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Today's selection of cuttings and submissions (updated Tues Jun 11 2019)

Communities vs Online Focus Groups Read more

'I get asked a lot by researchers about Online Focus Groups (OFGs)' says Further's Roberto Andreano. 'Sure, they have some benefits, but more often than not, researchers can achieve more with their asynchronous cousin, the Online Research Community (ORC)' Read it

The Power of Community Data + Panel: Expanding Your Research Insights Read more

How combining data from these two key digital sources can give you the best insights - with reference to the work of the Pew center. From the FuelCycle blog Read it

(The Skills and Qualities of) The Community Strategist Read more

FeverBee's Richard Millington on the hard work that goes into being a good community strategist - with emphasis on research and metrics... Read it

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Communities - Win-Win Propositions for both brands and consumers - from the 'Thoughts' blog of our sponsor, Toluna (WEB)


When Concepts go Wrong or research takes too long... - Richie Heron, VP Product Methodology at ITWP on preventing disastrous launches (WEB)


Should Insight Communities be Learned in the Trenches - summarizing the lessons from one company's enterprise Community journey - by Toluna's Peter Shafer(MRT )

In with the Right Crowd?. Ask a thousand people, at a music festival, to guess the weight of a cow, and take the average, they'll get the wrong answer... getting the right people in your community is crucial, says Paul Twite - MD, Europe and MENA at Toluna (MRT)

In the News...

Toluna Opens Media and Entertainment Practice
10/10/19
In the US, online community and survey tech provider Toluna has launched a specialized practice focused on the needs of the Media & Entertainment industry, led by long-time company exec Patricia Chapin-Bayley. More.
MrWeb 21 YEARS INTERVIEW: Kristof De Wulf
9/10/19
Continuing our month-long in-depth look at online communities, Nick Thomas talks to InSites Consulting co-founder and CEO Kristof De Wulf about buying UK online research pioneer Join the Dots, its fourth acquisition in 18 months; and about plans for the future. More.
CMNTY Ramps Up Community Software Platform
8/10/19
Research software firm CMNTY has launched a new version of its community software platform, to help brand and insights professionals wanting to build short or long term online customer communities with 'minimal effort and maximum effects'. More.

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Feature Archive / 2016-2017

Should Insight Communities be Branded or Unbranded? - Boston-based community specialist My-Take looks at how to decide - late Oct '17 (WEB )

3 lessons ... from Coca-Cola's global innovation community - from the Vision Critical blog, Oct '17 (WEB )

Five Challenges to Overcome - for Successful Market Research Online Communities - by Lisa Boughton, on GreenBook Blog, April '17.

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Director - Analytics, Online Communities, Culver City, CA, USA (posted Apr 29th 2019)

Research Director - Online Communities, Melbourne, Aus (posted Apr 29th 2019)

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Research Executive - FMCG, Retail, Media, Tech - Fluent French Speaker, London (posted Apr 18th 2019)

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