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Watch Me Think constantly produces a stream of self-commissioned research into consumer behaviours and preferences around the world.

We often get asked if we could share our findings, or to be precise, the videos more widely.

We can. And do. But only on a 1-to-1 request basis for private access, because we respect and hold dear the privacy of our respondents (our "Thinkers").

So if you do see anything below that is of interest, and you'd like to find out more about and see the videos in question, get in touch.

Qualitative behavioural research: key principles

June 3, 2020

Qualitative behavioural research allows us to understand the what’s, the how’s, and the why’s of peoples’ decision making and the consequent actions taken. As market/shopper/consumer researchers, we want to learn and gain an empathetic understanding of: what consumers do, how they do it, or how they make a decision, and why they do it in …

“We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented.”

May 10, 2020

Anyone? It’s a line from the 1998 film The Truman Show – the story of an insurance salesman who slowly discovers that his whole life has been a television show. A work of fiction that is precipitously and painfully close to real life. Because all the things we often perceive to be true, may not …

Conducting market research with videos: 12 key learnings

12 key learnings for conducting market research with videos

May 10, 2020

Using videos of customers and consumers in market research is nothing new. We’ve been doing video ethnography ourselves for almost 10 years. As such, we’ve learnt a huge amount about what to do, and what not to do, when conducting behavioural research in this medium. Here’s 12 things that have been consistently proven to be …

March 23, 2020

Proof that “customer closeness” is just lip service? Around 9 years ago the 2 gents pictured below started a business. It had the mantra of getting companies closer to their consumers. Plus some weird stuff about walking in their shoes… don’t ask. They had seen the truth that many companies all too often surrounded themselves …

OppID

Opportunity Identification

February 6, 2020

Qualitative opportunity identification utilizes consumers to uncover real pain points, needs, and workarounds to drive innovation towards actual gaps in the market, faster. Involving the consumer earlier in the process narrows the scope of innovation and quickly allows client teams to focus on what’s important: solving REAL consumer problems. It’s estimated that of the 30,000 …

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – How consumers are leading the way on waste

January 17, 2020

Whether you love Greta Thunberg or not, there is no denying that she is making people sit up and listen. And is empowering them to take action, no matter how small, to make a positive difference to the world. But she is not the only one. There are many others that are leading the way …

“Ain’t no laws when you’re drinking Claws”

December 2, 2019

It’s been a fascinating few months watching the development of the White Claw phenomenon and its grip on the US. In case you hadn’t heard of it, here’s a quick summary of what you’ve missed: The Hard Seltzer brand, launched in 2016, has become such a cultural phenomenon that this summer has become known as …

Big Brands vs Smaller Craft Players

November 25, 2019

For many years the big brands have dominated the shelves in the UK Supermarkets. However, in recent years, there’s been a significant rise in smaller, independent and craft brands across multiple categories, with the food and drinks categories being especially disrupted. Given the scale of the disruption, we decided to explore consumer thoughts and perceptions …

CDB

Opportunity Identification Case Study: CBD Skincare

September 17, 2019

Within the last year, CBD is popping up everywhere, it’s the hottest trend and the buzziest ingredient. Even with all this buzz, what do we really know about consumers who use it and what is desired from its use? CBD is currently the newest cure all – it will provide relaxation, eliminate pain, bring better …

Nivea Biodegradable Wipes

Post Launch Consumer Appraisal: Nivea Biodegradable Wipes

September 16, 2019

“Wiping away waste” I am old enough to remember when facial cleansing wipes took the UK market by storm in the late 90’s.  Penetration and sales rocketed as women transformed their cleansing routines. This new product format meant that they were able to use less products and conveniently remove their make up at speed.  Wipes …

Pack Free Stores

Unwrapping packaging-free stores

August 30, 2019

Given all the hype… no hype is not strong enough… the movement (this word was used by one of our thinkers) around reducing the use of plastic, we decided to explore the small but evolving world of packaging-free stores. We had a bunch of shoppers (those who frequent packaging-free stores and those who don’t but …

Mini Cakes

Post Launch Review: Hostess Bakery Petites

July 17, 2019

The idea of including treats and eliminating deprivation is currently a trend in the diets of US adults hoping to achieve a balanced diet. More adults are practicing a ‘treat yourself mentality’ with 46% of adults choosing products that are familiar from childhood.* One area of familiarity is the snack cake, often produced by Hostess. …