Big Data Isn’t Enough – We Need More Qualitative Shopper Research

Qualitative research seems to be out of the spotlight. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of shopper marketing, where qualitative shopper research techniques are squeezed out by the more prevalent quantitative techniques such as exit interviews and observations, as well as reams of loyalty card, panel and scan sales data. In amongst all of this, what room is left for qualitative shopper research?Read More

Profile PhotoToby DesforgesMarch 13, 2017

Have a cup of coffee on us…

We know that as a marketer things have become a whole lot more complex and that sometimes you just want to sit down, take a break, and sip on a …Read More

Profile PhotoJasonMarch 12, 2017

Try-Me-Outs: How Health and Beauty Retailers Are Leveraging This Powerful Tool

Try-me-outs are a classic technique in-store to stimulate purchase behavior. In the middle to lower-end cosmetics space, it introduces sales opportunities for a number of reasons.Read More

Profile PhotoToby DesforgesMarch 7, 2017

Avoid the Biggest In-Store Marketing Communication Mistakes

Ever since POPAI started telling the world that most purchase decisions are made in-store; brands have rushed to spend more and more on marketing communication in-store. Unfortunately, much in-store communication investment is wasted. Some of this is inevitable: marketing communication is an inefficient business, and shopper marketing communication is even more so. There are typically three key mistakes that brands make with marketing communication in-store.Read More

Profile PhotoToby DesforgesFebruary 21, 2017

The Birth of Category Management

For the last 30 years, category management has been a key strategy within the sales and marketing functions of consumer goods industry. If we look back at the history of category management, we can understand how it came about and most importantly what its relevance is today.Read More

Profile PhotoMike AnthonyFebruary 7, 2017

The Heart of Effective Shopper Marketing

Shopper marketing has the potential to transform the performance of consumer goods companies. Unfortunately this potential is being missed by many as whilst shopper marketing is becoming ubiquitous, effective shopper marketing is still too often elusive.Read More

Profile PhotoMike AnthonyJanuary 23, 2017