How to Use Surveys for Thought Leadership on a Shoestring Budget

How to Use Surveys for Thought Leadership on a Shoestring Budget

If you need super-fast, super-cheap (but rigorous) research insights for thought leadership content, the just-published Versta Research Summer Newsletter is for you. It features an article, How to Use Surveys for Thought Leadership on a Shoestring Budget, that describes (in a video!) a new DIY process we used to launch ten extremely fast snapshot surveys…

Focus on Solutions in PR Surveys

Focus on Solutions in PR Surveys

A public relations client early in my career gave this assessment of my work:  “Joe is strong at highlighting problems, but what I really care about is solutions.”  That was many years ago, after I left university teaching and started doing client work full time.  Her words have stayed with me and deeply shaped the…

How Random Correlations Ruined a Gender Story

How Random Correlations Ruined a Gender Story

The problem with most business approaches to “analytics” is that they rely on automated, unthinking algorithms. The algorithms scan boatloads of data and generate correlations that are surprising and, therefore, presumably deeply insightful. But in most cases the correlations are not insightful. They are random coincidences, which unfortunately does not stop humans from sharing with…