Strategy and Planning

The One Question You Need to Ask Before Starting a Research Project

By Michele Linn / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The most important question you must ask yourself before you begin your research project is this: “How do I want this research to impact my business?” This may seem like “check-the-box” kind of question, but there are real implications based on your answer. If you have limited time or budget, your top goal for your […]

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The Best Time to Start Planning Your Original Research

By Michele Linn / July 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, Scott Fenstermaker, the VP of Marketing at PowerPost asked me, “Why is original research an opportunity for marketers today? Why is this something they should prioritize when they already have so much on their plate?” In that moment, I realized I often talk about research as an “untapped opportunity” for marketers, but this […]

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State of Original Research for Marketing in 2018

By Michele Linn / May 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Our State of Original Research for Marketing has been updated! New this year, we dug into the specifics of how marketers are using surveys. How are they getting respondents? Are they gating their research? How long does the process take? And much more. Check out the new research. When we launched Mantis, we knew anecdotally […]

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How to Publish Survey-Based Research

Ultimate Guide: How to Publish Survey-Based Research for Content Marketing

By Michele Linn / May 14, 2018 / 2 Comments

Our Ultimate Guide has been updated! Download the guide and toolkit In addition to the guide, you’ll also receive a template that walks you through the strategy presented in the guide and a checklist of questions to consider when deciding on your survey tool. As fellow content marketers, we feel your pain. You’re asked to […]

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Original Research: An Untapped Content Marketing Opportunity

By Clare McDermott / April 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Many years ago, I was hired by a marketing research company to cold-call hospital system CEOs and conduct 30-minute interviews. The interviews were to be packaged into a research series about the emerging field of electronic medical records. My job was simple: Dial people who ran massive hospital systems, and ask them to speak to […]

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