We specialise in research tools that are underpinned by robust evidence, especially related to what is necessary for profitable brand growth. Our research outcomes, recommendations and insights are immediately useful for developing your business and marketing strategy.
For more details on any of our specialist research services please contact us for a quote.
Distinctive Assets Measurement
Distinctive assets play an important role in building a brand’s Mental and Physical Availability. These elements need to be developed and protected over the long-term and not left to chance or intuition.
Our empirically validated approach can assess the strength of your distinctive assets and advise on the opportunities and threats for building a strong long-term brand identity.
“Results were delivered with a focus on practical implementation. We’ve been able to measure our assets and prioritise which to use in the future for different business contexts.” Lubor Höschl, Trade & Shopping Insight Manager, Asahi Europe & International
Laws of Growth Analysis
Our marketing scientists will analyse your data (e.g. standard panel data) to document the fundamental laws-of-growth patterns, and highlight any meaningful deviations that may exist.
Based on this research, we will tailor recommendations outlining the key steps you should take for profitable brand growth (e.g. identify opportunities for incremental penetration).
Brand Metrics Review
Measuring and tracking key brand metrics is crucial. However many companies are reporting the wrong brand health metrics or using tracking instruments based on flawed research.
Our experts will review your brand metrics dashboard and current tools and provide evidence-based recommendations for improvements. The key output is the identification of a suite of suitable brand health and performance metrics.
Identifying & Prioritising Category Entry Points (CEPs)
Category Entry Points (CEPs) are the building blocks of Mental Availability. This two-stage project identifies CEPs for your category, benchmarks your brand’s current performance and identifies priority CEPs to develop for the short and long term.
“Working with the Ehrenberg-Bass team on Category Entry Points was the most useful piece of research I have invested in for years. Away from brand tracking mumbo jumbo.” Keerti Nair, Head of Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Transformation, Kellogg Europe
Best Practice Media Planning Review
Our team of experts can review your media plans and independently compare them to existing knowledge and available market data. We’ll provide clear recommendations to guide media decision-making for brand growth, helping you get the most from your media spend.
We also offer an evaluation of your media “rule book” and templates, to ensure future media plans work for your brand(s).
Advertising/Media Spend Assessment
Planning and decision making around media spend and advertising are important yet challenging tasks. How much should you spend on advertising? And what will happen if you stop advertising?
We answer these questions by applying forecasting principles drawing on a range of evidence-based approaches and through a longitudinal analysis in your category.
How Brands Grow – Live!
Exclusively available to members of the Corporate Sponsorship Program.
How Brands Grow – Live! is a two-day intensive workshop. We cover the Institute’s core knowledge, and empower your team to make smarter, more effective marketing decisions.
Your team will see the laws come to life with your own data and will learn how to separate marketing fact from fiction, and what to keep doing, start doing and stop doing.