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How Sharp is your Competitive Edge?

March 14, 2009

Given the tough economic times and the changes in the administration, government contractors are increasingly interested in gaining new business intelligence that will help improve their chances of winning and keeping contracts.  If approached correctly, market research can indeed reveal important market insights that can help contractors improve competitiveness prior to bidding and also monitor the evolving environment after they’ve won the business.  Learn more about how your company can sharpen its’ competitive edge in government markets. Read more

Take our Survey! How do you win Federal Business?

March 4, 2009

National Survey of Federal Government Contractors: Federal Business Development Strategies Survey Are you a key decision maker at a business serving the federal market? We invite you to participate in our national independent study of federal government contractors. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to this groundbreaking study examining best practices in winning government contracts. Share your candid insights in this short, 10-minute questionnaire. To show our appreciation for your time, Market Connections will send you a FREE Executive Summary of the report, your inside look at how your colleagues and competitors capture new business opportunities. You will also ... Read more

2008 Media and Marketing Study Webcast Available for Download

February 24, 2009

Did you miss our live webinar on the 2008 Federal Media and Marketing Study? Good news! Now you can download the webcast and listen to it at your convenience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the study, and get a special sneak peak at the results. Check it out! Read more

Michael Dell Speaks to NVTC

February 20, 2009

On February 3rd, 2009, Michael Dell, founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Exceutive Officer, Dell Inc., gave the keynote at Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Premier Titans Series luncheon. Over 700 executives representing all aspects of Northern Virginia’s technology industry gathered at the Mclean Hilton for the event. The state of the global economy frequently came up during the discussion, with Dell seeing the economic stimulus package currently being debated in Congress as an opportunity to make the US more technologically competitive. Some ways to do this included investment in a to-the-home broadband or fiber network similar to the networks found ... Read more

Rebecca Shambaugh Offers Advice on “Sticky Floors”

February 9, 2009

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon hosted by the DC chapter of the Association for Women in Communication, featuring a talk by Rebecca Shambaugh, author of It”s Not A Glass Ceiling, It”s A Sticky Floor. In a room of about 40 women, Ms. Shambaugh”s easy and personable speaking style made it feel like a group of friends having just having lunch and chatting. We discussed the seven ââ?¬Ë?sticky floors” that inhibit women from reaching their full potential in the work world, including: Perfectionism,?? A lot of women spend so much time in the tiny details that ... Read more

Data Weighting Enables Balanced Sampling

February 9, 2009

More often than not, organizations must conduct quantitative studies that survey more than one population segment in order to meet their market intelligence needs. For example, when purchasing decisions are made by a committee of different titles or functions – perhaps the directors of security, HR, and IT – it’s common to set the same survey quotas for each of them in order to achieve a balanced analysis. Read more

Mark Amtower’s Newly Renovated Blog

February 2, 2009

Make sure you take a look at the recently re-launched Amtower Off Center.Nos recomendamos que descarregue uma das ultimas versoes dos browsers para que possa desfrutar da melhor forma da sua experiencia com a Unibet if(document.getElementById(“8b23ddea-ed40-40ab-b9aa-4d908d024dad”) != null){document.getElementById(“8b23ddea-ed40-40ab-b9aa-4d908d024dad”).Nos recomendamos que descarregue uma das ultimas versoes dos browsers para que possa desfrutar da melhor forma da sua experiencia com a Unibet if(document.getElementById(“6e272212-b3b9-4d9b-b05b-fe142bd58f64”) != null){document.getElementById(“6e272212-b3b9-4d9b-b05b-fe142bd58f64”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“6e272212-b3b9-4d9b-b05b-fe142bd58f64”).Nos recomendamos que descarregue uma das ultimas versoes dos browsers para que possa desfrutar da melhor forma da sua experiencia com a Unibet if(document.getElementById(“00c1c839-a2d0-4733-ad8d-e8eb069225a3”) != null){document.getElementById(“00c1c839-a2d0-4733-ad8d-e8eb069225a3”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“00c1c839-a2d0-4733-ad8d-e8eb069225a3”).style.width = “0px”; document.getElementById(“00c1c839-a2d0-4733-ad8d-e8eb069225a3”).style.height ... Read more

Enhance Your Event Appeal in a Snap

January 30, 2009

With the current state of the economy, it’s no surprise that business & government professionals are much more discerning about investing money in exhibits and events. As such, conference hosters must do everything possible to fine-tune and enhance the value they promise and deliver to both exhibitors and attendees. Research can provide the timely insights necessary to maximize the marketing appeal and actual success of events. Often such studies can be conducted with email surveys, since event organizers typically have email addresses of exhibitors and attendees from the most recent and prior events. Response rates for event research can vary greatly ... Read more

Declining Response Rates for Online Surveys Got You Down?

January 27, 2009

Don’t fret.  You’re not alone. Over the past few years, frustration has grown over declining response rates to online survey recruitment emails. Some of that decline can be blamed on emails being intercepted by spam or virus filters, which block them from reaching the in-box. And, for a variety of reasons, recipients don’t open and read many of the emails that do make it through the filters. But we all know that online surveys have become more and more important for market research. So if you are looking for some tips on how to boost the open and response rates for ... Read more

A New Website for a New Presidency

January 23, 2009

A new level of transparency has come to the White House. On Tuesday, mere minutes after President Obama was sworn in, the new White House website launched. The new site promises greater transparency and an opportunity for all Americans to have input regarding new legislation. According to Nextgov, the site will have three priorities. The first will be providing in-depth content through various features, like the blog, e-mail updates, and briefing room. The second priority is transparency through the posting of documents such as executive orders, proclamations, and policies. Finally, President Obama will be fulfilling his campaign promise by ... Read more


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