The Benefits of Online Qual in Disruptive Innovation

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Disruptive innovation is the process of developing new technologies and markets that replace the incumbent. If continuous innovation is doing better then disruptive innovation is doing differently. The dilemma that organisations face is the balance between risk and reward of these two types of innovation. Continuous innovation is a low risk strategy that has gained […]

The Art of the Quick Read

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GutCheck and Quirk’s teamed up to present their thinking on ways to enable teams to rapidly answer critical business questions. When typical research projects can take weeks to design and implement anything we can do to put the right data in the right hands sooner is a strategic victory. Matt Warter, CEO of GutCheck and […]

After Its Initial Success, Agile Research Spread Throughout the Company

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Rachelle Petusky of Cox Automotive and Colleen Harris of MarketVision Research shared their experiences with agile market research at the Marketing Research Association’s Corporate Researcher Conference in Chicago this week. When AutoTrader’s development team said that they needed continuous research to inform their agile software development process, the Cox consumer insights team wasn’t initially sure how […]

Agile Market Research: What It Takes to Win

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How can your brand win? The answer is simple and can save you from making costly mistakes that you will later regret: Agile Market Research. CEOs think about winning every day. That’s because all businesses, regardless of industry, are in the business of winning. The formula for this, however, continually changes. Customers and competitors always […]

From Agile Software Development to Agile Market Research

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Market research has been around awhile, and some would say it is long in the tooth. Yesterday Matt Warta of GutCheck and Jeffrey Henning of Researchscape decided to illustrate what market researchers could learn from software firms. Agile development is the rage in the software development world. There are other methodologies for software development, but […]

4 Ways To Use On-Demand Qualitative Research

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As a marketing executive or brand manager you’re faced with decisions all day long that might affect the short- or long-term survival of your product or brand. Wouldn’t it be great to have on-demand qualitative research at your fingertips to help make those decisions? Here’s 4 ways you might use on-demand qualitative research to improve […]

Research Innovation at Net Gain 8

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At the end of January, Canada’s Market Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) presented the eighth annual Net Gain conference. This one-day conference explores cutting-edge trends in the market research industry. This year’s conference included presentations on mobile market research, the growth of automation in research, customer communities, and behavioral economics, among others. My summary of […]

Agile Research for Rapid Response and Iterative Development

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We’re counting down our Top 10 blog posts of 2013. Coming in at #10 is this webinar recap originally published July 30. Matt Warta of GutCheck, an online qualitative research firm, and Brad White of Prophet, a brand and marketing consultancy, discussed agile market research in last week’s GreenBook webinar, “Researching Like It’s the 1990’s? […]

Agile Market Research – Are Smartphones the Answer?

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When online surveys gradually replaced paper surveys, we saved money, increased speed and increased the efficiency of research. Mobile research has the potential to take that profit, speed and efficiency to a new level: to a point where you get true agility in market research, and one where you can get actionable answers to your […]

What We’re Reading: Working in Real-Time

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Here at Research Access, we read quite a bit – as you can imagine. Personally, I both love and fear opening Google Reader each morning to find 1000 or so unread items from across the worlds of news, media, business, marketing, technology, and of course – research. (I also subscribe to the daily cartoon xkcd; […]