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Christian Science Monitor Uncovers What Readers Really Want

Christian Science Monitor Uncovers What Readers Really Want

iModerate Author

May 07, 2012

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What would you do if you worked for an international news organization whose name was known in most American households, but whose industry was changing rapidly and readership was aging?  Well, that’s just the issue The Christian Science Monitor faced.  In an age, when most publishers are struggling with the growing popularity of the Internet over magazines, it’s no wonder these challenges came up for the popular news source.

However, being a strong brand has its benefits. CSM could leverage its strengths in content to provide both a print and an online format while attracting younger audiences. But, in order to do this, they needed to find out more about their target audience as it relates to their journalistic likes and dislikes, what their current news diet consists of, and what it lacks.

The best way to do this was through qualitative research that could bring this particular audience to life. Our one-on-one conversations provided the perfect format to get beyond one-word responses and uncover a deep understanding of what readers are looking for from their news sources.  As you can read in this case study, the research was sucessful in giving CSM a clear picture of what their audience wanted.

 

iModerate Author

iModerate’s online qualitative interviews have been enormously helpful to us during the concept testing phase of research. iModerate provides us with invaluable feedback from a nationally representative group of Americans within a very short time frame. Not only do we get this data quickly, but it is also high quality. iModerate’s moderators are skilled at asking questions that yield useful responses. iModerate reports provide information that’s more than interesting, it’s actionable.

Sara Bamossy, Senior Strategic Planner, Saatchi & Saatchi LA