What is conversational research?

Conversational Research transforms age-old consumer insights methodologies into more human, organic, and empathetic engagements.

It leverages proven methods and mobile messaging-based technology to create personalized research engagements. Activities that enable brands to engage with people in a more natural way, capturing ongoing, continuous insights on their mobile devices; uncovering insights that drive better business decisions.

Conversational Research delivers impactful ROI


Kimberly-Clark optimized e-commerce conversion to drive a 20% increase in sales using conversational methods.


Coca-Cola identified that 1 in 3 people purchased more Coca-Cola products after participating in an experiential activation by using conversational methods embedded in the Brand Experience Predictor.


John Deere discovered that 90% of participants said conversational surveys are better than traditional ones, and 99% said they would participate again in the future.


Brunswick uncovered insights that informed new marketing campaigns, retail partner programs and brand messaging that boosted LTV and reduced customer churn.


How is Conversational Research different from traditional approaches?


Situational awareness


Survey Authoring

Tone refinement

Length of interview

Storytelling and reporting


Heavily reliant on recall and after- the-fact surveys completed days or evens weeks after the fact

Force people to context switch using an app or email that takes them out of the moment

Impersonal activities start from scratch every time requiring annoying and repetitive profile questions 

Limited selection of closed and open-ended question types that feel more like a test than a meaningful engagement

Authoring questionnaires with the appropriate tone and language is inconsistent and user dependent

Long "everything and the kitchen sink" surveys that can be 20+ minutes

Stand-alone reports and presentations stuffed with graphs, tables and charts that nobody reads

Conversational approach

Tap into in-the-moment System 1 thinking to uncover more authentic, unfiltered responses in key moments of the customer journey

Engage without interrupting with shorter and more engaging mobile surveys triggered by text message

Personalized mobile exercises using dynamic profile variables that enable ongoing, longitudinal learning

Unlock the full capabilities of mobile by incorporating video, emojis, icons and memes into your activities.

AI-Augmented tone refinement make it easy to adjust the communication style of activities based on the topic and/or the participant profile

Shorter, text message-triggered surveys significantly reduce the average LOI to less than 5 minutes

Curated digital storytelling that combines quant, qual and video-based feedback to activate insights among specific stakeholders

Create research experiences people respond to

  • Quant, qual and unlimited video feedback in one seamless experience
  • Fast and fluid UI that makes people feel like they are texting a friend (with no app download required)
  • Easy video integration for share backs or to welcome your customers
  • Seamless photo and video capture that reveals the emotions and context behind behaviors
  • Branded surveys and contact charts that build trust, familiarity and engagement
  • Customizable survey interface can include your brand's logo, avatar, and colors

Real people love Conversational Research

How did you like the conversational format compared to other online surveys?

Gen Z mobile usage
Millennials - mobile usage
Gen X and above - mobile usage

*Prefer conversational over traditional surveys


Jason Jacobson

Director of Consumer Insights, Sekisui House

Rival is a conversational-based platform that helps humanize consumers.


Laura (Lievsay) Plaukovich

Sr. Shopper Insights Team Leader, Kimberly Clark

This type of research makes everything a lot more conversational and we see that people let their guard down a little bit more, and we get great results.

Use cases for Conversational Research

Insight communities - using conversational research

Amplified Insight Communities

Gen Z research using conversational methods

Engage Hard-to-
Reach Audiences

Shopper insights using conversational research

Faster Shopper

Measuring experiential brand activations using conversational research

Measure ROI of

Customer journey mapping using conversational research

More accurate
Journey Mapping

Global market research using conversational methods

Research with
Global Reach


Product Testing,
Co-Creation and ideation

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