"One & Done" Quick Market Assessment

Entrepreneurs, VCs, Small B2C Businesses: Pre-Test the Deep and Turbulent Waters Where You Want to Swim

For those of you with a gleam in your eye for that great idea you want to take to market, this news is for you. Whether it’s “your baby” (you’re an innovator) or one of many funding requests on your docket (you’re a VC), now you can dip your toe in the water and get a quick but comprehensive, nationwide or regional, market reading to help with those critical funding and priority decisions.

But this is NOT a quick one-question web poll that tallies “Yea” or “Nay” on a burgeoning idea. Instead, E-RM has developed a handy, potent and professionally designed survey tool that, yes, will give you the “Yea”s and “Nay”s but we’re much more granular than that. It also deftly diagnoses how consumers assess your new product idea, giving guidance on where it falls short (if it does), or on how big this opportunity really is. Maybe it’s much bigger or more eager and ready to go than even you think it is.

So, ask yourself: How Many Consumers Have I Heard From About My New Product?

Now you can get fresh, pin-pointed product feedback from 1,000 consumers nationwide!

...in the form of a comprehensive, research-based Market Assessment of your new product.

How do you benefit?

By reducing your market risks and pesky uncertainties, the findings enable you to settle debates, confidently take next steps, and, perhaps, resolve all concerned toward a solid - even awesome - marketing strategy. You can expect the findings, and the conclusions they support, to withstand the test of time. Hence: "One & Done".

Before and After

Before: Our initial phase of work is to plan and scope out the project. It's a no-risk, fact-finding, get aquainted, and brainstorming phase at no cost to you to let us determine together a "Go" or "No Go" on the project.

After: E-RM will go back to the study database to answer or shed light on any new issue that arises for six months after the fieldwork dates at no added cost to you.

Call Bart Zehren now to learn how easily, quickly and effectively you can gain the consumer insights you need about your concepts and products.
Or for more here, SCROLL DOWN to watch an interview, read a brief review of analytical details, a candid Q&A, then, finally, a prototype outline of your end product: E-RM's report.

MeetAdvisors Features "One & Done" Quick Market Assessment (formerly Q3MA)

Bart Zehren Introduces this new innovative "quick market test" to Ari Garber at MeetAdvisors

Here’s a video via MeetAdvisors with Ari Garber announcing the debut of E-RM‘s "One & Done" Quick Marketing Assessment.

The full interview is on YouTube and includes a few outtakes where you’ll hear some generally applicable sampling, pricing and purchase details (starting at the 3:56 mark). Watch the full video by clicking the image above.

FYI: MeetAdvisors is a casual, friendly meeting ground for different people to convene and share exciting new concepts and business ideas that are about to emerge, or are already well along. It’s a sharing spot for entrepreneurs and people doing start-ups or other exciting activities all around Chicago.

Call Bart Zehren now to learn more about how entrepreneurs, start-ups, and businesses use "One & Done" QMA to gain deep consumer insights into products and concepts fast.

"One & Done"* QMA: Metrics and Concept Diagnostics

Measure Market Potential & Shore-Up Your Next Moves

Our 'quick market assessment' is for that time when you need an objective, quantified, national/regional assessment of your concept’s native appeal—predicated on consumers’ bottom-line, self-expressed likelihood to buy. The "One & Done" Quick Market Assessment report is a comprehensive review and assessement of your market potential that comes to you:

  • Cross-checked against demographics, geographics, and the crucial consumer needs states on which you’re basing the product’s reason for being,
  • Backed up by “in-their-own-words” narrative explanations of the reasons, pro and con, behind their stated likelihood to buy it (or not).

This pin-pointed profile of market metrics and instructive diagnostics surely merits a key place in your marketing plan. With such fresh readings (confidential and proprietary to you), you can work up or revise any market impact and sizing estimates you’ve made, revisit sales projections, review your planned pace for growth, and knowledgeably assess the critical investments you now know you'll need and when you'll need them, so as to best seize this opportunity.

