What's included in this bundle?

Our short term community bundle is packed full of online qualitative tools that stimulate the ideation process. Constructed with dedicated objectives, these intimate groups are the ultimate deep dive. Drive participant engagement with creative tools for rich, emotive feedback. Innovate with your customers for guaranteed success. With this bundle, you will have access to:

Member Area

Member AreaMR

Encourage engagement and interaction among participants with member profiles and pictures, a social status system, leader boards, activity wall feed, like buttons, and public and private messaging.

  • Social leaderboards
  • Individual profiles
  • Private & public prompting

A hub for social engagement, the member area encourages communication, participation and competition. Leader boards display configurable metrics that rank members community contributions. Reward top performers and maximise feedback through gamification..

Participants can create their own profile page for a personalised connected experience. Advanced search functions allow members to find others of interest, view personal profile pages, as well as activity logs. Peer-to-peer messaging takes it one step further giving participants a channel to communicate both publicly wall-to-wall and privately. A live member activity feed lists all recent activity completed by the community.



Encourage common goals with a live news feed. Keep members informed about research activities and outcomes, company news, participant incentives and more.

  • Customisable home pages
  • Image and video stories
  • Complete publishing control

Keep research participants up-to-date and engaged with a dedicated news feed. Maximise response rates by posting project information, launch dates and activity instructions. Share research results and business impact to highlight the value of participant involvement in real terms. Add video, images and graphs to bring your updates to life.

A dedicated home and project page widget keeps members informed from the point of log in. Participants can view abridged stories through the widget, or visit the news page to browse the latest updates in full. Consumer group settings ensure members only see articles relevant to them.

Preview news items prior to publishing to quality check, and un-publish or update releases as and when required.



Focus discussions on specific topics quickly and easily. Dip in and out of individual forums whenever you like over longer periods.

  • Follow threads and topics
  • Social functionality
  • Emoticon support

The backbone of a successful research community, the forum is a pivotal to collaboration and blue sky thinking. You set the topic areas to ensure the discussion centres round the key organisational interests at hand, a structured environment for ideation.

A well-managed forum is a delicate balance of moderator guided feedback and member driven exploration. ForumMR gives you the functionality you need to create the engaging, interactive research space required.

Upload image and video stimuli to forum threads to illustrate significant points and foster creativity. Flexible formatting options allow for more expressive feedback and an enhanced participant experience. Community features including ‘Like’ buttons build consensus and provide researchers with additional social data.

Conduct parallel research activities by allocating topics across any number of consumer groups. You can even set a recurring post target encouraging members to remain actively engaged over any period of time.

Quick Poll

Quick PollMR

Quickly gauge opinion with either a single or multiple-choice poll. Include stimulus via hyperlinks or direct respondents to a supporting qual task.

  • Hyperlink integration
  • Cross-tabulation
  • Response monitoring

Fast quantifiable feedback with complete with live graphical results. Create a single or multiple choice question and watch as the votes tabulate. Link Quick PollMR to ForumMR for in-depth qualitative analysis to support the statistical results. Gauge opinion outright or scale qualitative insight with this simple yet versatile tool.

For best results display polls on the participant homepage of your online research space. Monitor performance and prompt then dig deeper with cross tabulation. Analyse responses in line with segment, demographic or use custom fields to find hidden correlations and identify new trends.



Listen to the naturally occurring communication of your members with BlogMR. Follow features allow both you and your participants to follow blogs and people of interest.

  • Video integration
  • Smart categorisation
  • Mark and tag items

Listen to naturally occurring conversation of your customers. Community members create long form content on the topics that matter to them most. From opinion pieces to past experience stories, blogs offer researchers an unparalleled insight into consumer psyche.

The ultimate platform for self-expression, BlogMR enables participants to add images and video to their posts, bringing their insight to life. Social interaction is encouraged with a ‘follow’ function allowing members and moderators alike to follow bloggers whose writing appeals to them.

Bespoke categorisation affords navigational structure. Private communication channels enable prompting where expansion is required. Sophisticated management controls let you to mark blogs as read, ensuring you’re always up to date with the latest community feedback.

Make it yours...

We understand that every organisation, product and customer is unique. That's why we make it easy for you to tailor this community panel bundle. Any of our 16 qual and quant research tools can be added to or swapped with those listed above. You can even hire additional tools for one-off projects. The following tools are recommended by our experts as the ideal complement to this short term community bundle:



Great for product feature generation and prioritisation.



Ideal for running product pilots, the study of shopping behaviour and media consumption.



For creative quantification of your qualitative insight.

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Decide if and how you would like to tailor your community panel bundle. Find out more about our other powerful online research tools.




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