Webinar- Behavioral KPI’s for Identifying Winners -Measuring Human Emotions

Implicit, Explicit, or Prospective Thinking and Measuring Human Emotions

Date:   Thursday, June 13,  2 pm ET

Greg Stucky, Chief Research Officer

Behavioral scientists have identified three distinct modes of human thinking that are relevant to sensory and consumer research.  Knowing these distinctions has value if employing this knowledge boosts product success by improving the accuracy and relevancy of sensory and consumer insights.

What are these three modes - implicit, explicit and prospective thinking? And, how do they impact consumers' food product choices and how consumers internalize food product experiences?

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Definitions and implications of the three modes – implicit, explicit, and prospective thinking.
  • Respective sources of response variation and experimental design control points to help sensory professionals understand how to control and account for these models of thinking in the design of sensory and consumer studies.
  • Linkage of these three modes of thinking to a discrete emotions framework called the Emotions Insights Wheel.
  • Case studies will show examples of how this behavioral framework improves measures of product discrimination and success prediction.

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CRAEVS Resources

Consumer attitudes to alternative proteins

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Creative Research through Agile Evolution into Stores 

Learn more how this collaboration helps companies provide consumer validated clean label products rapidly.

We want you to have highlights from our recent report on consumer acceptance of Alternative Proteins from the Clean Label Enthusiasts community.

Enjoy this webinar presented in May 2019 on consumer acceptance of Alternative Proteins.

Stay ahead of trends in consumer acceptance of clean label products and ingredients.  

Learn more about insights from our Clean Label Enthusiasts custom community.

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IFT19 Feed The Future!

IFT19 Feed the Future

IFT19 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

June 1 - 5, 2019

Join us in New Orleans to feed your curiosity, your business and your creativity!

Every year, we look forward to digging deeper into the science of food and consumer behavior surrounding food. We hope you can make it to IFT19 with us to collaborate, share, learn, and network—especially at our presentations listed below:

Overcoming Clean Label Challenges in the New Trust Economy

Monday, June 3; 4:15 – 5:00 PM on the IFTNEXT Stage

This interactive, TED talk style session will offer six recommendations for product developers and marketers to thrive in the new trust economy—where perception is reality and likes on social media signal trust more than marketing claims or scientific "facts" from academia or the government. 

Presenter: David Lundahl, CEO, InsightsNow

What Does Clean Mean? Overcoming GMOs & Ingredient Avoidances

Tuesday, June 4; 10:30 – 12 PM in the Convention Center 391-392

This scientific session will help product developers, sensory and consumer scientists, and food marketers gain new insights into how consumers are defining products as clean, what are the tradeoffs they will make in context of different use moments—and how trust and transparency factor into the brands they will consider. 

Presenters: David Lundahl & Greg Stucky (InsightsNowwith Mimi Sherlock (International Flavors & Fragrances), Menexia Tsoubeli (Campbells Fresh), Webb Girard (CuliNex), and Rachel Cheatham (Foodscape Group).

Building Behavioral KPIs into Food Product Decision Making

Wednesday, June 5; 1:15 – 2:45 PM in the Convention Center 260-262

This overview of behavior tools and methods will include a discussion of the impact of implicit, explicit and prospective thinking on food product choices and how consumers internalize food product experiences. 

Presenters: David Lundahl & Greg Stucky (InsightsNow) with Christopher T. Simons (Ohio State University) and Paul Connor (Emotive Analytics).

We hope to connect with innovation teams and help smooth paths of development through insights into product cues and consumer behavior overcome clean label challenges.

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Webinar- The Alternative Protein Mindset: Cultivating Consumer Trust

Consumer attitudes to alternative proteins

Date:   Thursday, May 9,  2 pm ET

Dave Lundahl, CEO

What's going on with consumers and alternative protein products?

Besides vegans and vegetarians, Clean Label Enthusiasts and many general population omnivores are also opting more often for alternative proteins at meals instead of meats.  They could be motivated by health, sustainability, economic interests or a combination of these influences.  With this increasingly broad range of customers using alternative proteins, the need grows to understand their expectations, concerns, and desires from this category.

