Research Strategy Group partners with Ramius and Recollective


Predictive research pioneer Research Strategy Group chooses Recollective® to power their online community solutions

Ottawa, Canada – December, 2014 Ramius Corporation ( announced today that Research Strategy Group ( has chosen the Recollective Professional platform to power their rsgIncubate online community offering.


Research-Strategy-Group_online“We like Recollective because the respondent experience is so enjoyable. And from our side, since rsgIncubate is a co-creation platform, and our communities are small and heavily moderated, we need to be able to go in depth with the consumer. Recollective is the perfect solution for our totally custom offering.” Jim Peterson, Managing Director


Recollective was designed with the primary purpose of helping organizations make better business decisions. That goal meshes perfectly with Research Strategy Group’s focus on predictive research to help their clients make better decisions based on what’s going to happen.

“The Recollective platform dovetails nicely with our proprietary prediction market, rsgPredict. The combination of co-creation and prediction represent real innovation for our clients.” Anne Coulter, Managing Director

Recollective Professional is a white-label, multi-purpose research platform that makes it possible for agencies like Research Strategy Group to not only impose their own visual style and branding on an online research community, but to add their own flair and creativity to how it’s used.

“RSG are constantly looking for ways to innovate which is exactly what we’re trying to do with Recollective,” said Stephen Thompson, EVP of Ramius. “We’re really excited about how they’re using the software and are looking forward to a very successful relationship.” Continue reading

In Detail: Grid Task Type


Recollective received another major update and it includes several important features that ensure Recollective remains the best online marketing research platform. This post covers in greater detail the new Grid task type.


Recollective is primarily a platform for qualitative research but it includes an activity and task-based structure that can simulate the flow of a traditional survey and thus it’s ideal for hybrid studies.

In addition to the quantitative task types it already possesses, Recollective now includes a beautiful and versatile Grid Task Type (also known as a matrix question).


A grid task is a series of columns that can be selected for any number of rows you wish to define. It’s effectively a table filled with checkboxes or radio-buttons and can be used in many different ways such as rating, categorizing and ranking any list of items, features, ideas, statements or concepts.

The task remains qualitative in that it provides the ability to collect commentary for each row-level response and you can give participants the opportunity to add their own rows.

To help with the monotony of a big table, rows and columns can be richly formatted and they can even include inline images. Continue reading

In Detail: Enhanced Task Moderation


Recollective received another major update last week and it includes several important features that ensure Recollective remains the best online marketing research platform. This post details the enhancements we made for moderating participant responses to specific tasks.

Study analysts and moderators are now able to:

  • Reject specific task responses and notify participants to update them
  • Edit any responses regardless of the task type
  • Delete a task response while keeping the rest of the activity response

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New Grid Task type, moderator tools and Flexi-start – the November release is here!

We’ve been working on the latest update to Recollective for a little while now and are very excited to announce it’s release. Those of you with active sites may already have seen the new functionality in Recollective, but here’s a quick overview. More details will also be posted on each upgrade or call us to schedule a top-up training session.

  1. New Grid task type
  2. Enhanced task moderation features (edit, delete and reject individual responses)
  3. Flexible start dates and new site subscription area

Grid Task Type

This quant-style task has been requested a lot and we’re really pleased to release it. The task type is available in Standard or Journal activities and allows you to program a task with multiple customized rows and columns. You can choose how many columns to display and their headings, add as many rows as you wish, randomize everything and capture additional text commentary.


Column and row labels even support richly formatted text and images, giving you incredible scope to build the perfect multi-part task.

Learn more about the Grid task type

Task-Moderation_MenuEnhanced Task Moderation

We’re sure this new feature will quickly make it into your most-loved category. Recollective now enables you to delete, edit or reject responses to specific Tasks in any Activity. So if you find a participant has over-shared, underwhelmed or submitted an inappropriate Task response, you can quickly edit it yourself, delete or send it back to be redone.

Learn more about Enhanced Task Moderation

Flexi-start Dates

Recollective Subscription (Site Admin) - Google DocsThere’s always a degree of uncertainty in any new research project, particularly when it comes to the launch date. Complexity in recruiting, final approval from end clients and last minute changes can all lead to a delay. With all that going on, the last thing you need is to worry about the technology.

Recollective now lets you change the Participant start date right up to the last second before go-live, giving you full control of when the license for your Recollective study begins. No more paperwork, frantic calls or worry – just login to your Site Administration and make the change in the new Site Subscription area.

All these features come as standard in Recollective Professional. We hope you enjoy using them! Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Ramius.

FGI Research & Analytics partners with Ramius and Recollective



Leading insights company, FGI Research & Analytics, chooses Recollective® to power their online community (MROC) solutions


Ottawa, Canada – October, 2014 Ramius Corporation ( announced today that FGI Research & Analytics ( has chosen the Recollective Professional platform to power their SmartSpace Market Research Online Community (MROC) offering.


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“The advanced technology of the Ramius platform is fully integrated into our mobile-friendly MROC and custom online panel solutions. As a result, we are able to provide our clients with crowd-sourced insights from consumers around the world, regardless of their preferred device, location, or time of day. It’s the only way to effectively engage and collaborate with today’s consumer. Period.” said David Wilson, CEO at FGI.


Since its launch in late 2011, Ramius have continued introducing new features to Recollective at a rapid pace based on feedback and use by partners like FGI Research & Analytics. That breadth of professional-grade functionality along with exceptional ease of use makes it stand out against other platforms.


“By integrating Ramius’ technology into our leading research and analytics platform, FGI is able to provide MROC, online panel and research solutions that are truly unique in the marketplace,” explained Wilson. “What’s more, both companies are committed to continuous innovation that drives greater insights and value to our clients, year after year.”


FGI Research & Analytics has used Recollective Professional for over two years and this partnership solidifies what was already an excellent working relationship.


“We’re thrilled to have FGI join our partner program,” said Alfred Jay, CEO of Ramius. “They’re proven industry leaders and really are champions for moving qualitative research into a new way of working online. That they have chosen to do that using Recollective is tremendous.”


About Recollective®

Recollective is a cloud-based online research platform for marketing research agencies and brands. Combining social features including online community, an activity-based workflow and full support for all mobile devices, Recollective allows researchers to conduct online studies that engage participants more fully and closely than ever before to identify valuable insights accurately, efficiently and economically. Launched in November 2011, Recollective was designed by Ramius in collaboration with leading market research agencies. More information can be found at


About Ramius® Corporation

Ramius Corporation is a privately ­held Canadian company focused on the development of cloud­ based social software for engagement and research. Ramius has implemented online community systems and social networking platforms for millions of consumers and at hundreds of enterprises including SAP, NASA, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, Ciena, Sony, Nikon, Dreamworks and the World Bank.

Founded in 1998, Ramius is based in the Ottawa region and developed Recollective to meet the evolving needs of the world’s most innovative and visionary market researchers.


About FGI Research & Analytics

FGI is a full-service research and analytics company that uniquely combines market research, online panels, online communities (MROCs), big data, and predictive analytics to provide superior insights for leading brands. FGI also provides mobile research, neuro research, social media mining, and visual analytics. Our industry expertise includes retail, manufacturing, consumer products, CPG, insurance, health care, energy and utilities, and member associations. Founded in 1981, FGI is a privately-held U.S. company with world headquarters in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Ramius Media contact

Stephen Thompson
Executive Vice President
Phone: 613-369-5233


FGI Media contact

David W. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 919-929-7759