WE’RE HIRING: QUAL RESEARCHERS

About the Role We are looking for experienced qualitative researchers with expertise in consumer brands to join our team at our office on Deansgate in the centre of Manchester (or our Windsor office if you prefer). About You You could be working in an agency or be client side – either way you are keen to develop your career and take on more responsibility. You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience researching branded consumer markets. You will thrive in a small team where everyone works together and takes responsibility for doing the best we can for our clients – […]

Packs make better ads …

Research conducted in the US has demonstrated that a marketing claim made on pack is more powerful than one communicated in print advertising. In general, consumers perceived packs as closer to the product than ads and this greater proximity was likely to make a claim seem more credible, increasing claim believability and purchase likelihood. In one of the studies conducted, university students were offered the chance to purchase an edible, extra strength energy spray, a real product with the claim that it “works 10x faster than pills and liquids” and that consumers would “feel results within 30 seconds.” Participants either […]

Make Messy Segments Not Tidy Stereotypes

One of the necessary preoccupations of marketing people is to identify their target market as clearly as possible. At Tangible we are strong advocates of the theory that the widest possible targets make for larger pools of potential buyers, but we also believe that segmentation can be useful. The challenge when working with high volume brands in crowded markets is to focus on defining broad targets for growth and avoid falling into the trap of creating unrepresentative narrow stereotypes of pockets of non-existent potential customers. There are two important considerations when embarking on a segmentation exercise: Firstly, only go through […]