5 Things to Think About When It Comes To Innovation Incentives

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There is much discussion about community engagement when it comes to the business of innovation and idea management. But one of the things that it seems like there is not enough discussion of is the incentivization of the innovation process. There are numerous ways to reward participants when it comes to making improvements to businesses, [...]

Join IdeaScale at Crowdopolis

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Crowdsourcing has been an official dictionary word since 2011 and an effective network intelligence concept for far longer than that. But the proliferation of new and different tools, capabilities, and opportunities keeps offering as many questions as answers. The Daily Crowdsource has created its own resource in response to this reality: Crowdopolis. IdeaScale will be [...]

Feedback: Tragedy, Farce, Sunlight

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Episode 7 of RomiCast with Romi Mahajan is “The Feedback Episode.” We have two outstanding guests, Rob Hoehn, President of IdeaScale and Erik Koto, President of QuestionPro. Rob’s and Erik’s companies live at different points in the feedback chain. Romi, Erik and Rob dig deep on the definition and nature of feedback. They talk about [...]

Customer Collaboration and Customer Centricity

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Last week, IdeaScale hosted an open webinar on the subject of customer collaboration. The speakers included senior solutions expert Tatjana Walter of SAP and Rob Hoehn, CEO and co-founder of IdeaScale. The discussion ranged across a number of topics and themes common to most network intelligence and product research discussions but everything was brought to [...]

Looking Ahead: Insourcing Market Research in 2011

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Yesterday, we posted about market research predictions for 2011, and how Research Rockstar is collecting predictions via an IdeaScale crowdsourcing instance. There are now 33 active ideas on the site, spanning the market research industry with varying levels of focus, and even controversy. Probably one of the less controversial predictions – but one that is [...]

Looking Ahead: Crowdsourcing Predictions in Market Research for 2011

It’s that time of year again – when we look back on the biggest events of the past year, and ahead, with thoughts and predictions of what’s to come. It’s often an interesting discussion, but it can get a little tired. And how do you compare predictions? Which are based on expert knowledge and experience, [...]

How to Use Crowd Sourcing Tools to Enhance or Replace Focus Groups

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Focus groups are probably the most important, yet most overlooked component of a market research plan.  Having a group of people in a room where you can watch their body language and watch their subtle reaction to questions, topics and situations is priceless when it comes to deciding which directions you will take with your market [...]

Collecting Data on Mobile Platforms

Last week, Research Access contributor Vivek Bhaskaran told us why he thinks that paper surveys are dead. His point (as always) was spot-on: the prolific spread and decreasing cost of mobile devices, combined with the benefits we get from collecting data in electronic form (ease of collection, immediate analysis, the list goes on…), means it [...]

Gov 2.0: The Next Internet Boom

The Gov 2.0 Expo just wrapped up in Washington D.C. today with the White House urging federal agencies to make statistical data and other information available to the public, the Internet’s next big opportunity may be tapping that information to boost government transparency, efficiency, and responsiveness. On their end the government has partnered with companies, [...]