To say that inflation and economic uncertainty have affected the lives of consumers in 2022 would be an understatement. In early June, it was reported by U.S. News that prices had gone up 8.6%. In addition to the growing numbers we see in the news, the effects of these price hikes are putting stressors on businesses, households and individual consumers. Chief Economist Mark Zandi at Moody’s Analytics says, “It’s just a noxious brew that’s come together and is weighing very heavily on the collective psyche at this point.” With reports like these, it’s impossible to rely on historical data to predict the future.
With over a decade of media silence, Dannon’s Fruit on the Bottom flagship brand had become “outdated and boring” in the eyes of consumers. Dannon needed a fast, cost-effective way to have extensive, ongoing conversations with consumers.
Johnsonville had a solid consumer insights department but relied solely on custom research suppliers. They realized that they could stretch their research budget even further without sacrificing quality by introducing more technology-driven research capabilities. Using Digsite’s on-demand methods for exploratory and early validation research has allowed them to answer more business questions much faster. Starting with a blank slate and no history of DIY research, their organization can now quickly inform decisions that wouldn’t have gotten attention in the past.
If you’ve ever done research, whether it was a survey or focus group, there are always those strange respondents that make you question “Who are these people?” Maybe their response shows limited knowledge of the product or category. Or even worse, you catch them red-handed faking their experience. So, how do you avoid these insight-killers and get the exact customers you need for your research?
Whether you’re a veteran in the industry or just starting out in consumer insights, there are a handful of best practices to keep in your back pocket for your next project. In our last webinar, Digsite CEO Monika Rogers provided an overview of these top tips on how to make your next concept-testing market research project a success. You can watch a recording of the webinar here.
In our recent webinar, Digsite CEO Monika Rogers discussed how online qual research tools and methods are making it faster and easier than ever for researchers to tap into their customers' journey and identify growth opportunities. In part 1 of this blog, we talked about the four building blocks of CX journey research that help deliver great outcomes for your projects. They may also help determine how to move forward more iteratively so you can build and optimize solutions as you learn more about the obstacles in the consumer’s journey.