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Creative Use Cases

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric

The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.

Baby wash basin

For a leading brand of baby strollers that was looking into extending their product footprint into the baby washbasin space, we had parents of kids < 1 years old wash their babies on camera (their privates were covered with a washcloth) and talk about the experience. In this instance, the partner held the phone to capture the experience. There is literally no other way to do this: imagine sending a videographer and interviewer into their home and asking them to wash their baby while you film it? Right; we don’t think so either.

Prepare and eat food

For one of the country’s leading packaged food innovation companies, we shipped a potential new product to consumers’ homes, then had them record their out of box experience, the preparation, and finally tasting of the product. Interestingly, while their initial impressions bordered on repulsion (“it looks like rabbit poo!”), the taste of the product was incredibly well received, providing the client with insight on how to tweak the product extrusion.

Write a love letter to the brand and read it aloud

For one of the world’s biggest furniture brands and retailers, we had loyalists write a love letter to the brand, and read it aloud on camera. It was for an exercise to get at what the core of the brand stood for, so having consumers – in their own words – craft and read a love letter on camera, it helped surface some of the deeper emotional connections they had with the brand.

Go to a drive thru

For a major QSR brand that was looking at re-designing its drive-thru menu board, we had consumers of the brand report on the before, during and after of the drive-thru experience at their stores. Recording video from inside their cars in the moment, the client was able to get a first-hand look at how and where the messaging was connecting and missing.

Shop for spray paint

For a global ad agency pitching a new potential client, we had consumes shop for the client’s product at a chain of major big box stores. Because like many categories, the product and landscape was crowded and competitive, so having consumers report on their thoughts on the buying process as well as packaging and displays helped drive a deeper understanding of how hard it would be for the brand to stand out.

Show us your favorite sports bras

For a project to help re-launch and re-position a line of sports bras for a leading brand of sports footwear and apparel, we had women show us their collection of sports bras and talk about them. Any time people hold something and talk about it, it not only helps validate them as the right consumers, but it also makes them more animated and articulate in their responses.

Step outside of a party

For a project with truth (anti smoking), we had teens step outside from a party they were attending and record their responses to key questions that would arise for them in a party situation. Although the lighting quality was variable (a number of the responses were quite dark), the insights were powerful because they were so close to the moment (specifically a situation loaded with peer pressure).

SONOS diary

To understand how consumers’ relationship with music changed in the home using SONOS, we shipped speakers to people all over the world. And had them record their thoughts over a period of one month.

Laundry journey

To understand potential product extension zones of opportunity for a major European appliance brand, we had consumers deconstruct their before, during and after laundry journeys.

Political advertising

Early on in the Trump campaign when the first TV commercial launched, we were curious to understand if/how the messaging was resonating and connecting. While we are politically neutral, we predicted early on that he had tapped into a strong emotional undercurrent in the country, and our founder was quoted as such in Mother Jones magazine.

Introduce us to your cat

For a pet food study for one of the country’s biggest and best known brands, we had respondents introduce us to their cats in the first response. The technique helped not only validate that owners did indeed have cats, it made respondents more emotionally engaged, and helped add color/texture to their insights.

Show us the biggest villain in your home

Working with one of the world’s largest furniture brands and retailer, we had consumers show us what they deemed to be “the biggest villain in the home” with the goal being to understand how that connected to the American Dream.

Home use test

We have shipped food products, SONOS speakers, shoe prototypes and make-up to people’s homes and had them record everything from their “out of box” experience to preparation/set up, use and even removal of make-up.

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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In Home Use Test

New Concept Test

Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.

How the process works

  • Work with our Research Managers to design testing protocol for customer experiences
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to gather participant responses to their experiences
  • Conduct inquiries to fully understand user expectations and the cognitive models they associate to the product or environment experience
  • Capture the product/environments context and the artifacts and elements influencing the user experience

Methods used

  • Belief and Behavior delineation
  • Drill-down on insights identified through prior quant
  • Self comparison to other segments, attitudes, beliefs or behaviors
  • Motivation mapping

Timing and cost

  • Core Target Audience projects can take from 7-14 days or more to complete depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects involve 15+participants
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets (additional incentives may be required if travel or retail visits are required)
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

15 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 150 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences.

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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In Home Use Test

Packaging testing

Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).

How the process works

  • Identify key campaign assets to involve in the study
  • Work with our Research Managers to develop a research protocol to explore advertising equities and relevant campaign elements to test
  • Recruit key segments (usually excluding brand rejectors)
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to link participants to campaign elements including the platform, headlines, tag line, priority messages as well as individual elements (e.g. music, characters, tone/personality)
  • Synthesize findings into an Ad Equities report

Methods used

  • Unaided reactions to campaign platform
  • Messaging hierarchy understanding
  • Key messaging take-away
  • Emotional associations and reactions
  • Brand impact assessment

Timing and cost

  • Advertising Equity projects can take from one to two weeks or more to complete, depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects involve 20-30 participants
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

25 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 250 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human pass to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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In Home Use Test

Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.

