Feature Friday: Alex Romanenko

Feature Friday: Alex Romanenko

For this Feature Friday, we chose one of our amazing back-end developers, Alex Romanenko. With a passion for programming Alex has been with AYTM for almost a year now.  Learn more about Alex below.

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How to Conduct Exploratory Research

How to Conduct Exploratory Research

Typically, the need to conduct market research starts with a prerequisite to better understand an internal business problem, clearly define a hypothesis, or increase your knowledge base about potential customers. Exploratory research can aid in providing answers to such needs; it can help gain comprehensive insights, narrow the focus, and provide fundamentals necessary for impending growth. Focus groups, case studies, syndicated research, or expert interviews are considered acceptable research techniques when conducting exploratory research.

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Valentine’s Day: A Difference in Celebration

Valentine’s Day: A Difference in Celebration

This year 76% of consumers plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. A day known for celebrating  love, chocolates and everything heart shaped. In a recent AYTM survey of 1,000 respondents we found that age and gender affect the holiday the most when it comes to decision making.

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Writing Survey Questions with Common Sense

Writing Survey Questions with Common Sense

A little common sense goes a long way in market research, especially when designing survey questions.  Here are some simple tips that every researcher, from novice to expert, should follow when writing questions and corresponding answers for a survey.

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Bitcoin: The Latest Investment in the Future

Bitcoin: The Latest Investment in the Future

Bitcoin’s rise to popularity in 2017 was more than astounding and now entering into 2018 many are looking to Bitcoin with much enthusiasm. With the popularity of cryptocurrency on the rise, AYTM wanted to dive deeper and understand what consumers are thinking.

We took this opportunity to survey 1,000 respondents to better understand how consumers are seeing Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies.

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Consumer Trends 2018

Consumer Trends 2018

Every year when the New Year approaches our hearts are filled with optimism thinking “this is the year I am going to get stuff done” or “this is the year everything is going to be better.” With that in mind many are already making big plans for the upcoming year.

In a recent AYTM survey of 1,000 US residents we found that many have major plans for 2018 including traveling (42%), buying a car (27%), moving (16%) and changing employment (16%). Let’s take a look at the data to see just how people plan to spend the next 365 days.

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Feature Friday: Clare Brown

Feature Friday: Clare Brown

For this Feature Friday, we selected our very own Community Manager, Clare Brown. Clare has been with us since  the beginning, with interests in cooking and mystery novels she describes herself as a introspective global citizen. An animal lover, Clare has two dogs Blue and Suri.

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Market Research Planning: Plan your work, then work your plan

Market Research Planning: Plan your work, then work your plan

Steve Jobs was famous for insisting that Apple relied on instinct and intuition when it brought products to market. But for most of us, relying solely on intuition to make strategic decisions is a dangerous path to go down.

Whether we’re bringing new products to market or in charge of shaping the equity of our brands, we have too much skin in the game to simply trust our intuition. We are either overly optimistic (everyone loves our brand!) or overly pessimistic (we need to kill this idea, no one will like it). Market research gives us perspective that is not tainted by our own biases.

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3 Ways to Make a Commitment to Sustainability Your Customers Want to See

3 Ways to Make a Commitment to Sustainability Your Customers Want to See

When big oil companies start threading sustainability into their business plans, you know it’s time for you to get serious about this issue, too. According to a report by the research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the largest oil companies in the world — ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total — slashed their greenhouse gas emissions by a combined 56.7 million tons in the past five years.

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Feature Friday: Daria Orlova

Feature Friday: Daria Orlova

For Feature Friday this week we chose one of our QA Engineers, Daria Orlova. From Odessa, Daria has been with us for 3 months now. She describes herself as polite, curious and a dreamer. As a child, her father also being a software engineer, created small applications to teach her math. It wasn’t until her later school years when she got into the computer engineering field.

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AYTM Makes Research 3x Cheaper and 12x Faster, According to Origin CBI

AYTM Makes Research 3x Cheaper and 12x Faster, According to Origin CBI

At AYTM, it’s always rewarding hearing exactly how our platform is helping companies achieve their business goals. Above and beyond the general good ‘feels’ around this type of feedback, it also helps us evolve our platform in a way that continually sets our clients up for success.

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The AYTM Holiday Cookbook

The AYTM Holiday Cookbook

Get into the Holiday spirit with what AYTM is cooking up. Never miss a moment or a favorable dessert this season!

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New Year’s Differs for Married Couples

New Year’s Differs for Married Couples

Since the conception of spending New Years in Time Square in 1904, many have traveled, watched and participated in watching the ball drop at midnight. Speculations of who you are going to kiss, what you should be doing for luck in the New Year and how you can accomplish your resolutions all arise during New Year’s Eve. 

