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News > Forget about conventional U&A: Here comes MENTOR!

Forget about conventional U&A: Here comes MENTOR!

Join our webinar – Thursday 25 March at 11am CET / 10am GMT – (40 min.)
Presented in English by:
Emilie Faget, Development Director, Strategir
Dorte Torpe Hansen, Chief International Development Officer, Strategir


The world is changing and brands need to adapt, fast.

It calls for an update on:
Market understanding: How do people behave, what are their drivers and barriers?
Target segmentation: Are there new groups with specific features and attitudes?
Category understanding: How do they perceive the current offer?
Growth opportunities: Where is the white space for my brand, the unmet needs to leverage?
It is very tempting to want all the answers at once, running what is traditionally called a U&A study, leading to massive questionnaires and very long reports that are hard to activate.

That’s why Strategir experts have developed a hybrid and modular solution that can effectively focus on your core objectives. It provides reliable and meaningful results quicker, with operational recommendations to drive your Innovation and Communication strategy. We call it MENTOR.

With case studies and testimonies from 3 of our clients (MoM Group, Aptar and Fleury Michon), we will demonstrate how to activate powerful market insights efficiently; to stay ahead and ensure sustainable growth.

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News > Are you brave enough to measure sustainability perceptions of consumers?

Are you brave enough to measure sustainability perceptions of consumers?

Join our webinar – Thursday 11 March at 11am CET / 10am GMT – (30 min.)

Presented in English by:
Delphine Parois, Development Director and Head of Sustainability, Strategir
Dorte Torpe Hansen, Chief International Development Officer, Strategir


Consumers expect honesty and transparency from brands in terms of environmental issues, human health and ethics.

  • Do you convey the right messages without being accused of #greenwashing?
  • How do you measure how consumers feel about your sustainability?

At Strategir we want to help brands embrace positive marketing. The starting point is to measure the sustainability perceptions of your offer. We take both conscious and subconscious perceptions into account. The goal is to get ‘under the skin’ to the consumer truth and measure the impact on purchase.

With case studies, we will demonstrate how we can help you define the right strategy for your brands.

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News > New organisation for Strategir!

New organisation for Strategir!

Strategir has deeply reviewed its organisation to answer to the constantly evolving demands in the research market in both France and aboard.
After merging with its Parisian subsidiary Strategir WSA (late July 2020), Strategir is now made up of three main poles:

  • the Business Development Pole – in charge of commercial development, offering strategy and external communication.
    Carine Tami, previously the Director General of Strategir WSA, has become the Vice-President in charge of this Pole.
  • the Client Pole, that covers all the production funnel from research briefs up to the delivery of marketing results, taking in “data management”.
    Hélène Deflandre, who has spent most of her career with Nielsen in data management, customer relations and organisational transformation jobs, joined Strategir in early January to take over the Client Pole.
  • and an Innovation Pole adopting a pro-active approach to consumer data, developing image and virtual technologies and managing partnership strategy.
    This Pole will be co-directed by Isabelle Goisbault and Mathilde Philippe.

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News > Where next for consumers’ sustainability motivations?

Where next for consumers’ sustainability motivations?

With confusion among consumers about what it means to be green, and extra priorities occupying their minds amid the COVID crisis, how can brands leverage sustainability with consumers and meet their CSR targets?
Join these sessions to dig beneath the surface and see how brands go beyond the rational, and even beyond gut emotion, to get to the real motivations and drivers of human purchase behaviour and take control of the make or break factor – how to close the gap between words and actions.


The post-COVID consumer might not be green
Five million data points can’t be wrong. Learn how world class brands have adapted their post-corona sustainability strategy to consumers’ plunging eco-motivations.
22 October at 11am London / 12:00 Paris | Register here

How to build a socially responsible offer to win the hearts and minds of consumers
Case study: How Johnson & Johnson overcame perceived functional and emotional barriers to build a winning sustainable mix by using behavioural insights with underlying consumer motivations for deep understanding.
22 October at 1.30pm London / 14:30 Paris | Register here



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News > Applying Text Mining Methods for Sensory Evaluation Research

Applying Text Mining Methods for Sensory Evaluation Research

Sensometrics 2020
NOTE: In 2020 the conference was to be hosted in Stavanger, Norway, but it will be an online conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This talk presents the analysis of consumer free comment with a constraint of expression, which appears in the systematic use of a JAR structure to describe the tested products. This type of data is also known as Free JAR data. Different strategies, which considers all the specificities of Free JAR consumer data, are presented, in order to understand the opinion generated by the tested products among the subjects.

