Posts tagged with Market Research

Google pays publishers to get data for Consumer Surveys offering

Large multinational corporations and consumer brands spend big bucks on market research, and for good reason. Figuring out what consumers are thinking about and what they want can help inform crucial product development and marketing decisions.

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, having access to similar market research insight is probably a very appealing proposition, but the costs typically put that market research out of reach.

Google is hoping to change that with a new offering called Google Consumer Surveys.

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Leader, participant or observer: How “social” is your company?

FedEx logoIt’s clear “everyone’s doing it” when it comes to marketers and social media – but that doesn’t mean everyone understands why. Examples of social media successes and failures abound, but with minimal standardization, it's not easy to benchmark one company's strategy against a competitor's, or the industry at large.

FedEx and PR and marketing agency Ketchum have a new study on the matter. Surveying more than 60 brands such as AT&T, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Chevron and GM, their research found marketers fall into three distinct buckets in terms of their social media efforts.

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Can you start a new business in ten steps with $2,000?

The internet is an entrepreneur's dream. Thanks to the web, a greater number of individuals around the world have been given the opportunity to start a new business.

But while the internet has helped bring entrepreneurship to the masses, the internet hasn't changed the difficulties entrepreneurs face in starting a company, and arguably, it hasn't improved the odds of success.

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Facebook set to become a bona fide market research service?

In its short life span, Facebook has rapidly become one of the most popular destinations on the internet. That hasn't, however, translated to instant profits.

Despite its incredible metrics, Facebook has struggled with revenue and profitability. Hundreds of millions of dollars in capital have been provided to keep the company growing but thus far, Facebook hasn't developed a business model that appears to offer the promise of self-sustainability in the near future.

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