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Lego store New-York: personalization and phygital on the agenda
Oct15

Lego store New-York: personalization and phygital on the agenda

The Lego Store on 5th Avenue in New York was the retail sensation of summer 2021. It opened on June 24, 2021, at the foot of the Rockefeller Center. It is not the first Lego store (see, for example, our article on the one in London) but probably the most “experiential.” It also incorporates several new elements that will increase the average sales and further fill Lego’s coffers. Follow us for a dive into the new...

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Social marketing: the example of food waste [Case study]
Oct13

Social marketing: the example of food waste [Case study]

Social marketing aims to use marketing techniques to promote social or public interest causes. We have given several illustrations in our reference article on the subject. To illustrate the idea of social marketing, we analyze in this article the case of food waste following the 4Ps method (marketing mix). This case study will allow us to understand how consumers are encouraged to act against food waste, an issue that we can sometimes...

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Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [automobile]
Oct08

Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [automobile]

After publishing our reference article on the marketing mix, we propose here a detailed example of analysis following the 7P model: that of the Rimac Nevera, a 100% electric hypercar that we already talked about here. Analysis of Rimac’s marketing mix Introduction P1 : Product P2 : Price P3 : Promotion P4 : Place P5 : People P6 : Process P7 : Physical Evidence Introduction Rimac is a Croatian car manufacturer founded in 2001 by...

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Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [watchmaking]
Oct06

Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [watchmaking]

After publishing our reference article on the marketing mix, we propose a detailed example of analysis following the 7P model. We have chosen to focus on the case of the luxury watch brand Richard Mille, a relatively new brand whose watches reach the record average price of 150.000€! For each element of the marketing mix, we have tried to illustrate it in the form of a video. Analysis of the Richard Mille marketing mix P1 : Product P2...

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Social Marketing: Definition, Implementation, Examples [Guide 2021]
Oct04

Social Marketing: Definition, Implementation, Examples [Guide 2021]

Social marketing is the branch of marketing that aims to promote social causes or general interest. Social marketing will notably play on the social values of targets to convince them. Philip Kotler summarized the challenge in the title of his book published in 2008: “social marketing: changing behavior to do good.” Summary Social Marketing: Definition Implementing a Social Marketing Plan Case Research: Tobacco in the...

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Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [fruit juice]
Oct01

Marketing Mix: example of analysis according to the 7Ps [fruit juice]

After publishing our reference article on the marketing mix, we propose a detailed analysis following the 7Ps model. We propose to analyze the marketing mix of the latest product from the Alain Milliat brand: an iced tea marketed under the “am alain milliat” label, which we discussed in our article on marketing positioning. Marketing mix analysis Introduction P1 : Product P2 : Price P3 : Promotion P4 : Place P5 : People P6...

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Marketing Mix: definitions, analysis examples [Complete Guide 2021].
Sep29

Marketing Mix: definitions, analysis examples [Complete Guide 2021].

The marketing mix aims at making your marketing positioning concrete. Often associated with the term “4Ps“, the objective of the marketing mix is to make your positioning tangible each time your brand is in contact with the consumer (the so-called “touchpoints”). This article explains the difference between 4P and 7P, explains each facet of the marketing mix with numerous examples, and ends with a detailed case...

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3 techniques to make your online surveys more reliable
Sep24

3 techniques to make your online surveys more reliable

An online survey is often an essential part of any market research. However, doing a survey well is not easy. Many mistakes can be made that can affect the validity of your results. In this article, we present 3 techniques to ensure that the survey participants reliably answer your questions. If you only have 30 seconds The quality of a survey depends on the attention respondents give to it. Attention tends to decrease with the length...

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Positioning in marketing: definition, challenges, examples [guide 2021].
Sep22

Positioning in marketing: definition, challenges, examples [guide 2021].

Positioning in marketing is the set of elements that will allow your company to distinguish itself on the market, to be perceived uniquely by your customers. By analyzing your market and adopting a specific marketing positioning, you can differentiate yourself from your competitors. Marketing positioning can concern an entire company or a particular product when different product lines are proposed. In this article, we will first lay...

