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Qualitative Research: In-Depth Interviews or Focus Groups? Which Method Is Best for Your Needs?

Qualitative research is ideally suited to gain a deeper understanding of the opinions, motivations, frustrations, and priorities of your target audience. There are numerous ways to achieve this level of understanding, chiefly through focus groups and in-depth interviews (IDIs). Both methods can be highly effective at uncovering and unlocking valuable insights. Focus Groups Following a…

Educate Your Government Buyer with Research-Based Thought Leadership Content

Government technology influencers and buyers need content that will help them make informed decisions and often seek information from third-party experts such as professional associations and industry vendors to help educate them. Market Connections’ recent Content Marketing Review Study highlights the value of thought leadership content for government audiences in establishing your company as an…

Helping Your Federal Buyer Go Against Convention

Have you ever changed your mind? Not necessarily about something trivial like what you want for dinner, but truly changed your mind about a long-standing opinion of a person, company or issue due to a new experience, discussion or interaction? If you have, you are one of the few. However; as marketers, we ask our…

Happy Independence Day 2019!

Nearly 250 years ago, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, birthing the United States of America, a nation founded with the belief that all men are created equal, with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Like Market Connections, our founding fathers believed gathering data was a crucial tool for…

The Increasing Role of Professional Associations in Reaching Federal Audiences

Over the past year, Market Connections’ signature studies, including the Federal Media & Marketing Study and the Content Marketing Review, have pointed to a rise in the role of professional associations with federal decision makers. These studies, along with additional surveys we have conducted in the federal market, have concluded that public sector marketers should…

Educate and Engage Your Government Customer with Your Marketing Content

When creating marketing content for a government buyer of products, services or emerging technologies, federal and state and local decision makers want to be educated and not sold to, according to the 2019 Content Marketing Review: Federal & Beyond. Content should help them make informed decisions and have minimal sales messages. Additionally, for state and…

Congratulations to Women in Technology 20th Annual Leadership Award Winners

Market Connections would like to congratulate all winners of the 20th annual Women in Technology’s (WIT)  Leadership Awards. Presented on Thursday, May 9th, the awards showcase the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of female leaders in academic, entrepreneurial, government and corporate roles across the Washington, DC technology community. The 2019 winners include:  Corporate: Large-Market Sector – Toni Townes-Whitley,…

DGI’s E-Discovery, Records and Information Management Conference Highlights Key Agency and Industry Insights and Concerns

Earlier this spring, Market Connections attended the Digital Government Institute (DGI) E-Discovery, Records and Information Management Conference and Expo to better understand the concerns surrounding mandates, requirements and solutions for the federal government and how contractors can support them. Aimed predominantly at government employees, and sponsored by top industry contractors, discussions concentrated on current technology…

Don’t Let Buzzwords Kill Content Directed at Your Federal Audiences

“Our company provides innovative, cutting-edge services meant to disrupt the existing paradigm through best-in class products, agile, game-changing industry leaders and a one-stop, value added portal.” If “Buzzword Bingo” were a game, this sentence would have hit all the squares on the bingo card! Writing a description of how your product, service or even your…

Content Marketing: Be a Partner to Your State & Local Customers

Even the largest of states rarely serve a population one-tenth the size of the entire United States. Similarly, state budgets are a fraction the size and scope of the country as a whole. The overall budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alone, rivals that of many mid-size cities. Therefore, it is…