tips in terms of choosing the right healthcare panel vendor also this article illustrates how such a niche segment panel can be recruited and maintained. Read more of this post

Don’t BURN your ONLINE PANELS!!!


Having built access panels for a few companies I am quite surprised by the sheer lack of enthusiasm amongst panel companies’ vis-à-vis maintaining a healthy panel base. Most of the time a panel base is recklessly considered just a golden goose for harvesting cash. In the long run this attitude is quite detrimental to the business viability. Read more of this post

It’s Raining Online Panel Companies everywhere!!!


Cut through the NOISE!!!

In the past few years online panel companies have mushroomed across Asia Pacific region. The situation is even worse in countries like India where we have such companies sprouting up dime a dozen. What are the challenges for established companies? How can an upcoming genuine player cut through the cacophony? What are the ways that research buyers can utilize to select best possible vendors? How should the upcoming online panel companies devise their marketing strategies? Read more of this post

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