And you'll know if it's advisable to tweak or modify the product based on E-RM's diagnostic analysis of the qualitative and quantitative feedback. Then you can move ahead to finalize your budgets and time horizons in a confident, sure-footed manner as you bring your best product to market — at the right time, in the right way.

*But Not Forgotten. E-RM will – at no extra charge – access the database from this research to shed fresh, new light on any marketing strategy or tactical issue that arises subsequent to this research project’s report for a period of 6 months from the date of the original fieldwork.

Call Bart Zehren now to bring objective, nationally projectable assessments to your concepts and products.

Questions & Answers

About E-RM’s "One & Done" Quick Market Assessment


Q. Who will be completing the survey, what are their demographics and where are they located?

A. The survey will be exposed to a balanced nationwide opt-in sample of 1,000 consumer households from a pool the panel company maintains to represent the US population. Respondents' demo- and geographic data are made available and will be carefully analyzed with respect to interest levels in your product.


Q. How can I know that they are in my market?

A. As illustrated by this example survey, respondents are queried about their disposition and behaviors toward the product category. In my analysis I'm then able to look at all the findings to identify key groups showing the most purchase interest in your product to be sure they're sharply identified for targeting purposes.


Q. How can you produce such a comprehensive "big picture" of the market for my product with such a short, compact survey?

A. OK, now you've hit on it: my "secret sauce". It's the revelations that come from searching beyond responses to each question to find deeper relationships and key response patterns across all questions. In the hands of a savvy market research analyst that becomes second nature, but only with lots of experience. So I'm confident it can't be easily or readily duplicated. These are my questions - I know how to handle them.


Q. Why is this better than the traditional MVP process?

A. Not a hands-on D-I-Y experience or "platform", "One & Done" Quick Market Assessment is a fast way to acquire a high volume of rich quantitative and qualitative feedback from a nationwide sample of consumers at a chosen moment in time (e.g., whenever you are ready for it). It can also be used in conjunction with MVP to strengthen key moments of discovery and help support big, market-expanding implementation decisions.


Q. Why should I spend the money you want for this research when, instead, I can spend it on marketing and sales to bring in customers directly?

A. Because the findings will allow you to reflect on how and why to allocate your funds (and time) more judiciously, spend them more efficiently, and execute a long term marketing plan more effectively - all with a sure-footed, ongoing sense of confidence.


Prototype for “One & Done” QMA - Your Product Market Research Report


1.   Quantification Of Consumers’ Purchase Interest and Intent, With National & Regional Market Penetration Estimates

  • The Bottom Line On Where You Stand On Consumer Demand Nationwide, With Geomarketing And Demographic Detail

2.   Elaboration Of Need States Most/Least Linked To Purchase Intent

  • Raw Material For Identifying “Pain Points”, Both Obvious And Subtle, Even Surprising Ones (perhaps)

3.   Specification Of Most Attractive Target(s) For Marketing Communications

  • Validating (Or Not) Your Target Market Theories, Hypotheses, Guesses With Clear Consumer Self-Identification

4.   Diagnostics Based On Consumers’ Verbatim Reasons Motivating Purchase Interest: Pro, Con, And Neutral

  • Precious Raw Material In Consumers’ Own Words For/Against Purchase: Real, Direct Consumer Understanding

5.   “Big Picture” Discussion Of Product Purchase Interest, Need States, Purchase Drivers/Barriers, Demographics, Nationwide Geography, etc. - The “Lay of the Land” That Will Suggest Best Strategic Pathways Available

6.   Specific Clues, Direction, Guidance For Marketing Strategies To:

a.   Define, Target And Reach Distinct Consumer Segments,

b.   Settle/Finalize Product (Or Service) Development Issues,

c.   Create Most Effective Marketing Communications Content,

d.   Help Grow Overall Market Response/Sales Growth In The Long Run

…plus documentation of the project methodology with specification of the analytical procedures and statistical details.