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Brand Institute

200 S.E. 1st Street, 12th Floor Miami, Florida  33131 US
Tel: (305) 374-2500   Contact:
Operated by: Brand Institute


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No minimum account balance required to request payment. Get paid via check or PayPal after the survey study closes.

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Brand Institute is a world premiere brand identity consultancy in the US and is the parent of the Drug Safety Institute (DSI), which offers a path to naming a drug properly that assures approval. The biggest target for them, then, is a medical professional. They do also send out consumer surveys on occasion. Note that applying to be a part of this panel is not an easy task, as almost all studies are addressed to medical professionals.

Get paid cash for completing surveys

Take paid surveys on a variety of different topics and earn cash. Get paid via check or directly to your PayPal account - your choice. You will automatically be issued a payment once the study fully closes.

Payment amounts

As with any survey panel, the amount of compensation you receive for a completing surveys will vary, however, typically, most regular surveys pay between $2-$5, and medical surveys pay anywhere from $5-$30 per completion. If you happen to match with the panel’s unique criteria, you can expect to receive up to 20 surveys a year. The amount of compensation offered for completing the survey, as well as the approximate time it will take you to complete the survey, will be listed in the e-mail you are sent, inviting you to participate in the study.

Referral program ended

Although Brand Institute offered a referral program in the past, it was discontinued as of January 1st, 2017.

Medical professionals earn more - much more

If you are a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other medical professional, you will be eligible to take special medical surveys. These surveys pay much more than regular consumer surveys, as only a select group of people qualify to complete them (i.e. people who work in healthcare). Survey topics are varied, however surveys are often related to drug names, as pharmaceutical companies comprise a large chunk of Brand Institute's clients.

Special VIP program

When you have been an active member of Brand Institute for a least 6 months, you may become eligible to become a VIP member. Once you have obtained this status, you can simply log into your account to see what studies are available to you, rather than waiting to be e-mailed. If you are in medicine, this is especially helpful, as you will see a listing of the open surveys, and their associated payouts.

Eligibility: anybody 18+ from around the world can join. Medical professionals are preferred.

Brand Institute Reviews (44)

5 Star Reviews (18) 40.9
4 Star Reviews (8) 18.2
3 Star Reviews (2) 4.5
2 Star Reviews (8) 18.2
1 Star Reviews (8) 18.2

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Great Company But Very Few Surveys

July 2, 2019 by Christopher from United States

I enjoy the surveys, but they are very far and few in between. However, since I have been with them for a long time, I have begun some at home product testing paying $100 or more.

Charged to get paid

April 14, 2019 by Doug from United States

Now they charge you to get paid, they deduct a fee from what you have earned, for the privilege of paying you.

A Medical Survey Site

July 31, 2018 by Fran from United States

This site is looking for particular groups. Medical professionals and people with chronic illnesses will get the most surveys. Usually a survey pays $4 for 15-20 minutes of your time.

Awful experience

August 20, 2017 by Alec Bernadette from Philippines

I was so excited about this site but I never qualified in all the surveys. I really liked the idea of Brand Institute and was excited when I became a panel member. But...I never once qualified for any of their surveys. I have been on quite a few survey panels but I have to say, this is one of the very few where I cannot recall being able to qualify for a single survey even though I left truthful responses to screening questions.

Brilliant Website

January 17, 2017 by Jan from United Kingdom

I have read a number of bad reviews for this company so decided to give my opinion. I have been a member of Brand Institute for a number of years and regularly get sent emails to take part in their surveys which pay $15. I take part in these surveys and receive payment into my PAYPAL account. I completed approximately 15-20 surveys last year and been approached to complete 5 surveys so far this year but only completed 1 so far as been very busy and am very happy to be a member of Brand Institute.