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PRESS RELEASE: April 20, 2017 Voter intent shows, if an election were held today, SaskParty is at the lowest approval level since Insightrix began tracking in 2009. For the first time since being tracked, support for the SaskParty has fallen below 50% in Saskatchewan. Presently, 44% of decided Saskatchewan voters’* state they would cast their ballot for the SaskParty while 40% would vote for the provincial NDP, and 5% for the Liberals if a provincial election were held today. Fully 4% would vote for the Green Party and 7% for the Progressive Conservatives. Presently, 25% of respondents say they are undecided as to whom they would vote for if an election were held today. * Those who name a party for whom they intend to vote, and those who are uncertain but name a party towards which they are leaning.   * Note the November 2009 statistic was from a similar poll conducted in partnership with Rawlco Radio. Budget Woes Those in Regina (60%) and Saskatoon (46%) are more likely to say they would vote for the NDP than those living in other areas of the province (32%). When asked to describe their thoughts about the budget in one word, a variety of adjectives are used. The following word cloud summarizes the common words provided. The larger the font size, the more frequently the word was said by respondents. Most adjectives are negative.   Budget Impact When asked which segments of the population will benefit most from or will be hardest hit by the budget, a mix of responses are noted. Most commonly, “the poor”, single income earners, the elderly, the education sector and the middle class are perceived to be most negatively impacted while the wealthy and the business sector are most likely to seem as benefiting from the budget.   Research Details A total of 803 randomly selected, SaskWatch Research® panel members participated in the online research study from April 11 to 13, 2017. Quotas were set by age, gender and region to match the province’s general population. Since the research is conducted online, it is considered to be a non-probability proportion sample; therefore, margins of error are not applicable. Comparisons have been made to similar polls that used the same methodology, quotas and sample source.   About SaskWatch Research® Insightrix began developing its SaskWatch Research® online market research panel in October 2007, using high quality techniques that include telephone recruitment and referrals from existing panel members. Presently, there are over 15,000 active panel members representing all regions of the province and distributions of the general population. The panel membership closely matches the 2011 Census based on age, gender, household composition, household income and education. For more information, please visit: http://saskwatch.ca. About Insightrix Insightrix is a dynamic, Western Canadian, full-service marketing research company. It exists to serve businesses and government entities with insights-driven research solutions, and interpretive analysis through leading-edge tools and senior-level expertise across a broad range of industries. Insightrix is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For complete details on our recent polls, please refer to: https://insightrix.com/market-research-industry-blog/   For more information, please contact Lang McGilp, Research Director Insightrix Research Inc. Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 229 Cell: 306.290.9599 Email: lang.mcgilp@insightrix.com Web: www.insightrix.com...
 

Market research is imperative in advertising messaging. In a recent article on marketingweek.com the author Thomas Hobbs looks at Pepsi’s recent blunder with a Kendall Jenner advertisement and discusses market research in ad messaging. The author writes, that it all began last year at the Cannes film festival when PepsiCo’s president Brad Jakeman criticized the outdated state of ad agencies. His criticism was based on the idea that a company like Pepsi needs to be producing content at a rapid speed and the traditional model of using ad agencies takes too long. His bold plan was to create a content creation studio within Pepsi, which he called Creators League Studio. Jakeman stated, “instead of five pieces of content a year, a brand like Pepsi needs about 5,000 pieces of content a year. Instead of taking six months to develop an ad, we have six hours or six days. And instead of it costing $2M, it needs to cost $20,000.” While Jakeman’s plan was a bold one, he failed to realize one of the key important attributes that go with the outside ad agency which is an outsider’s perspective. While it is true that content takes a long time to create with an ad agency, part of the reason is the amount of testing that goes into a campaign.   Want to read the full blog? Click Here Interested in this topic? Check out others like it: Old Spice's Rebranding Success Story  http://insightrixcommunities.com/old-spices-rebranding-success-story/  Adobe Poises for the Future  http://insightrixcommunities.com/adobe-poises-future/ The Rise of Marketing Technology http://insightrixcommunities.com/the-rise-of-marketing-technology/...
 

