Jennifer and Patrice, automobile enthusiasts :
« AVENIR FOCUS asked us to come along to a car dealer’s in Paris on a Saturday morning. A prototype vehicle equipped with all the new technology was lent to us for the entire week-end, all expenses paid.The vehicle will be on the market next year and we are keen to see it at a dealer’s to see if our observations have been taken into account. »
Emma, a mother of twins, has just taken part in a study on a new concept for baby strollers :
« AVENIR FOCUS had asked me to come with other young mothers to test new diapers. My twins were clearly very happy to play with the other children. We were warmly welcomed in comfortable rooms and treated to an excellent tea party. We left with armfuls of presents for our children and a 50-euro cheque for the 2 hours spent together. It was a great experience! I have since become friends with Marie, one of the other participants, and we help each other out and share ‘tips’ for mums ».
Jean, 44, explains :
« AVENIR FOCUS asked me to be a ‘detective’ for a big store for a whole morning. My job was to test the reception, the service, the stocking of the shelves and cleanliness of the four sales points. Then I had a debriefing session with an expert. Not only did I have a good time, but I also received a cheque for 70 euros (tax free) for 3 hours participation. That was great. The team was great, too, with a special mention for Philippe, who recruited me! »
Sacha, a student in human sciences :
« I took part in a consumer community for 12 weeks on the AVENIR FOCUS on-line platform. After detailed discussion, we unanimously decided to reject a cosmetic product that the manufacturer was thinking of launching and that we had to test. They listened to us as the product which replaced the one rejected corresponds exactly to our recommendations. It has just been launched and is a great success. Consequently, we have just received a bottle of champagne as a complement to the 180-euro bank transfer we had already received as compensation ».
Roger, a retired Air France employee :
« I wear compression tights and support stockings to help my blood circulation. I was given 3 new products from a major manufacturer to test. I can’t do without them now as they are so efficient, comfortable and easy to put on. What’s more, I have been invited next week to take part in some new tests to validate the improvements which were suggested ».
Laurent, a chartered accountant :
« I have just taken part in a 2-hour meeting with colleagues on a sensitive professional theme. We were asked to be very discreet while at the same time expressing our opinions as freely as possible. Quite apart from a generous financial compensation, I was able to give my point of view with a rare freedom of tone while being really listened to. My colleagues who, like myself, were first-timers at this kind of meeting, left after a very pleasant buffet (served during the discussion), delighted by this enriching experience. »