Our services have been used by over 100 events in NSW and Qld, and we have many references and testimonials to share, just like this;
This year I had the survey results collated by Destination Research & Development. We did the surveys (they suggested some questions) and I mailed them to them to collate. I would recommend other groups in the area that are managing events to seriously look at utilising this service in the future. I think it gives more weight to the results when they are independently collated and reported. There is no doubt that it assists with funding submissions when you have a professional report backing up the application.
Wendy – Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival 2009
We’re very happy with the results from the research and the way it was conducted thank you. This sort of info is a very valuable tool when approaching sponsors and looking at the festival in 2012.
Bob Newman – CEO Cooly Rocks
Jo has excellent research and communication skills. Thanks to Jo’s professional expertise we have clearly defined and documented the strategic direction of a major event coordinated by Local Government and community volunteers. Jo’s services are affordable, responsive and effective.
Wendy Fahey – Manager, Economic Development, Glenn Innes Severn Council
Jo makes creating much needed stats and analysis of events so easy. Great to work with – provides an awesome service and has a great depth of knowledge across the research industry.
Jodie O’Brien – Manager, Sail Port Stephens
Jo was great to work with and able to quick to re-adapt project workplan and methodology to encompass our requirements.
Suzie Coulston – Community Economic Development Manager, NSW Department of Industry and Investment.
The 2011 Henry Lawson Festival Committee used modern event management practice and government funding to update a long running,but tired festival, to one that has now become more vibrant and appeals to a much wider audience. As part of this change process it was important to use quality market research to measure the success of this event. Destination Research developed a user friendly visitor survey,collated the results and prepared a quality report which clearly sets out for the committee,a range of information which can be used as a base for future festival planning. I would highly recommend this company to any event organisation.
Gai Lander – President, Henry Lawson Festival 2011
Event research has given us tools to plan for the future, the independent nature of the research has greatly assisted with seeking sponsorship and grants.
Barry McNamara -Manager, Wintersun Festival