When it comes to knowing her clients, Sally gets it. Sally understands that in today’s business world, you have to know who your clients are if you want to be successful. Sally knows no matter the quality or appeal of your product or service (even if it is the highest quality accordion wax!) a thorough knowledge of your client base, their habits and their needs is crucial. That’s where SaskWatch Research® comes in. SaskWatch is a Saskatchewan-based online research panel made up of more than 15,000 people who call Saskatchewan home. For nearly 10 years,  some of our country’s most dominant brands and influential organizations (like SaskTel, SaskPower, SGI, Affinity Credit Union, many of Saskatchewan’s government ministries and many, many others) have employed SaskWatch for their research needs. SaskWatch is more than just a space for businesses or service providers to learn about their client bases – it is about the people who provide the service. SaskWatch is not just the research community powered by Insightrix – it is an online community that genuinely makes a difference in Saskatchewan. It is a chance for the opinions, ideas, thoughts and behaviours of people like you help better inform business decisions. Since 2008, research Saskwatch has facilitated through Insightrix has made a real difference – and that is thanks to its members. Recently, SaskWatch members have used their online power to influence political, social and consumer decision makers through making their own thoughts and opinions heard. They have influenced city life in Saskatoon, resulting in a decrease in the cost of civic leisure passes. SaskWatch members have even had a hand in helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders get an understanding of how the people of Saskatchewan view them, who their die-hard fans are and even got to have a say in the construction of Mosaic Stadium in Regina! So, get online and start a survey today and have a chance to have your say about what matters to you....
 

We are pleased to invite you to Top Brands in Saskatchewan and Top Brands in Manitoba, a MRIA event hosted by the Prairie Chapter of the MRIA, and Majid Khoury and Insightrix Research. These events will take place in the afternoons of April 25, 2017, in Regina, and April 26, 2017, in Winnipeg, and will give you the opportunity to connect with other marketing professionals and large brands in your area, and discover the right way to conduct research to build your brand strategy. Some of the area’s top brands to be discussed include: Manitoba Hydro Saskatchewan Rush Great-West Life SaskTel The Winnipeg Jets Conexus Credit Union And many others     More information can be found below, as well as through visiting the MRIA website, at:  https://mria-arim.ca/membership/chapters/prairie-chapter/prairie-chapter-events    Please sign up today, and join us!   Top Brands in Saskatchewan and Manitoba   Market research is one of the most important components in building a valuable brand strategy. Without a solid understanding of how your audiences currently perceive your brand, it’s difficult to strike the right balance of reality and aspiration in evolving your brand positioning. Majid Khoury, an advertising strategist, and Insightrix Research will illustrate real life examples of Saskatchewan and Manitoba companies and describe how their brands are perceived. With many local brands being studied, there is a chance your brand might be included! Come have lunch and find out! The presentation will outline strategies and methods for conducting brand research. We’ll focus on research techniques that will help you gain a real understanding of people’s perceptions, beliefs and behaviours. What you will take away: What are the top brands in Saskatchewan and Manitoba The right way to conduct research to build your strategy Common mistakes organizations make when conducting market research How market research informs your brand strategy.   Insightrix Research and Majid Khoury will be hosting this MRIA event over two afternoons in Regina and Winnipeg. Please join the Prairie Chapter of the MRIA in Regina on April 25, from 11:30 am until 1 pm in the Canadian South Room at Ramada Plaza (1818 Victoria Ave.), or in Winnipeg the following day (April 26) from 11:30 am until 1pm in the Promenade A room of the Norwood Hotel (112 Marion St.). Cost of admission is $40 for MRIA members, $45 for non-members. Register early, as seats are limited. Please go to https://mria-arim.ca/membership/chapters/prairie-chapter/prairie-chapter-events to sign up and register for this exciting event. Signing up is mandatory prior to registration. If you encounter any difficulties signing up for the event, or if you have any questions, please email us at Corrin.Harper@insightrix.com...