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New Study: LPTA Procurements Negatively Impact Government Contracts and Sacrifice Long-Term Value

October 24, 2013

New study from Market Connections, Inc. and Centurion Research Solutions reveals how LPTA contracts are stifling innovation, driving down prices and sacrificing long-term value for short-term cost savings – UPDATED NOVEMBER 18, 2013 – Chantilly, Va. | October 24, 2013—Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) contracts may be awarded to less qualified companies, sacrifice long-term value for short-term cost savings and could act to lower government contractors’ standards of performance, according to a new study from Market Connections, Inc. and Centurion Research Solutions. These are a few of the findings of an online survey of both contractors and government procurement professionals, which gauged the impact ... Read more

The Impact of LPTA Procurements on Government Contracts and Solutions

September 18, 2013

Webinar Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:00AM-12:00PM EDT Register now! The past year has been one of tremendous uncertainty within the federal government. The total impact on procurement policies and agency budgets is still unknown. Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procurements have been a hot topic in the federal government contracting industry for the past two years, leaving contractors lamenting that LPTA is stifling innovation, driving down prices and, at times, being used for the wrong types of federal procurements. To gauge the impact of LPTA procurements on government agencies and the contractors who serve them, Market Connections, Inc. and Centurion Research Solutions have partnered to ... Read more

Event Cancellations and Travel Restrictions Negatively Impact Innovation and Collaboration in Federal Government

September 16, 2013

New PulsePoll™ from Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications Reveals How Government Employees Plan to Stay Innovative in Midst of Event Cutbacks Chantilly, Va. | September 24, 2013—A new poll shows that both industry and government believe event cancellations and federal travel restrictions are negatively impacting innovation and collaboration. The ramifications, according to survey respondents, will adversely affect a government contractor’s ability to provide the latest information, solutions and best practices that agencies require. Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. recently conducted a PulsePoll™ of 161 government contractors and 383 federal government employees across civilian, defense and independent agencies. The ... Read more

2013 is the Year of Mobility in Government: Study Shows Media Landscape Shifting in Government Sector

May 16, 2013

Market Connections, Inc. Releases 5th Anniversary Federal Media and Marketing Study Chantilly, Va. – May 16, 2013 – Government executives are embracing mobile solutions, with smartphones and tablets becoming key channels for reading news and information – signaling a major shift in the media landscape where government decision-makers want ubiquitous access to content. In addition, print media still is not dead and marketers need to develop strategies that target a broad range of media channels and formats. These are several of the findings of the 2013 Federal Media and Marketing Study (FMMS), released today by leading government market research firm Market Connections, ... Read more

Federal Mobility PulsePoll™ and Infographic

May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013 Federal employees believe mobile devices make them more productive, according to a PulsePollTM from Market Connections and FierceGovernment IT. More than 80% of government employees agree that a mobile device makes them more productive and is critical to doing their job. Seventy-two percent say they spend more time working while traveling or commuting as a result of their mobile devices. And 62% say mobile devices increase their productivity when working in the field. 300 federal employees responded to the survey in March and April 2013, with 60 percent of the participants being federal civilian employees. Seventeen percent work for the Defense Department or ... Read more

Government Events for Contractors – Connect with Government Customers – PulsePoll™ and Infographic

March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013 It’s no secret that government agencies are limiting event attendance, but for governmentcontractors, all hope is not lost – government employees still see value in attending certain types of events for specific reasons. The new Government Events PulsePoll™ and infographic from Market Connections provides an easy guide for making the most of the government events contractors attend and host this year. Based on Market Connections’ Government Events PulsePoll™ released in January 2013, government contractors should consider participating in or hosting smaller, more content-specific events closer to home. Face-to-face educational events that do not focus on trying to sell something, ... Read more

Government Decision Makers and Influencers Plan on Attending Fewer Events and Trade Shows This Year

January 7, 2013

Poll Highlights Government Event Attendance for FY2013 Chantilly, Va. – January 8, 2013 – With shrinking budgets and fewer resources to support mission goals, federal government decision makers and influencers plan on attending fewer events this year. According to a recent poll by Market Connections, Inc., a leading government market research firm, 38% of government employees plan to attend fewer educational and trade events in FY2013 compared to FY2012. The main reasons for the expected decrease in event attendance are budget and travel restrictions (78% and 58%, respectively). Just over one-third (36%) of respondents also report management will not allow them to ... Read more

Print is Not Dead: Study Shows Traditional Marketing Still Works When Selling to Government

April 12, 2012

Market Connections, Inc. Releases 2012 Federal Media and Marketing Study Chantilly, Va. – April 12, 2012 – Traditional marketing is still the most effective way to reach government decision makers, as print media and trade shows are still highly viable marketing channels.  In addition, government media publishers need to diversify their offerings as federal readers consume content in both print and digital forms. These are several of the findings of the 4th annual Federal Media and Marketing Study (FMMS), released today by leading government market research firm Market Connections, Inc., in conjunction with Sara Leiman, vice president, media director at TMP Government. ... Read more

Social Media Use Continues Rapid Growth Among Federal Agencies

October 18, 2011

Market Connections Releases 2011 Social Media in the Public Sector Study Chantilly, Va. – October 18, 2011 – Obstacles to federal employees’ use of social media for work purposes are declining: According to a new social media survey, 19 percent of agencies ban access to some or all social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, down sharply from 2010, when 55 percent of agencies banned access.  This is just one finding of the second annual Social Media in the Public Sector Study presented by leading government market research firm Market Connections Inc., in conjunction with Strategic Communications Group, ... Read more

Market Connections Partners with Strategic Communications Group to Track the Adoption of Social Media in the Public Sector

August 23, 2011

Social Media Consultancy to Collaborate with Research Firm on Study About the Adoption of Social Media in the Public Sector Market Connections has selected social media marketing consultancy Strategic Communications Group to collaborate on the second edition of a social media study which will examine the adoption of social media among government agencies and the companies that serve them. Read more


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