How refusing the 6-month analysis resulted in increased savings.
Our team successfully helped a well-established food retailer launch a new flyer distribution tool to over 350 of their franchise owners.
Each franchise owner, through the use of this tool, had access to the key data that would ultimately help them maximize the impact of flyers in their respective markets.
The analytics determined that holidays and major sporting events were the ideal times for leveraging heavy promotions and marketing spend, as they represented the busiest times for traffic for each of these franchise owners.
The food retailer was excited for the new method of crunching customer data. While each franchise owner had access to their specific stores’ information, pouring through all the data points, digesting it, and summarizing it was a time-consuming effort. After six months, they asked our team for a follow-up analysis so they could leverage this data further and begin drafting engagement strategies. Our team took an unconventional approach to this request.
We wanted to ensure the analysis was based on the most accurate dataset, and so our recommendation was to hold off on a hasty analysis.
Six months was simply not enough time to effectively determine how their customers were reacting to the changes, and we knew a recommendation from that dataset would have been skewed. Everyone loves data, and the allure of having that at your fingertips can encourage mistimed decision-making, especially if that data isn’t yet complete.