ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lacey Maloch
A PR and Social Media Specialist with a passion for film and entertainment. With a background in creative writing and journalism, she is always looking for the next big thing.
Super Bowl LII Proves that Celebrities Rule, Cable is Still King and Netflix Failed

Super Bowl LII Proves that Celebrities Rule, Cable is Still King and Netflix Failed

With 103.4 million viewers tuning in to watch Super Bowl LII, so it’s no surprise that it reigns as the most watched program in TV history. But where were people watching the game and what really caught their attention? Market research platform AYTM surveyed 1,000 respondents about these questions and more.

Read more

GRIT Report Deep Dive: Researchers, Emerging Methods, Data Collection and More

GRIT Report Deep Dive: Researchers, Emerging Methods, Data Collection and More

Greenbook recently released their Greenbook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Report for 2017. The report features a variety of topics, including emerging methods, a day in the life of researchers, dominant data collection, improving customer satisfaction, threats and opportunities.

Read more

Feature Friday: Brianna Boyer

Feature Friday: Brianna Boyer

For this week’s Feature Friday, we chose our Research Manager Brianna Boyer. Brianna has been with AYTM since the fall of 2013. With a passion for sports, British panel shows and Minesweeper, Brianna describes herself as logical, curious and passionate.

In her spare time she has been known to solve LSAT analytical and logical reasoning practice problems for fun. Learn more about Brianna below.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

 

Read more

‘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.

Read more

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.

 

Read more

Netflix Proves It’s Still the Original Binge Hub

Netflix Proves It’s Still the Original Binge Hub

Image courtesy of Netflix

Netflix has now become a portal for the digital age allowing users to access thousands of shows and movies with just a click of a button. When asked, users of Netflix claimed they consume 15- 20 hours of TV per week with 30% of users stating they consume more than 20 hours of TV a week. With recent brands beginning to offer their own streaming services, some have questioned if Netflix will survive with its original series and films.

Read more

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Leaves Us in the Dark Just Enough

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Leaves Us in the Dark Just Enough

Billions of fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Last (although not quite the last) Jedi, hitting theaters this week. Diehard junkies since its 1977 inception—and even newly inducted fair weather fans—all want answers after the box office blowout, The Force Awakens, ended (spoiler alert) with a cloaked and broken Luke Skywalker gazing off of a literal and figurative cliff.

So, what’s in store for the next iteration of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in film history? Did Kylo Ren, the series’ newest villain, die in the last installment? What’s a “Porg”? And most importantly, who’s Rey’s father?

All of these questions will be answered and discussed ad nauseam over copious amounts of spiked egg nog this holiday. But how is the newly released trailer resonating with fans so far? We asked 1,000 respondents to take their first peak at The Last Jedi. Here’s what we found.

Read more