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Quester® And Eki Communications Enhance Mobile Survey Experience For Multi-Cultural Consumers

Date: Aug 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 – Des Moines, IA — Quester, a technology-driven full service market research firm with multi-cultural capabilities has integrated  its technology within Eki Communications’ new mobile platform to help companies better understand, and communicate to, the multi-cultural consumer.

Consumers using Eki’s newly launched mobile research platform called Survelytics® (www.survelytics.com) can share their thoughts, ideas and emotions in a mobile survey by chatting with Quester’s interviewing software, as well as include photos, videos and audio, at home or in-store.

They can choose to do so in one of the following languages: English (British, American, Australian), French (including French Canadian), German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. Additional languages will be available by the end of this year.

“We thank our EKI partner for recognizing that there was a tremendous opportunity for our two companies to team up and fuse the worlds of mobile and market research technologies for optimum consumer engagement levels”, notes Jereme Thomas, IT Director at Quester.

To date, over four million consumers and professionals from the medical, pharmaceutical, insurance and CPG sectors, have interacted online with Quester’s software-based interviewer. Over the last four years, Quester has conducted Hispanic and other multi-cultural market research projects for the largest global brands, using its online capabilities. Survelytics, which is a native mobile App, now allows respondents to go beyond typical survey questions on their mobile phone and leverage the additional features of the mobile device like taking photos, videos, and audio.

Commenting on the partnership with Quester, Mandar Vaidya, CEO of Eki Communications, said: “We are excited to integrate Quester’s software-based interviewer with Survelytics as it provides our users an intelligent tool for ‘in the moment’ engagement with the consumer”.

Quester’s interviewing software is conversational in nature. It not only understands the consumer language in context but can also probe intelligently for more definition, elaboration or implication using the respondent’s own language. In doing so, the Quester surveys can capture respondents’ thoughts, ideas and emotions.

“Our goal is to continue bringing market research innovations to our clients and partners; the ability to probe open-ends in a mobile platform allows them to take their mobile research to a new level”, says Garrett McGuire, who has recently joined Quester as Vice-President of Product Marketing with solid Consumer Insights experience in the retail sector.

About Quester®
Quester® is a technology-driven full-service market research firm, recognized as a 2012 EXPLOR Award finalist. We have developed proprietary technology that allows us to conduct qualitative research on a quantitative scale, or Quali-Quant research, with multi-lingual and multi-cultural capabilities.

About Eki Communications Private Limited
Eki is a Mumbai, India based organization that provides a complete suite of cloud based Enterprise Mobile Solutions. Our goal is to bring value for Enterprise Customers by providing secure software solutions leveraging mobile and tablet devices as enablers across platforms capturing and aggregating different forms of data for market research.

For additional information, contact Annabelle Marsh, Director of Corporate Marketing, by phone at 1/773.501.5729 or email at Annabelle.Marsh@Quester.com or Jereme Thomas, Director of Information Technology by phone at 1/515.321.9246 or email atJereme.Thomas@Quester.com

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