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Total of 183 representatives from different industry segments across 6 continents have participated in this study.
Qualitative and quantitative data for this report were collected through an online survey instrument.
Sample Key Findings
Effective Tools for External Communication: Today various channels exist which can be used to communicate with executives. While internet is most commonly used by an average two-thirds of respondents of overall benchmark class, on a average four out of ten respondents of pharmaceutical segment consider emails more effective for communicating with them.
High Importance of Organic Searches: The value of organic search engines as compared to personal network as increased over the years. On an average 68% of research participants of overall benchmark class consider organic search engines as a significant tool for gathering business intelligence. Executives are relying more on organic searches for locating work-related information. Seven out of ten executives are making use of general search engines daily to search business intelligence information. More than half of respondents in overall and pharmaceutical benchmark class daily conduct more than 6 searches daily using general search engines.
Press Releases are Important Source for Pharmaceutical Respondents: Research participants of pharmaceutical segment derive valuable information related to their work from press releases. While more than two-thirds of respondents of pharmaceutical benchmark class find this source very valuable, around 4 out of 10 respondents of pharmaceutical segment click or visit online press releases daily to keep themselves updated.