Optimize communications and achieve your advertising goals
As a general rule, advertising for specific target groups is developed in several stages. Psyma uses a variety of research methods to support the development process and help you achieve your advertising goals, which could include anything and everything from gaining your target group’s attention and changing their attitudes to increasing brand value and boosting customer loyalty.
Psyma combines innovative qualitative and quantitative approaches to gain a complete picture of just how effective your communications are.
Qualitative methods give you a deeper understanding of consumer behavior by identifying the underlying emotional and rational reasons behind preferences for certain products or brands.
Quantitative methods measure the impact of the KPIs of your communication strategy and advertising. Our approach tracks the impact of a campaign by examining current beliefs and behavior.
Psyma’s integrated research approaches combine the best of both worlds. Our various research methods give you reliable data that you can use to help shape your communication strategies.
We tailor each project to your specific communication concept and help you to maximize the potential of your communication measures by addressing your target group in the best way possible. We have been conducting communication research for 50 years so we know what really matters.
Our methods and how we integrate them into the advertising development process
Focus groups and in-depth interviews
… help you develop and optimize your communications by providing a qualitative analysis of consumers’ natural way of speaking and thinking. They also provide in-depth insights into selected target groups.
… help you develop and optimize your communications by providing rapid, quantitative feedback gained in focus groups.
Immediately after seeing an ad, participants rate it by answering closed-ended questions using mobile devices (e.g. smartphones)
The results are analyzed quickly – while the group discussion is still ongoing – and then integrated into the survey. This allows the participants to discuss their own personal perceptions.
This method helps with the process of selecting ideas and allows credible participants to be identified and selected for further discussions.
Advantages of real-time response tools
Flexible approach thanks to the use of mobile technology
Interactive study design
Mixed method design: quantitative data is integrated in a qualitative context
High number of cases makes data more valid
Fast results so decisions can be made immediately
“Ad Optimizer” / “Story Optimizer”
This unique tool helps you to fine-tune your advertising design by comparing alternative wording options, images, or messages.
Participants are shown different combinations of product messages
Images or graphics can be integrated
The results highlight the relative importance to the target group(s) of different expressions within the communications
Can also be used to optimize packaging and to define the ideal target group for a brand or product
… shows how the viewer’s visual attention moves around the ad and how intently they look at it. This allows you to discover:
whether important elements of the ad are seen
how quickly they are noticed
how interested the viewers are and how complex the ad is perceived to be
whether the ad is perceived as intended and has the desired effect
How do layout and design affect attention?
Which areas of an ad are interesting and which areas do not attract any attention?
Which areas attract the most attention?
Are the product, message, and advertiser receiving enough attention?
Do elements of the ad direct attention to other important areas?
Where do viewers process the content more deeply?
This method involves us placing test ads into magazines alongside other ads. This allows us to assess the ad’s characteristics and to examine how much attention the ad is given and how attractive it is when viewed alongside its competitors.
Compilation of ten to twelve current ads according to your requirements
Format is taken into account (one or two pages, size of pages, etc.)
Ads are displayed in a random order to avoid recall effects
The test is a realistic simulation of how advertising is viewed in everyday life, meaning that it provides valuable results in several areas:
Amount of attention paid to the ad and how strong its message is when it is viewed alongside its competitors
Identification of the most important elements
After the folder has been presented, the participants are interviewed in detail.
… easy to incorporate into online surveys or face-to-face interviews
Respondents can click on all areas
The results show which elements of an ad are particularly persuasive and why
This Psyma tool compares communication concepts in detail online. The results show which of several variants better fulfil your objectives and explain why this is the case, e.g. product descriptions that emphasize different benefits or applications. In addition to evaluating your concepts in full, the tool can be used to perform a detailed analysis of individual messages and texts. The questions are designed especially with your respondents in mind.