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Ignoring research findings can be very costly
Sales and marketing personnel tend to be positive types who look for the good things about the products and services they sell while minimizing shortcomings of those same products and services. These traits are necessary if they are to be successful in their jobs. This article provides a case history that illustrates how a client’s internal factors can thwart the results of valid research.
Testing product names
Name function tests aren’t really about names but the effect of the name on the consumer’s expectations of the product. This article—an excerpt from a chapter in the book Making Names—discusses using adjectival analysis to compare consumers’ expectations of a product with one name versus expectations of the same product with another name.
Minnesota Mutual charts efficient marketing with MAPS
Minnesota Mutual combined PRIZM, VALS and NFO data with existing purchasing information to develop Mortgage Audience Profiling System (MAPS), a marketing segmentation system to reach its most critical database: potential customers. With various database and segmentation information available via computer, Minnesota Mutual’s sales attempts can be that much more effective.
Data Use: Multidimensional scaling for market research
Multidimensional scaling is a powerful tool that helps market researchers determine brand or product position, or find market segments. This article discusses MDS, providing multiple examples, including metric and nonmetric.
Focus groups aid positioning of new boiler control technology
To determine how to market a new boiler system technology and identify the target audience, Cleaver-Brooks conducted focus groups with prospective buyers from a variety of industries and applications, such as hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools and universities. Via an earpiece, the moderator received coaching from company observers throughout the focus group process to ask follow-up probing question or to rephrase questions. Field tests with sample customers were also completed.

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Product configuration: a research technique for the times
With more and more opportunities available for consumers to design their own products, a research tool that uses a similar approach makes perfect sense, the authors say.
Use research to make sure your product's positioning is solid, relevant
Boehringer Ingelheim’s director of marketing research on why you shouldn’t launch a product until you get the positioning right.
Make a splash! A quick look at the waves of market innovation
Based on trends established over the past three decades, this article provides an overview of the five waves of innovation and stresses the importance of getting to the fifth wave of market disruption.
Tips for effective community engagement
To get the most from your MROC, use these ideas to make sure that respondents and internal stakeholders alike are fully engaged in the process.
The right message for the right category: Using social influence at the shelf
Building on a previous Quirk's article on behavioral economics, Decision Insight's Valla Roth details an experiment conducted to explore how social influence impacts shopper behavior.

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