Workshop: 9 October 2020 at 16:05 (CEST)
Presented by Alexiane Luc, PhD Student – Data Scientist at Strategir

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News > Executing Shopper Insights 2020

Executing Shopper Insights 2020

London | February 5-6, 2020

We are returning once again to this annual thought leadership platform. The conference discusses the vital connections between process, tools and techniques to manage the changing shopper insights market.

It’s a great opportunity for networking with colleagues from leading FMCG brands and, of course, us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact us now to arrange a meeting on-site:

 

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News > Strategir and Hansa Research Group announce new joint venture partnership in India

Strategir and Hansa Research Group announce new joint venture partnership in India

Strategir, an international market research group, and Hansa Research group, a consumer insights and market research agency in India and South East Asia, has joined forces to create a partnership in India.

Emmanuel Delsuc, CEO of Strategir, says: as part of our internationalisation we are delighted to welcome Hansa Research Group to our JV network. It will strengthen our ability to deliver insights all over the world to all our clients.

Praveen Nijhara, CEO at Hansa Research Group, adds: it is a genuine opportunity to add Strategir expertise, solutions and technology to the benefit of our clients in India particularly in product/fragrance, pack, shelf test and shopper research. Strategir is very strong in these areas and there is growing interest for these in our markets.

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News > How to win hearts and minds among newly socially conscious consumers

How to win hearts and minds among newly socially conscious consumers

Join our presentation at Quirks Event in London – February 11-12, 2020

  • Global knowledge around sustainability new mix development best practices
  • How implicit data allows brands to go beyond the rational and even beyond gut emotion and get to the real motivations and drivers of human purchase behavior
  • Which operational toolbox to manage all the elements of a winning mix (brand, price, packaging, product experience consistency and attractiveness)

>> Information and registration for The Quirks Event
20% off on your tickets to Quirks Event London by using the promo code SAVE20

Come and see us at booth F!

Contact us now to arrange a meeting on-site:
Sophie Archambot-Corbière, Isabelle GoisbaultJackie Tarran or Dorte Torpe Hansen 

Join our other presentation at The Quirks Event : The Kano model for greater customer-centricity in fragrance development

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News > The Kano model for greater customer-centricity in fragrance development

The Kano model for greater customer-centricity in fragrance development

Join our presentation at The Quirks Event in London – February 11-12, 2020 & IieX Europe in AmsterdamFebruary 25-26, 2020

  • How to drive a consumer centric model to manage research and development and a new product development plan
  • Deep understanding of the role of the fragrance in different categories
  • How to drive product development and communication on different categories for winning mix

at The Quirks Event in London: Come and see us at booth F!

>> Information and registration for The Quirks Event
20% off on your tickets to Quirks Event London by using the promo code SAVE20

at IieX Europe in Amsterdam: On Wednesday Feb. 26 at 9:40 am

>> Information and registration for IieX Europe
50% off on your tickets to IIeX Europe by using the promo code SPEAKER50

Contact us now to arrange a meeting on-site: Sophie Archambot-Corbière, Isabelle GoisbaultDorte Torpe Hansen or Pascal Drillaud 

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News > Win at the POS with the right packaging

Win at the POS with the right packaging

Even if e-commerce for consumer products (FMCG) continues to develop strongly, brick and mortar remains an important battleground for brands to make an impression in the consumer’s customer journey. Packaging continues to be a success factor: It helps orientation at the shelf, it communicates the positioning and it influences the purchase decision.
In a rapidly changing environment, your packaging must face many new challenges, but at the same time fulfil its traditional role.

  • How can you ensure that your packaging is seen, attracts interest and communicates – also implicitly – the right message?
  • How should it interact with your merchandising strategy?

At the same time e-commerce is revolutionising the way consumers receive, experience and respond to products. Brands must not only design and deliver a great product, but also a great shopping experience both at the POS and on (mobile) screen and ultimately in the buyer’s hands. It is necessary to consider what a product should look like at all touchpoints for the consumer.
Our webinar will give you top tips for successful packaging and how you can score points in the development of your in-store and online packaging.

