Category Archives: Marketing Research

In case you weren’t at The Market Research Event (TMRE) last week and missed the news, here are The NGMR Award Winners for 2017. Winners across the three categories (Most Innovative Research Method, Industry Change Agent, and Outstanding Disruptive Start-Up were: Merck – Lisa Courtade, InsightsNow – David Lundahl, and IncognitoResearch – Greg Weston. OdinText […]

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OdinText Discovers Job Satisfaction Drivers in Anonymous Employee Data Employee satisfaction surveys go by different names – “stakeholder satisfaction,” “360-degree surveys,” “employee engagement.” I blog a lot about the shortcomings of survey data and problems like respondent and data quality due to bad sample, long surveys, and poorly structured questions (which assumes the researcher already […]

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We need to hear from you! Are you curious to understand what makes market researchers tick and what innovation really means in our industry? The Marketing Research Event (TMRE) and OdinText have teamed up to explore these questions. But we need your feedback today! This is a somewhat different fun and interesting survey for professionals in our […]

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Text Analysis Reveals Fragile Positioning of Labor Unions in 2017 America Happy Labor Day to our U.S. OdinText Users and Friends! Over the holiday weekend we thought we’d run one of our quick Text Analytics Polls™, which highlight how a single open-ended question can be used to very quickly and accurately generate deeper insights on […]

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Next Gen Market Research Award Nominations Open OdinText is a proud sponsor of the 2017 NGMR Awards at The Market Research Event (TMRE). Once again Women in Research (WIRe) has joined NGMR in celebrating those who are doing most to shake up marketing research. Nominations are due in just two weeks, September 5th, Nomination form […]

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What I Learned from Attendees in IIEX Text Analytics Sessions This week I had the opportunity to attend and to present at the Insights Innovation Exchange (IIEX) in Atlanta. This conference always provides a wonderful chance to connect with a lot of smart, forward-looking researchers. For those who missed IIEX or weren’t able to attend […]

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GRIT Industry Survey Ranks OdinText #1 Most Innovative Market Research Services Provider in North America and #4 Worldwide, Up 32 Places to Become Fastest Rising Company! I am thrilled to announce that the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Report just came out today and the industry has ranked OdinText the #1 most innovative research services […]

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Text Analytics Poll Shows Le Pen Positioned to “Trump” Macron To Americans following the French Presidential Election taking place in less than a week, it might appear as though recent history is repeating itself. And in many ways, it is. Late last week we ran a Text Analytics Poll™ in France, and the results of […]

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5 MUST DOs to SUCCESSFULLY Implement Text Analytics Software and Maximize its Potential in your Company! Introducing a new technology or approach for generating insights in any organization can be more challenging than one realizes. There is a succession of hurdles to overcome if you really want to achieve traction and make a lasting impact, […]

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April Foolishness: What Happens When You Survey People in the Wrong Language? I’m going to break with convention today and, in lieu of an April Fool’s gag, I’m going to tell you about an actual goof we recently made that yielded some unexpected but interesting results for researchers. As you know, last week on the […]

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It’s True: You Only Need One Open-Ended Question and Language Doesn’t Matter! First of all, thank you all so much for the incredible response to this week’s multi-country, multilingual Text Analytics Poll™! I’ve received a flood of email and calls for additional information and I’m always happy to share, so if you have questions or […]

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Emotion Speaks Louder than Words Across 11 Cultures, 10 Countries and 8 Languages! Welcome to Part 3 of our international, multilingual exploration of culture using text analytics! In Part 1 of this series, I provided a topline analysis of comments from more than 15,500 people spanning 11 cultures in 10 countries and eight languages in […]

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Defined in Their Own Words: 11 Cultures, 10 Countries & Eight Languages   In Part 1 of this series, I provided a top line from our analysis of comments from more than 15,500 people spanning 11 cultures in 10 countries and eight languages in response to one question: “How would you explain <insert country> culture […]

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International Text Analytics Poll™ Explores 11 Cultures in 10 Countries and 8 Languages! [Part I] When pundits declare that the western world is  now in the throes of a globalization “backlash,” they’re generally referring to the reversal of decades of economic and trade policy, things like Brexit. But what of other concerns typically associated with […]

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The U.S. trade deficit may have hit a five-year high in January, but at least one American export remains the undisputed world leader: Hollywood films. Even with growing competition from China and Bollywood, and in spite of the recent wave of America-bashing that seems to have swept the globe, the appetite for this most American […]

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GreenBook Interview Covers Partnering, AI/Machine Learning and the Latest Insights Applications for Text Analytics “We should be less worried about each other and more worried about the potential new entrants to this industry.” That’s what I told GreenBook Blog Editor & Chief Leonard Murphy in an interview recently when he asked me about the trend […]

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You Can’t Handle the Truth (and Other Top Reasons for Being Unfriended on Facebook)  When’s the last time you unfriended someone on Facebook? In spite of the fact that both the platform and its users have reached what in product lifecycle-speak would be called maturity, unfriending remains a somewhat surprisingly common phenomenon. In fact, about […]

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Text Analytics Poll™ Shows What We’d Like Instead of Presidents Day It’s been less than a week since our Valentine’s Day poll unearthed what people dislike most about their sweethearts, and already another holiday is upon us! Though apparently for most of us it’s not much of a holiday at all; well over half of […]

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New Text Analytics PollTM Shows Which Super Bowl Ads Really Performed Best Well, it’s been five days since the Super Bowl, and pretty much everyone has cranked out a “definitive” best-and-worst ad list or some sort of top 10 ranking. And frankly, I think a lot of them are based on the wrong metrics. Without […]

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Text Analytics PollTM Shows Australians, Brits, and Canadians  Angry About Executive Order Temporarily Barring Refugee (Part II of II) In my previous post, we compared text analysis of results from an open-ended survey instrument with a conventional Likert-scale rating poll to assess where 3,000 Americans really stand on President Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily barring refugees […]

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