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Smart insights: Technology

In today’s connected society, technology impacts all industries - driving opportunities and accelerating the speed of innovation.

To stay competitive, technology companies need to understand consumers’ evolving experiences and choices.

Our technology market research experts deliver smart insights to create engaging and relevant concept designs, product positioning, advertising and customer experiences. Our technology industry expertise spans IT and IT B2B, consumer electronics (CE), photo, office equipment and telecommunications market performance, consumer research and trends.

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  • Brand and Customer Experience (BaCE)

    Brand and Customer Experience (BaCE)

    Brands are under pressure to develop emotional connections and relationships with consumers and business decision makers.  Brands need to respond in-the-moment, to enrich the customer experience – and develop strategies that influence ”moments of truth” throughout individual brand journeys.  

  • Digital Market Intelligence (DMI)

    Digital Market Intelligence (DMI)

    When consumers shop, search, communicate, gather information and engage with companies or brands online, they behave differently depending on which device or screen they are using. They expect a consistent experience regardless of the channel or device they are using.

  • Point of Sales Tracking

    Point of Sales Tracking

    Retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to develop products and services that maximize sales and profit and to keep customers coming back.

    Success relies on having the most up-to-date sales data, combined with robust analysis to understand which products and services are performing well in the market – and which are not. With this information, clients can set clear strategies for commercial growth and increase return on investment.

  • User Experience (UX)

    User Experience (UX)

    Our user experience (UX) research and design experts help our clients create and improve customer experiences for existing or new products and services

    Today’s consumer is bombarded with promises for compelling experiences. They are sophisticated and demanding.  To be successful, a new product or service needs to be intuitive, usable, engaging and desirable. The user experience needs to be emotional in order to be memorable.

  • Market Opportunities and Innovation (MOI)

    Market Opportunities and Innovation (MOI)

    Brands are under constant pressure to maintain relevance in an increasingly crowded market. Identifying when, where and how to deliver compelling experiences that deliver new value for both consumers and brands is critical.

  • Trends & Forecasting

    Trends & Forecasting

    ​Today’s steady stream of new offerings and shortening product lifecycles place a unique pressure on businesses to stay ahead. Consumer purchasing behavior shifts more rapidly than ever.

  • Geomarketing


    Our geomarketing solutions and consultancy provide our clients with smart insights into location-specific factors that impact the success of business sites, shops, sales territories, target groups, as well as chain store and distribution networks.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Mystery Shopping

    Consumers face a complex array of brand touch points every day of their lives. To deliver a consistent brand experience, marketers need to know how consumers are actually experiencing their brand. Our mystery shoppers give you all the help you need to understand these experiences, and respond to them to maximize the return for your business.

Latest insights

Here you can find the latest insights for technology industry. View all insights

    • 10/27/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Industrial Goods
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Shopper
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Brexit, what Brexit?

    Our last newsletter was written in the wake of the unexpected Brexit vote, the subsequent market reaction, and the historic 9 point drop in consumer confidence that had the industry reeling with uncertainty. Fear and panic had us in their icy grasp, and then, well nothing much really seemed to happen, and business as usual continued across the summer.
    • 10/24/16
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Emphasis on 4K and HIFI Audio

    The Consumer Electronics market has been relatively stable in the first nine months of 2016. We might even have expected better, given the stimulus of a European football championship with significant participation from British and Irish teams. This enabled retailers to sell a wide variety of ever larger TVs that were increasingly likely to be 4K Ultra high definition, not forgetting a minority of OLED products.
    • 10/24/16
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Agile working and PC gaming bring growth to UK computing

    The key trends affecting the IT retail market is agile working and PC gaming with areas such as desk computing, mobile computing and monitors all benefiting from growth.
    • 10/06/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Technology
    • Energy
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK's thoughts on the 2016 Smart Summit

    Find out the thoughts and findings of the GfK team who attended the Smart Summit 2016.
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