Academic Releases New Website

After months of planning, hard work, and dedication, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand-new Academic website.

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How Became an Industry Leader: Part II

In yesterday’s post, we interviewed Founder and CEO Rob Granader to find out what distinguishes from other business intelligence providers. We delved into’s new business strategy and explored its unique mix of innovative market research solutions.

Today, we continue our discussion with Rob and highlight several other attributes that help shape’s company culture and the overall customer experience.

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How Became an Industry Leader: Part I

The ups and downs of the world economy clashed and converged with the growth of — since its start at the end of the dot com bubble in 2001. has weathered a series of economic storms including the tech bubble, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Great Recession of 2009. Many of these downturns occurred at pivotal moments in the company’s history. Most pronounced, soon after finalized a large acquisition focused on the financial services market, the world’s banks went into a nosedive.

Despite these challenges, has become the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services, which are used by more than 5,000 companies a year and 89 percent of the Fortune 1000.

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3 Research Strategies That Save You Time

Market researchers respond to rapid-fire deadlines and competing client demands. When one set of projects end, there’s often little forewarning before the next ones begin. To be successful, market researchers have to prioritize effectively and move quickly through their to-do lists.

Although there’s no substitute for hard work, certain time-management strategies can eliminate needless tasks and help you complete projects faster. Curious to learn more? Here are three research strategies to help you save time and improve your overall results.

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Making the Most of a Start-Up Research Budget

By its very nature, a start-up venture has no customers, no visibility into the market, and no brand awareness. To get these things, you need to invest some of your start-up funds into marketing which includes branding, advertising, and market research.

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Using Market Research to Determine a Licensing Plan

When working to find the market research report that is going to provide you with all the information you’ve been searching for, sometimes the last thing on your mind is what type of licensing agreement you’re going to need when your purchase the report. A lot of confusion revolves around licensing, specifically who can use it and how can the research be used.

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Central Libraries – The Core of Integrated Research Solutions

Over the last several years, it is hard to miss the overall trend in the information management industry away from centralized library services. The concept is that, while these services are helpful, they are more of a convenience than a necessity since there are many information management software solutions on the market. From my experience, it is important to evaluate this decision very carefully as removing the central library can create more problems and cost inefficiencies than it saves.

Topics: Market Research Subscription Market Research Provider The Market Research You Need Exactly When You Need It

Every morning, I check my phone, just as millions of us do, to see the email in-box displaying a delightful red dot with a figure proudly displayed. For me, that figure is generally in the twenties or thirties. I open my e-mail in anticipation that today’s deliveries will all be exciting and relevant to what I’m focused on. I’m disappointed; it’s a jumble of non-relevant spam dross. Why don’t I delete all?

Because, just maybe somewhere in there is an email from That informative and precisely relevant email will be focused on a current project or industry that I need information on. Why do I seek out this golden nugget of an email? Well, because I told it precisely what I needed to be contained within it. It took me minutes to set up, and that investment was invaluable. How did I do it? By using the highly customized features on my market research solution. But, why did I invest my valuable minutes?

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More Than Just Sales:'s ROI Value

I am always amazed that through science man has determined that the universe is between 14-15 billion years old and, even more astounding, is the calculation for the Universe’s expansion. So, why was it that, at the Perfect Information Conference in 2012, 30 leading information professionals with hundreds of years of experience between them could not come up with the answer to a simple question: What is the ROI (return on investment) from market research? Is this the information industry's holy grail? Maybe…..

Let’s consider this in another way. If there are too many variables to determine which piece of data or knowledge proved pivotal in the launch of a new product or successful investment, then consider this: Where was the value derived? 

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4 Benefits of a Market Research Subscription vs. Single Report Buying

Time is money. You hear this phrase often, yet many companies still spend countless hours searching for each individual market research report, only to find that they are not specific enough or lack the quality of information needed for their specialized vertical. That's why completing your market research in this manner will quickly evaporate your time and budget. And, if you're spending these valuable resources acquiring individual reports, the research had better answer your questions and address your specific needs, right? Unfortunately, this is not accomplished every time and with every report. So, companies must adopt the most effective and efficient methods for acquiring high-quality, vertical-specific research for the best value.

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