6 Sep

Biggest ever expat opinion poll to take place

The worldwide expat market is about to be targeted by a newly-formed company determined to survey almost every migrant living abroad.

The company, i-World Research Ltd, has launched a comprehensive online Expat Survey with the promise that filling in answers to the three pages of questions will enter respondents in a prize draw worth £1,000. They’re hoping around 10,000 plus expats will join in and give details and opinions of all aspects of expat life in their chosen countries.

The plus points of the survey, the results of which are expected some time next year, is that those yearning for the expat life but not quite ready to take the plunge will have a better idea of what they’re getting into. Expat blogs in general will garner interesting material from the publication, and certain service provider sectors in expat havens might be forced to rethink their operations due to negative publicity.

The drawback, as with all online surveys, is the privacy of the respondents. All those names, locations and email addresses entered in the hope of winning the prize draw might prove too tempting to ignore for the many companies promoting expat services abroad.

For example, the companies immediately behind the survey, insurers Clements Worldwide, accountancy company ChantreyVellacott DFK and international removal firm Bishops Move would benefit enormously from a potential client database of 10,000 expats. The findings of such a huge survey would, no doubt, be very valuable in adjusting sales and marketing techniques to diverse expat communities.

According to a recent press release, i-World Research has stated that no information will be shared with third parties, has no links to any governments and is promoted, not sponsored, by reputable worldwide companies including publishers. It’s up to expats themselves as to whether they amuse themselves by revealing their thrills, spills and disasters in the fields of lifestyle, finance, health, travel and the immigration process itself, or decide it’s not worth the risk of an inbox crammed with spam.

3 Sep

Large expat survey launched

Expats from all corners are being invited to take part in a lifestyle survey.

The organisers are hoping it will be the largest opinion poll ever conducted with possibly as many as 10,000 sharing their views and experiences of the expat life.

The results will be shared with commercial operations such as insurance companies and freight to funeral companies.

The online survey will be done in three stages, covering the topics of migration and lifestyle, retail and finance and travel and health. Those who complete all three surveys will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £1,000.

According to a press release issued by Max Media international, which is promoting the project: “The expat survey is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life.”

The release added: “It does not share any information with third parties and has no links to governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.”

According to the agency, the survey should serve to be a useful tool for people wishing to relocate abroad.  Participants will be asked about tips and experiences and to name useful sources and organisations which are helpful in the process.

The survey can be found at www.theexpatsurvey.com

2 Sep

Take part in “The Expat Survey” and Win £1000

The most ambitious expat survey ever has just been launched – and it wants to hear from 10,000 people just like you!  It is aiming to be the most informed survey of expatriates ever, all in the name of helping would-be expats to move abroad.

The Expat Survey has been launched by i-World Research and it’s being promoted by almost 100 publishers and companies that service and support expats around the world.

It isn’t sponsored by these companies: what’s more, it’s not controlled by any government or bank, and according to a press released published to promote the survey, it’s organisers don’t intend to share any information given by respondents with any third party companies.

Instead the findings will be used to educate, inform and assist anyone who wants to move abroad in the future, and it is widely hoped that the survey will reach so many expats that the results will be more telling and more accurate than any other survey before.

There are three parts to the survey covering migration & lifestyle, retail & finance and travel & health.  The sections are being launched on different dates: –

  • Migration & Lifestyle – launch 15th July 2013
  • Retail & Finance – launch 10th September 2013
  • Travel & Health – launch 5th November 2013

The closing date for entries in all categories will be the 31st of December 2013.

There is a large incentive for anyone to get involved: namely money!  If you commit to giving your opinion in each of the three survey sections you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £1,000.  If you win you can either choose to take the money and run – or donate the sum to a UK charity of your choice.

And if you need more incentive than that, how about the fact that your voice will combine with 10,000 plus of your fellow expats’, and perhaps colour and inform the decisions and experiences of other would-be expats in the future.

Just think how much smoother your transition abroad could have been if you’d had the benefit of the findings of such a far-reaching survey!  So go on, reach out, give your feedback, help others and be in with a chance to win £1,000 cash!