Have you ever kicked off an advertising campaign with high hopes, only to be disappointed by the results? Or what about introducing a new product with great fanfare, just to discover the market wasn’t interested? These situations happen in business. And this is where doing marketing research makes a difference.

If you have big goals, market research can help your business make the right moves and avoid wasting time and money on the wrong ones.

Not only that, but marketing research can help you get happier customers. For example, 94% of diners choose a restaurant based on online reviews, one study suggests. Another study found that 82% of customers expect an immediate response on sales or marketing questions. Knowing these kinds of facts can help you put into place the processes and tools to delight the customer and attract new ones.

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