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…

Tactical Research: an important enabler to reach your organizational goal
Tactical Research / April 18, 2017

Without effective tactical research, even your best strategic plans can fail. Tactical Research helps better understand competition, customer psyche and helps devise effective tactics to employ for maximizing reach and profitability. Strategic planning enables you to reach a goal, while tactical research helps you to use the best means available to reach the goal. Using effective tactical methodology, an organization can usher in great customer satisfaction and attain business goals using optimized financial resources in the most efficient manner. Tactical research is imperative for the success of any impactful strategy, as it helps you define and build the tactics that you can effectively use to capture the market and create a customer connect. Organizations should frequently undertake Tactical research as it is critical for success and it focuses on actions that have immediate benefits and maximize the available opportunities. Hence, it is extremely important to have a number of tactics lined up and choose the best option carefully researching the market so as to become a game changer. Tactical Research helps find defects or faults in the business plans, and gives us the in-depth knowledge of our plans, helping improve our strategy. By using information on market, users, competitors and…

Strategic Research: providing an insight into company’s strengths and weaknesses
Strategic Market Research / April 11, 2017

Strategic Research is an in-depth research helping companies differentiate from its competitors; assessing their own strengths and weaknesses and making the right organizational change for better market visibility and performance. Where does my brand stand vis-à-vis competition? What is its recall value and market share and where is it more popular? Strategic market research helps in answering these basic questions of ‘where the business is’ and ‘where it needs to be’. The market research helps companies understand what drives the market (people’s behavior, attitudes and environment)  and provides an insight into a company’s competitive advantage- as to where, how and when should the business compete. Strategic Research helps estimate a company’s brand value and customer loyalty towards it. One of the important aspects of Strategic Research is the Usage and attitude (U & A) study, which helps in identifying the factors related to usage of a product/service (its frequency) and attitude of customers towards the brand. U& A can have both quantitative and qualitative perspective and help find the best future scenario for planning a market strategy as per company’s objectives. Considering that brand image is very essential in today’s times, the strategic research helps develop and design a strategy…

Creating effective marketing strategy for the Indian market
Product development / April 10, 2017

Marketing strategies can help make or mar a company. A good marketing strategy draws its strength from market research and right product development, leading to increased sales and better competitive advantage. The purpose is to create value for everyone in the process chain– be it the customers, employees or the shareholders. The diverse and varied cultural and vast economic disparity of the Indian market presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. While many have tried entering this complex market, there are only few who have been able to make a long-lasting impression. Though the marketing mantra is customer satisfaction, creating a local and emotional connect, a USP, building trust, positioning and networking are key ingredients for success in the Indian scenario. According to H Igor Ansoff, the father of strategic management, the marketing strategies need to be built keeping in mind the matrix of Market penetration, Product development, Market development and Product / Market Diversification. The matrix helps identify the opportunities of offering existing and new products within existing / new markets and the levels of risks and opportunities associated with each. The market penetration involves selling more established products into existing markets, often by increased promotion or price reductions…