Mental fitness and general interest websites

September 9th, 2008

Cognitive Labs.  Already done your OSH physical stretches?  Keep your neurons in shape, too.

Fluther.  Public Q&A about just about anything.  Good for browsing – you might even learn something.

Lifehacker.  Tech tricks, tips and downloads for getting things done.  Actually way more fun than it sounds and some incredibly useful tidbits!

MySearch.  Now that everyone’s grandmother googles and Google has more information about you than the CIA and God combined, are you looking for something else?

Research Randomizer.  Handy to pick the random winners from your respondents.

Market research tools & info websites

September 9th, 2008

Backpack.  Very useful way to create and manage virtual teams and projects.  Share information, calendars, photos, you name it.

BlackCoffee Glossary of Brand Terms.  I’ll bet everyone can find some concepts that are new to them…

Bubbl.us.  A free online brainstorming application.

Marketing Terms.  Internet marketing reference and index of the best sites & articles

MindMeister.  Collaborative online mind mapping – and the basic edition is free.

Presentation Helper.  Heading for the same PowerPoint templates?  Stop!  For better presentations (even if you think you’re really good already), have a look around this site.  Even if the name is awkwardly close to “Hamburger Helper…”

Presentation Zen.  Garr Reynolds’ blog on issue related to professional presentation design.

Psychotactics.  Why customers buy (and why they don’t).

VentureRepublic Brand Glossary.  Good definitions of basic branding terminology.

Visual Thesaurus.  Not just a fun web-based thesaurus, but full of thought-provoking articles.  Great for anyone who loves language.

Market research support services websites

September 9th, 2008

PFI.  Qualitative market research recruitment specialists.  Group and viewing facilities available in Newmarket.

Prime. Qualitative market research recruitment specialists.  Group and viewing facilities available in Remuera.

Viewing Facilities.  Online directory of focus group facilities in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Wotif.  After a long day of fieldwork in a different city, come back to superior accommodation that fits into the budget.

Market research websites

September 9th, 2008

Internet Intelligence Index. Compiled by the Fuld & Company Library, this index is designed to help gather information from a wide variety of public services and contains links to over 600 intelligence-related Internet sites.

Market Research Society of New Zealand

Market Research Portal.  UK-based general resource for anyone associated with market research.

Pew Research.  American-focused, but still lots of relevant articles and research.  If you’re interested in online trends, Pew/Internet is a good place to start.

The Future Place.  Ray Poynter is one of the names in the research world and this is his site.   You can go straight to Ray’s blog.

Research Reinvented blog. Emiel van Wegen in the Netherlands, who says “The aim of the blog is advance research away from bean counting and towards enlightenment, by using the best of the new and building on the best of the past.”