What Is Global Marketing Research And Why Is It Important To Translators?

A global marketing research report records and discusses your findings on opportunities and threats in foreign markets.  For most Portuguese Translation workers involved in research, their report will provide the facts that lead to an informed opinion. The content presented in the report might well provide a basis for decision making, but your primary job in writing a research report is to inform. A secondary purpose for these translators might be to recommend, but the translators will do so only when requested.

Strategic implications, hypotheses and recommendations a necessary part of the global marketing research report.  As most skilled translators in this filed know, research data frequently represents a large portion of the proposal. In the next set of writings, a team of Atlanta French Translation will be focusing their attention on the marketing research report.

Global Marketing Research concerns itself with identifying and uncovering information about a foreign marketplace or a culture.  One example might include researching the demand and opportunity available for launching a new flavor of cookies in the South Korean marketplace.  Any major marketing research project  is designed to answer a question, make an evaluation or establish a strategy.

For instance, our team of global marketing research workers might be tasked with working with New York City Chinese Translation workers to identify whether a new automobile line will be perceived to be a value to consumers in China.   The new product development team is interested in the features and benefits that will be valuable to a certain target market.

Global Marketing Research is the way to find your own answers about your overseas markets, to submit your opinions to the test of fact. Depending on its information sources, research may be classified as primary or secondary. Primary research is a firsthand study of the subject; its sources are memory, observation, questionnaires, interviews, letters of inquiry, and records of business transactions or scientific and technological activities.

Secondary research is based on information that other researchers -by their primary research – have compiled in books, articles, reports, brochures, and other publications. Most research calls for both primary and secondary approaches.

Ensure The Success Of Your New Product With Conjoint Analysis

Conjoint analysis is a term given to a broad set of marketing research techniques that are used in new product development.  Some of the main types of conjoint analysis include Choice Based Conjoint (CBC), MaxDiff, and Adaptive Conjoint Analysis (ACA).  Because each offers special advantages, THE MARKETING ANALYSTS offers all major types to address the specific requirements of your project.

How Can Conjoint Analysis Help Me?

When the correct conjoint method is used, it is extremely effective determining the optimal set of features that a new product should have and the best pricing strategy.  Conjoint analysis works by simulating an actual purchase experience and explains how people make choices between products and services.  The result is a dynamic market model that determines the best product design and pricing strategy that optimizes profitability, market share and how the behavior of competitors will influence your market position.

How Conjoint Analysis Works

While the conjoint analysis has been used for many years, new varieties continue to be developed that provide more powerful and accurate results.  In a typical study, respondents are asked to make a series of product feature relates trade-offs or choices.  The simple exercise usually asks respondents to select or rank the most preferred alternatives from a selection of competing alternatives.  The analytical analysis is usually carried out using hierarchical Bayesian mathematics.  Because of the flexibility of new conjoint methods, research studies can be conducted by web or paper-and-pencil surveys.

Conjoint analysis can be used to determine what really drives customers to buy one product over another and what customers really value, when the following assumptions are met:

  1. A product (good or service) must be able to be described or represented by a set of attributes that are mutually exclusive.
  2. Consumers view the product as a combination of attributes that can be exchanged for others.  An example is the inclusion of an additional product feature in exchange for a higher price.
  3. The total utility (value) of the product being analyzed is equivalent to the sum of the individual utilities of each attribute.  It is important to realize that several common forms of “conjoint analysis” do not consider nonlinear relationships, particularly interactions among attributes.  Ignoring interaction will lead to bad research results.
  4. Products with a greater overall utility are more attractive than products with lower total utility scores.

When these assumptions are met, conjoint analysis provides quantifiable and actionable data that include:

  • Relative importance for each product attribute
  • Most desirable level of each product attribute
  • Potential market share for the product
  • Market segmentation information

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Using Marketing Research To Develop Successful Product Lines

Most organizations market more than one product.  For example, Unilever, a giant consumer products manufacturer, may offer one of its shampoos in a variety of scents.  From a marketing perspective, a company’s product line is the group of products that are closely related.  For instance, products may be similar in a broad sense because of product class.  Proctor & Gamble has a food products line, a paper products line and a cleaning products line.  Products within a line may perform a particular function such as laundry care.  A product line could also be identified by price points and by distribution channel strategies.  For example, the Kenmore brand of appliances is only available through Sears.

Strategic Product Line Management

When developing a new product line or evaluating an existing product line, there are several factors to consider.  For example, what variables should be used to distinguish one product from another?  Many companies find it useful to distinguish between lines using a good-better-best approach.  For example, Lennox Industries, a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment (HVAC) has a builder grade line (entry level $), a standard line (good $$) and their Signature line (best $$$).  As another example, Dr. Pepper offers a diet line of soft drinks and a regular line of soft drinks.

Because a company may offer several classifications of products and define its various product lines in many ways, there is a real need for a term that encompasses all offerings from an organization.  That term is the product mix. For instance, Samsung manufactures and sells televisions, mobile phones, monitors, Blu-ray players, cameras, heavy equipment, ships and more.   The term width of product mix is used to identify the extent of product lines associated with a company’s firm regardless of how diverse or narrow it might be.

Product Line Decisions & SKU Reduction

In many companies, marketing departments have launched too many new products that offer little differentiation and provide no incremental profit.   In addition to development and marketing costs, the cost to warehouse, distribute and continue to promote these items can be equally expensive and inefficient.    You can easily understand the challenges facing product managers when you factor in additional challenges that include retail space limitations, slotting fees, stock-outs and gaining visibility.  As a result, there is a tremendous need for better decision-making relating to new product development, sku rationalization and sku reduction.

Strategic Product Line Planning

To solve the problem, THE MARKETING ANALYSTS offers proactive marketing research techniques to determine if the amount of differentiation of a new SKU offers incremental value.  This type of research provides extremely valuable results when planning a SKU based on new flavors, colors, scents, sizes, etc.).  Our translation and marketing research techniques provide answers to questions like “What is the best set of product combinations (SKU’s) that will maximize profitability?”, “What is the most efficient combination of SKUs to offer that maximizes the differences between SKU’s and avoids perceived similarity?” and “What should the priority be when offering new SKU’s?”  Most importantly, our approach provides manufacturers with the answers they need before investing in product development and marketing launch strategies.