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Market Research Deliverables: What Should You Expect?

Posted by Communications for Research on 12/13/2018

Market research companies are in the business of uncovering insights. They expose facts and then use those facts to provide context for meaningful action. But even if they have excellent methodologies that garner stellar data, it’s pointless unless they can deliver an end product that is easily understood. Think about your time in school:..

Nonprofit Market Research 101: A Crash Course in Affordable Feedback

Posted by Communications for Research on 12/6/2018

Just because your business isn’t in the business of making money doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from solid market research. On the contrary, the case could be made that nonprofits need market information just as much as the for-profit sector because even though they might not have a physical product to sell, they still have to access community..

SAP & Qualtrics: The Acquisition That Shook the Market Research Industry

Posted by Communications for Research on 12/3/2018

Earlier this month, SAP, the software giant, bought Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash and surprised the entire market research community, including us here at Communications for Research. Therefore, we thought it would be fun to explore why this deal took place and what it means for the market research community.

How Fieldwork Market Research Can Play a Critical Part in Your Research Strategy

Posted by Communications for Research on 11/22/2018

“Seeing is believing.” It’s a saying that holds particular meaning for ambitious companies, as customer observation is often the only way to tell how and why and when customers really use a product. By meeting up with consumers in their own environments – the places in which they live and work and shop – you can push past what they say they..

5 Reasons Why Market Research is Vital for Startups

Posted by Communications for Research on 11/15/2018

Embarking on a new business venture can be scary. With limitless variables affecting any one outcome, success is never guaranteed. However, an investment in the right type of insurance can significantly increase the likelihood that a company’s idea, as well as its policies, will reap profitable reward. Start-up companies that use their time and..

Market Research vs. Market Analysis: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Communications for Research on 11/8/2018

Companies use data to gain information that provides insight for future decisions. It can be an arduous and lengthy process, sometimes confusing even the most seasoned research professional. It’s even further complicated by the fact that there are several ways to go about getting data with terms to describe each that are often used..

Why Market Research Fails

Posted by Communications for Research on 11/1/2018

“Knowledge is power.” It’s an old adage that states the obvious: acquiring information helps people uncover their mistakes, predict opportunities and redirect action, making it easier for them to prosper in the future. Indeed, knowledge is powerful. And it’s the same for companies. The more facts they have, the better decisions they make. In..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of October 29, 2018

Posted by Colson Steber on 10/31/2018


Corn harvest is at 63% overall; the same progress as the five year average and ahead of 2017 by 11%.  NC and TN area nearly finished with harvest at 95% harvested.  IA, MI, NE, ND, SD, and WI are the only states under 50% harvested.

Soybeans harvested are at 72% overall.  This is behind the progress from previous years by 9%.  LA is nearly..

What is the Importance of Market Research?

Posted by Communications for Research on 10/25/2018

It’s hardly surprising that better information yields better results. If you measure your foot, you get shoes that fit. If you read your science textbook, you get better grades. If you make a list, you remember what to buy at the grocery store. Why, then, do so many companies believe that market research is a negotiable component in their..

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