How the process works

  • Identify competitive product set to include in study
  • Work with our Research Managers to develop product trial longitudinal study protocol
  • Create and deliver product trial kit to participants
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to gather participant observations and reactions along product and their trial usage period
  • Sum up participant trials with “loves” and “hates” for each product in the trial
  • Synthesize results into a report including benchmark matrix, top 10 features list and thought starters for feature improvements

Methods used

  • Competitive trial kits and instructions
  • Longitudinal study documenting competitive product trial experiences including:
  • Initial setup/use
  • Unbiased usage experience
  • Assignment led usage experiences
  • Product comparisons
  • Feature set utility/desirability ranking
  • Overall ranking and perceptions
  • Participatory design exercises

Timing and cost

  • In Home Use Test can take from 7-14 days or more to complete depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects involve 15 or more participants
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets (additional incentives may be required if travel or retail visits are required)
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

15 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 150 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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Advertising & Marketing

Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys

Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.

How the process works

  • Identify the journey to investigate in the study
  • Work with our Research Managers to develop a research protocol to explore different points along the journey continuum
  • Recruit key audience segments (e.g. Loyalists, Casuals, Lapsed)
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to have participants provide insight on their journey, touching on rational or emotional touchpoints

Methods used

  • Before, During and After check-ins
  • Physical environmental reporting (e.g. drive thru menu ordering experience, in store signage perceptions)
  • Diaries (e.g. report on the changing relationship with music having a smart speaker in the home)
  • Micro moments (e.g. have consumers report when a key event occurs, like in our work with Think with Google)
  • Compare the ideal journey to the actual

Timing and cost

  • Customer Journey need finding can take from 1 to 3 weeks or more to complete depending on study complexity.
  • Typical projects last 2-3 weeks and involve 20 or more participants.
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets (additional incentives may be required if travel or retail visits are required)
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

Example: 20 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 200 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences.

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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Advertising & Marketing

Create highly unique audience segments

Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).

How the process works

  • Identify the target audience to research
  • Work with our Research Managers to develop a research protocol that fleshes out how to bracket potential differences amongst segments
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to have participants provide insight on their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, brand relationships, product use and even media habits to help highlight how they are different from other segments

Methods used

  • Polarizing questions to encourage respondents to exaggerate differences
  • Self-identify by different attributes
  • Prompt them with links to statements (sometimes identified through quant research) that they can agree or disagree with
  • Self-reported consumption and possible validation by showing products or brands

Timing and cost

  • Audience Segmentation projects can take from one to two weeks or more to complete, depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects involve 15-30 participants.
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

Example: 20 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 200 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences.

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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Advertising & Marketing

Supercharge your creative brief with consumer insight

Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams.

How the process works

  • Identify key campaign assets to involve in the study
  • Develop a research protocol to explore consumers’ points of view on key topics
  • Recruit audience segments (e.g. Loyalists, Casuals, Lapsed)
  • Use Fabric remote video capture to have participants provide insight on their perceptions of brands, their views on culture, their reactions to existing comms assets and more

Methods used

Exploration of consumer perceptions of:

    • The cultural landscape
    • The category the brand/product operates in
    • Product landscape (positioning, features, uniqueness)
    • Advertising landscape (likes/dislikes, emotion, USP) • Your brand (awareness, associations, preference, purchase)

Timing and cost

  • Studies can be set up in minutes and usually involve 15-30 participants. Videos, transcripts, and analysis through Fabric’s AI show up as soon as participants complete their surveys.
  • The “Bring Your Own Recruits” option starts at $50 per person. Each person you invite from your list answers up to 10 questions per study, yielding 10 x 1 minute video responses per person. Includes transcripts (machine & human for accuracy), and access to our sentiment and emotion based AI.
  • The “DIY + Recruit” option starts at $250 per person, and you create a study recruiting from our proprietary database of over 250,000 respondents. Each person answers up to 10 questions per study, yielding 10 x 1 minute video responses per person. Includes screening, transcription (human + machine for accuracy), and access to our proprietary sentiment and emotion based AI.

Deliverable

Example: 20 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 200 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

Fabric A.I. analyzes videos to come up with a detailed report highlighting frequently used words, phrases, and emotions felt by participants. The data is automatically presented in easy to understand charts, all of which can be exported for further use. 

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences.

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

usecases-am-current-advertising

Advertising & Marketing

Identify core equities of current advertising

Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.

