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Reading Minds with Pathfinder Text Science

March 4, 2021

We recently presented at the Quirk’s Conference and wanted to share what we presented. In this case study, we applied a combination of our Pathfinder Text Science and Driver Pathways approaches to learn how people think and feel about an innovative new device: a brain-machine interface product meant for the general public to use for Read more

Super Bowl LV is this Sunday: What’s Your Team Doing this Year?

February 4, 2021

  This coming Sunday at 6:30PM ET, the Super Bowl with the lowest attendance ever will take place. The official attendance for Super Bowl LV will be 25,000 fans, along with 30,000 dimensional cutouts, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.  Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, hosting its third Super Bowl on Sunday, would normally seat 65,890 fans. Super Bowl Sunday also represents Read more

When BlackBerry Ruled The World

November 19, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, that you are fortunate enough to have a truly dedicated customer base. A base that’s so loyal they’ll never stray from your product and will always come back whenever you have an update or new release.  This is a dream many businesses have, but few achieve.  The downside is that this Read more

Brands Taking a Social Stand: Risks and Benefits

October 23, 2020

There is no doubt that consumers like to feel connected to the brands they are buying. According to a recent Sproutsocial survey, 64% of consumers want brands to connect with them, and 70% feel more connected to active brands on social media. All well and good, but what do we want our brands to say? Brands are Read more

Brands Taking a Social Stand: Risks and Benefits

October 22, 2020

There is no doubt that consumers like to feel connected to the brands they are buying. According to a recent Sproutsocial survey, 64% of consumers want brands to connect with them, and 70% feel more connected to active brands on social media. All well and good, but what do we want our brands to say? Brands Read more

The ‘Silver Lining’ That COVID-19 Presents

October 6, 2020

If you say 2020 is a tough year, that will be an understatement. It seems as if it is a period to experience one crisis after another, and everyone is suffering physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Additionally, if you are still watching the news, you may be imagining that each day is turning out worse Read more

Are You Traveling Differently? How this Affects the Industry and You

September 23, 2020

Of all the things upended since March of this year, travel, both personal and business, is among the most disrupted. Some people are choosing not to travel until the pandemic is over, others are cautiously venturing out, but taking different trips in different ways. This has resulted in a shift in travel habits for both Read more

How Much Product Choice is Too Much, Or Too Little?

August 27, 2020

The rule of thumb in business and marketing is the more choice you give your customers, the better.  Recent studies and the experience of several Fortune 500 companies have shown that’s not always true. In fact, it seems at a certain point, the more choice you offer consumers, the more complex and confusing their decision-making Read more

Interested in a better alternative to Qualitative Research?

June 2, 2020

While qualitative research can explore topics of interest in depth as well as be a springboard for developing ideas, there are significant disadvantages…the findings are not necessarily projectable to a broader audience, it is expensive, labor intensive, and slow. Further, the group dynamic encompasses a lack of anonymity, which can inhibit respondents from revealing sensitive Read more

Exploring the Rural/Urban Divide: When Flyover Country isn’t Flown Over Anymore

May 13, 2020

As part of our research on the impact of coronavirus on the consumer marketplace, we have been tracking which government and health agencies people view as responsible for managing the response to the outbreak, and how they rate these agencies’ performance. Our data reveals a significant divide in patterns between rural, urban, and suburban attitudes Read more