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Recent Articles

Below are the 5 most recent articles on this topic. These articles were published within the last three years and are only available to registered subscribers.

Think you know segmentation? Think again! A close look at 4 core analyses
This article addresses four different kinds of segmentation analyses - a priori, post hoc, brand and drive - and goes on to offer examples and explain what each accomplishes.
Activating segmentation through storytelling
BP turned to data visualization to help increase the internal uptake and awareness of the results of a global C-store segmentation.
How P&G used agile research to keep up with consumers
The need for immediacy has spurred the development of the agile research methodology, an iterative approach to give researchers real-time insight and the power to make changes on the fly. Procter & Gamble shares its experience using agile research for holiday-season fragrance marketing.
An analysis of the past 20 years of client-side research buying
Two decades’ worth of data from the Quirk’s circulation database is examined to discover what shifts have taken place in the research industry - including the advent of online and the latest economic crisis - and to predict where it might be headed.
Rethinking the role of shopper insights
Researcher Michael Carlon suggests that restructuring shopper insights departments to align researchers by category and encourage collaboration between researchers within a category could strengthen shopper insight ROI for manufacturers and retailers.

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Related Articles

There are 40 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

Mystery shopping for manufacturers: What's happening at retail?
Mystery shopping is a key method used by many manufacturers to obtain objective information regarding what is actually happening at the retail level. This article discusses mystery shopping as a useful tool for manufacturers to fine-tune their training programs and incentivize salespeople.
An overview of business-to-business research in China
The authors outline a brief history of business-to-business research in China and then explore trends in the use of various techniques while offering tips on what kinds of information can be obtained through research.
Retooling the focus group to business-to-business research
This article discusses five key areas of difference between industrial and consumer qualitative research projects: specialized recruitment, limited populations, confidentiality, subject matter expertise and dominant group members. The author offers potential strategies for challenges associated with business-to-business focus groups.
Survey defines lawn mower purchasing habits
This study used a mailed survey to mower purchasers to identify their characteristics and determine factors influencing their purchasing decisions. The researchers grouped the respondents into categories based upon the primary motivators of their decision-making process: brand name, features, price and outlet.
Chevron tracks long-running corporate advertising program
In its quest to be seen as an environmentally friendly oil company, Chevron has had a print and TV campaign, called “People Do.” Communicus, a Santa Monica, Calif., research firm conducts wide-ranging telephone interviews that mask the study’s sponsor and its advertising focus. Respondents give ratings, impressions, and purchase information for a number of companies and their advertising. Re-interviews are done a year later to test ad effectiveness.

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