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see the future

Any research firm can tell you what consumers did.

At research strategy group, we can tell you what they’re going to do.

Strategic insight. Actionable information. Greater confidence. Call it what you will… When you have it, it changes the game.

You stop simply reacting to consumer behaviour and start responding to nascent trends. You make decisions based not on what happened in the past, but on how to take advantage of the future.

That’s the power of predictive research. That’s the power of working with rsg.

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understanding emotional and rational needs

Consumers make many decisions. Some are purely rational, or so they say.

We know they also make decisions that do not match their stated behaviour. These are emotional or unconscious, and are often the most motivating in influencing behaviour.

Our focus is making sure we understand the emotional and unconscious as well as the rational. You need both to market effectively.

To get at the emotional motivators:

To get at the rational motivators:

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G2E 2014 Conference

G2E 2014 Conference

Anne and Jim recently visited the G2E Conference in Las Vegas. There were some great presentations on the future of casinos, and relatedly, Millennials. Some of the ideas were really interesting and would apply to many industries. One of the key pieces of learning was that gaming will need to change to meet their needs(…)

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Advertising Week in New York

Advertising Week in New York

This past week Jon Currie from our US office based in LA went to Advertising Week in New York City. I had the pleasure of returning to the city of my birth, New York on assignment for RSG. It’s always exciting to be back on the island where I drove a taxi to put myself(…)

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join the rsg team!

join the rsg team!

We are currently looking to fill three positions at rsg, and you could be one of our new team members. rsg Toronto is looking for three interesting people to add to our team: Senior Vice President Associate Vice President Sales Associate. All three need to be ambitious go-getters who welcome a challenge, and who want(…)

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featured case studies

product re-positioning & re-branding

issue:  The sector was experiencing a continuous downward decline in terms of number of customers and revenues, and therefore needed to re-position itself. how: In order to do this we used several approaches: Ideation sessions to assist in the development of new games that would resonate with core and potential players A prediction market (rsgPredict)(…)

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emotion and needs targeted marketing

issue: A large pharmaceutical company needed to identify and profile distinct segments within a broad spectrum of physicians to: determine most effective marketing and communication approaches/strategies develop materials and training for pharmaceutical representatives to: enhance understanding of physician segment-specific needs tailor conversations to speak individual segment’s language identify potential market shifts and white space how(…)

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new product launch and sales forecast

issue: A large pharmaceutical company was preparing to launch a new product into the market and needed a month-by-month sales forecast of patients based on two classes of physicians, General Practitioners and Specialists. The forecast had to incorporate 2 possible market positions and the proportion of physician awareness of the product. how: This forecasting component(…)

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