Today I would like to share with you highlights of my presentation which I did in the frames of the last conference “Market Research in the Mobile World: Europe 2016” in London.
I came to the idea to share my experience on the topic of building consumer empathy within the organization as I believe that currently mobile research technologies provide a lot of opportunities for companies. Even for those who don’t have a direct access to mobile data!
During my presentation I’ve shared a case where in close collaboration with one of the European mobile crowdsourcing companies I managed to create a solution with which employees of a company collected different types of pictures about their products & categories and answered a set of fast&easy questions on their mobile phones.
As a result it brought not only several successful business projects but also substantially increased an overall company’s engagement in listening to its consumers.
Even despite a high resistance that I’ve heard initially in the company towards getting more engaged in understanding consumers as we see below:
I received an overall felling that consumer empathy is already here:
Building on what was already available in the company, I defined what I would like to achieve at the end:
- Consumer Empathy is a set of mind
- For the whole Multifunctional and Leadership Team
- That is institutionalized within the organization
- And represents the best research ROI.
So, my solution to this case was:
However, there are several challenges which I had to overcome to achieve my initial objectives:
While overcoming these challenges I built my list of hits & tips that allowed me to achieve development of the projects with strong business results and significantly improve overall company’s involvement in listening and understanding its consumers.