Importance of Strategic Research – The Whys and Wherefores of Business Results
Strategic Market Research / June 12, 2017

Strategy and planning are crucial to stay ahead of competition and ensure positive results. Research should be able to contribute to the process of strategising. Market research, no matter how scientifically immaculate and precise, is only successful when it can lead to quantifiable business results. Business results, in turn, are dependent on the specific strategies that enterprises make to increase profits. Whether traditional or innovative, market research analysis must then take the form of strategic research so that it can address critical as well as tough research challenges from brand, communications and customer experience to product development, segmentation and user experience. All of these, then, are crucial to create an overall strategy for the business. Strategic research has the same basic steps — to gather accurate data, analyze it for insights, and use those insights to make better decisions. Market Analytics – the capture of all the relevant market data that has been integrated, analyzed, and interpreted specifically to evaluate all your options for growth – is what helps you take decisions on the future course of action – and this is how strategies are made. Market Analytics done under the ambit of strategic research recognizes the interdependence of the…

Shopper Behavioral Analysis: an insight into the consumer’s buying behavior
Strategic Market Research / May 22, 2017

A ‘shopper behavioral analysis’ helps analyze a shopper’s experience right from product impression; in-store/website experience to the final purchase, helping companies better strategize/ customize their offerings against changing consumer behavior. There are lots of factors which influence our buying behavior. Today’s shopper is overwhelmed with numerous competitive retail or online options, making ‘shopper behavioral analysis’, a key tool for companies analyzing consumer’s decision-making, customizing their products and offerings with improved marketing strategies leading to higher brand recall and repeat shoppers. Understanding a consumer’s behavior is very important in today’s competitive scenario. ‘Shopper behavioral analysis’ helps provide a competitive edge by making them understand the effects of social and psychological factors, religion, emotions, lifestyle, culture, demography and ethnography on a consumer’s consumption and purchasing behavior. As people with similar backgrounds or occupations, might have different lifestyles, buying patterns, influences or loyalty towards a particular product, it studies and analyzes a shopper’s behavior right from the first impression of the product to evaluation and making the final transaction. Who buys your product? Who and what influenced the buying decision and how was it taken? Why does the consumer buy or prefer your product/brand, what its utility, how is it perceived?  When and…

Strategic Research – Take The Right Decision That Can Keep Up Your Brand Image

Any brand cannot take a decision of launching a product or service in a sudden haste. Often taking such quick decision can lead the company to big problems or also to a huge loss. This is the reason, proper planning and research is required so that the brand can come up with a product that is fruitful and that can reap profits for the brand. One such research conducted quite often by the big brands has been strategic research. Strategic Research is mainly a marketing strategy that helps the brands to analyse the situations well and then come up with the correct decision. The research is mainly conducted in three different levels and these are: Category level Product level Brand level   Category Level This level is mainly about the category of consumers who will be interested in having a look at the product to be launched. The level again is conducted with the help of a number of methods. Usage of the product is analysed along with the attitude of the consumers towards the product. One would also analyse the kinds of barriers in acceptance of the category. Most importantly, it has to be known that which segment of…

Strategic Research
Strategic Market Research / April 15, 2017

What’s worked for one business may not be applicable to another, so that’s it is important to discuss business objectives and strategically research core areas of performance. As the name implies, strategic research has to do with ‘strategy’ – the long-term goals, challenges, priorities and plans of any enterprise. Strategic research is important because it helps organisations make decisions that impact the future performance of any organisation. Strategic research is the systematic procedures for gathering, analyzing new information by applying collected data to specific scenarios. While the definition of strategic research specifies a limited number of fields and disciplines, the idea in strategic research is to create a document that balances specificity with several high-level ideas. Strategic research enables organisations and enterprises to also balance priorities with flexibility. These are just a few of the benefits of strategic research: • Prioritise time & budget • Identify new opportunities • Synchronise marketing activity with key seasonal trends or events By setting the course with high-level strategic priorities and by providing a way to see the priorities turned into actions, organisations and businesses will be able to achieve excellence, mobilization and impact required by their mission and objectives. The strategic research plan…