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  • Brand and Virtual World Experiences: The results of a Repères Second Life study

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    Beyond implementing the Co-design process, the purpose of Repères in Second Life is of course to explore these new digital words to gain more knowledge of them and to advise our clients in their marketing strategies in these virtual worlds.

    We also want to play an active role in the Second Life community and to participate in its development, namely by disseminating the results of studies we conduct on our own initiative, or by making research organisations benefit at cost price from field studies conducted by our panel of avatars.

    It is within such a framework that we are publishing the results of a qualitative study we conducted last year on the perception by the residents of Second Life of the first launches of brands in SL.

    The investigation, under the form of an "in world” focus group (via avatars in SL) and in Real Life, concerned the automobile sector which already presented a certain diversity in marketing terms. The aim of the study is to determine the key factors of success for a successful launch in a virtual world.

    You may download all of the findings here, which you may also view in a slide presentation below (given the density of the text, I recommend the option “view on slideshare / Full”)

    For further details, please contact Emilie Labidoire, project manager at Repères Communities.

  • The 1rst survey from Reperes Second Life

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    Today we are communicating the main research findings of our 1st exploratory study conducted with residents from Second Life and dealing with their perception of this universe. 137 residents from our panel have completed our survey.

    These results reinforced our perception of Second Life as a deeply humain universe. According to its residents, Second Life is first at all :

    The largest community ever created, offering opportunities for exchanges with other people ranging far beyond that of the simple chat room,

    A step forward for humanity with :
    . more athenticity and access to the real self,
    . the opportunity to develop and even surpass oneself via apprenticeships and the use and unexploited skills,
    . an infinite potentiel for discovery and creativity.

    I invite you to read the main research findings of the analysis. For more details about this survey, do not hesitate to contact Emilie Labidoire, Reperes Second Life project manager.