Food companies are answering the market interest with a host of new non-meat options, but have many questions about this new market. Some of these questions are:

    • What is the depth of acceptance for alternative proteins among the general population and among Clean Label Enthusiasts?
    • Which sources of information do these consumers trust?
    • Which alternative proteins are most and least accepted? How do perceptions of alternative proteins compare to perceptions of animal proteins?
    • What are the main reasons that individuals accept or avoid alternative proteins? Do consumers care most about health, taste, sustainability, affordability, or something else?
    • Which alternative protein best fits MY product category?

Snack bar with alternative proteinsInsightsNow posed these questions to their CLE community, as well as the general population, and uncovered behavioral insights to share at this webinar.

Join us to learn what we uncovered!                                 

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Webinar- Clean Label and the new Trust Economy

Transparency key to embracing the Clean Label challenge.

Speed innovation and strengthen claims using behavioral measures from the Clean Label community.

Date:   Thursday, April 4,  2 pm ET

Dave Lundahl, CEO

Trust. Influence. Reputation. Accountability.

Consumers are demanding more transparency in every aspect of their lives—especially in what they and their families eat, put in their mouths, place on their skin, and breath or come into contact from within their home environments.  Join us to dive into this free-from movement where 1 in 4 consumers demand a clean label in over half of the products they buy.

Learn why perception is reality, driven by the new trust economy where likes on social media signal trust more than marketing content from large corporations or scientific “facts” from academia or the government.

Backed by 19,000 responses from US primary shoppers and a database of hundreds of thousands of behavioral measures from a community of “Clean Label Enthusiasts™,” we will offer six recommendations for how to overcome the clean label challenge for market success.

Hear case studies from industry leaders who are accelerating their learning cycles through access to behavioral measures from Clean Label Enthusiasts.  They’re confidently making ingredient and claim decisions for brands they support from KPIs generated about consumer clean label perceptions.

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

We hope to see you there,
The Team at InsightsNow                                           

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Behavioral Frameworks Highlighted in Quirk’s Article

In the January issue 2019 of Quirk's Research Review Journal Dave Lundahl showcased a core basis for InsightsNow's behavioral market research methodologies, that when one understands the essence of the research through behavioral frameworks, you can better deliver the actionable insights that you promise.

Dave highlighted frameworks developed and used by InsightsNow that have proved valuable - the Habit Flywheel™ and the Emotions Insights Wheel™.  These frameworks compose part of the InsightsNow's  BehaviorLens Approach to research.

Habit Flywheel behavioral research framework
Behavioral market research framework, Emotions Insights Wheel.

This framework lens for behavioral market research helps researchers apply the most appropriate methodologies and interpret the results for useful insights more quickly.

Read the article here.

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Webinar 16: January 10, 2019 “When Researchers Play: Insights from CRC 2018”

Presented by Karen Lynch, Sr. Director, Qualitative Insights, on Thursday, January 10, 2 pm ET

We invited attendees at the Corporate Researchers Conference this fall to play with LEGO® bricks in response to a research question and watched their creative juices flow. They enjoyed building models with their hands while uncovering new insights into their own relationship to their research.  This directed play moved professional researchers into imagining themselves in future scenarios using an innovative approach, PlayFULL Insights, which unlocks System 3 (Prospective) thinking.  Through play they expressed their aspirations for the future and provided examples of PlayFull applications for consumer research and other problem solving.

In this webinar, we'll:

  • Share models created by researchers along with their stories
  • Demonstrate the power of play to help people dig deeply into their imaginative Prospective, or System 3, thinking
  • Show applications of this approach to group problem solving for many arenas




Spoiler alert:  PlayFULL Insights® is a qualitative method where participants use LEGO® bricks to build stories in response to carefully-crafted questions working towards faster and greater understanding of key research needs. The models created become tangible representations of people’s thoughts; the stories they tell provide insight into their memories and imaginations and the complex nuances of their prospective thinking.

Please join us on Thursday, January 10, at 2:00 pm ET, for a webinar which will have you thinking about the future and imagining how you might glean consumer insights in an entirely new manner.

Hope to see you there!

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Webinar 14 – November 2018- Clean Label – for Pets, too!

Pet Foods - A Clean Label Deep Dive

Presented by:  Karen Lynch, Sr. Director Qualitative Insights and Amy Mahony, Sr. Researcher Qualitative Insights.

Presented Thursday, November 15, 2 pm ET

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.

Through this webinar, 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

Get more information on research with Clean Label Enthusiasts on Pet Care.


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