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The Ins and Outs of Online Marketing

The Ins and Outs of Online Marketing

Quality, control and the bottom line – three things that companies should consider when deciding whether to outsource online marketing efforts or to keep things in-house. There are pros and cons to each, and while the bottom line is probably the first thing that comes to mind, quality and control are just as important. Tasks […]

Patient/Customer Satisfaction

Patient/Customer Satisfaction

A medical center in the Southeast wanted to establish a patient-reported performance survey for its Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program. Saurage Research devised an evaluation form that patients were encouraged to complete within a few days of their hospital discharge.

Consumer Product Testing

Consumer Product Testing

A nationwide advertising agency wanted to learn:

How consumers use in-home dry cleaning products
The best way to position a new product in the market
Saurage Research recommended a product-test focus group methodology. Participants were asked to test the product for one week and record their results. Then, in a series of focus groups, they discussed those results and their perceptions of the product and the product category.

Designing an Air Quality Advertising Program

Designing an Air Quality Advertising Program

When a large Southwestern area reached a non-attainment status for air quality, the local air quality agency asked Saurage Research to conduct research to:

Explore area residents’ knowledge of the air quality problem in the region
Quantify residents’ willingness to perform certain clean air behaviors
Track residents’ awareness of clean air messages and advertisements

The Ins and Outs of Online Marketing

The Ins and Outs of Online Marketing

Quality, control and the bottom line – three things that companies should consider when deciding whether to outsource online marketing efforts or to keep things in-house. There are pros and cons to each, and while the bottom line is probably the first thing that comes to mind, quality and control are just as important. Tasks […]

Following Multiple Devices on the Customer Journey

Following Multiple Devices on the Customer Journey

With 67.2% of B2B companies planning to ramp up their digital marketing spend this year, more B2B advertisers are using intent data to strategically segment potential customers based on their interests.By segmenting users across all campaigns, marketers will gain more insight on what strategies work best for users at different stages of the purchase funnel. Due to the longer sales cycles for B2B, you can take your marketing to the next level by creating conversion segments for everything from content downloads to demo requests.

Does it Really Matter Who Likes You?

Does it Really Matter Who Likes You?

Numbers count, especially when trying to determine if your marketing tactics work. Many companies use objective numbers like Facebook likes or Twitter followers to measure a campaign’s health or success. These numbers are verifiable, quantitative and logical, but likely overestimated. In a world where very often more is better one might believe having more followers is a direct correlation to success, but if your followers aren’t loyal to your brand or planning to take action, do they really matter? Likes don’t correspond to a line of revenue or a level of brand awareness.

Global Rebranding

Global Rebranding

A global oilfield tools and services client wanted to roll up its numerous divisional brands under a single corporate identity while ensuring that the division-relevant taglines and capabilities statements continued to resonate with its clients. The firm’s branding agency turned to Saurage Research to evaluate the credibility of its capabilities statements with employees, clients, and prospects globally.

Telecommunications Advertising Strategy

Telecommunications Advertising Strategy

A telecommunications company wanted to determine the value of marketing bundled services to business customers. The company turned to Saurage Research to develop a research project to profile the customer base in terms of preferences and motivators.

Linking EPA’s Energy Star Brand to HVAC

Linking EPA’s Energy Star Brand to HVAC

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wanted to learn the best ways to encourage heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) companies to use its Energy Star brand for qualified systems.

The agency commissioned Saurage Research to conduct offline focus groups with managers of major HVAC companies’ branches and with HVAC consumers in the marketplace. The EPA also authorized online focus groups with consumers across the country to determine how their research-gathering and buying patterns differed from their offline peers and from managers’ expectations. The research also explored what consumers expect in an online energy-use calculation tool and the value of the Energy Star brand on their buying decisions.

Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Rebranding

Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Rebranding

A truck dealership that sells mid-size to large trucks wanted to expand its market share within an eight-county region. The company’s advertising agency contracted with Saurage Research to explore ways to reach this goal. The research plan targeted current and potential customers as well as the dealership’s employees. The data from focus groups, in-depth interviews and telephone surveys revealed just how the dealership could capture a larger share of the market.

Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Rebranding

Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Rebranding

A truck dealership that sells mid-size to large trucks wanted to expand its market share within an eight-county region. The company’s advertising agency contracted with Saurage Research to explore ways to reach this goal. The research plan targeted current and potential customers as well as the dealership’s employees. The data from focus groups, in-depth interviews […]

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