Positive relationships between moderators, recruiters, and facilities are paramount to every qualitative research success story. The entire industry relies upon this symbiosis. However, constantly decreasing budgets and ever tighter timelines are just some of the factors putting relationships to the test. This presentation will reveal the results of our own qualitative research with moderators, recruiters, and facility owners to understand what they see as the biggest issues affecting the relationships between all of us and how to solve them.
Do you fear the DIY research trend? Whether an independent researcher, part of a research agency, or a corporate research professional, the DIY research trend has likely impacted you. If your livelihood is focused on being hired by businesses to execute research, or you are someone who hires outside partners, access to new DIY technology can make it both easier and harder to execute meaningful qualitative research. So, let’s talk it out. We still all need each other, probably now more than ever. In this session, we will discuss the impact of the DIY research trend on both client-side and independent research professionals. Bringing it to life with real-world stories and advice for making these new relationships work for you. You will see how Doing it Together (DIT) can be actionable, profitable, and rewarding. This session includes research into the trend, case studies, and interactive activities that will help you plan for and embrace your own future.
During this session, we’ll discuss how to position yourself (note: you don’t HAVE to focus on a specific industry if you don’t want to!), whom to target, and the wide variety of marketing options available to you and how to choose which to focus on.
If “the most human company wins” in our chaotic, competitive marketplace (as Mark Schaefer wrote in Marketing Rebellion), qualitative researchers are well-positioned to help. Whether or not we have a seat at our ideal client’s table, we dwell at the intersection of marketing, strategy, and humanity. Our value is rooted in the connections we form with both our clients and respondents to reveal real-world insights about the human experience. QRCs are wrestling with new realities – such as global business uncertainty, fragmentation in the “insights” space, and in-house DIY research – mostly shaped by the disruption of technology, which makes the job of humanizing business decisions very challenging. These new realities have far-reaching implications for us, demanding that we proactively adapt and create new opportunities and avenues to deliver value to businesses and organizations.