In a recent blog post, I wrote about the concept of Narrative Identity and what it means for brands. (You can read that blog post here.) In short, Narrative Identity is the life story we tell ourselves to give our lives a sense of coherence and purpose. We are all creators of our own myths […]
There’s a steady rise in social media. A spread of high-speed internet. And, almost everyone uses some form of digital communication. But in spite of all that, a study has shown that only 6% of all qualitative research was conducted online last year.
The use of social media is pervasive. There’s an almost universal penetration of high-speed internet. And almost all consumers have access to some form of digital communication. But in spite of all that, studies still show that only a small percentage of qualitative research projects are conducted online.
If you work in Consumer Insights, you probably hear the word human a lot these days. Everybody seems to be talking about human insights. Whether this trend is driven by a backlash to the sterile, uninspiring nature of big data or a desire to get team members to connect more directly with consumers, we think […]
Jim White presents “Brands & Narrative Identity: A New Way to Think About Brand Strategy” at the 2017 IIeX Global Insights Conference.
Jim White presents “Brands & American Mythology: Narrative Identity, Brand Identity & the American Self” at the IIeX Global Insights Conference.
Jim Chastain and Jim White, Founding Partners at RealityCheck Consulting, on the advantages of understanding the human behind your consumer and how marketers can benefit.
Jim White on RealityCheck’s unique approach to qualitative consumer research and insights.
Making bold predictions for the New Year is always tricky but our team of insight strategists at RealityCheck is always up for a challenge. It’s hard to make insight predictions in a vacuum. There are too many implications in the air after the US election and the drama of the transition period before Trump’s inauguration. […]
“Learning about the human being behind his or her consumer urges must be based upon respect for his or her individuality, cultural aspects, lifestyles, beliefs and passions.” This quote is from an article that I wrote 14 years ago when I left my career as a psychoanalist and started my journey into marketing research. At […]
If a human insight falls in a consumer forest and nobody is listening…did it really happen? Simply put, listening for human insight that can help a brand make a difference in someone’s life is different than listening for consumer insight that comes out of someone’s experience with a product or a brand. As a marketing […]