Moins de tests, et plus de testicules

Good post from Jason on the risks of pre-testing killing innovation.

For the non French speakers, the title of my post means "less tests, more balls".

As a minimum, you should have a point of view on the work before you test it. I’m amazed by how many brand managers stick stuff in a test to "see what the consumer thinks", without using their own instinct first. You end up using consumers as marketing directors.

Other examples of things that I think flopped in initial concept research to add to Jason’s list:
– Bailey’s Irish Cream
– Post-it Notes
– ABS brakes