The action on the basketball court didn’t stop. But as I peered down at my phone while attending the first round of the 2020 PAC 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Las Vegas, my world as I knew it, did. The tournament was being postponed amid COVID 19 concerns and down like a house of cards […]
Pricing research should be done right. This article examines five common pricing strategies and how to most effectively take advantage of them.
“Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.” ― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist As researchers, we seek to understand people, their emotions, and their behaviors. But it does not take research to understand the emotion in the wake of recent events highlighting police brutality […]
After interviewing over 350 market research professionals among both brands and agencies, I’ve learnt that the number one issue they all face is storytelling. Mitchell Atchison, an insights professional at one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms, talked about the importance of reducing the research into a repeatable story. Mitchell Atchison: I think the biggest […]
The following is an edited excerpt from the book, Applied MaxDiff, by Keith Chrzan and Bryan Orme. MaxDiff (short for maximum difference scaling and the name marketers have given to a method more commonly known in academia as Best-Worst Scaling, or BWS) has become the measurement equivalent of the Swiss army knife. A tremendously useful […]
At the Insights Association NEXT conference yesterday, Andrea Jones-Rooy of New York University shared some perspectives for the questions that leaders should ask when working with data scientists. As Andrea showed in her Venn diagram, where traditional researchers have statistics and substantive expertise, data scientists add hacking skills; the two groups are more similar than […]
Think about your own recent purchases. When did you think about whatever it is that you bought? Of course, the product or service differs based on what it is and what your need is. For example, going to the grocery store and purchasing a lettuce salad involves a completely different sort of input than, say, […]
I recently was reviewing this scenario-planning workshop, not realizing it was run by Carol Shea, of Olivetree Insights. Seeing it, I reached out to her to discuss the importance and relevance of scenario planning for researchers right now. Carol and I have often talked at conferences, and I always learn something from her: she has […]
On Tuesday, Ray Poynter, wearing his hat as Chief Research Officer of Potentiate, presented on “The Role of Brands & Insights During a Pandemic”. As part of that webinar, he discussed scenario thinking (more typically called scenario planning in the US) and built a simple model of potential scenarios. To his mind, right now two […]
Top market research publications, conference schedules, and opinion pieces can sometimes be devoid of women all together. Why? Kristin Luck provides thought-provoking insights.