Deep insights into key target groups and the marketing funnel for the sportswear manufacturer.
Sharpening brand identity – strengthening own brand awareness: The Swiss sportswear manufacturer ODLO wants to position itself in a distinctive and sustainable way. Within its main target group and towards the competition.
The goal: Deep insights into the current and potential new customer base should underpin the marketing strategy. At the same time, the company wants to know exactly how its brand is perceived – and where its strengths and weaknesses are in the marketing funnel.
Merkles research should help ODLO to really understand its target group and unleash existing and new potential. For a clear competitive advantage. Validly proven.
What drives the typical ODLO customer?
To figure this out, the Merkle team combines qualitative and quantitative research methods from trend analysis to benchmarking. The core is an extensive market research study with 1,400 participants in seven countries – and more than 27,000 evaluated responses. The result: validated by thousands of data, we derive the three most important main target groups for ODLO. Whether motivation, sports habits or concrete product expectations – ODLO now knows what drives its customers.
Knowledge is good, but concrete action is better. That is why we develop four strategic recommendations for ODLO in the areas of marketing strategy, communication, brand positioning, and target market strategy. In this way, the company is perfectly aligned with the needs of its target groups. For a distinctive, convincing brand positioning.
How do customers experience the ODLO brand?
Answers to this question are provided by our quantitative survey in three markets and an accompanying CRM (Customer Relationship Management) study with around 9,000 participants.
Backed up by representative data, the sportswear manufacturer now knows exactly how customers perceive the ODLO brand - even along the marketing funnel - and where in the funnel customers drop out. Understanding the brand image and funnel progression helps ODLO spot its strenghts and weaknesses, also against its competitors, and optimize its marketing funnel. For unique brand experiences across all touchpoints and journey phases. And thus, sustainable customer loyalty in all funnel phases.