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Marketing and advertising: 5 innovative uses of the QR code [Research]
Sep15

Marketing and advertising: 5 innovative uses of the QR code [Research]

The QR code has been around since 1994 and has expanded over the years beyond the industrial context for which it was invented. Marketing professionals have seized the possibilities offered by the QR code and have imagined multiple applications. We present below 5 different fields that have seen the innovative use of QR codes. Only for our subscribers: exclusive analyses and marketing advice Email address  * Subscribe By signing...

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The Bacio Perugina has its own store in Perugia
Sep08

The Bacio Perugina has its own store in Perugia

The “Bacio” (“kisses” in Italian) is a chocolate delicacy famous throughout the Italian peninsula. Perugina produces it. Founded in Perugia in 1922, the Perugina brand has a store dedicated entirely to the glory of this specialty that made it famous. Why do brands have their own stores? FMCG brands have long sought to establish direct contact with the customer. Distributed in supermarkets, they do not know...

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Customer experience: The Lavazza Museum, a place to be taken as an example
Sep03

Customer experience: The Lavazza Museum, a place to be taken as an example

For a museum, creating an innovative customer experience is an essential element of success. So even though I don’t usually talk about my vacations, I absolutely have to tell you about my visit to the Lavazza Museum in Turin, Italy. When it comes to customer experience and interactivity, Lavazza has it all figured out. And when the customer experience is at its best, customer satisfaction is bound to follow. If you only have 30...

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Marché automobile: se différencier dans un marché 100% électrique
Sep01

Marché automobile: se différencier dans un marché 100% électrique

Le marché de l’automobile est à l’aube d’une révolution marketing. Ses conséquences seront incalculables sur le positionnement des marques automobiles haut-de-gamme. Pourtant personne ne parle de l’impact du passage au 100% électrique sur le marketing de marques parfois centenaires. A quoi ressemblera le marketing automobile lorsque le moteur thermique appartiendra au passé ? A quoi ressemblera le marketing des...

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8 examples of augmented reality for marketing
Jun25

8 examples of augmented reality for marketing

Augmented reality is a technological advance that offers businesses real opportunities in marketing. Yet, few are using it. In today’s article, we propose 8 examples of marketing projects based on augmented reality, what they have in common: creating a unique customer experience and supporting a differentiation strategy. 1. Pizza Hut The principle Play Pac-Man with pizza boxes from Pizza Hut. How does it work? Simply scan the QR...

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Qualitative interviews: 7 approaches to recruiting respondents
Jun18

Qualitative interviews: 7 approaches to recruiting respondents

How do you select your respondents for qualitative interviews or focus groups? Beyond the number of respondents, there is also the question of the type of respondents needed for your market research. Do you want to have a homogeneous experience, or do you want to have a maximum variation? In this article, you will find the different strategies for composing qualitative samples. Strategy 1: Maximum variation What for? This type of...

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Customer service: the words used influence customer satisfaction [Research]
Jun11

Customer service: the words used influence customer satisfaction [Research]

The words used by customer service during an interaction are essential. Research of 1000 customer-employee exchanges shows that concrete terms positively impact (9%) customer satisfaction and the desire to buy. This indicates that the drivers of customer satisfaction are subtle. When the economy is reopening after the Covid crisis, employee training is more relevant than ever. Talking to customers cannot be improvised, and semantic...

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NPS soon to be abandoned by 75% of businesses?
Jun04

NPS soon to be abandoned by 75% of businesses?

For customer satisfaction specialists, this title is very enticing. The Net Promoter Score (or NPS), the star metric of customer satisfaction, will be abandoned by 75% of businesses by 2025. This prophecy is, in fact, the result of research put forward by Gartner. Problem: I don’t believe it at all, and I think it’s neither realistic nor very objective. crédits : Shutterstock Most large companies use the NPS First of all,...

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LinkedIn: how to react to the 100 invitations per week limit?
May14

LinkedIn: how to react to the 100 invitations per week limit?

Since March 2021, LinkedIn has decided to limit the number of invitations its members can send drastically. From now on, it is 100 invitations maximum per week instead of 100 per day previously. That’s 85% less, and it has significant consequences for all those who used LinkedIn for their prospecting. Summary 100 LinkedIn invitations per week to fight against spammers Can you still automate your prospecting on LinkedIn? What are...

