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

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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

Survey Research is no ELIXIR!!


One of the most intriguing aspect of my stint as a sales professional (selling online panels) has been rampant misconceptions amongst even the most senior level researchers. Although it is universally acknowledged that research is moving towards a digital platform from the traditional pen and paper model, it can also not be overlooked that the new technology is not a one stop shop solution. Read more of this post

Incentivize….DON’T Bribe Panel respondents!


Getting HOLD of those cheaters!!

Billion dollar decisions rest on the insights provided by market research companies. There is no room for error!! – imagine a clever college going kid giving opinions about a critical medical equipment…Blasphemy!!!. The panel incentives should motivate and not instigate respondents to state their opinions. After all your research is as good as your sample source. Read more of this post

How to build a B2B Specialty Panel!!


Rome was NOT BUILT in a DAY!!!

B2B Marketers need cost-effective and timely insightful inputs to make informed decisions and evaluate key performance metrics. However reliability on industry/syndicated reports has its own pitfalls. In some scenarios building and operating your own proprietary B2B panel is advisable which has certain distinctive advantages over other data collection methodologies. Although there are some research challenges in accomplishing the said task primarily being the logistics of building and operating a successful B2B panel. Read more of this post

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