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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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April 11, 2020 by angela from Canada


Horrible Experience with Brand Institute

December 10, 2016 by Jared from United States

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.

What makes me give this panel a "0.5 / 5?" Eventually, they cancelled my account. I felt like the website did not want my opinion or input, so without causing the site any drama or unwanted situations, I have decided to give them a rating based on how they handled me and how they made me feel.

I love giving my opinion and input, why couldn't I do that once for Brand Institute? It's fine, I'm not losing any sleep over it.

No surveys received

November 13, 2016 by Sharmaine from Philippines

I joined April, it's now November (7 months) and beyond the 'welcome to the website' email, there has been no other emails.

Never received surveys

June 25, 2016 by Victor from United States

Been in six months, still never received a survey.