Case Studies

Advanced Analytics Predictive Model Helps Client Optimize Future Advertising Campaigns

Posted by TrendSource on September 28, 2018

Background and Client Objectives 

A state-sponsored gaming program came to TrendSource to validate and optimize a recent advertising campaign, looking to both increase its efficacy and forecast its future ROI. To do this, they needed to learn more about dedicated and casual players, and tailor their advertising medium and message to those individuals to ultimately increase play and revenue.

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Topics: Customer Intercepts, Analytics, predictive analytics, Market Research

During AEP, CMS Event Audits Rapidly Report Compliance Issues

Posted by TrendSource on September 11, 2018

Background and Client Objectives

A Medicare Supplement provider needed to ensure it remained compliant with Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations during the Annual Election Period (AEP). They were particularly concerned about in-person meetings between prospective customers and their agents, namely 1:1 appointments, informal events, and formal events, all of which connected licensed providers to potential customers.

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Topics: CMS Compliance, CMS, Mystery Shopping, Compliance

Medicare Supplement Provider Ensures Year-Round CMS Compliance with Mystery Call Program

Posted by TrendSource on August 31, 2018

Background & Client Objectives

A national insurance company selling Medicare Supplements was concerned about remaining compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines and regulations year-round. Having already established a robust Annual Election Period (AEP) compliance program, they were looking to expand their compliance mystery shops, particularly in their call centers.

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Topics: CMS, CMS Compliance, Mystery Shopping, Health Care Compliance

Customer Intercepts Offer Rapid and Precise Insights

Posted by TrendSource on August 10, 2018

Background and Client Objectives 

A state sponsored gaming program approached TrendSource looking to validate their investment in a recently-deployed branding initiative. Specifically, they wanted to understand if their use of well-known characters and figures appealed to active and potential players and, if so, to what extent. In what ways did this branding resonate with the public, encourage play, and strengthen the overall perception of the client? Additionally, they wanted to understand the overall user experience as it related to this particular gaming terminal.  

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Topics: Customer Intercepts, Data Collection, Market Research

Panel Surveys Help Client Secure Venture Capital Funding

Posted by TrendSource on March 27, 2018

Background and Client Objectives

A startup diamond ecommerce retailer was seeking to secure venture capital funding after securing a patent which created a new way to cut diamonds to produce greater sparkle at a lower cost. Believing they would find a receptive online market, they nonetheless lacked the quantifiable data which could demonstrate the concept's viability to potential investors.

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Topics: Panel Surveys, Market Research

Competitor Analysis Research and Mystery Shops Help Grocer Build Omnichannel Service

Posted by TrendSource on March 27, 2018

Background and Client Objectives

A national grocer came to TrendSource looking to evaluate the competitive success of a recently developed omnichannel sales platform, in which customers placed orders online and picked them up in store. This being a relatively new service in the industry, the client lacked an understanding of how to appropriately measure its success relative to the competition, as well as a clear idea of who—region by region—the competition actually was. Thus, they came to TrendSource not only looking to evaluate their recently developed program, but also to determine how best to benchmark and evaluate it.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Mystery Shopping, Omnichannel, Market Research

Panel Surveys Key To Understanding Emerging Market

Posted by TrendSource on March 27, 2018

Background and Client Objectives

A non-surgical cosmetic laser brand came to TrendSource setting out to uncover how to better identify their target markets and better conform marketing campaigns to them. Who was most likely to be interested in purchasing the client's services, what opportunities for market expansion lay in untapped consumer pools, and ultimately what marketing campaigns, messaging, and product offerings could best target these groups?

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Topics: Panel Surveys, Health Care, Market Research

Field Agent Database Key to Assembling Competitive Intelligence Online Panel

Posted by TrendSource on December 04, 2017

Background and Client Objectives

An international telecommunications company began operating in a federally regulated market with relatively few competitors. Within this market, only certain individuals are eligible customers, and operators must follow strict guidelines for maintaining active customers or face severe penalties.

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Topics: Online Panels, Market Research, Telecommunications

Mobile Ethnographies Capture Real World Customer Journeys

Posted by TrendSource on October 31, 2017

Background and Client Objectives

Before reconsidering their in-store marketing materials, a global consumer electronics manufacturer required in-depth knowledge about how consumers interacted with these materials. Specifically, they wanted to understand how the displays, aesthetics, and information within in-store marketing materials influenced purchase decisions for people interested in their products. What caught the eye, what was helpful and informative, what was interesting and appealing, and most importantly, how could they use this information to influence customer decisions? They came to TrendSource with these questions in mind.

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Topics: Mobile Ethnographies\, Shopalong

Myth Busters: How Focus Groups Dispel Corporate Assumptions

Posted by TrendSource on August 08, 2017

Background and Client Objectives

A top global children’s game manufacturer and entertainment brand wanted to understand how young consumers actually played their game.  Particularly, they wanted to know if young consumers understood game rules, to what extent they followed them, and whether there were untapped opportunities in the distance between formal and actual gameplay.

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Topics: Focus Groups, Manufacturing, Retail, Shopalong

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