Complex questions. Clear answers.

Great market research considers all sides of a business decision. It leads to tough choices and doesn’t dance around recommendations. Above all, it provides context and clarity.

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Why You Should Work With Us

Businesses need clear direction. But the world is complex. Market research that ignores that complexity is often simplistic, superficial or wrong. We don’t cut through complexity. We deal with it. We factor it into our research. We filter and refine it.

Ultimately, we deliver clear answers

Answers that resolve the divide between complexity and clarity. Answers that are correct. If this is interesting to you, read some stories of how and for whom Dig has worked. Or, see who’s behind Dig.

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How Dig’s Different

Dig brings market research into the real world. This requires us to integrate complexity – business questions, competitive contexts in which consumers make choices, and methodological decisions. We can do this because our senior consultants collaborate internally and with clients on every project to develop custom-designed solutions that address the business’ needs. Our methods are more labour intensive, but they deliver superior results.

The way we work

We eagerly look outside of market research, and then integrate the opportunities we discover into advanced methodologies and ways of delivering data. We don’t ask people why they think or behave a certain way; we derive it. We don’t ask people what they will do; we create simulated decision environments and allow them to act. Wherever possible, the numbers we present are those that matter to the business: volume, revenue and profit.

The way we don’t work

A lot of market research lives in a parallel universe, where people know why they do what they do, where their choices are logical, where they can predict their own behaviour. It’s a place where methodologies developed years ago, that no longer reflect current thinking, are permitted to survive. This universe has its own language. A language of top two box scores and performance vs. normative databases that are filled with failed ideas. This language is divorced from the language of business.

Market research shouldn’t be a barrier to change

This other universe exists because it benefits many market research vendors. It allows for simplistic, scalable methodologies that can be managed by junior staff. But this universe does not benefit market research users. Those who enter it find that research often becomes an obstacle to change. We Dig people have all seen this universe, clocked its failings, and created a better one of our own.

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What Dig Delivers

We help our clients understand the market. We translate that understanding into action. We build a business case for change. And we speak in the language of business.

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Join the Team

We have experienced strong growth since our launch in 2010. This creates opportunities for learning and career advancement. The roles we have listed here are our perspective on what we need. But we try to be open-minded. If you think you would be a great addition to the Dig team and have a different vision of what role you can play, please contact us.

We are focused on building a better market research agency. What does “better” mean? The most important thing to understand is that we have tools, approaches and a perspective on how research should be done, but we do not sell ‘canned’ methodologies. So if you want to manage an established process, Dig is not the place for you. People who succeed at Dig Insights either have a fantastic technical understanding of market research or are willing to build this understanding. Ideal team members are smart, creative and fun. They use quantitative research to work through complex questions and deliver clear answers. They question established research practices and are passionate about helping our clients to move their businesses forward. They are comfortable working in a fast moving, flat organization.

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We are looking for people to fill these roles:

Matt King

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Matt King - Market Research Consultant at Dig Insights

Q: What was your background before joining Dig Insights?

A: I started my education at University of Toronto taking Track One (general) Engineering. After completing my first year, I decided to change career paths. I transferred my credits to a Bachelor of Business Administration program at Laurentian University. During my degree program, I developed an interest in Market Research.

When I finished my Bachelor of Business Administration honour program, I enrolled in the Research Analyst Post-Graduate course at Georgian College. Working on a long term research project with a real client allowed me to expand my research experience and develop client management skills, the ability to produce presentation quality visuals and the technical skills to do complex statistical analysis.

After completing the coursework of the Research Analyst program I was hired by Scotiabank for my co-op term where I gained knowledge of the client side of research focused on the internal reporting about the financial consumer. After my co-op I worked for Bond Brand Loyalty as a freelance researcher. I helped support a variety of projects focused on loyalty research.

Q: What is your approach to market research?

A: While learning the research process, I became fascinated with how much the original research design has an influence on the final results of any project. I loved the challenge of creating achievable, measurable and relevant objectives resulting in a database that you can utilize to extract insightful information. At Dig Insights, I am excited to learn new techniques and optimize my approach to research.

Q: How do you think market research will change in the next 3 years?

A: One of the major challenges (and opportunities) over the next few years will be reaching your whole target audience with a single methodological design. With millennials much more inclined to respond on mobile devices, quicker survey fatigue and social media’s influence on consumers, it will be difficult to reach a large demographic audience with a single design.

Another challenge is that we live in an age with an overwhelming and ever expanding amount of data. Our role as researchers needs to evolve to always be the trailblazers in using new techniques and methodologies to more accurately replicate consumers’ decisions. A deeper understanding of consumers will provide highly actionable insights that we can provide to our clients.

Q: If you were not in market research, what work would you want to do?

A: I would probably be a “snowboard bum” living out in British Columbia at one of the mountain resorts. As an avid snowboarder, longboarder and slackliner it is one of the ideal locations to enjoy my favourite sports and possibly learn a new one (surfing in Tofino)!

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If you have complex questions and need clear answers, please don't hesitate to contact us. Dig would be thrilled to set you on the path to clarity.

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