• Hi Helen – a quick follow up note to say thank you for stepping in to run this project. This was a rather unique situation for us. We don’t often turn down or walk away from work, but I do think there’s something to be said for being able to introduce you and Michael as topic “experts” to address the concerns the client expressed. Hopefully our paths will cross again and we can have an opportunity to work together.

    Senior VP Qual Healthcare MR

  • We’re happy to report that our client meeting went very well today. They were very impressed how quickly we were able to pull this off, and even said “I am sure some late nights went into that! Did the team crawl into a wormhole to freeze time?” Thanks again for all the hard work with the focus groups and quant survey over the last few weeks Helen. We really appreciate the effort that went into getting this done on such a tight schedule.

    Strategy & Insights Associate

  • Very professional team, and a very professional studio with so many services to offer! Highly recommend for all research/marketing.

    Computer Network Professional

  • Helen offers HIGH Quality, thorough research.  She is highly qualified and professional.

    Computer Consultant & Support

  • The Karchner Marketing Research Studio is a nice space in suburban Philadelphia. They have a strong understanding of the consumer research space.  Helen is genuinely a nice person to work with and definitely worth serious consideration

    Marketing Strategist

  • Helen is the 3 P’s: Proactive, Prolific & Professional. After 1 phone call I set up a meeting with her at the office studio she works from. Awesome person.

    Artist

  • Mike is a first rate moderator who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on many projects over the years, on a wide range of topics and therapy areas. He quickly grasps what you’re trying to achieve, makes excellent recommendations for how to approach, can think quickly on his feet during an interview to pivot and delve into topics of importance, and does it all in such a pleasant way that respondents really enjoy speaking with him and sharing their experiences. I look forward to many more successful projects with Mike!

    VP Global Market Research Firm

  • Hi Mike – thanks again for all of your efforts on this project and for the summary of findings – that was hugely helpful in putting together the summary used in today’s meeting.  You did a great job on this – the team really enjoyed your style and approach.  You helped us all look good in this process

    Sr. Account Executive, Client Services

  • I just reviewed the guide, and I think it’s excellent!  I really like what you did with the exercises…

    Senior Account Executive, MR Firm

  • Agreed, thank you very much, you’re an animal! Well done! Sincerely appreciate your level of professionalism, and attention to detail.

    Device Global Marketing Product Manager

  • Stellar job, Mike.  I briefed our divisional leadership on our early findings yesterday and it was very well received.  Appreciate all you have done and are doing to get us the best answers possible to make the right business decisions!

    Device End Client

  • Thanks for an insightful and efficient final report briefing with the extended project team earlier today.  Overall, the timing and content of the briefing went well; with good personnel engagement and questions asked.

    Device MR End Client

  • Wonderful. Thanks Mike. They like you and your work. Let’s keep it rolling, make hay while the sun shines.

  • I enjoyed watching you do what you do. You can tell when someone is doing what they were meant to do in life and your skill and talent exemplified this.  Mike, you were meant to moderate!

    Strategic Consultant

  • Helen - I support growth and development of young professionals and this would be a great opportunity for the intern.

  • Helen….that was a GENIUS idea to pilot!!!!

    Senior Manager, Research & Metrics

  • We really like working with Mike, he is a pleasure to work with and is doing a great job.  Thank you for sending him to us

    Medical Device Director Global Marketing & Surgical Reconstruction

  • Stellar job, Mike.  I briefed our divisional leadership on our early findings yesterday and it was very well received.  Appreciate all you have done and are doing to get us the best answers possible to make the right business decisions!

    Medical Device Director Global Marketing & Surgical Reconstruction

  • Agreed, thank you very much (Mike), you’re an animal! Well done! Sincerely appreciate your level of professionalism, and attention to detail.

    Medical Device Global Marketing Product Manager

  • Mike, I trust you explicitly to make judgment calls as needed. I want you to be fully empowered to confidently make wise, reasonable decisions in front of the client. That level of ownership is critical to display to clients and critical for you to feel fully invested and valued.

