Testing of several variants of an item to see what the consumers like the most. It is used to test packaging, TV ads and collect feedback and reactions. It helps in having a look at different versions of a product and analyze consumer's reactions.
An access panel is a group of respondents, recruited by a market research company, and who is willing to take part in surveys against some incentive for their efforts. These surveys can be done online / on mobile, face to face, over the phone or at a facility. Incentives can be cash, reward, vouchers, gifts...
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Ad hoc, opposite to tracking study is a one-off project, made for a single client to answer a specific question or a problem. Most qualitative research is done 'ad hoc'. It is made for completing a task or resolving a problem. As this project is run in a short period of time, a few teams from different departments can collaborate together.
See also Quantitative Research
Test advertisements to optimize performances and look for room for improvement if needed. Ads are also tested to collect feedback on potential consumers so that the scenario of the ad can be improved or modified to make it more efficient. Ad testing is usually run on a representative sample of your market.
The animatic is used at the very beginning of the process of realizing a TV ad, for instance. Animatics are used in the early stages of advertising copy tests. It cuts down the costs of the full process, it is possible to test consumer reactions to the idea behind the communication, identifying generated associations, measuring persuasion, or main weaknesses to eliminate. Then, it is possible to improve the add.
See also: Story board
Automated Program Interface (API) is an interface used to receive API calls and connect different databases in a second and including different panels to integrate different sources of respondents for a better reach. This API technology makes sampling and inviations of respondents much faster. Thanks to the API, we can reach a large database of respondents in a few seconds.
A critical survey of a part or the whole marketing strategy of a company leading to an internal diagnostic. Directors and CEOs can use this essential audit report to review the statements of the company and take important decisions. Managers can look for areas where improvement is needed to raise the revenue of the company.
It is an automated tool that displays and analyses Key Performance Indicators. It is mainly used during presentations after research has been carried out or to monitor and track data insights at the moment. These outputs will help a company in looking at what is currently going on and what measures can be taken. A dashboard can also show in real-time the company's figure for a better decision making process.
Also see: Charting