If you work for a brand and your role involves dealing with consumers, then you probably understand how qualitative research works. Whilst big data and quantitative testing can highlight what consumers are doing, it takes qualitative exploration..
Brands and businesses are constantly looking to develop new propositions as they seek to grow and innovate. In times when consumers wants, needs and demands are shifting fast - new business, product, service or brand propositions are an essential..
Leading the Customer Success team here at Further, I get asked a lot by researchers about Online Focus Groups (OFGs). Sure, they have some benefits, but more often than not, researchers can achieve more with their asynchronous cousin, the Online..
On a recent trip to Australia, I met up with Further client Greta Leropoulos who is the Service Design Lead for Foxtel (a media company, who provide a premium pay per view TV service of streamed and live, sport, movies, drama, news and..
In 2019, it can feel like every brand with a budget is running a progressive campaign to tap the equality-hungry hearts of millennials and Gen Z. Empathic, experiential, and (of course) authentic engagement is the conscious marketing of the..
In the age of disruption and customer centricity, traditional retail banking is under serious scrutiny. Fintech has forever changed the way forward-thinking consumers want to bank, along with the way they expect their financial brands to behave...
Most agile development teams are made up of three roles: product owner, scrum master and team member. If you’ve worked with an agile or scrum process, you’re probably familiar with this. But there’s a fourth role that agile teams could benefit..
“Hey Siri—find me the closest coffee shop.” It’s getting hard to remember a time when you couldn’t literally ask your phone to find something for you. Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa have changed how we interact with the world, and s..
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast - or so the saying goes. Taking the time to brief a market research supplier properly will save you time and money, no matter how close to a deadline you are. It will make sure your research is feasible and achieves..
At the start of this month, Further headed over to Marketing Week’s Insight Show 2019. Co-hosted with the Marketing Week Live 2019 event, this buzzing, open exhibition places the forefronts of marketing and insight side by side. The atmosphere..
2019. A time where social capital and ethical consumerism can underpin or undermine your brand. A time where advancements in tech give CMOs more data to work with than the average human brain can handle. A time where audiences are demanding..
Your brand's performance is dipping and you’re under pressure to come up with answers. There are many reasons why, from increased competition and market disruptors to negative PR and the rise of ethical consumerism. But which is it? When the..
Do you think you’re a good driver? Would your family and friends be prepared to stake their money on it? VouchForMe think so, in fact, they’re banking on digitalising the trust between friends and turning it into something valuable. VouchForMe is..
So, you have an idea of the questions you want to ask. You know the markets you want to target. You’ve got ideas about the research framework and the technology you’re going to use. Good stuff. However, crafting great human insight that’s based..
In this article, I am going to address some of the very latest research into the drivers of consumer behaviour and attitudes. I'll look at how ethnographic research can be used more effectively to unearth the true value that your brand, products..
At this time of year, it's normal to look back at the year that was or to look forward and pick trends for next year. However, this year we have one simple message and it's this: next year we'll be refocusing our efforts on humans, human insight..
We’re getting to know Kerry (Kez) Poulson, who’s just joined Further’s team in London as Senior Project and Operations Manager. Kez has worked with brand and agency clients across the the FMCG, B2B, healthcare and leisure sectors. Working closely..
A lot has changed over the last 10-years or so, but three major shifts have occurred that highlight why brands need a social psychologist on their staff.