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Feature Friday: Stephanie Vance

Feature Friday: Stephanie Vance

For this Feature Friday we chose our very own Director of Research, Stephanie Vance. Stephanie has a PhD in experimental psychology and has been with AYTM since 2014. She has been in the market research field for about 10 years, and has worked on both the client and vendor side.

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Most Commonly Missed AYTM Platform Features

Most Commonly Missed AYTM Platform Features

There’s no question that AYTM’s platform is layered with functionality. From targeting to survey design, and data presentation, just to name a few.

Functionality is so deep, in fact, that it’s easy for key features to get lost for even the most advanced user. In an effort to help you get the most from the platform we’ve developed a handy list of our most frequently missed or misused features. 

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Holiday Travel Trends 2017

Holiday Travel Trends 2017

Holiday travel has forever been depicted as hectic, with families and friends running through airports and scrambling to pack bags.

Since holiday travel is universally known to be a bit of an insane time of year, AYTM dove into preparation plans for this travel season.

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Feature Friday: Dominique Hernandez

Feature Friday: Dominique Hernandez

Dominique Hernandez, Client Support

This week for feature Friday, AYTM is  featuring a member from our client support team, Dominique Hernandez. Dominique has been with AYTM 4 months now and is a valuable member of our support team. A Spielberg fan with an adventurous spirit, Dominique describes herself as a creative soul.

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Despite Call for Christmas Music, Many Put Trees up After Thanksgiving

Despite Call for Christmas Music, Many Put Trees up After Thanksgiving

With the seasonal smell of peppermint in the air, avid holiday shoppers prepping for Black Friday, and the Mariah Carey Christmas album blaring in retail stores, it seems Americans are not as inclined to put up their trees before Thanksgiving despite popular belief.

AYTM surveyed 1,000 consumers in the U.S.  on when they plan to begin decorating for Christmas. The results may surprise you.

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Feature Friday: Ivan Konanykhin

Feature Friday: Ivan Konanykhin

Ivan Konanykhin, Statistician

This week for Feature Friday, AYTM is featuring our very own statistician, Ivan Konanykhin. Ivan, was born in Uglich Russia, and given a unique opportunity to study in the states during his Senior year of high school; his favorite subject — applied mathematics. Analytical, hard-working and adaptable are just a few words Ivan would use to describe himself. He began his fruitful partnership with AYTM in May of 2015.

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Your Survey May be Overqualified

Your Survey May be Overqualified

Depending on your goal or your topic, pre-qualifying your audience may be critical to your survey design. The questions you’re asking should be relevant to your respondents. Otherwise, your data─and insights─will reflect the disconnect.

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Hershey’s New Gold Bar Release Steps Up to the Plate

Hershey’s New Gold Bar Release Steps Up to the Plate

Forget Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Hershey’s is blowing the top off the industry with its newest candy bar release—Hershey’s Gold. A first for the company in more than 20 years, the new bar is set to release in December and is sure to be a sweet holiday unveil. The surprise, of course, is that the Gold bar is different from its sugary predecessors…its void of chocolate but chock-full of caramel, peanuts, and pretzels.

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Feature Friday: Stacey Penczak

Feature Friday: Stacey Penczak

 Stacey Penczak, Project Manager

This week for Feature Friday AYTM selected to feature Stacey Penczak our Project Manager. Stacey is another AYTM New Jerseyite who enjoys taking long nature walks and doing yoga before starting her work day.  An animal lover, winter sports enthusiast and a born researcher – Stacey has just celebrated her 1 year anniversary here at AYTM. Silly, resourceful, methodical are just a few of the many words Stacey would use to describe herself. Learn more about Stacey below.

 

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Top 10 Ways to Align Your Survey Sample Size with Your Goal

Top 10 Ways to Align Your Survey Sample Size with Your Goal

What’s the magic sample size number? Every researcher is asked this question at one point or another in their career. And rightfully so. Going too small puts you at risk of losing data significance. Going too big puts your budget at risk. While identifying the magic number is never a perfect science, there are certainly guidelines that can help you get there.

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‘Tis the Season to Shop: Holiday Buying Trends of 2017

‘Tis the Season to Shop: Holiday Buying Trends of 2017

The holidays are upon us which means shopping has begun! From the popular iPhone X, to the creepy but intriguing Hatchimal, to the “Marty McFly”-esc LED Sky Board, there’s no doubt people are opening up their wallets this holiday. In fact, according to CNBC, Deloitte projects retail holiday sales will top $1 trillion within the next three months, resulting in a 4.5% increase from last year.

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Feature Friday: Ariel Hagaman

Feature Friday: Ariel Hagaman

Ariel Hagaman, Director of Client Services

This week for Feature Friday AYTM selected to feature our Director of Client Services, Ariel Hagaman. A born and raised New Jerseyite, Ariel joined the AYTM family 5 years ago as Director of Client Services. A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Ariel has always found that she is at her best when working with people. We asked Ariel to provide us with a few more insights about herself, these were her responses.

 

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