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How to Communicate Meetings Management Plan Internally

By now we are nearing the end of the processes of selling meetings management. After following the above steps, the initial sale should be complete and you should focus your attention on getting the company to use the program and gain adoption. If executive buy-in is the most difficult piece of implementing a meetings management


Data Types: Interval & Ratio Data

In marketing research, as well as other forms of social, economic and business research, interval and ratio data are king. Yet there is much that can be done with nominal and ordinal data. What makes interval and ratio data exciting is that they support a full-range of statistical tests and transformations. The difference between interval and


Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Surveys

Over the past decade-plus, the use of online and mobile methods for market research has skyrocketed.  Due to ever-increasing technological advances, it has become possible for do-it-yourself researchers to design, conduct and analyze their own surveys for literally a fraction of the cost and time it would have taken in the past. But are there


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Guide to the Five Types of Survey Questions

Did you know there are five main types of survey questions? Each type can be used to attain different types of data, so make sure to be mindful about which type you choose. Here’s a quick overview of the five survey question types: 1. Open-ended question. This question type is used to gain more insight


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Sampling Demystified: Probability vs. Non-Probability Sampling

Sampling can be a confusing concept for managers carrying out survey research projects. By knowing some basic information about survey sampling designs and how they differ, you can understand the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches. The two main methods used in survey research are probability sampling and non-probability sampling. The big difference is that in


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Top 20 Consumer Market Research Questions

Today’s post is geared towards entrepreneurs who are launching a new product or service in the consumer space. It will show you key questions you can ask potential customers to determine if your business idea is feasible. Below are 20 questions to consider for your consumer market research survey: Demographic Questions What is your age?


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Green Meetings: The New Sustainable Business Standard

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are not  new ideas but have recently gained momentum in the meeting and events industry. With a growing amount of companies looking to holistically incorporate their organizational values into their business model, meeting and event planners are turning to Green Meetings to help reinforce the importance of environmental consciousness. The Sands ECO360°


CrowdCompass’ Mobile App Q&A (Part 1)

Welcome to part one of a three-part Mobile App Q&A series. We carefully selected  several attendee questions that were asked in our mobile event app sessions at Cvent CONNECT this year and passed them along to our expert to answer. Brooke Gracey is CrowdCompass’ Senior Mobile Events App Strategist and the force behind the Cvent


How to Develop and Present your Business Case

While your company may not have a culture of writing a formal business case, putting your thoughts in writing can help you to consolidate your thoughts, data, and ideas into a single location. When putting together business cases, some areas to think about are: Current Situation/Business Need Objectives Risks Proposed Strategy Justifications and Impacts Expected