Selecting A Sample Partner: It’s All About the Project Manager

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On April 20, 2017
If you are going to conduct online research, chances are you are going to need a partner to help you find the audience you need to complete the study. There are many sample partners in the research industry and for the most part they all seem to be selling the same product. While the product […]
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Sample 101: Not About Blasting Emails

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On November 4, 2016
OpinionRoute recently posted a nice piece about administering sample.  This is well worth 5 minutes of your time. http://www.opinionroute.com/uncategorized/can-you-send-more-sample/  
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Sample 101: Incidence Rate vs. Conversion Rate

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On September 6, 2016
Brookmark Research and our sample partner, OpinionRoute, have created an educational blog specifically focused on helping our clients understand several aspects of the sample/panel industry. The purpose of this post is to briefly discuss incidence and conversion rates. What is incidence? Incidence is a measurement of qualification rates for a target audience within the general population. […]
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SAMPLE 101: Profiling

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On July 19, 2016
  Brookmark Research and our sample partner, OpinionRoute, have created an educational blog specifically focused on helping our clients understand several aspects of the sample/panel industry. The purpose of this post is to briefly discuss profiling and how it is used today. What is profiling? In the world of online research, the practice of profiling is […]
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SAMPLE 101: Online Sampling – It’s Not About Blasting Emails Anymore

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On June 1, 2016
Brookmark Research and our sample partner, OpinionRoute, have created an educational blog specifically focused on helping our clients understand several aspects of the sample/panel industry. The purpose of this post is to shed some light on how respondents are invited to participate in a survey. The sampling landscape has changed significantly over the past few years […]
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Sample 101: River versus Panel

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On October 20, 2015
Brookmark Research and our sample partner, OpinionRoute, have created an educational blog specifically focused on helping our clients understand several aspects of the sample/panel industry. The purpose of this post is to shed some light on the differences between river and panel sample. What is River Sample? A sample where “survey respondents are invited via […]
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Spammers, Liars and Cheapskates: Why Advisors and Brokers Hate Online Surveys

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On February 5, 2015
So what did brokers and advisors have to say about online survey research? A lot…and most of it was not good. In fact, most of it was downright negative. According to our interviews, we have a major credibility issue, caused by the following: • Spamming • Lying (Or the Perception of Lying) • Inadequate Compensation
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Online Panel Sample: The Unrealized Side of Aggregators

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On January 30, 2014
In the online panel industry, traditionally when we think of aggregators, a negative connotation first comes to mind. After all, the term “aggregator” is usually associated as something dirty, done by those involved in some scam or another.
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The Evolution and Demise of Internet Bulletin Boards

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On September 9, 2013
A good friend of mine recently contributed this perspective on Facebook. What do you think? Observations about Internet Bulletin Boards: Pick a topic, any topic where people go to learn more about their passion, whatever it may be. It always starts out as people trying to help people, then the self-proclaimed experts show up and
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Press Release: Cycling Knowledge but not Enough Selection

  • Posted by Alex Brooks
  • On July 25, 2013
When it comes to competition, specialty bike shops are riding close with online retailers, thanks in large part to their knowledgeable sales staff. That’s according to new research from CRAFT, a performance sportswear company, in partnership with Brookmark Research Services.
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