Summer is here and in full fledge! Although we may be out taking our vacations and having some summer fun, it didn't stop the earth or our business from turning out another great month. This is the fourth edition of the Survey Analytics monthly recap, a segment we added to the blog back a few months back in March. Let's get right to it and cover some things that happened this month with Survey Analytics in the news, in terms of events, product updates, new partnerships and more!
Happening right here on this blog all of last month was the Business Blog Challenge which we just completed and updated to reflect 30 great links to the 30 great topics we wrote about on our very blog over the course of June! If you are involved in blogging or know who blogs for your company, we encourage you to take it too! Plus there is a $50 Amazon gift card waiting for you if you successfully complete it. This was inspired to give SMB business blogs an opportunity to become better at writing blog posts (and suck a little less). The results we achieved in terms of traffic, subscriptions and increased engagement are incredible. See where we stood at Day 15 and the overall progress at Day 30.
In the news we were featured in Survey Magazine's "Research a Company" segment where they were so kind to share some insight into our corporate culture and company history. The story ran both online in the Market Research Bulletin and in their print magazine in mid June. We started a fun segment on our YouTube channel with our friends at qSample called "We Love Surveys, Data and Stats" where we aim to share two fun infographic style videos per month about surveys we are running and some other trending topics. The two videos from this month are on how much money Americans spent to travel to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (it's a big bummer we got knocked out yesterday) and a summary of our technology results from last month with one of our customers, mindsight. Speaking of news, we are also currently looking for a Public Relations Manager to work with the fun and vibrant team in the Cincinnati, OH office.
Some product release updates happened this month in our bi-weekly product release schedule as we released Survey Analytics version 4.8 on June 6th, 2014 and Survey Analytics version 4.9 on June 20th, 2014. Some of the latest enhancements in our software include an exciting weighting and balancing enhancement, discrete choice conjoint is now supported in SurveyPocket (our offline mobile field survey tool), we improved the way you can import flat files and made it easier for you to setup custom dashboard reporting.
We attended a great event called gSummit in San Francisco where we got to meet all kinds of great folks involved in user engagement, employee engagement and well (obviously) gamification! Listen below to a podcast that Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice was so kind to record while speaking to our VP of Sales and Business Development Gretchen Lohman. We also got along and hit it off so well that we formed a new and exciting partnership with TechnologyAdvice that we will be announcing more details on soon!
Some features we put the spotlight on this month are on how to do advanced piping as a follow up to piping 101 a few weeks prior. These posts include when to use piping and how to administrate it in our software with some great examples. Another feature we touched base and put the spotlight on is how to setup conjoint analysis in Survey Analytics as a follow up to our Beginner's Guide to Conjoint Analysis last month (+ a fun infographic) to visually learn about the methodology! We also had a great education hour session with some of the Survey Analytics Customer Success Team. Our VP of Client Services Esther LaVielle and Chief Growth Officer John Johnson showed our panel management software inside and out and answered some of the most frequently asked questions.
Thanks again for spending another month following us and encouraging us to do what we love to do the most, help you listen. If you can't get enough of us and want to keep reading about how much we have going on at Survey Analytics each month, check out some of our past recaps!