Full service research and analytics

Certus Insights provides strategic research solutions to help organizations of any size build effective campaigns and make informed decisions by applying the proper methodology, customized to answer the client’s key questions, using the best techniques and data available.

We are full service research firm that brings together traditional qualitative and quantitative methods, media analytics and social listening data, and behavioral data to provide a comprehensive, modern approach to strategic reseearch. 

We believe that research is not an end in of itself. It is a strategic tool aimed to help organizations build effective communications campaigns and realize tangible organizational goals. 

Quantitative and Qualitative: Based on years of experiance deploying surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, Certus targets a range of audiences for a host of applications. We blend traditional rigor with cutting edge approaches to provide clients with actionable insights.

Media Analytics and Social Listening: Certus Insights pushes the leading edge of analytics that evaluates news, blogs, and social media to develop actionable and strategic insights from conversations large and small. Understanding the news and social conversation is a critical step in any planning.

Reputation Assessment: Certus Insights combines quantiative, qualitative, and media analytics to create a comprehensive reputation assessment for organziatons of any size or industry. A wholistic analysis of reputation provides a critical roadmap to building and maintaining a brand.  

Strategic Insights: Certus Insights provides actionable intelligence to help organizations develop messages, measure campaign ROI, assess reputation, identify and prioritize target audiences, identify white spaces, determine share of voice, and analyze industry trends.

$150 - $199 / hr
2 - 9
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Arlington, VA
  • 1101 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington, VA 22209
    United States


Key clients: 

The Certus Insights team has worked on hundreds of client projects, in 32 different countries, conducted +60,000 interviews, and analyzed over 320 million online conversations. We treat client confidentiality seriously. Below is some of our publicly available work and anonymized client work.


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Multimodal Research for Public Relations Firm

“They came to the table with smart questions that illustrated their understanding of our space and our needs.”

Willing to refer: 
The Project
Project summary: 

Certus Insights completes research projects for the principal of a consultancy. In a previous collaboration, they uncovered the most effective channels to reach the target audience.

The Reviewer
1-10 Employees
Washington, DC
Principal, Public Relations Firm
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The results revealed important insights into consumption patterns and changed internal assumptions about the audience. Certus Insights was responsive, transparent, and always available. There were no surprises at any time, and they always met their deadlines.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the principal at a consulting firm.


What challenge were you trying to address with Certus Insights?

I worked with them a couple of times, and they supported me at a previous company.


What was the scope of their involvement?

They did research and analysis for a large global client project in the healthcare space. They helped us with behavioral and attitudinal research to grow our understanding of potential customers and their consumption patterns.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of four.

How did you come to work with Certus Insights?

I don't remember how we found them, but we appreciated their pragmatic approach. Their attitude was refreshing, and they present themselves in a way that is easy to understand.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2016. This particular project was still ongoing when I left the firm.


What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their research changed some fundamental assumptions we had about the client, and the data uncovered some important gaps in our understanding. The engagement was great, and they helped us understand what media our global audience was consuming. We had a much better idea of the channels and topics we should use to have a greater impact.

How did Certus Insights perform from a project management standpoint?

Their customer service was terrific, and the results were fascinating. They were responsive, pragmatic, and available, and they were upfront and clear about our collaboration and its limiting factors. They always kept us in the loop, and they met all their deadlines. We were never surprised by anything they did.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was immediately evident that they did a lot of homework before the project started. They came to the table with smart questions that illustrated their understanding of our space and our needs. That gave me tremendous confidence in their abilities, and our client was very comfortable with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My experience with them was really positive, and nothing negative comes to mind.

Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were very cost-efficient.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    My recommendations led to at least two separate assignments outside of my involvement with them.