That’s because every strategic decision needs to be informed by dependable market intelligence.
But as any business leader can attest, it’s the quality of the intelligence that makes it dependable. That’s why many fortune 500 companies have counted on the people, methodologies and expertise that are the heart of rsEdge.
The founders of rsEdge saw that larger research organizations tend to push the best minds away from working directly with their research customers.
rsEdge strips away the layers and distance by putting a partner at the head of every team. This way you get our most experienced people working directly on your business. Because our team is nimble and highly adaptable, we can move quickly to deliver the right intelligence at the right time.
Our price optimization research has helped companies realize millions in additional revenue by identifying the optimal pricing strategy for their products and services.
We provide strategic pricing analysis direction for…
current products in mature markets
cannibalization due to pricing changes
international markets: covering 20+ geographies
new products in new or mature markets
predatory behavior by competitors
The value that brand brings into the pricing equation
Our methods are state of the art, customized to fit your specific pricing questions. We use…
discrete choice modeling coupled with extensive Excel-based simulators
specialized macros to identify optimal price/revenue combinations
van westendorp pricing for validation of our modeling
multinomial logit for analysis of specific pricing attributes
Segmentation / Targeting
rsEdge leverages qualitative and quantitative research to develop strategic segmentation. Our segments have helped clients fine-tune products, develop segment-specific marketing and communications strategies, and target offerings to the appropriate audiences.
Segmentation / Targeting
To develop market segments, we use state of the art quantitative tools and insights developed through qualitative research – this applies to both consumer and business markets.
We are pragmatic in developing tools for identifying segments. Our programs provide a repertoire of “gearbox options” depending on the audience – from the sales force in the field to a sophisticated research staff.
In rapidly changing markets, our segmentation solutions have also held the test of time. They are heavily used years after their inception.
Concept Testing / Product Optimization
Our product optimization research helps companies understand the viability of their product and service concepts and identify needed improvements to better compete in the marketplace.
Concept Testing / Product Optimization
We combine qualitative and quantitative methods (often using a hybrid qualitative/quantitative approach) when testing early product ideas, full-blown concepts of products or services, or add-on features to existing products or services.
Qualitative methods help to explore target audience impressions that enables fine-tuning of the product concepts, while quantitative methods are used to assess viability, key benefits, message points, and ultimately identify a winning product or service idea.
rsEdge helps clients deliver more compelling messages and brand impressions via the most effective platforms.
positioning and messaging development
We specialize in using an iterative qualitative and quantitative process to identify brand perceptions vs. brand truths to ultimately identify a unique, “ownable” and consumer-relevant positioning strategy.
logo and tagline optimization
We help many clients evaluate, refine and improve their individual brand identity markers and images. Through close customer interactions, we can pinpoint the new identity’s strengths and necessary improvements.
advertising evaluation / copy testing Whether it is tv, print, radio or online advertising, our approach uses a proprietary hybrid quantitative/qualitative dial methodology to evaluate and improve advertising concepts and near finished ads. What you get:
Quantitative metrics of the ad’s strengths, weaknesses and message effectiveness
Clear understanding of the contributing factors that caused the audience reactions
Pinpointed improvements to increase your advertisements’ success
normative ad rating comparison rsEdge has evaluated thousands of advertisements over the years and has amassed an impressive database of advertising metrics across a number of industries and audience types. We provide a normative index rating system (based on 100,000 ad evaluations) that helps clients instantly understand the strength of their ads compared to competitive ads in the same category.
Buyer Behavior / Market Dynamics
It’s crucial to understand how your market is changing and what that means to your business. We provide strategic insight into buying behavior – particularly in B2B markets where processes can be quite complex. Our research begins with an exploration of purchase drivers, followed by approaches to information seeking, the role of channels, the actual buying process, and after sales support. Our goal is to develop conceptual models that provide insight for strategic marketing.
rsEdge delivers the latest research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, plus a deep network of experts around the world.
rsEdge specializes in web-based survey methodologies. This means we maintain:
Partnerships with top-tier web-based recruitment panels throughout the world
Stringent quality controls during the fielding process to ensure respondent validity and quotas that reflect the target populations
Top-tier Marketing Science capabilities to deliver optimal advanced analytics
Extensive expertise in multi-country studies
rsEdge has highly experienced focus group moderators having conducted literally thousands of groups/interviews over the last 20+ years.
Traditional, in-person focus groups
In-depth interviews (in person / via telephone)
Electronic Group Testing methodologies (participants use hand-held dials)
Online focus groups
Online bulletin boards
We understand our clients’ industries and their global challenges
IT is a world unto itself–a world we happen to understand. Working with a wide variety of clients across the IT product and service spectrum, rsEdge has gained crucial technology content knowledge to more effectively design research in the following areas:
We specialize in research relevant to both IT professionals, business professionals and consumers.
