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4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

While focus groups attempt to simulate and gain insights on what the customer potentially thinks, nothing can substitute truly anonymous, honest and unbiased feedback. So how are websites replicating—and advancing—the traditional focus group? We look at four ways that your website can replace focus groups: 1.

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An Overview of Bulletin Board Focus Groups


Bulletin boards focus groups (also known as BBFGs) are extended online discussions that take over 3 to 5 days, or more. BBFGs may have between 18 to 25 participants per group and develop in an asynchronous, threaded, self-paced fashion. . Here is an overview of bulletin board focus groups and their advantages and disadvantages.

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A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. The Sox’ social media team asked the focus group of their Twitter community what we liked, what we didn’t and what they could do better.

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Can Ottawa’s NBL franchise recover from a branding disaster?

Sherrilynne Starkie

“We didn’t want to fall into the trap of having a great name and then focus group it to death to the point where you go, ‘Ah, it doesn’t work, let’s go with something safe.’ ”. In the case of The Tomahawks the issue of racism would have likely surfaced in a matter of seconds in these group discussions.

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Co-creation: Why creators should be part of your product development team

Sprout Social

After all, an unfiltered comment section on a creator video will give you far better insight into your consumer than any formal survey or focus group ever could. Forge a new kind of focus group Creators’ communities are living focus groups. Tapping into that knowledge source can be invaluable for brands.

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What is Market Research?


The main types of qualitative research are focus groups (e.g. Qualitative marketing research stands out from quantitative marketing research in that data is gathered from a small group of respondents and that that data is not put through statistical analysis. Focus Groups. face-to-face, dyads, triads, etc.)

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Social Media Listening – It’s About Emotions

Janet Fouts

To my mind, studying social media is ever so much better than using focus group scenarios. because people know they are being watched in a focus group. In many cases, the demographic of the people who regularly do focus groups is fairly homogenous.