During this session, we’ll discuss how to position yourself (note: you don’t HAVE to focus on a specific industry if you don’t want to!), whom to target, and the wide variety of marketing options available to you and how to choose which to focus on.
This roundtable will facilitate a discussion about the power of empathy. Empathy is a catalyst that gives way to inspired thinking and purposeful action in the often ""chaotic"" creative process. We will talk about how leading our clients and ourselves with empathy takes not only curiosity but courage and vulnerability. Along with how this "soft" skill can create powerful shifts in our lives and businesses.
If “the most human company wins” in our chaotic, competitive marketplace (as Mark Schaefer wrote in Marketing Rebellion), qualitative researchers are well-positioned to help. Whether or not we have a seat at our ideal client’s table, we dwell at the intersection of marketing, strategy, and humanity. Our value is rooted in the connections we form with both our clients and respondents to reveal real-world insights about the human experience. QRCs are wrestling with new realities – such as global business uncertainty, fragmentation in the “insights” space, and in-house DIY research – mostly shaped by the disruption of technology, which makes the job of humanizing business decisions very challenging. These new realities have far-reaching implications for us, demanding that we proactively adapt and create new opportunities and avenues to deliver value to businesses and organizations.