Crowdsourcing has replaced focus groups, an executive recently declared in a New York Times article titled “Crowdsourcing to Get Ideas, and Perhaps Save Money.” The executive happens to have a vested interest in proclaiming the death of the focus group. His company, UberTesting, offers access to consumers who are willing to be recorded remotely as they try out products and navigate through websites. However, he has a point.
All marketers recognize the importance of winning at the “First Moment of Truth” and influencing purchase decisions at the shelf. And to drive success (across brands, categories and retail channels), it is valuable to begin with a consistent thought process rooted in an understanding of how people actually shop.
These days, most retailers prefer that their own line of products be called private brands, not private-label products. Many might even call these products a store brand or own brand. Indeed, there has been considerable evolution in this segment of the market.
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September 22, 2016
A brand distinguishes a company from its competitors and creates loyalty among customers. And nothing embodies a brand like the packaging. Through graphic and structural design, an attractive package can make a product stand out.
You may have heard predictions that online shopping will eventually overtake traditional brick and mortar stores. While “e-tailers” may continue to gain ground, consumers still enjoy touching and feeling a physical product in stores.