In October 2012 we officially launched our Global Community Moderator Network, a network of freelance local moderators in over 30 countries across all continents, supporting us in the execution of our international Consumer Consulting Boards. The moderators are recruited based on their qualitative research experience and (more importantly) they are trained and certified in running InSites Consulting Boards. In order to guarantee the highest quality possible in the most consistent way, we focus strongly on selection, training… But it does not stop there.
After the launch of our new InSites Consulting website mid-January, we can now also proudly announce the rebirth of our jobsite! The past few months were months of constantly brainstorming, shaping and reshaping the site together with our HR, IT, Design and Marketing team. But now the new jobsite is finally a fact! The site offers a lot to discover, such as a message from our CEO Kristof De Wulf, new job openings & internship opportunities, a backstage view on our team, stories of InSites colleagues and much more.
Last Friday, we celebrated ‘Employee Appreciation Day’ in our offices! The reason why we celebrated this is simple: it was all about a token of appreciation and a thank you for every colleague here at InSites Consulting. What for exactly? Just for being part of the team, for giving the best of ourselves every single day and for making InSites Consulting what it is and what it stands for.
On February 28, Febelmar (Belgian research association) joins forces with ESOMAR (global research association) to host a joint congress in Brussels. It looks like it will be a heyday for the Belgian market research sector, the perfect occasion for catching up and for meeting some of the top innovations in the sector. The theme of this first Febelmar Congress is Engagement.
Yesterday Anneleen Boullart and I represented InSites Consulting at the Vlerick Career Fair organized by Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium. During this half-day event we had the chance to meet talented soon to be graduates ready to take the first step in their professional career… and one by one very curious to know how InSites Consulting could fit within their ‘picture perfect ’.
For the third year in a row, we’re celebrating Community Manager Appreciation Day! CMAD recognizes and celebrates the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and research to improve customer experiences. At InSites Consulting we celebrate the complete team as we’re all contributing to happy and engaged customers by turning them into the best consultants companies can hire.
Unilever’s CMO Keith Weed gained wide-spread attention stating “We must get to the future first”. The underlying driver for this statement was his realization that consumers are closer to the future than the Unilever organization itself. He was not comparing Unilever with its direct competitors P&G, Henkel or Nestlé, but with consumers… Interesting, don’t you think? We think Keith is right.
Co-written by Anneleen Boullart, Stijn Poffé, Timo Vandemaele and Hakim Zemni. A few weeks ago, the Belgian Media & Entertainment (M&E) team went on a ‘mini-teambuilding’. For the record: the ‘mini’ refers to the number of people attending (4 in this case) and the shorter timeframe (late afternoon/evening), definitely not to the intensity nor good spirits of them.
Looking back on things, 2012 was a very rewarding year for us. Thanks to your support we have experienced growth, development and a lot of fun. But before we embrace 2013, we’d like to share an animated showcase: ‘This was 2012’.
Over the past years the InSites Consulting team has grown not only in total number, but also in different nationalities. Next to our offices in US, Romania, UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, we also have people from other countries joining the team (Portugese, Australian, French, German, Italian….).