How the process works

  • Identify key campaign assets to involve in the study
  • Work with our Research Managers to develop a research protocol to explore advertising equities and relevant campaign elements to test
  • Recruit key segments (usually excluding brand rejectors)
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to link participants to campaign elements including the platform, headlines, tag line, priority messages as well as individual elements (e.g. music, characters, tone/personality)
  • Synthesize findings into an Ad Equities report

Methods used

  • Unaided reactions to campaign platform
  • Messaging hierarchy understanding
  • Key messaging take-away
  • Emotional associations and reactions
  • Brand impact assessment

Timing and cost

  • Advertising Equity projects can take from one to two weeks or more to complete, depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects involve 20-30 participants
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

25 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 250 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human pass to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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Advertising & Marketing

Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging

Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.

How the process works

  • Identify messaging concepts and prepare testing materials for participant feedback
  • Design concept testing protocol per segment
  • Use Fabric remote video capture to gather participant reactions to messaging relevance and resonance

Methods used

  • Messaging review and desirability feedback
  • Messaging sorting from most to least desired
  • Key takeaways
  • Audience similarities and differences by segment

Timing and cost

  • Studies can be set up in minutes and usually involve 10 or more participants. Videos, transcripts, and analysis through Fabric’s AI show up as soon as participants complete their surveys.
  • The “Bring Your Own Recruits” option starts at $50 per person. Each person you invite from your list answers up to 10 questions per study, yielding 10 x 1 minute video responses per person. Includes transcripts (machine & human for accuracy), and access to our sentiment and emotion based AI.
  • The “DIY + Recruit” option starts at $250 per person, and you create a study recruiting from our proprietary database of over 250,000 respondents. Each person answers up to 10 questions per study, yielding 10 x 1 minute video responses per person. Includes screening, transcription (human + machine for accuracy), and access to our proprietary sentiment and emotion based AI.

Deliverable

15 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 150 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both through Fabric’s AI, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

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Advertising & Marketing

Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign

Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.

How the process works

  • Identify concepts, segments and prepare testing materials (e.g. existing campaign, platform, characters, music etc) for participant feedback
  • Work with our Research Managers to design concept testing protocol per segment
  • Use mindswarms remote video capture to gather participant reactions to concept desirability and willingness to pay across segments

Methods used

  • Campaign messaging clarity and resonance check
  • Campaign element evaluation
  • Character likeability and relevance assessment
  • Spot by spot breakdown of elements: personality, tone, music, tempo
  • Future campaign ideation

Timing and cost

  • Campaign Extension studies can take from 3 to 5 days or more to complete depending on study complexity
  • Typical projects last 3 days and involves 15+participants
  • Fees including screener development, study management, recruiting, hand-selecting the best candidates, QA of videos, respondent incentives, and transcripts @$500/person for US respondents, and $1,000/person for international markets
  • Fees for optional analysis start at $7,500 for a report on a 15 person study, and $12,500 for a 30 person study
  • Fees for optional edited video start at $5,000 for a 90-120 second highlight reel with title cards and music (B roll and motion graphics are extra)

Deliverable

15 participants each answer 10 questions using the video on their smartphone or laptop. That produces 150 x 1 minute video clips and corresponding transcripts (both Google Speech, and a parallel service that includes a human’s eyes to capture important nuances).

All delivered via a cloud-based link that is shareable, and assets that can be downloaded (videos in MP4 format) to be used to bring the insights to life for presentations, and highly engage audiences

Creative and inspiring use cases of Fabric
The following is a short list of ways in which we and/or our clients have employed the platform creatively to extract new and unusual insights.
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get to know your core target audience, intimately, by delving into their attitudes and lifestyle, brand affinities, product use and more.
Packaging testing - Fabric
Gather visitor reactions to new - or existing - packaging. (This is particularly helpful for products where there is no sales assist on the retail floor).
In Home Use Test - Fabric
Get raw consumer feedback to product and service use in home to benchmark features and pain points and inform future product and service improvements.
Watch consumers weigh in via video at critical points on their journeys - Fabric
Have consumers show you their journey through a decision, product use, event or consumption moment.
Create highly unique audience segments - Fabric
Identify key behavioral or attitudinal differences amongst audiences to develop a segmentation strategy (or drill down on one specific segment).
Consumer Insight Videos | Marketing Research Insights
Bring inspiration to your creative brief with video-based insights to energize and focus your creative teams. Know your brand with Consumer Insight Videos
Identify core equities of current advertising - Fabric
Understand consumer perceptions of the core advertising equities of your brand: platform, key messages, relevance/differentiation, and characteristics including music, visuals, featured characters, tone/personality and more.
Get visceral and unvarnished reactions to messaging
Test the relevance and resonance of your company’s messaging: advertising, website, packaging and more.
Help determine how - or if - to extend an existing ad campaign - Fabric
Understand the core advertising equities, assets and characteristics of a current ad campaign in order to learn how best to evolve it.