November 23, 2017
By: Mario Canseco
“Instead of the isolation and neglect of the past, a free and equal chance with children in urban centres.” This is the voice of a male narrator in a March 1955 CBC television piece about Canada’s residential schools.
Since that... Read more
November 6, 2017
Besides helping us successfully predict 23 elections in a row, Insights West's weekly Omnibus provides an accurate assessment of public sentiment and impacts several decisions in our community. Here are some examples of... Read more
September 22, 2017
By: Mario Canseco
The early days of a new government are always tough. There are many choices at hand, decisions to be made and voters to please. In the case of B.C., the agreement between the province’s NDP and the... Read more
June 5, 2017
Omnibus Insights is the perfect vehicle to gauge the opinions of 800 BC residents quickly, easily and accurately at a fraction of the cost of a stand-alone project.
Insights West has successfully predicted 23 election outcomes using our... Read more
May 10, 2017
This month’s election will go down in the history books as BC’s closest provincial election in a nail-biting, electric conclusion. It was also a significant night for Insights West, because once again,... Read more
April 10, 2017
By Mario Canseco
1) “A snapshot”
A public opinion poll is not predictive of behaviour that will take place a week, a month or a year later. Pollsters track perceptions of residents on a wide range of issues every day, both... Read more
March 1, 2017
Today, we celebrate our 5th anniversary of our date of incorporation! Here’s our fifth annual “Top 10 Accomplishments” that celebrate our milestones and achievements over the past year.
1. Strong growth. This past year, we grew... Read more
February 9, 2017
We are excited to announce that we have recently constructed and opened a brand new focus group room that truly is one of a kind in British Columbia. Several features about our addition are unique and make us stand... Read more
January 13, 2017
Every year, Insights West publishes approximately 50 public press releases on topics as diverse as municipal and provincial elections, bridge tolls, bike lanes, charitable giving, gas-fracking, road safety, housing affordability, employee satisfaction, social media trends, and many other topics.... Read more
November 17, 2016
A year ago, Insights West took ownership of one of Vancouver’s most highly regarded focus group and meeting facilities, re-branding it and re-opening it as Vancouver Insights Centre.... Read more
November 9, 2016
In 2013, every public opinion survey predicting the outcome of the provincial election in British Columbia saw a victory for the New Democratic Party (NDP). When the results came in, and the BC Liberals again formed the government, the... Read more
October 28, 2016
Recently we interviewed Debora Sweeney at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to chat about what they have learned through using our Brand Reputation Insights tool to assess their brand.
IW: What... Read more
October 3, 2016
It’s hard to believe but our very own focus group facility, Vancouver Insights Centre, has been open for almost a full year.
Equally important as has having 5-star service and the best facility in the city, is making... Read more
September 30, 2016
Thank you for inviting me to this session. I have worked as a public opinion researcher for the past 13 years, first as an observer and collator of publicly available surveys at the University of British Columbia, and... Read more
March 1, 2016
Today, we celebrate our 4th anniversary of our date of incorporation! Here’s our fourth annual “Top 10 Accomplishments” that celebrate our milestones and achievements over the past year.
1. Strong growth. We grew our business by... Read more
February 15, 2016
By: Mario Canseco
For years, the notion of the impossibility of finding a love partner in Metro Vancouver has been the subject of countless features and columns. Most of them have been narrow in scope, focusing on the views of... Read more
February 1, 2016
It was only back in the Spring of 2012 that Insights West opened it’s doors. It’s not an uncommon startup story—a bootstrapped startup with big ideas and big aspirations poised to set the world on fire! Our humble beginnings... Read more
October 6, 2015
Acquisition ensures marketers and decision-makers still have access to Vancouver's premier focus group facility.
Vancouver, BC — Insights West is pleased to announce that it has acquired one of Vancouver's most highly regarded focus group facilities. Originally operated by SmartPoint... Read more
September 8, 2015
Insights West, Western Canada’s fastest growing research company adds product and qualitative research focus, appoints Ron Cann SVP, Products and Qualitative Solutions
Vancouver, BC - Insights West is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Cann as Senior Vice President,... Read more
September 1, 2015
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), tourism is the world’s 5th fastest growing industry, with one billion international travellers and $1.53 trillion in global revenues. Insights West was interested in learning more about Canadians' travel behaviour and preferences.... Read more