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How many interviews should you conduct for your qualitative research?
May12

How many interviews should you conduct for your qualitative research?

While determining a sample size is easy for an online survey (for example, brand awareness research), the same cannot be said for the number of interviews in qualitative research. The principle of saturation is often put forward as the ultimate argument for determining the sample size. But it is challenging to implement. To help you, we have launched the first version of an online tool to calculate the minimum number of interviews to...

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The interest of eye tracking in the retail sector [Guide 2021].
Apr28

The interest of eye tracking in the retail sector [Guide 2021].

Eye tracking is a technique used in the marketing field since the 1980s. It allows optimizing advertisements and packaging design and naturally finds its main applications in the retail sector. Eye tracking allows piercing some of the mysteries surrounding consumers’ purchasing decisions by analyzing where their attention is focused. This technique is therefore of great interest in terms of optimizing the customer experience....

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LG’s failed differentiation strategy in 3 examples [Analysis]
Apr23

LG’s failed differentiation strategy in 3 examples [Analysis]

LG’s recent exit from the smartphone business provides an interesting illustration of the importance of strategic choices in the differentiation strategy. LG was a highly innovative smartphone business and yet was unable to make a mark in the market. Its market share in smartphones has never exceeded 2%. This article illustrates this failed differentiation strategy through 3 pseudo-innovative products: the G-Flex, the G5, and...

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94% customer satisfaction rate at Axa … not very realistic
Apr21

94% customer satisfaction rate at Axa … not very realistic

The satisfaction rate is an obsession of banks and insurance companies. Why is this? Because their profitability is directly linked to it. When customer satisfaction becomes a commercial argument, the temptation is great to say anything. So, when Thomas Buberl, Axa’s CEO, explains that Axa’s customer satisfaction rate is 94%, I think we are in the middle of a fairy tale. If you only have 30 seconds Axa CEO Thomas Buberl...

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Covid: The catering industry soon to be transformed by dark kitchens
Apr09

Covid: The catering industry soon to be transformed by dark kitchens

For months now, restaurants have been closed because of Covid. Months during which consumers have had time to adopt new habits, including ordering takeaway food. The takeaway will represent 20% of the sector’s turnover and generate up to 10.3 billion Euros within 3 years. This is a profound change that few people perceive at the moment. It shifts towards a more formatted restaurant industry, driven by the star dishes (pizzas,...

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Wine: increase in purchases and domination of bag-in-box [Market research]
Apr07

Wine: increase in purchases and domination of bag-in-box [Market research]

2020 will have been a very atypical year. Market Research on the wine market in France shows that the habits of the French have changed. Consumption has increased significantly, and Bag-in-Box (BIB) now represents almost half of the wine sales in supermarkets. In this article, we propose a reading of these trends and highlight the changes in the behavior of wine buyers. In particular, we will look at the wines benefiting the most from...

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What are the different types of focus groups?
Apr02

What are the different types of focus groups?

It is a fact today that focus groups are probably THE most well-known market research technique. Several types of focus groups exist, which we will present to you in today’s article. This will also be an opportunity to advise the best kind of focus group to use depending on the context. Summary Introduction The different types of focus groups Two-way focus groups Dual-moderator focus groups Dueling-moderator focus groups...

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19 Crimes: a stroke of marketing genius … often poorly imitated
Mar24

19 Crimes: a stroke of marketing genius … often poorly imitated

In 2018 the Australian group Treasury Wine Estates revolutionized the marketing of “mass market” wines. By introducing augmented reality with its “19 Crimes” wine, they turned the customer experience upside down, and sales of “19 Crimes” went from 4 million to 18 million bottles in just 18 months. A stroke of marketing genius that remains, despite many imitations, unmatched and wildly misunderstood...

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Content marketing: stop making excuses!
Mar19

Content marketing: stop making excuses!

Everyone is aware of the importance of content marketing. All the businesses I advise are firmly convinced of the need to attract customers (inbound marketing). Yet, a large majority of them do not produce content. So, what’s the problem? With more than 4000 blog posts to my credit in the last 15 years, I’m looking into the problem. In this article, I put some figures on what a content strategy means in terms of workload....

