Thick Data & Market Research: Understanding Your Customers

In the first episode of the hit series Mad Men, Don Draper explains to the client, Lucky Strike cigarettes, that advertising is "based on one thing: happiness. And, do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing is okay. You are okay."

But, how do you measure your customers' happiness? Predict it? Create products that elicit it? Do customers even know what they want?

Topics: Market Research Strategy Advertising Big Data

How to Build Your Corporate Brand Using Facebook

Social media and market research are natural dance partners. Just imagine how much data you've compiled on people's favorite relationship tip of the day or random nugget of baseless knowledge over time.  After all, social media provides advanced capabilities for segmentation. Once you eliminate the white noise, there is very rich data on consumer opinion and brand equity to extract and analyze.  

Topics: Advertising Marketing Social Media How To's

How to Advertise Your New Product Using Market Research

You made the determination that a demand exists for your new product idea.  The financing to get your business off the ground is in the bag; and you are certain that you have a great product to take to the market. However, here's a question that you must ask yourself. Does the consumer know how great your product is?

Topics: Market Research Strategy Advertising Marketing