Method Description: Geo-Stories℠ are real-time geo-validated phone interviews conducted at the moment of product experience. Traditional qualitative research methods simulate the point of purchase. Geo-Stories℠ uses the latest in mobile technology to intercept people on the go and understand their actual, unfiltered behavior. This method provides tremendous benefits in terms of understanding the authentic shopper experience. It’s the real deal.

Panel participants are notified of a survey while at a specified location. They then fill out a screening survey via their mobile device. Qualified participants participate in a phone interview with an “on call” Doyle researcher, then and there, on the spot. This method lets us talk to the people we want to reach, when and where their feedback is most critical. The takeaway? A compelling story, replete with audio and visuals, explaining the consumer experience.

In a typical Geo-Stories℠ project, 15-20 qualitative interviews are conducted with a target strata of consumers.  A minimum of 30% incidence is required.  Interviewing takes 1-2 days, depending on incidence and the number of locations triggered.

Ideal Uses

  • New car shoppers, while at the car dealership
  • Moviegoers, right after the credits roll
  • Fast food patrons, who have just finished eating
  • Remodelers at a home center, at the point of purchase

The Doyle Difference

We developed this proprietary method to harness the power of today’s mobile devices, and geo-fencing, to interview consumers at the point of product experience.

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“Doyle Research is truly passionate about in-home and shop-a-long research. A combination of thoughtful planning and excellent moderating has allowed our teams to uncover deep insights that have guided us in package development, brand positioning, and communication.”

Associate Consumer Insights Manager | PepsiCo

Chicago Qualitative Research