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The most successful brand research studies the habits of people who use your competitors and points to ways to affect their environment to get them to think about your brand as a choice. Most brand research does not consider this. The focus is on studying people’s actions and reactions, not habits. Explore the latest brand research techniques on Branding Strategy Insider.

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Bond Brand Wins With Customer Focus

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James Bond Brand And Customer Focus

Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, is great. Its International box office takings are setting records and are already heading into the stratosphere. For marketers the interesting part is just how market-oriented Spectre’s director, Sam Mendes, proved to be in the creation of his latest Bond installment.

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Consider This Research Before Product Bundling

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Product Bundling Strategy Research

Which strategy works the best—a narrow, specialized positioning where a product focuses on one feature or an all-in-one solution where products offer a range of features? Turns out that bundling more features into a product does not automatically increase perceived value and often less is, in fact, more.

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The Everlasting Value Of Demographics

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Behavioural Demographics Are Here To Stay

It seems everywhere you look these days there is a marketer proclaiming the death of demographics. From experts at Mindshare to JD Power and from publications as diverse as CMO.com and Brand Quarterly, it would appear that the era of demographic targeting has come to a close.

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Brands Must Study Customer Habits Not Actions

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Habits and Customer Behavior

We get it so wrong don’t we? We develop ideas and look to see if they’ll work by intricately studying people’s actions and reactions. We poll them. We survey them. We sample them. We question them exhaustively. Whereas, what we should be doing, according to Dr. Art Markman, is studying our customers’ habits and developing products and services that fit with how people want to behave.

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Marketing’s New ROI Framework

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Brand Research Millennials

Analytics have changed not just what marketers measure but how brands now appraise success. The temptation is to see all the metrics we have access to as correlated and, by inference, of similar and perhaps even related measurable value. We look at one analytic and wonder what its impact will be on another and on the bottom line.

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