Marketing Insight: Getting Started




Use Marketing Insight to get fast customer feedback on marketing campaigns, creatives, images, messaging and more. It’s also a great way to build deeper empathy with customers. 

There are two ways to get customer feedback using Marketing Insight - each easily accessible from the main dashboard:

  • Quick Answers: recorded video feedback of customers or prospects as they complete tasks and answer questions. The tasks and questions are written for you, and designed to provide feedback on the most common marketing challenges.

  • Live Conversation: video feedback from one-on-one live video interviews where you can ask questions, listen, interact, and share screens at any stage of a project. Scheduling and recruitment typically takes less than a day. Choose Live Conversation when you need to do discovery interviews or have an issue not covered by Quick Answers.


Quick Answers

Quick Answers provide fast feedback on marketing campaigns, creatives, images, messaging and more.

You simply upload images, messaging, or describe a task or activity you want feedback on and Quick Answers does the rest. Tests are automatically set up to get the answers to your questions - saving you time, and ensuring the questions you ask are sound and without bias.


As participants finish performing tasks and responding to questions, usually within two hours, we upload the videos of their recorded sessions. Then we notify you when the results are ready to be watched.

From the main dashboard, you’ll find a list of all the tests you’ve run. From there, you can go straight to the Results page for each of the tests to see your feedback and to watch the automatic highlight reels that have been created. We’ve separated them into two groups - based on how the participants responded - to make it easier to focus on exactly what you care about.


Want more detail? The results table below the highlight reels summarizes the key findings with short written responses that enable you to scan the responses and identify the most compelling feedback quickly. Alternatively, you can also go to the metrics tab to watch every response to each of the questions asked within the test.


There are currently seven Quick Answer tests to choose from:

Discover needs and frustrations

Learn about customers’ experiences and frustrations with a task you specify. This test explores how they perform that task today, and what they find satisfying or unsatisfying about it. 

See Quick Answer: Discover needs and frustrations

Test Messaging

Get fast feedback about your messaging and hear positive and negative emotional reactions to your email, website, ad, brand campaign and more.

See Quick Answer: Test Messaging

Test Creatives

Get fast feedback on images, creatives, videos, graphics, logos and more to better understand whether it resonates with your intended audience.  

See Quick Answer: Test Creatives

Choose between two options

Learn which of two versions people prefer. This can be an ad, image, messaging, video, banner — anything where you want to see if people prefer Option A or Option B.

See Quick Answer: Choose between two options

Compare two websites

Learn which of two websites participants prefer using based on how easily they complete a specific task. Compare your website to a competitor’s, or compare websites’ strengths and weaknesses.

See Quick Answer: Compare two websites

Understand behavior on websites

Learn how easily customers complete a task on a website. This can help you understand if your site is easy to navigate, delivers the right message, and helps customers move through your funnel. You can even test a competitor’s website to find opportunities for a competitive advantage.

See Quick Answer: Understand Behavior on Websites

Understand behavior in mobile apps

Learn how easily customers complete a task on an iOS or Android app. This test helps you better understand how customers use your app today. You can either provide a link to an app from an app store, or upload your app IPA or APK directly to our platform and we’ll securely distribute it to your testers' devices.

See Quick Answer: Understand Behavior in mobile apps


Choosing Participants

The only other thing to consider before launching your test, is who you want to get feedback from. The UserTesting panel is a diverse on-demand group of people who have test-taking software installed on their computers and mobile devices. The panel is made up of real people, vetted through an application process, who are continually rated by our customers, assuring the highest quality results. 

You can narrow down the pool of participants you’d like feedback from using our demographic filters, such as age, income, operating system.


You also have the option of adding your own screener questions. These are multiple choice questions participants must answer correctly before they can take the test.


You can also use My Recruit to get feedback from your customers via Marketing Insight.

When launching a Quick Answer, simply select Using My Recruit. Once your test has been launched, we'll provide a link for you to distribute to your customers so they can complete the test.



See also

Marketing Insight: Find the Right Participants 


Live Conversation

Sometimes you have a question that’s not answered by a Quick Answer test. That’s when you should use Live Conversation.

Live Conversation allows you to recruit and schedule live video interviews—often as quickly as the same day—with your target customers. Speak face-to-face with them about their needs and journeys, even share screens. Live Conversation is great for fast discovery, prototype testing, understanding behavior you see in your analytics, and more.

Not only are interviews  automatically recorded so you can share important moments and replies with developers and key stakeholders, but you can also include observers on the call to make it easy for your colleagues to watch the conversation real-time. Live Conversation also includes integrated note taking capabilities to make it as easy as possible for you to identify key moments in the conversation.

Would you like to watch a recorded conversation? Check out this sample Live Conversation video:

See also

Marketing Insight: Live Conversation


My Recruit

In addition to recruiting from the UserTesting Panel as described above, with Live Conversation you can also schedule interviews with your own list of participants using My Recruit. 


Use My Recruit when you want to speak with existing customers, your employees, industry experts, or people within very narrow demographics. All you need is their email address and we’ll help schedule a face-to-face video conversation with them. 

See also

What is My Recruit?
My Recruit Success Kit

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