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11 Stats on Customer Experience Deal Breakers to Avoid

11 Stats on Customer Experience Deal Breakers to Avoid

We’ve pulled together 11 revealing statistics to illustrate the negative impact customer experience deal breakers can have on your brand relationships and ultimately, the bottom line. They include things like frustrating interactions with branded content, invasive personalization tactics, and the consequences of poor customer service.

2019 Market Research Trends: Getting Aligned with Your Customers

2019 Market Research Trends: Getting Aligned with Your Customers

Typically, discussions on market research industry trends focus on the growing adoption of technology-enabled tools like mobile surveys, online communities, automation and AI, or emerging techniques like facial analysis or biometric response. Instead of focusing on the newest tech, the trends we’re seeing…

Three Things All Strong Brands Have in Common

Three Things All Strong Brands Have in Common

A strong brand is one that can stand the test of time. It exists to make a difference in people’s lives – the love of the customers who benefit from its products and services and the employees who work hard to deliver them. Many factors impact the ultimate success of a brand, but there are three things all strong…

Is Your Advertising Working Hard Enough?

Is Your Advertising Working Hard Enough?

There are many facets to understanding whether your advertising strategy is getting the job done. Is it reaching the right people? Does it leave a lasting impression in your consumers’ minds? What impact is it making on consumer perceptions and attitudes about your brand? Does it move people to take…

Don’t Judge a CX Metric by Its Number

Don’t Judge a CX Metric by Its Number

It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of scorekeeping when monitoring your brand’s customer experience metrics. However, the true value of your marketing research lies in the knowledge you gain about your customer experience based on the story the data reveals, not the numbers themselves.

Hybrid Qual/Quant Research: The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid Qual/Quant Research: The Best of Both Worlds

There was a time when upfront conversations with clients about their research needs started out in one of two ways, either “We need to do some groups,” or “We need to do a survey.” These days, the options are no longer limited to a purely qualitative or quantitative approach. In fact, it’s becoming more…

Get to Know the Next Generation: 24 Stats About Gen Z

Get to Know the Next Generation: 24 Stats About Gen Z

Gen Z, the generation born roughly between 1997 and 2015 (ages 3 to 21 in 2018) currently make up over a quarter of the U.S. population. They are expected to be the most ethnically diverse generation and already influence over $166 billion worth of household spending. As this generation continues to mature and starts to…

5 Ways CX Is Like Dating

5 Ways CX Is Like Dating

All marketers want to create the kinds of experiences and interactions that engender loyalty and encourage customers to become brand advocates. But just like the dating experience, the customer journey from awareness to brand advocacy isn’t always predictable or easily navigated. As customers go through the stages from awareness to advocacy…

Meet The DRG Team: Shelley Ahrens

Meet The DRG Team: Shelley Ahrens

This article is the third in a series of blogs where we interview members of our DRG team to share a little bit about who we are and why we love the work we do. Here, we introduce you to Shelley Ahrens, Vice President of Research Services. Shelley has been with The DRG for over 18 years and is an important member of our Senior Management Team.

3 Ways to Create Customer-Centric B2B Buyer Experiences

3 Ways to Create Customer-Centric B2B Buyer Experiences

Inside every B2B buyer, there lives a B2C customer. It’s an obvious observation, but an important one for B2B marketers to keep in mind. As B2C customers, we have higher expectations than ever before for easy access to information, quick response to questions, and personalized brand interactions…