Webinar-Going Behavioral with Implicit / Explicit Testing

Implicit testing - Emotions activate decisions

Research Applications of Implicit Measures of Emotions

Where are unique applications of implicit testing that provide the needed insights to speed innovation?

Date:   Thursday, March 7,  2 pm ET

Greg Stucky, Chief Research Officer

Research participants, as well as most people, want to give "right" answers, especially if asked to predict their future behavior.  With this challenge, how do you dig deeper and elicit honest, accurate predictors of their acceptance of products or ingredients?

Implicit testing leverages context to measure emotional and rational reactions which motivate decisions and behavior, especially acceptance vs avoidance behaviors.  This has a particular application with Clean Label Enthusiasts, providing insights into acceptance or avoidance of ingredients or component materials.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How implicit/explicit testing works and examples of analytical and interpretation methods.
  • food avoidance behaviorWhat questions are best suited for this approach.
  • How to differentiate products quantitatively based on their emotional impact profile.
  • How you can amp up your research with implicit testing.

Please join us for 30 minutes and bring your questions.  Imagine where you can apply this research approach to your innovation and marketing challenges.

We hope to see you there,
The Team at InsightsNow                                           

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Clean Label – for Pets, too!

Pet Foods - A Clean Label Deep Dive

Headlines tell the story.   “Human food trends driving pet food product innovation”   PETFOOD INDUSTRY.COM

Who are these Clean Label pet owners?   How does the industry understand and deliver specifically what they want?

We asked pet owners in our Clean Label Enthusiast Community about their attitudes, habits, and priorities for providing their pets with "Clean" foods and treats.  We found many insights to share regarding what they regard as safe, natural, and high quality.

Find the Case Study here

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Also, view the webinar where you’ll learn:

    • Thoughts and beliefs of Clean Label pet owners
    • Attributes that are most important in products and Clean Labels
    • Why they trust and mistrust products/brands
    • Ingredients seen as Clean or Not Clean
    • Claims that resonate well or are suspect to buyers
    • Trends to watch in the future
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Webinar- February 2019 Hopes, Dreams and Resolutions of Clean Label Enthusiasts

Hopes, Dreams, and New Year’s Resolutions from Clean Label Enthusiasts

How are they changing going into 2019?

Date:   Thursday, February 7,  2 pm ET

Dave Lundahl, President  and Julie Quante, Research Director

It’s January and everyone is still trying to dive into their new resolutions.  As we move into 2019, we are curious about how the behavior of "free-from" consumers will manifest in the New Year and how it differs from their intentions and behavior last year.  These Clean Label Enthusiasts consumers look for food and personal care products with simple, healthy, "clean-label" ingredients. 

Join us for a view of how Clean Label Enthusiasts in our custom community are changing and how they envision their future – their hopes, fears, and resolutions.   As this vocal, passionate consumer base is shaping general expectations for clean product labels, we want to help future-proof your business in light of these insights.                                  

In this webinar, you'll learn about: 

  • Changes in "Clean Label Enthusiasts" (CLEs) urban/rural consumer trends 
  • Differences in emotional and behavioral frameworks between CLE's and non-CLE's 
  • Upcoming and current purchasing behaviors toward product categories 
  • Research approaches to learn what trade-offs these consumers will accept 

Please join us for 30 minutes to learn ways to keep your business ahead of the trends. InsightsNow CEO, Dave Lundahl, will share some of the newest insights into this leading-edge segment's behavior and how you can apply this research approach to your innovation and marketing challenges. 

We hope to see you there,
The Team at InsightsNow     

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Webinar -Dec ’18- Leveraging the Power of CATA

Sensory Diagnostics with a Behavioral Mindset

Taking Advantage of the Power of CATA Questions in Product Assessments

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Presented by:

Sarah Kirkmeyer, Sr. Director Client Partnerships and Greg Stucky, Chief Research Officer.

Presented:   Thursday, December 6

Getting more for less!

We constantly struggle to capture all the information we want from consumers, while keeping them fully engaged throughout the questionnaire. One simplified approach is to use fewer scales and more CATA questions. In comparison to scalar questions, CATA questions are simple to execute and generate fewer sources of error.

When care is taken to manage the mindset and system of thinking the consumers are in when answering CATA questions, and when modern analytics are applied, it is possible to build a shorter questionnaire while delivering more information.

In this webinar you'll learn:
    • Tips and tricks for getting the most out of CATA questions
    • Narrow your list of attributes to focus optimization efforts
    • An example of how CATA was used to replace JAR scales deliver greater depth of attribute insights for product innovation

The presentation is available by registering through the button above.

Hope to see you there!

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Webinar 11 – July 2018- “Don’t Use That! Clean Label Movement: Non-Food Personal and Home Care Product Impact”

Presented Thursday, July 12, 2 pm ET

Clean label consumer decisions extend beyond food and beverage industry… Today’s shoppers—and the Clean Label Enthusiasts (CLE) in our online research community—are also looking for clean labels on the products they use for personal care and in their home. We are now conducting deep dives with consumers in specific non-food categories to uncover deeper, faster insights for product innovation and development in these sectors.

In the context of non-food categories, during this webinar we’ll share with you:

  • How CLEs define a clean label
  • Brands that are doing a great job of meeting CLE needs
  • Ingredients manufacturers should avoid to maintain a positive perception among this growing segment of the population.

Please join us for a webinar which will highlight some of the key findings from our research with Clean Label Enthusiasts in five non-food categories: Oral Care, Home Care, Hair Care, Fabric Care and Body Care.

Hope to see you there!