    Vice President, Healthcare Insights Team, Marketing Research Consultancy

  • I reviewed the deck… Wow! This is comprehensive. Great job.

    Manager, Marketing Research & Communications

  • It was such a positive experience completing the panel last week. You guys rock!

    Eve, Respondent

  • I enjoyed the experience.  Feel free to contact me in the future for other focus groups, if you think I might meet the qualifications.

    Arnold, Respondent

  • Without Question, Mike is a master of moderation - one of the best I've ever encountered. But his skills extend far beyond that - the depth of understanding he possesses of the business challenges that are driving the research itself enables him to contribute insight at every step of the project.

    Tyler Dickson, SVP Strategic Planning Director at FCB Health

  • Helen is a well-trained qualitative moderator for healthcare related research. Her company has a significant history providing unique strategic insights for healthcare business issues.

    Chris Lee, Executive Vice President, US Medical at Schlesinger Associates

  • Thanks for facilitating these interviews so nicely Helen. It was nice having a candidate that previously used the system.  He gave you solid feedback.  Thanks Helen for this great summary.

  • Mike is an outstanding market researcher. Mike’s ability to connect with individuals allows him to learn information within highly sensitive topics. Overall, Mike has a breadth of skills that make him an essential resource.

  • I have both hired Helen and worked for Helen. As a service provider, Helen delivered insightful, on-point results in a consistently on-time and complete manner. Helen's findings and recommendations were successfully implemented. As a project manager, I have seen Helen expertly manage complex projects and deliverables, as well as provide excellent direction and feedback. I would not hesitate to hire Helen again. She is a rare combination of expertise, reliability and personable nature. A pleasure to work with.

  • Mike is a tremendous moderator – the type that listens exceptionally well, and makes himself very easy for respondents to confide in.  He’s very easy to work with.  Highly recommended.

  • Great job on the report Helen – it was excellent!  Great read, and the insights and findings were spot on. Again, thanks for your help. I’m proud to send it out under my name.

  • I like your interviewing style Mike because you are really present and engaged with the respondent. You have a good grasp on this very technical medical product and you didn’t seem glued to the guide, but still hit on stated objectives.  You didn’t cut off respondents, yet directed the line of discussion to keep it relevant.  You also don’t come off as intimidating – as male interviewers sometimes do.

  • Helen is a partner that I have come to trust. The HBA contracted with KMR Insights to perform market research on our key corporate stakeholder membership group, and Helen and her company submitted an impressive RFQ, sought background info to ensure our needs were constantly being met, and even designed special cards to be given to our Senior Advisors at a summer meeting. Helen and KMR are top notch & a delight to work with. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them.

  • Helen/Mike work is always thorough and well thought out.  You truly work to make each respondent and client experience the best it can be. You never let me down!

  • Helen, I enjoyed the research project we worked on together.  We were very pleased with your moderating skills and the outcome of the research.  I especially enjoyed the video interviews you conducted very much! Thanks for your dedication & creativity!

  • Mike Karchner's team has been working on a study that is one of the strongest pieces of research we have done in some time.   One of the biggest questions I almost always get asked is what will we do differently based on research?  This is the ultimate high praise that I can give, the results of this study will influence:  Current medication packaging and directions for use, phase 2 packaging, and the customer journey map for 2011, which the team led one of our workshop days to high praise! There are many details that support the great work by the team, but from a business standpoint this is a very high standard to meet.  Please extend our gratitude for a job well done.

  • Helen - You are a Super Logistics Lady!  You are so kind and generous and thoughtful.

    General Market End Client

  • Helen is the GENIUS here! Thank you so much!

    General Market End Client Communication Manager, Market Research & Metrics

  • Oh – and by the way, the reason why I keep coming back is because you do a really good job!

