To gain insights around all the service/product concepts to understand the “WHY” behind the individual’s behaviour, choices, attitudes and needs – understand motivation.
To gain insights around their decision-making, improvements with regard to the product/service concepts and identify the concept with most potential.
To get feedback on potential pricing and the most effective communication channels.
METHODOLOGY AND DELIVERABLES:
We recommend conducting focus group discussions with the target market.
We can conduct these on an ongoing monthly basis as a customer immersion experience to educate your sales, marketing and advertising teams.
Discussions will be held at our research venues (behind a one-way mirror) which the client should attend. All discussions are digitally recorded.
Each 90 minute discussion is facilitated by a professional moderator, and will make extensive use of projective techniques and role-play.
We also get each respondent to complete a self-completion questionnaire to gain some additional feedback: hobbies and interests, media usage.
The output and report will include photos, pictures and audio clips to clearly communicate the consumer feedback.
Case study: Value-added hospital services
One of South Africa’s leading private hospital operators approached us to gain insight into how women in the lower-middle income segment without medical insurance think about purchasing maternity services; as well as gain feedback on several value-added services they were considering.
What we did
We conducted a detailed analysis to define and identify the potential target market, quantify actual target market size, and do 5 year forecasts.
We conducted focus group discussions, having recruited a tightly-defined target market group around the country in areas where our Clients hospitals were located. The discussions used projective techniques and role-play which provided feedback on:
access, important features, consumer triggers, planning and purchase decision-making, pricing, competitor analysis, advertising feedback and hooks, and SWOT analysis.
We provided our Client with valuable feedback on the need, opportunities and optimal concept for the target market segment.
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