IdeaScale Acquiring Ideavibes for Canadian Presence

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IdeaScale, a widely used open innovation software provider, today announced its intended acquisition of Ideavibes, a Canadian crowdsourcing platform. The mission of Ideavibes has been to offer accessible crowdsourcing organizations, brands, and cities in order to foster innovation. Ideavibes has served corporate and government clients such as TELUS, Canada Council for the Arts, the City [...]

QuestionPro Launches Infographic Engine

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The phrase “big data” is everywhere these days. Every other blog post I read or article I see online is touting how important big data is. Truth be told, I do agree that we live in an era where data is more important than ever, but I have to wonder, what good is data if [...]

A Blow to Prediction Markets

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So long, Intrade. The news hit yesterday that Intrade closed its doors to U.S. bettors. This is surely a blow to the proponents of prediction markets (sometimes called “predictive markets”) – a form of forecasting where people place bets on the likelihood of real-life events taking place. There are many who believe prediction markets rival the [...]

Sandy Data: Post-Storm Poll Released

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The massive storm that hit the U.S. East Coast was a devastating event, particularly for those in the New York and New Jersey areas. Many of our research and marketing colleagues are based in that area, and I have heard from many about the challenges this act of nature has posed. Please consider donating to [...]

Wine Continues to Gain Strength with U.S. Consumers

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The holidays mean parties, presents and pressure. There is traditionally a marked spike in wine purchases during this time of year. With the holidays fast approaching, qSample has collected valuable insight into consumer buying habits concerning wine. The survey was deployed to our wine enthusiast panel – YourWineOpinion.com.  Not only does the festive holiday season [...]

[NEWS] Metavana Joins Salesforce Marketing Cloud

On Research Access we have provided extensive coverage of RA contributor Romi Mahajan’s company, Metavana, including coverage of the company’s launch of the SparkScore, an interview with CEO Michael Tupanjanin, and an interview with Dr. Minh Duong-van, the company’s founder and the scientist behind its methodology. We are very pleased, then to be the first [...]

An Interview with QuestionPro’s Erik Koto on the Acquisition of PollBob

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Editor’s Note:  There was big news today as online survey software company QuestionPro announced its intent to acquire polling site PollBob. Research Access is pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with QuestionPro President Erik Koto about the PollBob acquisition. Dana Stanley: Hello, Erik; thanks for taking some time to talk. Erik Koto: Thanks for [...]

You’re No Statesman, Daniel Webster

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Legend has it there was a time in the history of the United States Congress when great statesmen debated the issues of the day. 19th Century Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster is considered by historians to be one of the greatest statesmen in the history of the United States Congress. Today we have another Daniel Webster [...]

U.S. Census Moves Toward Online Data Collection

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For those of us who make our living in commercial market research, the United States Census Bureau is an august bastion of methodological rigor. The agency has been led since 2009 by a highly respected academic and leader in the field of survey methodology and social research, Dr. Robert Groves. (Anyone who knows Dr. Groves [...]

Jelli Spreads Social Advertising to Radio

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At Research Access we are fascinated by disruptive business models. That’s why we wanted to bring to your attention a big development; this morning Jelli announced a new conceptualization of radio advertising. Jelli is a social music service that allows members to determine what is played on terrestrial radio stations using the web and mobile [...]