The GRIT 2017 Q3-Q4 Report is now available for download at GreenBook, and below you can find one of the key sections: the Challenges & Opportunities for the industry. Jon Puleston of Lightspeed, with contributions from Ryan Soulet of the MSU MMR program and Tom Anderson of OdinText, led the charge in analyzing thousands of verbatim responses to the questions we asked about challenges, solutions, and opportunities for the industry in the year ahead. This gives us a quick read on where the “heads and hearts” of researchers are and offers a glimpse of where the industry may be going. This blog first appeared on the GreenBook blog as part of their GRIT Sneak Peek.
Change. It’s a concept that some professionals fear, while others embrace head on. It’s also inevitable, and in the marketing research space we must adapt to how consumer behavior and technology are forcing us to change the way we collect data from the modern respondent. First and foremost, they’re wanting to participate in research on mobile devices, but adapting survey research isn’t always easy or straightforward. We can’t ask a long list of questions we want answers to; we need to write questions that people want to answer. Gone are the data-entry centric, prescriptive question formats, and in are conversational question formats.
With less than two week to go, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But what does this look like to Australian consumers?
‘Tis the season to be jolly but it is also the season to know your consumer…even better than the rest of year, that is! We asked our Australian mobile and tablet respondents about a few of their plans for the festive period. Here’s what they told us.
During the same sex marriage vote, we asked Australians about their voting intentions as well as surrounding feelings to the decision-making process. Not only was this an interesting comparison of the 'for' and 'against' camps, but the results of the survey matched the real voting outcome exactly, with 62% for and 38% against.
Today, our personal online activities have evolved into a series of seemingly self-directed interactions, unbeknownst to us, that are largely prescribed by digital marketing logic. Our social lives once revolved around where we lived, but now it is more likely the digital space that we occupy defines our lives. According to Statista, global social networking audiences surpassed 2 billion users in 2016. We now spend an average of 135 minutes on social media platforms per day. So, who controls the online narrative? Are brands driving consumer behavior or are consumers in complete control?
Topics: Digital Consumer
Technology is evolving, and so is consumer behavior. As researchers, we've adapted our survey designs and interview techniques as a result. But modifying survey designs for today's respondent isn't as simple as making it mobile compatible. Surveys need to be optimized for a better, more modern consumer experience. Here are six tips to consider when building a modern survey.
You want simple, faster, better access to data and people.
We’ve heard this message loud and clear. Industry statistics have overwhelmingly communicated that consumers are living and working on their smartphones and tablets, but researchers are not writing surveys to reach the modern respondent.
We are unequivocally in an age of transformation. New market entrants, game changers and disruptors are making even the largest, most established and loved brands question their approach and position.
And the upcoming arrival of Amazon into the Australian market means the Retail industry are feeling this even more so.
Working with our client Retail Doctor Group (RDG Consumer Insights division), Lightspeed powered a recent study into consumer views around Amazon to uncover some key data in ‘How to win in the post Amazon world’, surveying more than 1,000 of our Australian consumer panellists.
“Groups often make better decisions than individuals, but you need to create an environment in which people can express themselves and in which other people are prepared to genuinely listen to alternative points of view,” stated Eric Salama in a recent blog post. He went on to say, “Marketing can be an enormous force for good. The industry should remind itself more often of the impact it can and does have.”