Category Archives: Product Research

What marketing researchers are discussing

Editor’s note: Susan Frede is vice president of research methods and best practices at online research firm Lightspeed GMI. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “What are marketing researchers discussing?” The … Continue reading

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Why Sony turned to user-generated content

Editor’s note: Brent Robinson is a social media strategist at Bazaarvoice, Austin, Texas. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Creating community with user-generated content: An interview with Sony.” Sony Electronics is … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising Research, Brand and Image Research, Consumer Research, Product Research, Promotion Research, Public Opinion/Social Research, Shopper Insights | Comment

Auto industry demand slowing in Brazil

Editor’s note: Janaina Gilsoul is a research consultant and industry analyst for Atlanta-based Geo Strategy Partners. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Will Brazil remain the country of the future?” In … Continue reading

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Will path-to-purchase data change merchandise planning?

Brian Kilcourse is managing partner at Retail Systems Research, San Francisco. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Is the customer dimension in merchandise planning over-hyped?” I remember the first time I … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising Research, Behavioral Research, Big Data, Brand and Image Research, Business and Product Development, Consumer Research, New Product Research, Product Research, Retailing, Shopper Insights | Comment

Keeping up with the changing influence of social media

Editor’s note: Jennifer Sikora is the vice president of marketing at CivicScience, a Pittsburgh research firm. Most consumer marketing and insights research teams have been increasing their social media attention year over year – not just in terms of marketing … Continue reading

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The power of consumer reviews in the online search journey

Editor’s note: Greg Rivera is vice president of strategic consulting at Bazaarvoice, Texas. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Using consumer reviews to win in search.” Search has changed the consumer … Continue reading

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Busting myths on the tablet purchase journey

Editor’s note: Chris Neal leads Chadwick Martin Bailey’s Tech Practice, Boston. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Tablet purchase journey relies heavily on mobile Web.” We all know the consumer purchase … Continue reading

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The increasing value of shopper technologies

Editor’s note: Erik Olson is the vice president and senior qualitative research consultant at Market Strategies International, Conn. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Shopper technologies come of age.” Intercepting or … Continue reading

Posted in Behavioral Economics, Brand and Image Research, Consumer Research, Product Research, Qualitative Research, Retailing, Shopper Insights | Comment

How to get the most from exploratory research

Editor’s note: Andrew Fu is a project manager with iModerate, a Denver research firm. There’s nothing more exciting for a market researcher than learning something unexpected and new from a respondent – and many times the initiatives that uncover the … Continue reading

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For innovation, divide to conquer

Editor’s note: Drew Boyd is executive director, MS-marketing program, assistant professor of marketing and innovation, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “The … Continue reading

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