iReach Insights ran a B2B quantitative study for Enterprise Ireland to measure awareness of Advertising campaigns promoting available supports to Businesses in Ireland. This survey was conducted with SME key business decision makers looking after research and development as well as their influencers, procurement, senior buyers, the wider management teams locally.
The objective of the research was to measure shifts in awareness of Brand and of available Support funds especially Brexit amongst the business community who need to be aware of EI supports over the course of a 6-month advertising campaign.
The B2B quantitative study ran over 2 waves, with a pre-campaign and a post campaign over a 6-month period. Achieving over 700 responses for both waves of research. This was conducted through a hybrid telephone and online methodology.
The study covered the following areas:
The survey also showed respondents a selection of Adverts across a range of Media promoting Enterprise Ireland specifically promoting their range of supports for companies preparing for Brexit. Some examples shown to participants were newspaper website takeovers, print advertising and radio adverts. Reports and data were compiled with specific business-related breakdowns incorporated such as company size, industry and exporters.
Uncovered insights allowed Enterprise Ireland to change the focus and messaging of Awareness Camapigns for available supports, to have a strong focus on Brexit supports which were impacting SMEs more than any other issue as well as changing the 'media mix' to increase Share of Voice and better engage with business decision makers.