Do you constantly get asked about what your consumers or end-users want? Whether you’re part of a marketing, customer experience or innovation team, there are hundreds of critical decisions that can make or break your initiatives.
Is your company innovating fast enough? The rapid pace of innovation today is making it harder and harder to stay relevant to consumers. Even the largest companies can't take past success for granted.
As companies apply agile approaches to marketing and new product development, customer centricity has become even more critical improving customer experiences, building new products, and delivering relevant marketing communications.
Most marketing, innovation and customer experience teams are being tasked with delivering more frequent and faster consumer insights. They are applying agile methodologies to the development of new products, services and marketing touch points. Success requires a mix of new technology to bring agile consumer learning capabilities in-house, as well as specialized outsourced research services to help boost company flexibility and fill in gaps with internal capabilities. But how do you find a research provider that can truly deliver on the promise of agile?
Agile is the new buzzword for companies big and small that are looking to respond faster to the market with more customer-centric solutions. But agile isn’t something you hire out or buy off the shelf, it is a set of principles you tailor to your team.
I recently had the pleasure of co-presenting with Pella’s Consumer & Market Insights Manager, Mark Hetrick, at the Insights Association Corporate Researchers Conference. We shared a case study on how Pella made the organizational shift to agile insights to increase the speed and quality of new product and marketing initiatives.