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Bpost: what are the challenges facing the future CEO?
Mar16

Bpost: what are the challenges facing the future CEO?

The news just came out: Dirk Tirez will be the new CEO, a.i. of Bpost. He replaces Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, who was dismissed by the Belgian postal operator’s board of directors. In this article, I dissect the figures, the legacy of Van Avermaet and identify the challenges that will await his successor. Why was Jean-Paul Van Avermaet kicked out? There are many reasons for the ousting of Jean-Paul Van Avermaet. But they cannot...

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Covid-19: why I have not ordered a take-away
Mar12

Covid-19: why I have not ordered a take-away

With the Covid crisis, one of the most impacted sectors has undoubtedly been the restaurant industry. Between restrictive measures and imposed closures, the only way out has been takeaway sales.  Presented as a panacea, the takeaway has only been adopted by 5% of restaurants. Despite my proximity to many of the restaurant industry’s representatives, I have not once ordered a takeaway in the past 12 months. Why? Because the...

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The phenomenon of “continuation cars” [Marketing analysis]
Mar03

The phenomenon of “continuation cars” [Marketing analysis]

In a minimal series, Jaguar has just announced the rebirth of one of its flagship models: The Jaguar C-Type. This ultra-exclusive production of an old model is nothing new in the automotive sector. We look at the phenomenon of “continuation cars” in this article between nostalgia and the satisfaction of niche customers. We first explain what they are and where they come from before looking at these extraordinary...

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Experiential marketing: definition, interest, and advice
Feb26

Experiential marketing: definition, interest, and advice

We have already detailed how the customer experience is a crucial aspect that impacts customer loyalty and your brand or your company’s notoriety. Experiential marketing is another way to create a unique experience to attract your prospects. Sommary Definition The benefits of experiential marketing Some advice Examples credits: Shutterstock Definition Experiential marketing (also called “engagement marketing“) aims...

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Guerrilla marketing: definition, types and examples
Feb19

Guerrilla marketing: definition, types and examples

Many companies, both large and small, use the guerrilla marketing strategy: inexpensive and above all based on their teams’ creativity. Sommary What is Guerrilla Marketing? Different types of Guerrilla Marketing Some examples credits: Shutterstock Definition Guerrilla marketing is an advertising technique that aims to highlight products or services in an unconventional way and with little budget. This form of inbound...

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Valentine’s Day Figures [Market Research]
Feb17

Valentine’s Day Figures [Market Research]

Commercial party or a romantic celebration? The debate is topical every year. What about Valentine’s Day figures? More than 27 billion dollars were spent in the United States in 2021 for February 14, compared to about 13 billion euros in France (or more than 15 billion U.S. dollars). A look back at market research and figures related to February 14. Some figures on February 14 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates sold in...

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[Podcast] The end of third-party cookies is fast approaching
Feb10

[Podcast] The end of third-party cookies is fast approaching

In this podcast, we interview Alban Peltier, CEO of AntVoice, about cookies, their evolution, and primarily suppressing third-party cookies by 2022. What will be the consequences for digital advertising, and what solutions are proposed so far? Only for our subscribers: exclusive analyses and marketing advice Email address  * Subscribe By signing up, you agree to our Terms of use and privacy policy. "I thought the blog was good....

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Operational Marketing: definition, tools, performance measurement
Feb05

Operational Marketing: definition, tools, performance measurement

Operational marketing is a crucial area impacting the performance of companies. It is the marketing actions taken to achieve the objectives defined by the marketing strategy. Ahmed et al. (2014) emphasizes in their research that the internal resources related to marketing and operations are an essential point of the performance and competitiveness of a company. This impact is notably moderated by economic conditions and top...

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Customer satisfaction and paid customer service: a contradiction?
Feb03

Customer satisfaction and paid customer service: a contradiction?

There was a time when customer service was the cornerstone of customer satisfaction. But the Covid crisis happened, and some companies, which were used to being different thanks to a free service, had to rethink their strategy. This is the case of BNP Paribas, who announced, at the end of January 2021, that access to customer service advisors would become subject to a fee. Is it still possible to satisfy the customer under these...

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