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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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Decent Company

September 17, 2010 by Jas from United States

Generally $2 for a 10-min brand evaluation survey. They pay in a timely way.No complaint here.


September 17, 2010 by Monet from United States

I signed up with them but didn't get a survey invite until about a month or 2 later.

HOWEVER, when they did contact me to take surveys it was for a large amount and they paid me within a reasonable time! They show you your status concerning reaching your payment.... AND THEY DO PAYPAL. No Complaints here :)

There Ok

September 17, 2010 by freda from United States

I dont get much surveys from them at all, but there ok.

Good So Far

September 17, 2010 by Melanie from United States

I have been a member of Brand Institute for two months. So far I have completed five surveys and earned $13. So that's an average of about $2.50 per survey which is much better than a lot of other site's rates.

I WAS a panelist....

September 17, 2010 by RaNita from United States

I was a panelist of this site years ago, I never received payout for a survey and finally got a reply from customer service a few months and many emails later. I was supposed to be paid $2 paypal, but they paid me $10 I guess for my trouble. They then booted me out of the panel and I haven't been able to join again.