BREXIT–Impact on Sourcing Primary Market Research
Global Market Research Industry Trends
Industry Affecting Factors
Supply Trends and Insights
Category Intelligence on Primary Market Research covers the following
Analysis and Global Outlook
The penetration of market research is very low in Africa, parts of South America, and Asian markets where buyers spend an average of 2-4 percent of their marketing spend on market research activities, while in developed markets the share of spend is between 10–20 percent of the marketing services budgets.
Suppliers are increasing their geographic footprint as mature buyers move towards the consolidation of sourcing MR services and also widening their service portfolio to offer a wide range of client services and garner a bigger share of clients' market research spend.
Growing expansion on modern retail in the emerging markets is expected to strongly drive market research budgets in these markets, also growth in nontraditional market research studies due to the increasing adoption of technology by the consumers and by the service providers will be a major growth driver in mature markets.
Growing Penetration of Smart Devices
With the increasing penetration of smartphones and Internet-enabled devices, data collection has become much easier and is also expected to reduce delivery lead times as well. This has seen the growth of Insights & Digital Agencies offering Ad Tracking, Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), consumer behavior studies, and Computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI).
Segmented Market Research
Companies are increasingly realizing that the 'one-size fits all' approach does not work in today's market place where customers have so many options available, so market segmentation research will continue to be of great interest to marketers.
Ever-changing Consumer Preference
One of the key drivers of consumer insights study is the significant need for buyers to stay up-to-date in understanding consumers’ changing preferences in addition to understanding the cultural difference. This mainly helps the buyer to develop products and communicate better to their target audience and focus groups through different stages of the customer journey. This market research uses Awareness, Trial, Usage studies (ATU Studies), brand tracking, and other studies of consumer behavior.
The majority of buyers face this serious challenge mainly due to lack of proper research design, improper sample recruitment, unrepresentative sample selection, biased interviews, etc. This situation not only affects buyer's spend on market research but also forces them to check for alternate solutions or engage with consulting companies.
The COVID-19 pandemic hampered the growth of the market research industry in 2020 as governments worldwide enacted nationwide lockdowns and restricted trade activities thus limiting the need for professional services.
Measures taken by the governments to contain the infection have put a dent in the global economy, negatively impacting the market research businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021.
Online research and mobile surveys were adopted widely in 2018 to prepare category intelligence reports across the globe, due to their ability to provide rich insights at a shorter turnaround time. Global market research companies are strengthening their local networks in various countries by increasing their association with smaller regional players having extensive knowledge of the regional markets.
Companies are offshoring their analytics to countries like India, China, and the Philippines where low-cost yet superior quality output is available. This helps reduce the total cost of services by capitalizing on the cheap availability of labor in those regions. Access to cheap labor and the presence of numerous local market research service providers in emerging countries like India and China make service providers cut down on their profit margin to remain lucrative in these highly competitive markets. Cheaper labor increases the access to IDI (in-depth interview) via digital means replacing the Pen-and-Paper Personal Interview (PAPI) method.
This Beroe market intelligence report starts with the primary market research definition and moves ahead with the global and regional industry outlook and supply-demand trends in the market research industry. It lists out the drivers and constraints and provides Porter’s five forces analysis of emerging and developed markets. This category intelligence report lists the key suppliers and offers SWOT analysis of major players such as Nielsen, GfK, Ipsos, and IRI. It details and compares the best sourcing and pricing models and provides the key performance indicators (KPIs) and end-use industry updates.
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