MAPS is a new consumer insights dataset released by the Marketing Research Foundation (MRF), built on the legacy of AMPS, that includes product and brand research designed for marketers and media planners. MAPS is independent from any commercial interests, is transparent and neutral. In time, the data will be trended, and while it was launched with a smaller sample size of 10,000, over the course of 2021 the sample will top 20,000 respondents.
MAPS provides insight into some well thought out new questions, in addition to information on all the malls in South Africa, including frequency of visit, SEM as well as LSM, and useful questions that measure brand loyalty, impulsive vs rational purchases, private label purchase behaviour, quality of life relative to your parents, swapping behaviour in groceries and toiletries and many other questions.
Interesting insights from MAPS 2020
This has been a long process (see our MAPS has landed blog from 2020) and we at Eighty are especially excited about the launch of MAPS given our participation in the MRF Research Committee and work with the data scrutiny team.
What MAPS has to offer
In addition to the industry-standard data that market research and customer insights teams had come to rely on in AMPS – such as media use and brand and brand category insights – one of the benefits (and challenges) of the timing of the research is it gives a view into what South Africa under Covid really looks like. All of the fieldwork was done in 2020, and there are dramatic shifts in outdoor advertising views, distance driven, restaurant visits and media exposure.
Some of the sections that the data includes are: Demographics, Cell Phones & Devices, Clothing & Shoes, Financial, Grocery and Toiletry, Leisure, Motor Vehicles, All Media, Shopping Malls, Transport and Travelling, and an extensive range of products and brands.
How to access MAPS
Clients who have subscribed to MAPS through the MRF will be able to get full access to the MAPS dataset on the Data Portal. Eighty20 is offering non-subscribers free access to MAPS demographic information.
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