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Marketing Research Articles Related to Brand Positioning Studies

Marketing Research Articles Related to Brand Positioning Studies

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10 tips on fostering consumer loyalty and driving satisfaction

Published
October 2014
Author
Bob Macdonald
Abstract
The author provides 10 tips for brands looking to differentiate themselves from the competition.

A framework for understanding ad effectiveness

Published
April 2009
Author
Isabelle Albanese
Abstract
The author outlines her 4Cs of Truth in Communications process to explain how it can help frame and inform ad research projects. Marketers can use the concepts of comprehension, connection, credibility and contagiousness to make sure their ads resonate with consumers.

A LifeScan researcher extols the value of active management of the research process

Published
January 2014
Author
Lawrence Cesnik
Abstract
Lawrence Cesnik details how vigilance and team-building drove a successful effort to refine messaging for OneTouch diabetes-related products.

A look at corporate and brand images in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Published
November 2004
Author
Edward Hodgman
Abstract
A study of corporate and brand images across several Eastern European and neighboring countries shows that while Western products have made significant inroads, there is still a strong sense of nationalism that can drive success for regional and local brands.

A look at the buying process model

Published
June 2009
Author
Sharon S. Paik
Abstract
This article explains a method called the buying process approach, which helps pharmaceutical firms closely examine how patients move through the health care system. By identifying areas where problems occur and understanding how those problems affect patients’ use of health care brands, marketers can design strategies to overcome roadblocks.

Affective positioning: how research can help marketers understand consumer emotions

Published
October 2010
Author
Roger A. Straus
Abstract
The author suggests that researchers and marketers alike would benefit from looking beyond a product, brand or company's natural positioning and also assess its rational, affective and relational positioning.

An analysis of multichannel marketing campaign performance

Published
July 2011
Author
Molly Elmore
Abstract
The author explores the effects of frequency on commonly applied awareness and intent metrics for various advertising channels.

Analyzing the role that car brochures play in the auto sales process

Published
October 2008
Author
Charles Young
Abstract
Using data from various studies conducted by his firm, the author looks at how car brochures, with their mix of emotional appeals and vehicle information, work to influence the car sales process.

Attitude surveys keep phone company in touch

Published
June 1988
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company uses its Customer Attitude Survey (CAS) to determine customer perceptions about the company and strategize key areas to improve the success of the company. What sets CAS apart from other research techniques is that customers participated in the design of the survey. When areas that need more in-depth research are identified through CAS, focus groups are conducted.

Beyond awareness and recall: rethinking sponsorship measurement

Published
August 2011
Author
Nicholas Cameron
Abstract
Sponsorship works differently from advertising and researchers need to rethink the basic premise of what they should be measuring. Insight specialists need to stop trying to rely solely on sponsorship awareness to explain brand shift. Instead they need to include additional sponsorship-based metrics such as passion, appreciation and liking.

Brand as story: A tale of two tellers

Published
December 2004
Author
Reyn Kinzey
Abstract
Consumers feel they know the story of a brand, and if brands deviate too much from that story, they can risk alienating much of their audience.

Brand positioning to multiple markets - change the message, not the mission

Published
June 2011
Author
Dennis Crowley
Abstract
One brand consultant weighs in on why companies should avoid creating different product positions for each target consumer group.

Brazilian hair care firm Beleza Natural thrives by keeping close to its roots

Published
February 2010
Authors
Hy Mariampolski, Leticia Moreira Casotti and Maribel Carvalho Suarez
Abstract
On-site visits help researchers understand the icons and ideals used by a Brazilian hair care firm to both inspire and form a bond with its working-class customers.

Building and measuring brand personality: How does your brand behave?

Published
February 2011
Author
Michael Lieberman
Abstract
Beyond brand image is brand personality - a set of human-like characteristics attributed to a brand that can potentially bolster customer engagement. Knowing how to build and measure personality is crucial to understanding performance in the marketplace.

Building your brand with Hispanics the blended, bicultural way

Published
August 2014
Author
Jeri M. Smith
Abstract
The author draws from a study of retailers’ holiday ad campaigns to offer advice on how to maximize the impact of Spanish-language and general-market advertising aimed at Hispanic consumers.

But how do you really feel? An approach to measuring consumer emotions

Published
October 2011
Authors
Ed Chao and Julie Wittes Schlack
Abstract
The authors explain a new methodology for eliciting and applying emotional responses to stimuli to optimize new products and messaging.

Considerations when employing a market research online community

Published
August 2010
Author
Julie Wittes Schlack
Abstract
The author outlines some of the specific trade-offs (big vs. small, general vs. specific, pure vs. passionate) that researchers make in choosing to use market research online communities.

Consumers are like Google: Brand-building and the search for meaning

Published
December 2011
Author
Charles Young
Abstract
For a brand to become a market leader, it must be endowed with meaning so that it takes on emotional significance in the life of the customer. The author discusses how to determine what your brand-building moments are and what meaning your creative communicates with customers.

Consumers give Mannington a winning formula for new vinyl flooring product

Published
May 1991
Author
Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Editor
Abstract
Mannington Resilient Floors used several research strategies to develop its successful flooring product. In addition to a telephone survey, Mannington used HTI Custom Research's monthly mail omnibus study to determine some basic purchase dynamics and the demographics of purchasers of floor coverings. Consumers were asked about their level of satisfaction with different kinds of floor coverings and what the coverings’ strong and weak points were. Mannington also studied retailers and others in the trade to gauge perceptions compared to its competitors and to determine how to increase and improve its industry profile.

Consumers using Facebook pages as the new ad circulars

Published
August 2011
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Data from Compete shows Facebook gaining ground as a purchase influencer as consumers increasingly turn to brands' official Facebook pages for sales, promotions and information.

 

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