Are you leaving money on the screen?

A lack of co-ordinated approach can lead to chaos and missed opportunities leaving money on the screen. eCommerce has been on the agenda of companies for many years now, and many are investing significant resource into pure-play, but there are still major opportunities in ‘Grocery’.  According to the latest IGD forecast, there will be $257bn… Read More

Which channels and customers are our next big bets?

If you are in a role responsible for deciding your company’s channel and customer investment strategy, the chances are that the landscape that you look upon is a hugely different one to what it was, even eighteen months ago. The choices you face and the decisions you take now are critical to your commercial future,… Read More

Do you sometimes need a little nudge?

Like many people, it turns out that consumers also respond well to a little nudge now and then. Whilst Nudge Marketing^ has been around for some time, we still believe it is a great way to help close what we call the “Shopper Purchase Decision Gap”. Our industry has traditionally concentrated on building great emotion… Read More

Are you maximising the Shopper Marketing opportunity?

Delivering your growth agenda: Shopper Marketing – a shared capability Quantic’s core principle is that connected organisations outperform their competition. By connected, we mean those businesses whose commercial functional strategies are aligned behind one consistently understood growth agenda. Our previous two posts have looked at the necessity to align these cross-functional strategies behind a common… Read More

Are you a consumer-led business?

Delivering your growth agenda: Marketing’s critical role In our first post we said that a growth agenda lives and dies by the strength of its under-pinning cross-functional strategies.  In this post we will start looking at Marketing’s specific role in the creation and then delivery of that growth agenda. Quantic’s over-arching principle and why the… Read More

Getting the right promotional mix

With the majority of the Food and Drink category values being at best flat and often actually in decline, it’s all too easy for manufacturers to throw badly-aimed monies at the problem.  Being caught up in an endless spiral of less than perfectly conceived promotional support is a common trend across CPG suppliers.  Trapped between… Read More

Winning that all important 1st purchase

Byron Sharp’s well proven law of growth, that both brands and categories grow primarily as a result of penetration gains and not as much via frequency or AWP as previously understood, sits as a mantra at the heart of the marketing functions of many leading CPG companies. Sharp demonstrates that brands and categories should anticipate… Read More

Have you “executed” any shoppers recently?

I attended the Executing Shopper Insights conference in London last month, and thought two things; has anyone acted on any of the learnings from the conference yet, and WHAT were the main learnings. We thought there were three key themes which connected most of the content: The Paradox of Millennials’ behaviour. The call for Contextual… Read More

First Purchase Research and Quantic Strike A Chord

In an age of big data and black box algorithms, it made such a refreshing change to hear the joint approach from First Purchase Research and Quantic providing shopper research data with something it always needs – actionable relevance and purpose! First Purchase Research’s founder, Barry Lemmon, took the audience at today’s Executing Shopper Insights… Read More