Halloween 2018 Trends — Wakanda Forever and Don’t Send in the Clowns

Halloween 2018 Trends — Wakanda Forever and Don’t Send in the Clowns

It’s time to get spooky! Which costumes are scary good and which ones are getting booed this Halloween? We surveyed 1,000 US adults who will be dressing up this year to find out whether they will be DIY-ing or buying their costumes, and which costumes they feel should RIP. Find out if this year’s costumes are tricks or treats, plus is 2018 the year that cute costumes put scary ones six feet under?

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Adopting Online Qualitative Research

Adopting Online Qualitative Research

The market research industry is constantly evolving, and it is becoming more important than ever to stay current on the latest trends! Professional market researchers and business owners alike are starting to use online qualitative research tools to design and launch a variety of consumer or business-to-business research studies.

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Choosing Your Research Methodology

Choosing Your Research Methodology

The most difficult aspect of deploying a market research project is answering the question, “What type of research do I need?”. Selecting the appropriate research methodology is a vital first step in any market research process; it is one of the key factors make or break a project. Before deciding what the most suitable methodology is for your market research, it is important to first consider and comprehend all of the dynamics that go into selecting the best research methodology.

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Five Decisions Researchers Make When Constructing Itemized Rating Scales

Five Decisions Researchers Make When Constructing Itemized Rating Scales

When designing a questionnaire, a researcher has a variety of rating scales to choose from.

If you recall, rating scales can be comparative or noncomparative. Comparative rating scales are used to directly compare stimuli, and the collected data (which has ordinal or rank properties) can only be analyzed in relative terms. Conversely, noncomparative rating scales, also known as monadic scales, evaluate only one stimulus at a time. Noncomparative scales can be either continuous or itemized.

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Innovative CPG Company Finds Success Embracing Self-Service Over Full-Service

Innovative CPG Company Finds Success Embracing Self-Service Over Full-Service

Now in its second year, the Greenbook Insights That Work eBook is available for download.

Every year, participants in the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Report survey vote for the most innovative companies in market research. In this guide, these top companies share the real-life challenges and solutions of their biggest clients.

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The Future is Mobile

The Future is Mobile

The new generation of market research has long graduated from the traditional market research methodologies that consisted of in-person interviews, mailed or written questionnaires, and telephone surveys. Innovative research techniques like mobile surveys are helping businesses generate better insights.

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Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation

Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation

Part 3: Quantifying the potential impact of your packaging innovation

Changing your packaging is not an insignificant task and carries some risk. Consumers become accustomed to branding and changing how your package looks can actually hurt recognition, or even turn them off to your product. Likewise, functional or material changes can impact the consumer experience. Therefore it is important to test changes to your packaging to ensure that the changes improve recognition and convince consumers to choose your product over the others.

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Tutorial: How to Get Respondents to Upload Video Responses

Tutorial: How to Get Respondents to Upload Video Responses

Online surveys are quantitative by design, and usually have limited qualitative elements. In order to gain qualitative data, try AYTM’s video response feature. This question type allows you to collect short webcam videos of respondents answering questions, viewing a concept or creative or watching a video. Using this video response feature you’ll not only be able to collect deeper insights but you will also add qualitative feedback to your analysis.

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Streamers, Binge Watchers, and Live TV Junkies — The Habits of Today’s TV Watchers

Streamers, Binge Watchers, and Live TV Junkies — The Habits of Today’s TV Watchers

The Fall TV season is upon us. This Is Us viewers don’t have long to wait to find out if we are traveling backward or forward in time in the lives of the Pearsons. Sons of Anarchy fans have FX’s new series Mayans M.C. to look forward to. New NBC series Manifest looks to appeal to Lost fanatics. Netflix is premiering Maniac and Good Cop both full of star power. TV viewers have a lot to choose from when it comes to what fills their screens and the type of service they will use to watch.

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Designing Effective Scale Questions

Designing Effective Scale Questions

Quantitative research is focused on numerical, quantifiable data and using scales is an important tool to collect nuanced insights. Designing an effective scale requires a researcher to think about the objectives, the best type of scale, and how they want to quantify the labels.

To design an effective and engaging scale, listed below are a few do’s and don’ts, as well as, tips on designing scales.

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AYTM Releases Automated TURF Analysis, Image Response and More

AYTM Releases Automated TURF Analysis, Image Response and More

Since the release of Survey Editor 3.0, the AYTM team has been working tirelessly to deliver more product updates and new features to the platform. In the past month, we have added some new exciting features including Automated Turf Analysis, Image Response, Artificial Response Generator and more.

Learn more about our latest features below.

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Artificial Intelligence and Market Research

Artificial Intelligence and Market Research

The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the market research industry is its ability to be used as an instrument to conduct research better, faster, and in some scenarios cheaper.  For this reason, artificial intelligence technology has infiltrated many industries, including marketing and advertising.

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Get the Most out of Your Survey Data with These Tips

Get the Most out of Your Survey Data with These Tips

The question everyone asks is, “how do I design a good survey?”, the answer to that question has filled numerous books and articles. An often overlooked factor in good survey design is how a respondent will feel about your survey. While the data is comprised of how a respondent answers your survey, crafting a great survey includes considering the respondents during the design.

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Survey Reveals How Books Have Influenced Us

Survey Reveals How Books Have Influenced Us

Thinking back to when you were young — was there a book that touched you, that you feel influenced your life choices as you grew up? Maybe a book that became a favorite and is still on your bookshelf today (for more information on hard copy books on bookshelves see Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated) Or what about those books that made their mark because they were a struggle to get through in school – for me it was The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I still have no idea what that book was about, but I digress.

We were curious to find out which books consumers felt were influential in their lives, so we surveyed 1,000 respondents to find out. There was no shortage of strong opinions about books, read on to find out what our respondents had to say.

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AYTM Webinars are Here!

AYTM Webinars are Here!

Join AYTM this September as we launch our first, in many, monthly webinar series. We are excited to announce that beginning September 6th, AYTM will be hosting two monthly webinars – one to overview platform features and another focused on specific features like using AYTM logic.

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Market Research: How to Get Started

Market Research: How to Get Started

For a business to truly prosper there must be an extensive knowledge of both customers and competitors. Market research is the method in which information is gathered to help companies become more aware of their customers perceptions regarding current or potential products and services.

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Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated! Survey Says

Our Relationship with Books — It’s Complicated! Survey Says

Books — they are ubiquitous in our lives from childhood favorites to college textbooks to your Mom’s well-worn cookbook that sits on the counter in your kitchen to the newest thriller you just can’t put down. Chances are that somewhere in your home there are bookshelves with actual paper books on them. You may also have a Kindle or listen to books on your phone. And you probably have a library card.

We surveyed 1,000 consumers about their reading preferences — what are they currently reading, where are they reading it, and what format do they prefer? So get comfortable in your favorite chair, you know, the one you sit in to read a good book, and settle in for a good read about reading.

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Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation: Part 2

Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation: Part 2

Part 2: Making the Case for Packaging Innovation

Functional innovations can add value and help differentiate a product, while branding elements can help a product break through on the shelf and communicate the brand’s equity. Packaging is, after all, an important mode of advertising at the point of purchase.

In this post, we’ll dive in a little deeper on the innovation process and how to identify packaging innovation opportunities. Read more

Branding: How to Get Started with Your Brand

Branding: How to Get Started with Your Brand

Great branding is the essence of any respectable company, but most of the available resources about branding typically involves advice on how to ensure your brand remains consistent throughout your marketing efforts or improving upon an already established brand. All valuable advice, but where should businesses starting from scratch begin when building a brand?

In most instances, it is advisable to enlist the help of a creative director or market agency, but the immediate first steps can certainly be achieved in-house. When it comes to instituting the primary features and qualities of your brand, all you need to do is conduct a bit of research and gain a comprehensive understanding of your business operations. Read more

Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation

Driving Competitive Advantage Through Packaging Innovation

Part 1: Nice package! Why getting packaging right is so important.

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How to Conduct Customer Loyalty Research: An Introduction

How to Conduct Customer Loyalty Research: An Introduction

Quality control and management was once limited to conforming to internal company standards and specifications. If the product was built according to plan and worked as intended, it was ready to be shipped to the customer.

Today, organizations recognize that the customer, not the manufacturer, has the final say on whether or not a product’s quality satisfies expectations. Modern quality management efforts must be directed by the “voice of the consumer”, meaning organizations must understand their target customers’ needs and expectations, undergo continuous quality planning and improvement efforts, and keep the lines of company-consumer communication open at all times.

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Back to School Shopping is a Must – Survey Reveals

Back to School Shopping is a Must – Survey Reveals

School is back in session – and with August being the go to month for back to school shopping many are out and about buying what they need for the upcoming school year. Whether you’re a parent of a child going to kindergarten or one going into college or just a college student, shopping for back to school is a trend that can’t be ignored.

AYTM surveyed 1000 respondents who identify as back to school shoppers to get to the bottom of what school shopping is all about.

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Fishing for Data – A Case Study for Creating a Consumer Tracker

Fishing for Data – A Case Study for Creating a Consumer Tracker

AYTM is proud to release “Fishing for Data: The Road to Creating a Consumer Tracker” case study. The study was recently completed with the help of Fishin Co Category Analyst, Kristina Arge.

The Fishin Company is the largest importer of tilapia in the world, as well as one of the largest importers of frozen fish. Fishin’ Co has been a client of AYTM’s since 2017. As one of their many reasons to conduct market research on a DIY platform, including saving money and time, Fishin’ Co was looking for a way to find data that had not yet existed to their market. Although it was easy for them to find data on pounds of seafood farmed, caught and consumed on a yearly basis; it was difficult to find data in regards to consumer buying habits. AYTM worked with Fishin’ Co to train the team on our platform and set up a monthly tracker, that they could manage themselves, in order to help them build an ongoing consumer insight portfolio.

To read the full case study, click here.

Using Market Segmentation to Understand Your Customers

Using Market Segmentation to Understand Your Customers

The goal of any market research is to provide actionable information concerning your/your client’s organization’s customers, operating environment, and marketing mix to help make better decisions. Market research spending can therefore be considered a risk-reduction investment, and each project should be clearly defined by decision making criteria. Segmentation research can be used to support decisions around identifying and selecting target customers of opportunity.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: What’s the deal with a 36 hour sale?

Amazon Prime Day 2018: What’s the deal with a 36 hour sale?

Amazon Prime Day, forever known as the Black Friday of internet sales, kicked off It’s sale on July 16th for a total of 36 hours. This was Amazon’s 3rd year conducting it’s yearly sale to only it’s Prime members. We surveyed 1,000 respondents to analyze how consumers shopped on Prime Day.

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