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Webinar 10 – June 2018- “Sea Salt or Sodium Chloride? Ingredient Scoring Insights for a Perceived Cleaner Label”

As the free-from movement continues to gain momentum, product developers and marketers are challenged to know how to design products to have a perceived cleaner label.  As an example, does paying a higher premium for sea salt vs regular salt matter?  Does your target consumer care whether an ingredient is listed as natural or organic?

Join us as we introduce the “Clean Label Ingredient Score” and a new industry database being built in partnership with forward thinking ingredient suppliers.  Users gain a deeper understanding into how consumers react to different ingredients in different contexts, and provide direction into the impact on their product choice behavior.

This webinar will highlight how using different ingredients or ingredient terminology can impact consumer behavior.

Learn ways to keep your business ahead of the trends.

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Facilitate Strategic Growth and Positive Change in 2018

Happy New Year!    We at InsightsNow would like to wish you all the best as you kick off your calendar year and welcome 2018.  As you kick off your marketing and research initiatives and evolve your brands’ plans, consider whether you could benefit from professional facilitation to ensure that your growth is strategic and you make changes for the better.

Why might you need professional facilitation?

Your team has strong leaders, that’s not a need-gap. You are all deeply involved in and vested in the outcome of many critical conversations regarding your strategies for marketing, sales and growth. You have plenty of effective meetings and are smart, capable professionals.

Yet sometimes your meetings are ineffective, and you leave them feeling like nothing was accomplished, thinking you aren’t any closer to moving forward strategically, and wondering how to get unstuck.

That’s when you need professional facilitation for a strategic planning or internal brainstorming session.

To jumpstart your 2018, I’d like you to think about facilitation and how your team could benefit from it. And I’d like you to think about it in a different way

A technique, largely utilized in the problem-solving method of Synectics, is to take a metaphorical excursion into another world for inspiration into a challenge or question.

For example, if you look to the outdoor world for answers to “why might you need professional facilitation,” you might consider a mountain guide, encouraging clients to take their next steps towards the summit: not pulling them up but helping them avoid pitfalls and get to the top safely. If you look to the world of sports for inspiration to that same question, specifically the world of rowing, you might consider the Coxswain, who helps to steer the boat, making tactical calls, and providing race positioning, motivation and encouragement to the crew.

Strong facilitation is not a replacement for your team’s capable leadership – it’s guidance with a process, freeing up your team from having to think that process so they can focus on content.

InsightsNow has expanded its services to include professional facilitation.

Our experts are trained and experienced in a variety of methodologies and at a facilitated session will:

  • Provide a structure for your team to work within, without taking their leadership roles away from them. Your team always owns and provides the content as key stakeholders.
  • Focus on how the conversation proceeds, ensuring that the discussion moves along constructively, objectives are met and hurdles don’t become stop-gates.
  • Manage group/team dynamics and norms so that tense moments are handled functionally, all participants have a voice, and everyone buys into the outcome.
  • Leverage a vast number of tools and techniques to address known and in-the-moment needs that lead to the clarification of challenges and the generation and/or development of ideas, outcomes or strategies.


How can you get started?

 Just like a strong research effort, powerful meetings, brainstorming sessions and workshops begin with a well-defined meeting purpose and objectives. From there, InsightsNow professionals develop a draft agenda, collaborate with you to ensure it meets your goals, work with you on the logistics, and plan for a successful event culminating in the development of plan of action your team will be able to effectively implement.

If you are interested in learning more about our expert facilitation, please reach out to Karen Lynch, our Senior Director, Qualitative Insights at karen.lynch@insightsnow.com.

 By Karen Lynch

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Webinar 1 – August 2017 “Uncovering the Human Behind the Behavior”

Modernizing your qualitative approach


Please join us for the launch of our new WebinarsNow series.

Date & Time:   Aug 3, 2017      2:00 PM EDT

Not all innovations are methodological.  Sometimes, the innovation is in how you see the world.  In this webinar you will learn about how a modern approach to qualitative research …

  • Creates empathy and understanding of the human journey with insights into the on-ramps and off-ramps of behavior
  • Defines in-context motivators and emotional triggers behind buying and use behavior
  • Uncovers new perceptions which ensure products and services excite and delight

We will also share two real world examples using modern qual to help generate deep and unique insights — that, in turn, help you create the perfect product fit at every stage of the buying cycle.  Shift into the future with a modern qualitative mindset!

Presenters:   Greg Stucky, Chief Research Officer and Karen Lynch, Sr. Director Qualitative Research

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Need more information?  Here’s an expanded description:

Insightful qualitative research has roots in uncovering perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes.  Yet in the last five years, we’ve seen the need to go beyond understanding “why” and “how come” with a new focus on the behavioral aspects of a human’s life. We’re tapping into empathy to understand user personas, their customer journeys, the influences in their lives and their System 1 and System 2 thinking biases.

Modern qual takes a close look at core motivators and the associated triggers and cues. We seek to understand the beginning, middle and end of the story of a user’s relationship with a brand, focusing on the “on ramps” they take to start that journey and the “off ramps” they exit from.

At InsightsNow, we believe that an insight is a human truth you can take action on. So starting with an understanding of the humans our clients are marketing towards brings our client teams the insights they need to accelerate innovation and business success.

We'll discuss how you can explore the life of your would-be and current customers qualitatively.

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Karen Lynch Leads Expanding Qualitative and Hybrid Research Program

Karen Lynch, Sr. Director Qualitative Research
Karen Lynch, Senior Director Qualitative Research

Karen Lynch will expand on InsightsNow’s quickly growing co-creation and co-design methods which uncover sensorial triggers of behavior. These triggers are used to move innovations to market faster with greater harmony between brand and product/service.

2016 winner of NextGen’s Disruptive Innovator award, Karen inspires research designs which generate new insights into consumer and employee perceptions, opinions, behaviors and attitudes.

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