Cloud Computing Creative Testing
A leading cloud and virtualization software provider was preparing for the global launch of a new messaging campaign, targeting decision-makers for emerging cloud technologies. Illuminas was commissioned to validate the messaging concepts with the target audience, refine the messaging strategy based on market feedback, and understand potential impact/effectiveness of the campaign.
We conducted a series of focus groups to test the creative.
- MESSAGE RATING in which the target audience rated the messages for overall perceptions, clarity, credibility, etc.
- BRAND PERSONALITY exercise to identify client and competitor perceived brand personalities and whether messaging ‘fit’ with those perceptions
- DETAILED CONVERSATIONS with the target audience to gain a deeper understanding of how to refine messaging
- Confirmed adaption and understanding of new technologies among target markets, validating messaging concept
- Revealed that competitive strategy within campaign reflected negatively on the client brand, resulting in adjustments to campaign
- Identified potential campaign adjustments that align with market priorities, while maximizing corporate brand strengths