The Old Dominion is a dynamic mix of old and new, rural and urban.

Recruiting & Hosting

At EmCee Research, we focus on recruiting quality participants and hosting groups in welcoming and useful spaces.  It’s what we do, and we do it well.

We Know Virginia Focus Groups

We have extensive experience across the state in markets large and small.  From Alexandria to Roanoke to Norfolk and everywhere in between.  Let us bring the local expertise that helps make projects a success.


We Know Virginia

Virginia Knowledge

Why host and recruit a project in Virginia?

A state rich in history, heritage and culture, Virginia offers a number of reasons to conduct market research in state.

  • Spread across a wide geography, Virginia offers the opportunity to conduct research in major suburbs, mountains, and along the coast.
  • Virginia has one of the most vibrant and diverse economies in the United States and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Studies conducted in Northern Virginia allow access to the valuable DC/Maryland/Virginia metropolitan area.
  • Cities such as Hampton Roads and Richmond are fast-growing, young, and vibrant.

We Know Recruiting

Quality In-House Database

Recruiting is what we do, and we do it well.  Good recruits make good research.

Our full-time, in-house recruiting team has years of experience, and we know how to find the best recruits in the toughest markets across the south.  From the city to the country, let us find the recruits you need with a recruiting team that recruits the EmCee Way:

  • Full-time recruiters
  • Extensive training in best practices
  • Collaborative project managers
  • Experienced recruiters
  • Project onboarding measured in hours, not days.

We screen every recruit fully over the phone and re-confirm via phone, text, and email and have a minimum of five points of contact.

  • Initial phone screening
  • Confirmation call 1-2 days before a group
  • Confirmation email 2-3 days before a group
  • Confirmation text 1-2 days before a group
  • Confirmation text & email 30-60 minutes before a group
Not only are our recruiters great at what they do, they’re working with an engaged panel of participants built from the ground up.  We never purchase lists and we’re always growing our panel to find fresh new participants.