At Resonate, we understand that your company is unique and requires special data to give you deeper insight into the motivations of YOUR customers. That is why we offer Resonate Connected Research: to provide you with a strategic and specific data set through the lens relevant to your business. With Resonate Connected Research, you can get answers to questions on any topic or audience that is relevant to your business.
The following table summarizes the differences between these two powerful Resonate offerings:
Flash Studies (formerly known as Flash Surveys) and Spark Studies (formerly known as Custom Questions) both serve to answer specific questions and provide you with unique insights about your audiences, but these two solutions have different benefits and use cases. So, which of these studies should you use?
While Flash Studies are fielded in a standalone survey, separately from Resonate's core U.S. Consumer Study research waves, Spark Studies are part of Resonate's core U.S. Consumer Study. Because Flash Studies can run anytime, their turnaround rate is faster, making it possible for you to see results in 4-6 weeks after we begin fielding the survey, once the survey is developed. On the other hand, Spark Studies are fielded within our core U.S. Consumer Study for about a month, then they go through extensive QA and modeling, making your data available in the platform 6 months after submitting the questions for your Spark Study.
Data resulting from Flash Studies is loaded into your Resonate account as Tag audiences and is available for audience creation and activation only. You will not be able to see your survey answers as insights in the platform.
Data gained from Spark Studies is loaded under Resonate Elements and is available for audience creation, activation, and will be available for insights against audiences.
The resulting data from both solutions is tied to Resonate's 230M profiles and 14K insights, which allows you to refine and analyze your audiences, and target audiences at scale.
You can measure your personas against Flash Study data, but you cannot measure them against digital touchpoints, nor can you trend them. On the contrary, Spark Studies are perfect for measuring against your personas and digital touchpoints.
Another significant difference between our two custom research offerings is that Spark Studies are representative of the U.S. online adult population, because they're fielded in our core U.S. Consumer Study research. On the other hand, Flash Studies are representing a targeted group driven by your requirements (e.g. Smokers, Millennial Parent, etc.).