There is a lot of talk of agile research these days. While none of this is new, the advancement of mobile and other technology has certainly accelerated the ability of market researchers to get in and out of the market quickly and efficiently versus the time it takes to recruit and conduct multi-day studies.
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It is no secret that agile market research methods are driven by the challenge to respond to marketplace opportunities in near real time. This increased sense of urgency has pushed brand managers, insight strategists, R&D teams and market research consultants to develop and deploy initiatives more efficiently and effectively, including concept testing in support of rapid innovation.
It is amazing how quickly things can change, or innovation can be accelerated, when your business model has been so severely disrupted. That’s what has happened to the market research and insights business. Covid-19 has accelerated the use of live webcam and virtual meeting technology to conduct qualitative consumer and B2B research. This is the “new normal.” Most qualitative market research suppliers have jumped on the bandwagon out of sheer necessity. But Aha! Insights Technology is no ‘Johnny come lately’ to the use of live webcam as part of its online qual platform. Fourteen months ago, Aha! became the world’s 1st integrated channel partner with Zoom. Not only the first research company to integrate Zoom but the first COMPANY in the world to build Zoom’s functionality into a proprietary standalone platform outside their own ecosystem. The point is, not all insight platforms using webcams or remote meeting technology are created equal. Here’s why…
Online qual and F2F research go together like Rock n’ Roll. This presentation demonstrates how a hybrid of the two methodologies can work in a complementary fashion to produce more robust insights than achievable by themselves. Over the past 15 years online qual has gone from a novelty to a bonafide and essential research methodology. Initially online was […]
Jim White, a founding partner of insights and strategy consulting company RealityCheck, and Ray Fischer, CEO of insights technology platform Aha!, discuss several best practices they’ve learned over 15 years of conducting online qualitative research.
Here is a great article from Jim White of RealityCheck on face-to-face market research vs. online qual.Read on — RayThe use of social media is pervasive. There’s an almost universal penetration of high-speed internet. And almost all consumers have access to some form of digital communication. But in spite of all that, studies still show that only a […]
Clients, Partners and Friends: As you are well aware, recent events in the international marketplace have made traveling to conduct face-to-face market research more challenging than ever. It has become an even bigger issue with many companies instituting travel bans for their employees. Despite that, your market research does not need to stop. If you are looking […]
With the advancement of technology, and online market research platforms like Aha!, brands and insight strategists now have more methods and options available to conduct rich and emotive consumer and B2B research studies than they did just a few years ago. And with the right study design, you can now achieve better results. Here are just […]
Let’s admit it… many market researchers are either uncomfortable with online qual or they didn’t get the results they expected and shy away from it. That’s too bad, because the new wave of online qual tools and techniques are producing incredible insights for clients who have discovered the benefits of both technology, and adopting best-practices based on years of learning. […]
Online Qual and F2F go together like Rock n’ Roll. Over the past 15 years online qual has gone from a novelty to a bonafide and essential research methodology. Initially online was thought of as a hedge in the event that qualitative face-to-face research would go away. Well F2F has not gone away. What has […]