Coca-Cola's agile research adventure

Date of publication: June 15, 2015


This paper tells the story of Coca-Cola's partnership with ZappiStore and SSI and their successes and failures developing agile research solutions in Asia. It portrays the effort to realise the promise of agile research in the spirit of fail fast and learn quickly as brands get results in hours or days, not weeks. The implication for marketers is the ability to use consumer insights more often in the decision-making process, for the research industry this new technology provides the ability to deliver insights at the speed necessary to align with the hectic pace of business today. Forming collaborative partnerships with ZappiStore and SSI, Coca-Cola explored real-world applications of agile and cost-effective research, shifting the purpose of insights from validation to continual learning.

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