Immigration and immigration reform have been hot-button issues in our political landscape over the last few years. Some are clamoring for a complete upheaval of the current system, others favor a more sensitive approach to revamping the system, and still others are content with maintaining the status quo. The issue is complex and rife with personal implications. With such a wide disparity in opinions, 5280, Denver’s premier magazine, once again paired up with Resolution Research to conduct a study of metro Denver residents in the hopes of arriving at some sort of consensus, at least amongst Coloradans.
As part of their comprehensive look at immigration, 5280 used the results from Resolution’s survey of approximately 400 Denver residents to quantify some of the prevailing sentiments about the subject. You can read the specifics and find out more about how the results might impact the Denver Metro community in the 5280 Special Report “Immigration: The Search for Clarity” in the April 2013 issue.
Warren Buffett has been championing the Wells Fargo brand recently, even going so far as to say that Wells is his favorite bank. That’s a pretty big statement and one that will surely get the attention of multi-million or billion dollar businesses in the heart of San Francisco where Wells Fargo started and dominates. One can applaud Wells Fargo for many of the same reasons that Buffet does – the low cost of funding for business lending and the attentiveness of CEO John Stumpf, who says he starts everyday reviewing the bank’s deposit figures, are among Wells Fargo’s many offerings. (Stumpf has his own Wikipedia page too, btw.) I expect that Buffett likes ROI kinds of guys. As do I. As a market researcher who firmly believes that success comes with research-based planning, I imagine that Buffett would join me in applauding Wells Fargo for reaching out to the C-level decision makers who choose which bank they work with to ask them questions directly. I think that’s a very smart move.
The New York Times recently reported that many hotels are carving out space in their lobbies and business centers for use by the hour. Having seen their fair share of makeshift meetings, networking events, and conference calls over the years, many hotels are now starting to spruce up the areas a bit and charge a premium for use of these spaces. (A premium, by the way, that many users are thrilled to pay in exchange for guaranteed, suitable workspaces.) These hotels are just catching on to what we at Resolution Research have been doing for years!
Hotels offer a warm, comfortable, safe, inviting, and sometimes luxurious alternative to the traditional focus group facility. Resolution Research often opts for the more attractive hotel setting when choosing a facility for our studies, and we encourage our clients to do the same. Whether you’re hosting a focus group, a one-on-one interview, or even serving Manhattans to ad executives in Manhattan, who wouldn’t prefer the warmth and tranquility of the Ritz over the cold, blank walls of a focus group facility?
We encourage our clients, especially those who work with high-end clientele (like, for example, the CFOs of $500+ million revenue companies in San Francisco), to ask themselves: where would your C-level executive rather spend an hour? Where would YOU rather spend the hour? Something to consider for your next project!
Representatives from Resolution Research, ColoradoBiz magazine, the Denver Young Professionals group, and many other local organizations gathered to honor Colorado’s 25 Most Influential Young Professionals at the third annual Gen XYZ event on September 27. Our very own Madolyn Jones was plucked from a pool of over 261 nominees (a record number) and 25 finalists as one of the top 5 young professionals in Denver – a very select group that were hand-picked for their professional achievements, impact in the community, and their career accomplishments.
In addition to a record number of nominees, the turnout at the event was unprecedented. The team at Resolution Research was thrilled to be a part of Madolyn’s celebration and we’re proud to share some photos from the big night with you here.
The top 5 finalists are featured on the cover of the October issue of ColoradoBiz magazine. You can read Madolyn’s full snapshot in the magazine here.
Changes are afoot here at Resolution Research. Our team is hard at work revamping our social media presence to provide more content and opportunities to participate to our panelists and followers. Our first accomplishment? An all new promotional video geared towards breaking down the importance of YOUR participation in market research studies and the ways in which Resolution Research and Resolution Panel can help you to have your voice heard. Your opinion matters to us, so be sure to let us know what you think (and don’t forget to pass it along to your friends)!
Resolution Research is thrilled to announce that our research director, Madolyn Jones, has been named one of Colorado Biz magazine’s Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado! According to Colorado Biz, over 260 nominations were received, from which only 25 were selected. The cream of the crop will be honored at a GenXYZ event to be held on September 27.
Jones tells us that she is both “honored and excited to be nominated”, and that she is “looking forward to mixing and mingling with the other nominees at the event in September.”
You can read more about Madolyn, her professional accomplishments, and her role at Resolution Research here. Don’t forget to check out the October issue of Colorado Biz magazine for snapshot profiles of all of the Top 25 2012 Most Influential Young Professionals nominees.
Have you ever heard of Immune (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) or Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia? Being the incidence rate is only 2 out of 100,000, the odds are you have not. ITP exists when a person has an abnormally low platelet count for unspecified reasons. This can cause abnormal bleeding throughout the body. Working in the market research industry at Resolution Research has provided a continued education after receiving my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado. I have become especially well versed in the medical field, having researched numerous health conditions in order to recruit the appropriate participants. Continually having life-threatening illnesses brought to my attention has certainly provided me with an enlightened perspective on life and I am proud to be part of medical research. The current medical study Resolution Research is recruiting for involves those who currently live with ITP or Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia. The research is being conducted by Klayman Research (http://www.naomiklayman.com/) to help a major healthcare company bring better ideas and treatments to patients who have blood disorders. If you know someone who may qualify, please spread the word and share the link to the screener (provided below). This research consists of a 60 minute phone/web interview and compensates the patient $75 for their valuable time and opinions.
Alzheimer’s is a disease known to many. When we think of Alzheimer’s, most of us probably associate it with forgetfulness, loss of clarity, and inability to perform what were once simple tasks. And we would not be incorrect in our summary of symptoms. Based on the minimal information I had come across regarding Alzheimer’s, it was never as feared a disease as, for example, cancer or AIDS until I was personally introduced to the disease when a close family friend became a victim. I am by no means undermining cancer or AIDS, or any other disease, but a disease of the mind has now become far more frightening than it was before. Not only was my family friend affected by the standard symptoms, she completely lost the inability to function “normally.” She had developed Front Temporal Dementia (FTD), a group of disorders caused by progressive cell degeneration in the brain’s frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) or its temporal lobes (the regions behind your ears). She can no longer recognize anyone, speak properly, or manage control of her muscles. Her reality is unknown and she requires full time care. I can easily succumb to age and accept my body, my looks and even my charming whit betraying me, but for my mind to completely diminish, to forget everything I’ve learned, to lose every incredible memory stored, would be the ultimate betrayal. I once read a line in a book, “If you fear something, research it.” To this day, it is some of the best advice I’ve encountered and will continue to follow for the rest of my life. It’s quite the coincidence I now work for a market research firm and we are conducting a research study about Alzheimer’s.
The study is for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers to those affected to participate in a 90-minute focus group in Denver, CO regarding life with Alzheimer’s for a $100+ compensation. Many of us are affected by this disease (5.4 million Americans) and if this includes you, we would love to include your participation so to better understand this disease through research. Please note, this is not a clinical study, no medication trial is required. If interested, please take 5 minutes to answer the preliminary questions by clicking the link below: