MOST RECENT METHOD ARTICLES


The most exciting, and terrifying, time to be in consumer insights

As a moderator, the dream scenario for any focus group or group discussion is when the participants pick up and begin having the conversation without you needing to push, prod or probe. It’s like gold. And gold is what I felt like we struck when we asked 3 of ...

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Micro Culturalism is a weapon you need in your arsenal

Today’s marketer can’t just target a segment based on superficial data. In this Greenbook article, Roben Allong explains why micro culturalism is the secret weapon you need to understand changing consumer behaviors and achieve business objectives.   Read the article: https://www.greenbook.org/mr/market-research-methodology/understanding-cultural-insights-the-new-next-consumer-battleground/

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Conduct Better Multinational Research by Accounting for Cultural Differences

While it may seem counter-intuitive, sometimes conducting research in different countries in an identical manner is NOT the most effective approach! This article draws on the experience of our ThinkGlobal Qualitative associates and provides examples of smart ways in which they modified market research for their countries in order ...

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on marginalized populations in the United States. This article by Roben Allong, Patricia Lopez and Iris Yim, the cover story of the July 2020 issue of Quirk’s magazine, explores possible contextual and cultural factors behind the pandemic’s impacts ...

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Re-Thinking the Rules of Engagement for Virtual Research Theatre

Covid-19 has changed the rules of human engagement. Behaviors such as hugging, kissing, laughing out loud, that we use to show connection and engagement, are no longer acceptable without wearing a face covering or social distancing.  As the frequency of online qual research accelerates, this crisis presents a unique ...

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Rethinking Incentives – Finding and Engaging Participants without Paying Incentives

Situation A German start-up assigned IKM with a user analysis of their potential target group. The difficulty: as a start-up the client’s budget was tight, and they could not afford to pay any incentive to participants. Therefore, an alternative to the traditional incentive-based recruiting had to be applied to ...

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MOST RECENT CASE STUDIES ARTICLES


How consumer insourcing is impacting you and your business (and 3 steps to deal with it)

“Home sweet home” has never had the same meaning as it does today. After 15 months of life altered by pandemic, Americans entered the summer of 2021 with dreams of a return to normalcy.  But a funny thing happened as life opened up.  Some people found that being out ...

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Teetering on the Edge. Of survival

As the city hurtles into yet another lockdown, we deep dive into the lives of three women in Mumbai. A female taxi-driver, a nurse from Kerala and a skilled beautician who now works in a factory as a daily wage earner. These women had arrived in the metropolis, known ...

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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

After weeks of “light” lockdown, Germany went into a full lockdown again on December 16th. Advent, Christmas and even New Year’s Eve – hard to imagine how people would comply and deal with the limitations. That day, IKM started an online community to observe changes in behavior, compliance, emotions, ...

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Mexican Millennials Respond to the Pandemic

During the pandemic, ThinkGlobal Qualitative and its partners conducted a two-week-long multi-country online study among younger respondents around the world in order to identify the core emotions and potential trends that have emerged among consumers. The study was conducted in Mexico, USA, France, Germany and South Africa. These are ...

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Marketers Get a GRIP on the New Normal

We conducted research with marketing and insights professionals around the world to understand the challenges they are facing during this crisis and best practices in handling those challenges.  The top four challenges raised were: Growth – how to maintain and grow the business in a volatile world Recovery – ...

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Same but different: Qualitative Research with Charities

Situation Audience insight projects with charities (not-for-profits) can be extremely rewarding for qualitative researchers: the content is usually rich and deeply human, clients are usually highly engaged and supportive, and there is a real sense that the insights gained are helping make a difference to people’s lives. However, the ...

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