Security software/services / Integration of Content Solutions
Business productivity software/services
Backup / Recovery, Disaster Recovery
Storage & Availability
Servers / Data Centers
PCs / Workstations
Printers / Multi-function
The financial services marketplace is in a state of rapid change and uncertianty. Consumer confidence is low and financial firms are faced with serious issues. Our Financial Services division combines proven research expertise with a depth of industry knowledge and insight to help our clients understand consumer views and make critical business decisions. We specialize in hard-to-reach audinces that are critical to most financial services firms, such as:
Affluent and Hight-Net-Worth Individuals
Small Business Owners
Household Financial Decision-Makers
We help guide product development, packaging, communications and marketing strategies for consumer products ranging from large appliances to household gadgets.
From global enterprises to innovative start-ups, we partner to develop marketing strategies that optimize product designs and maximize consumer interest.
One of the key differentiators of rsEdge is our significant B-to-B experience. We know how to reach hard-to-reach audiences, including:
Senior IT Execs, C-Level & VPs
Senior Business Execs—C-level, VP and Directors
Attorneys, Financial decision makers
IT decision makers
Distribution Channels —Value Added Resellers, Large Resellers, Systems Integrators
And we’ve done this at companies of every size, from Global 2000 to large enterprise to small and mid-sized businesses.
Today, business is a global activity. Our clients need us to work wherever there’s a potential market. Our teams have experience working in every corner of the globe.
United States / Canada / Mexico
Japan/ China / Hong Kong / India / Korea / Singapore / Australia
United Kingdom / France / Germany / Belux (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands) Italy / Spain / Scandinavia / Russia
Brazil / Argentina
Who are we? rsEdge, inc. (formerly Research Edge, Inc) is a full service market research firm located in Portland, Oregon. We’re a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the state of Oregon’s Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business.
We know market research design, implementation and analysis inside and out. We’re equally comfortable with quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and we deliver actionable insights to guide your important business decisions.
Kim has been bringing passion to market research for over twenty years, with no sign of letting up. She loves this work, which is why she and Cindy started rsEdge. Kim has specialized in pricing optimization, segmentation, new product research and buyer behavior studies for companies like Symantec, IBM, LexisNexis, and Xerox Corporation. She was an original founder of the renowned firm Momentum Market Intelligence. Before that she ran the high-tech business unit at Market Strategies as a Senior Vice President. She was also Director of Global Research and Strategy for PacifiCorp, which means she understands the client’s side of the business. Kim holds a BA and Masters degree from University of California, Berkeley.
With Cindy’s youthful energy for this business, it’s easy to forget she has nearly 20 years of experience backing her up. She’s an expert at concept optimization, positioning, brand imaging, and advertising evaluation. She also has deep experience in product and service development and optimization, as well as communications assessment for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Lenovo, Wells Fargo, and Wachovia. Like Kim, Cindy was a Partner at the highly-respected firm Momentum Market Intelligence. Before that she was VP at Market Strategies, where she ran the technology business unit and co-managed the Portland office. She was also Research Manager at Gordon S. Black Corporation in Rochester, New York. Cindy received her BA degrees in Business Administration and Advertising from Washington State.
We’re very happy that John Pendleton has dedicated his considerable brain to the field of market research. (FYI—John got his Ph.D. in biology from Yale University where he studied molecular evolution, development, and neuroscience.) He brings a broad background with a variety of clients to his role of Research Director. His extensive experience includes working in complex discrete choice pricing studies, segmentation, customer satisfaction, and product positioning. Before rsEdge, John worked with Cindy and Kim as a Senior Research Manager at Momentum Market Intelligence, and as a Senior Project Manager for Market Decisions Corporation.
We are very pleased to claim Jacob as part of the rsEdge team. Since starting his research career in 2003, Jacob has been intensively involved in a wide array of research projects—gaining expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Jacob’s problem solving skills go into overdrive when involved in a project. He anticipates and plans ahead to avoid potential problems before they arise, and quickly resolves any setbacks to ensure client satisfaction. His proactive project planning has greatly contributed to rsEdge’s strong reputation for effective project management and implementation. Before joining us, Jacob worked as a Research Manager at Momentum Market Intelligence for four years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Oregon State University.
Meet the key players
Jeff Skelton Research Manager
Jeff is our newest addition to the rsEdge research team. He comes with a diverse background that includes both marketing and research roles. This has given him exposure to many different types of organizations and clients as well as experience with a potpourri of research methodologies. Jeff’s past research experience include working as a Research Manager for Momentum Market Intelligence, a Sr Research Consultant for Zanthus, and a Project Manager for Market Trends. Jeff earned his BS degree in Business Administration with a focus on research techniques and statistics from Oregon State University.
We are proud to have worked with a variety of Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to answer their business questions through research.
Some of our clients include:
Symantec / Norton /
IBM / Lenovo / Xerox / Google