June 20, 2023
Adding Qualitative Customer Research for a Competitive Advantage
Tish Gance, Brand Experience Designer, Owner, Apexd by Design
Until Skynet takes over and the bots enslave us all in the Matrix, business is still done with people. Yet so many decisions are based on data that has little or no humanity to it, strictly looking at numbers and data of what people did, without asking WHY.
If you want a competitive advantage in the market, taking the time to truly understand customer’s viewpoints and interactions with your product or service you are marketing is crucial. Forget surveys, NPS, focus groups, and plastic personas from vague demographics…it’s about actually knowing how to talk to people, to understand their journey, and gain the CONTEXT that is missing from all those data points.
Think Qualitative Data isn’t important? Come hang out while we review a few Epic Fails of recent big brands who didn’t take the time to do a little bit of customer research, costing them MILLIONS of dollars in marketing campaigns that had to be pulled due to a lack of consumer understanding. If nothing else, you’ll enjoy some laughs and learn some things!