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Research services
  • Business to Business
  • Consumer Research
  • Field work (CAPI / CATI)
  • Full Service Agency
  • Online Panel Provider
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Recruitment
  • Social and Government Research
Company Name Ekas Marketing Research Services
Head office 116 Alexander Street
CROWS NEST
Sydney, NSW 2065
Australia
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Phone 61 2 8415 7400
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Website ekas.com.au
Year your company was established 1971
General information

Ekas is the Australian independent fieldwork and data analysis company, for your market research needs.
As a full service fieldwork agency, we provide quality fieldwork to cater for your requirements, no matter how small, or large.
Our experienced team provide full project management and deliver your research in a timely manner.
Ekas has been providing fieldwork services to the market research industry for over 40 years. We are fully accredited with all ISO and AMSRO standards for fieldwork.

• ISO 20252 since 2006
• ISO 26362 since 2010

So let us help you, let us do your fieldwork, while you concentrate on the things you do best, finding insights.

Number of full-time personnel 20 full time and 300 Casual
Key personnel

Andrea Benny - CEO - overseeing all Management and Operations, including on-going management of our Medical and Consumer Panels. Andrea has over 10 years experience in Marketing, Market research and Panel Management.
Matt Thomas – Director of HR and Innovations – overseeing all Innovations, Software and HR, as well and General Management, Matt has 10 years experience in Market Research including Panel and Online Management and Research systems. Matt is also responsible for our team of Project Managers, as well as ongoing management of our Medical and Consumer Panels.
Jaxon Thomas – Director of Finance and Operations – Jaxon has overall financial responsibility for Ekas, as well as being responsible for Operations
Ross Trewartha, Business Development Manager - joined Ekas in February 2011. Over 25 years experience, in research, project management, client service and business development.
Geoff Eades, Account Manager - Client Service - Health Care Recruitment - over 20 years industry experience.
Emmett Pocock, Account Manager – Specialising in Medical Professionals and Patient recruiting, Emmett has over 15 years experience in recruitment for all types of research.
Sagar Soni - Business Development Manager - Communities - Soni has over 10 years experience in Online research and is responsible for our Community and Customer Insights Platform - "Possie"
Melissa Smith, Manager – Group Rooms – Mel oversees all Group Room Management and bookings

AMSRO member since: 1988
Research specialisation

Market Research Fieldwork and Data Collection. We undertake fieldwork across all methodologies, and all consumer, B2B and Social Research as required.

We provide the following range of services:

Recruitment - services
• Large CLT Sensory and Product tests
• Focus groups (3 rooms)
• Large CLT Sensory Room
• In-depth interviews
• Product trials
• Extensive compliant, opt-in panel
• Fresh recruitment from general population
• or from client lists

Recruitment - targets
• Healthcare; Medical specialists & GPs; Patient recruiting
• Consumer; marketing and social;
• Business; Executives and professionals

Shopper Intercepts
• Central location interviewing
• Ipads and/or CAPI Laptops
• In-depth interviewing
• Mystery Shopping

CATI (Computerised Telephone Interviewing)
• Central location interviewing team
• Tracking studies - 15 years experience
• Customised surveys

Data Analysis and Data Processing
• Data coding and entry
• Questionnaire spec writing
• Data tables and electronic data analysis,
SPSS files
• Processing your electronic data
• Statistical Services

Medical and Consumer Panel
• Randomised
• Voluntary opt in
• Recruitment for all research methodologies
• Specialised lists e.g., medical and health care, patient information
• Corporate in-house panel & database services
- validate existing data
- Build and manage e-communications capabilities

Community Software - "Possie" - customer insights platform, and community software

Web Surveys
• 10 years experience with full in-house project management
• Aesthetically appealing design
• Seamless table production

Group Room facilities
• Modular Sensory and Product testing facility for CLT, catering for very large N size tests
• 3 group rooms seating up to 10, all with client viewing
• Located in Crows Nest
• Please look us up under the 'Group room facilities' section for more information

Other Services
• Scanning
• State of the art scanning "top of the line" colour scanner
• Seamless table productionCall - mail - call surveys
• Mixed mode paper, web and CATI data collection

Experience
• ekas is the longest serving sub-contractor to the industry (since 1971). We have dealt with all industries and all types of projects. We are leaders in market sizing and volume analysis.

Quality
• ISO 20252 since 2006
• ISO 26362 since 2010

Active industry support
• • Committee representation on AMSRS, AMSRO, MRQA and Standards Australia

Summary
• ekas provides a cost-effective approach to your research needs, small or large, across all industries, underpinned by our highly skilled staff using the latest technology and techniques
• Public liability cover and profession insurance in place

ekas' brands

Interviewing Australia
• Our complimentary brand and office in Crows Nest, Sydney

Recruiting Australia
• Our branding for Group Recruiting for Medical, Business and Consumer (panel of 100,000)

"Select Opinion Leaders"
• Compliant opt-in Online research panel
• Revitalised in 2009
• Over 90% recruited offline
• Accredited with ISO 26362 for On-line Research

"Medical Opinion Leaders"
• Compliant opt-in medical panel
• Access to all medical specialties
• We have over 85% of the GPs in Australia on our panel
• Australian and New Zealand contacts
• Accredited with ISO 26362 for Online Research

"Apple-a-Day"
• Newly created compliant opt-in tailored patient panel