Join our 30-min webinar on 5 December 2019 at 11 a.m. GMT (London) and 11 a.m. CET (Berlin) . Sign up now to learn more.
Presented in English by: Dorte Torpe Hansen and in German by: Line Kerrad

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Archives > News > Best Wishes 2018

Best Wishes 2018

We wish you a very happy Christmas and successful New Year

Archives > News > How to engage each generation with brands through an adapted digital approach

How to engage each generation with brands through an adapted digital approach

A case study with Mouton Cadet, an international brand born in 1930 and now the leading brand for Bordeaux wines.

The Bordeaux-based brand turned to Strategir for insight that helped it identify the needs of its core buyers while securing its future by attracting younger generations. We will share how a full digital approach enables all generations to share their perceptions and how to adapt to them. We will present:

  • The benefit of a participative platform like Multivote built on social media to better connect with consumers and encourage interaction
  • The intimately grounded reality of a bespoke mobile app like ConnectLife, revealing genuine consumer vision and usage of the brand

> Click here for the webinar recording and learn more about mobile research

Archives > News > Caroline Bastide joins Strategir

Caroline Bastide joins Strategir

Caroline Bastide joined Strategir at the beginning of September 2017 as Digital & Services Director, following nearly 20 years’ experience in research at IPSOS, GFK, Harris Interactive and more recently MetrixLab.

“I’ve joined the Strategir team with a double objective: to strengthen existing digital approaches and also to consolidate Strategir’s offer in the Services sector,” explains Caroline. Emmanuel Delsuc, Managing Director, adds, “Strategir started its digital movement a few years ago, building on its fundamental expertise and DNA in market research. Customers expect us to develop hybrid approaches that are adapted to new strategic challenges, deadlines and budgets based on technological developments. Caroline, through her experience and expertise and great motivation will accelerate this dynamic. In addition, Caroline will be based at Strategir WSA in Paris, Strategir’s Qualitative and Creative Consumer Research Institute, in order to facilitate combining the Group’s qualitative and quantitative talents. This will be a real asset for the Services sector.”

“Strategir supports marketing innovation and brings high value-added expertise to its customers, with hands-on, personalized support and proven solutions. I am delighted to contribute to Strategir’s ambitions to better respond to future challenges through digital technologies and services,” concludes Caroline.

Archives > News > How artificial intelligence multiplies confidence in sales volume forecasts

How artificial intelligence multiplies confidence in sales volume forecasts

Based on a case study where expected volumes were within 5% of post launch sales, this webinar will show how AI based forecasting can increase your confidence in sales volume forecasts built on research samples of a couple of hundred consumers.

To achieve this, the Market Shaker® AI volumetric model:

  • Simulates the diversity of consumer behaviours by multiplying the power to predict each one’s behaviour up to 10,000 times
  • Captures the true richness of real world behaviours to predict the role of your innovation in each individual consumers’ purchase repertoire

Thanks to AI’s enhanced understanding of consumers’ behaviour, you get the confidence of thousands upon thousands of virtual consumers’ response to your innovation.

> Click here for the webinar recording
> Click here to learn more about volume forecasting

Archives > News > Artificial Intelligence and Market Research

Artificial Intelligence and Market Research

Please join us at the NewMR virtual conference about Artificial Intelligence and Market Research.
Strategir will explain how to apply AI to strengthen sales volume forecasts.
We are presenting in Session 1:

Friday 22 September
10am London time / 11am Paris time

Inside our Market Shaker® model, AI truly covers the diversity of individual behaviour and the influences on it. It mushrooms a typical research sample of people into a vast virtual panel, each one reacting to the innovation and its marketing in their own way, so you can have greater confidence in the sales forecast.

Archives > News > And the winner is… Strategir’s VR development wins top prize

And the winner is… Strategir’s VR development wins top prize

Innovative use of VR for product tests wins 1st prize at the French Marketing Awards 2017!

