Portfolio extension to drive incremental growth

New products and services are the very essence of business. But we live in a world where over 80 per cent of new products fail. At TNS, we know how to overcome the considerable barriers that innovation faces, and map out a truly successful strategy for portfolio development.

Our individual-based approach is different to traditional, aggregate modelling. We identify the real market impact of an idea from the outset, including its effect on the current portfolio. Our tools will allow you to focus innovation around the highest-potential concepts from the outset, deliver precise briefs for product development and create powerful launch strategies for genuine, incremental revenue growth.

Drive growth through opportunities in new segments

Matrix, Innovation & Product Development, FMCG

The challenge

A leader in imported beer wanted to explore opportunities within the growing segment of lighter, more drinkable products, to address slowing sales and profits.

Our approach

We used Matrix, a systematic approach to directing and prioritising innovation opportunities to evaluate the landscape of over 50 beers, understand tensions and unmet needs, and reveal the real potential from different drinking occasions.

The insight

We identified a major gap in the largest need-state for beer, where brand value, product value and satisfying drinkability intersect. Meeting this unmet need would appeal to underdeveloped customers, drive incremental growth and enhance brand equity.

Impact

The client developed an entire business plan around the need-state, and the resulting product launch exceeded sales goals by more than 50 per cent.

Putting the sparkle into innovation strategy

NeedScope, Brand & Communication, FMCG

The challenge

Just Juice looked to innovation to re-establish brand share and value in an evolving cold drinks market. Growth potential was seen in fizzy drinks – but was this space right for the brand?

Our approach

We used the NeedScope framework to explore the functional and emotional drivers of brand choice in cold drinks, and reveal the best opportunities for an irresistible brand proposition meeting unmet needs.

The insight

Hybrid fruit juice and lemonade represented the strongest opportunity, with bubbles offering important emotional benefits.

Impact

Just Juice Bubbles became the most successful launch in the company’s history, with 35 per cent portfolio growth and every element of the launch built around bubbly, lively fun.

Riding back to market leadership

NeedScope, Brand & Communication, Automotive

The challenge

India’s market leader in scooters had lost its leadership of the broader two-wheel category, and attempts to regain its position by launching a new motorcycle had failed.

Our approach

We used a qualitative and quantitative NeedScope programme to explore the dynamics of the market, and look beyond function to reveal all of the needs that scooters and motorcycles meet.

The insight

Motorcycles and scooters address very different emotional needs in India; to become irresistible to motorcycle buyers the client needed a new brand that was young, sporty, irreverent and had a sense of freedom that could appeal to the ‘liberation’ market segment.

Impact

The launch of the new brand re-energised the company and returned it to market leadership amongst rave reviews from motoring magazines.