    Healthcare End Client Managing Director

  • I went onto your new KMR website and WOW… am I impressed!!!  VERY professionally done; fantastic presentation of your research studio; and very inclusive of all aspects of the business.  I think you guys have done and are doing wonderful work and I pray more clients beat a path to your door.  I’m really impressed with all I’ve seen!

  • I have always been impressed by Mike’s ability to take in a great quantity of brand new information and build an efficient discussion guide that can be used to generate real insight into a client’s products or services.  This talent extends across all subject areas that I’ve seen.  Furthermore, these subject areas are highly technical and complex.  I don’t think Mike realizes how good he is at this, & sees it as no big thing.

  • I miss conversing with you, Helen!!!  The Board reacted well to the Phase 1 results, but of course, that leads to more questions & more work!! I talked KMR up A LOT, because you have been GREAT partners!! Thanks for all your flexibility and analysis to date.  It’s been very good!!

  • Helen provided my client with a high level of confidence that her project was being managed well. She was well-informed about the research topic so that she was able to handle the respondents and answer my client's questions from an informed perspective. I would strongly recommend Helen for qualitative market research.

  • Mike is a tremendous moderator – the type that listens exceptionally well, and makes himself very easy for respondents to confide in.  He’s very easy to work with.  Highly recommended.

  • Helen Yesterday Was a Huge Success! We received lots of compliments on the substance – your hard work really paid dividends.

  • Mike, I so appreciate you.  You are proactive and get things done.  You can be 100% sure you have first pick over any qual work coming to our office.

  • Helen - Thanks for everything, AWESOME job interviewing!

  • Your work is always thorough and well thought out.  You truly work to make each respondent and client experience the best it can be.   You never let me down!

  • Thanks for an exceptional performance.  I needed a good experience with this client; KMR over delivered.

  • Working with KMR was a great experience. Everything went incredibly smoothly and the results were great. The transcription services were fast and very accurate, and your team so, so easy to work with. Many thanks! The staff were gracious, knowledgeable, and very generous with their time. Very glad I chose KMR!

    Alice

  • The reception staff was very helpful and professional!

  • I'm surprised that the specialists talked so much! They seemed very engaged in the interview.

  • Great experience overall!  Thank you! Highly likely to return!

    New York Attorney

  • Montgomery County requires depositions to take place within the county.  This is a wonderful venue to take a deposition with all the technology (audio and video) that you may need, plenty of well-lit space, and courteous staff who are eager to make their clients comfortable.  Highly recommend!

    Philadelphia Attorney

  • Total privacy – one project/client per day so they have the run of the place with great control of confidential project material. Avoids all the inconvenience of center city, but maintains proximity to hotels and restaurants. On site right-out-the-door parking.

  • I just saw the studio and it is lovely. Unique features include big screen viewing room with multiple camera angles simultaneously available so you can see all faces all the time, viewing room upstairs so clients can be in the light and make noise unbeknownst to interview room.

  • When we had extra questions towards the end of the interview, the docs had no problem staying a bit later saying “I only live a couple miles down the road – no traffic like in the Philly area to contend with now.

  • I am surprised that the specialists talked so much! They seemed very engaged in the interview.

  • The experience for me was like hosting a cocktail party in my living room! Debriefing was more relaxed. Not only did we have light, but the leather couches were very comfortable…

  • The consumers recruited for these groups were very conversant and conversational – they were obviously “virgin” respondents!

  • This new research studio is very inviting, and the staff available any time needed!

  • I wanted to personally thank you and your team for jumping on this project so quickly for us and recognize your team’s excellent performance.  We truly value our relationship with you and KMR and look forward to future opportunities to work together collaboratively. 

    Account Director

  • Nice job on the client lounge! The decor and provisions in the lounge were great. 

    Energy Client

  • The staff on site were very helpful and knowledgeable, and the studio environment was very comfortable!

    Healthcare Client

  • It was a great experience. You were wonderful hosts!

    Healthcare Client

  • The reception staff was very helpful and professional!

    Healthcare Practicioner Respondent

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