Conducting Research During a Pandemic

Conducting Research During a Pandemic

What should we keep in mind while conducting research during a pandemic? Good researchers, qual and quant, are empathetic. They empathize with research participants, they empathize with businesses trying to solve specific problems. Now, more than ever, that empathy must be nurtured. Some potential participants are moving kids home from college on no notice, some […]

Mind Modeling: Identifying Cheez-It’s Distinctive Attributes

At Quirks Brooklyn, Tim Hoskins of Quester shared a Kellogg’s case study. “Kellogg’s was stuck in a rut trying to identify a new and compelling way to talk about ‘100% real cheese.’  While the existing campaign had been running successfully for an impressive 11 years, nearly all their competitors had followed suit with the same […]

Segmentation at Scale: Applying Segments to a Panel

At Quirks Brooklyn today, Rick Stringer, Crayola’s vice president of customer solutions, recounted “how Crayola tied consumers’ mindsets, perspectives and psychographics of 120,000 households to actual purchase behavior – gaining visibility into the multifaceted aspects that drive shopper decisions and loyalty and how Crayola has leveraged the resulting insights to help retailers close sales with […]

Use Menu-Based Conjoint (MBC) to Model Related Purchase Decisions

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While Choice-Based Conjoint (CBC) works great for many research problems, its models are limited to making an independent choice: one phone compared to other phones, for example. If you want to model dependent choices, such as a phone and then a cellular plan, or a meal (appetizer, entrée, dessert), you’ll need Menu-Based Conjoint (MBC). At […]

Challenges Using Personality Tests in Market Research

At the Quirks Event in London today, Jon Puleston of Kantar discussed the challenges with using traditional personality tests in commercial market research. Ogilvy now emphasizes cognitive segmentation rather than demographic segmentation, as advertising has shifted from demographic targeting to microtargeting. At the behest of Ogilvy, Kantar profiled 30,000 panelists around the world using the […]