Strategir was recently awarded the 1st prize in the Research category of the renowned French Marketing Awards (Trophées Marketing 2017) for a joint study with Firmenich. The pioneering research approach gave Firmenich higher predictability for sniff tests by using VR. Virtual Reality was used to set the context for product tests which simulated the real consumption experience of a product. As context strongly influences our feelings and behaviour, the use of VR leads to more discriminating results. [Info] This year, there were ten nominees for the Research Award. Isabelle Goisbault, Head of R&D, Strategir said ‘We are very proud to have won the 1st prize despite the strong competition’. The 2nd prize went to Sociovision with NRJ and the 3rd prize to Ipsos with France Television.

With this award, something unique happened which has never happened before: Strategir won the 1st prize two years in a row! In 2016, Strategir won the same prize for a joint project with Samsung redesigning their Samsung Experience Store in Paris: [Info]

The added value of VR for your market research is significant. The immersion truly transports participants into a realistic context. We would be happy to show you more about our case studies for VR in shopper experience, laundry detergent fragrance and beer tasting. Get in touch to use our award-winning expertise as an input generator for new ideas for your market research.

> Click here for our case study and learn more about VR

Archives > News > Virtual immersion Golden winner at Marketing Trophy for product testing

Virtual immersion Golden winner at Marketing Trophy for product testing

A great product delivers a great experience but context strongly influences our feelings and behaviour. Product testing works best in settings that are closest to shopper or consumer life.

You may have seen our 2016 last year Golden award winning work with Samsung which showed the insights to be gained through realistic, active and immersive shopper experiences [if not, check it out here]. Sharing the same aim in product testing, Strategir and Firmenich have moved onto investigating whether VR settings positively impact consumer behaviour and improve data in sensory evaluation.

> Click here for the newsletter about virtual immersion: English, French, German
> Click here for our case study and learn more about VR

Archives > News > Wake up and smell the… laundry

Wake up and smell the… laundry

Why virtual immersion positively impacts consumer engagement and product evaluation.
Through our latest golden French Marketing Trophy 2017 award winning virtual reality case study, you will find out:

  • How virtual immersion can:
    – Transport consumers to the moment of removing fresh washed laundry from the machine
    – Engage them in their task and sharpen their senses
    – Involve them in the fragrances and increase the quality of the data
  • The golden rules to ensure success in your product evaluation

> Click here to see the webinar.

Archives > News > Unlock consumer decisions with individual machine learning volume forecasts

Unlock consumer decisions with individual machine learning volume forecasts

Forecasting is a vital tool to guide product development and launch, yet over three quarters of innovations are discontinued by the following year.

We believe that a key condition for success lies in making solid volume forecasts that not only identify whether the innovation adds value but also focus on understanding how consumers evaluate products and make purchase decisions.

Innovation research needs to go further than a macro-view of potential sales volumes and take into account the individual characteristics of each buyer.

Our individual by individual forecasting approach creates a virtual consumer panel from survey participants and matches this to the current market landscape. The Market Shaker® model then uses machine learning to simulate a whole host of purchase outcomes for each consumer moment by moment over time and so creates tens of thousands of virtual consumers.

> Click here for the newsletter about volume forecasting: English, French, German
> Click here to view the webinar and learn more about volume forecasting

Archives > News > Strategir WisdomAsia is changing to Strategir BlueGate

Strategir WisdomAsia is changing to Strategir BlueGate

Strategir and WisdomAsia will stop their partnership from the 31st of March. William Lu, former Co-Managing Director of WisdomAsia, has decided to start a new venture. The new company is named BlueGate Research & Consulting.  William Lu, CEO of BlueGate, will setup a new joint venture with Strategir: Strategir BlueGate, effective 1st of April.

William says “I’m very excited to keep on working with Strategir after 10 years of cooperation. This new joint venture will give us a greater opportunity to go further in understanding the consumer truth thanks to high quality data collection, deep understanding of local dynamics, along with the expertise provided by Strategir.  Here at Strategir BlueGate, we truly believe in combining science and arts, in achieving truly relevant and dynamic understanding of the demand of Chinese consumers and the fast changing market environment.  We also aim to add further dimensions to our total offer, integrating big data and online technology into survey data, in order to address the dynamics of the new retail era in this online age”.

Emmanuel Delsuc, Strategir CEO, adds “We are very happy to continue working with William’s team as it has been a real success over the past decade.  BlueGate offers new opportunities and will continue to provide the best services to our clients. William and his team have the local knowledge and expertise to add value and understanding of the Chinese culture and consumer to the benefit of our clients”.