Business

Startups, businesses, and entrepreneurs use PickFu to test everything from business ideas, names, and logos to marketing copy and website designs.


Which One Won? Capturing a company’s essence in a logo

Sam Bass, designer of popular logos such as AT&T, Warner Brothers, and United Airlines, once said, “Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company.”

That puts a lot of pressure on a company to create the perfect logo.

Many companies use PickFu polls to help them test and see how effectively their logos and identity systems depict their mission to their audience. One company recently created a PickFu poll to test two different logos. It asked the test panel, “Which logo evokes a sense of luxury and appeal?”

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Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Advertising expert David Ogilvy stated, “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

In other words, if you want your product to sell, then you better have a winning headline.

To find its winning headline, the company LeapIN created a PickFu poll, testing out two different headlines for its landing page. It asked the audience, “Which tagline makes more sense and better relates to what the company is doing?” The audience consisted of men and women, ages 25-54.

Option A reads, “Independent work made simple.”

Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Option B reads, “Empowering Independent Work.”

Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design

The logo is one of the staples of your business. It establishes your brand. It distinguishes your company from others. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you have tested your logo design on a target audience. It might surprise you to find that one of your creative design choices doesn’t fly with your audience at all.

A company recently experienced this when testing its logo using a PickFu poll. It asked the test panel, “Which logo is more appealing?”

Both logos are all black. Option A shows the words “SAVAGE GENERAL” with a sprocket wheel behind it.

Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design
Option B has the words “SAVAGE” and below it, the words “GENERAL” are upside down.
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Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Make Your Ads Stand Out

When marketing a product, it’s important that potential customers have a clear understanding of what the product does. The benefits need to stand out clearly in the ad. But what is the right amount of information to provide? 

A recent PickFu poll for a workout supplement can help us answer that question. The company Nutritive Vitality asked the test panel to indicate which ad they would click on first.

Option A features a man with defined muscles leaning over to pick up a barbell. The headline “Train More Gain More” is in large, bold text, followed by a detailed description of what the customer could get from the product.

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Option B shows a muscular man facing sideways, pushing a large tire over. In the background are the words “Superior Ingredients for Superior Results,” and in the bottom right corner, we see a picture of the supplement pill bottle.

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Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Hungry Tummies and Sexy Honeys

T-shirt company Honey Coast donates a meal to someone in need for each t-shirt or accessory sold. Honey Coast conducted a test on PickFu of two potential Instagram bios. The test was conducted on a respondent pool of 100 women between the ages of 18-34.

Honey Coast followed the testing best practice of keeping the pages similar in order to only test one thing at a time. The two options displayed the same set of photos and the same tagline, “For honeys who love adventure, positive vibes, and slaying hunger.” However, Option A added a hashtag “#GivingNeverLookedSoSexy” to the tagline, while Option B added a slogan, “Feel sexy. Fill a tummy.”

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Which One Won? Guess which logo best reflects organic skincare

Organic skincare company Akhal ran a test of two potential logos. The logo needed to reflect that Akhal’s range of products come from plants sourced 100% from small farmers. To reflect its high-end market, the audience for the test comprised women with household income between $60K and $100K. While both logos had a similar visual design (the company name and tagline in a circle), the iconography differed. Option A featured an interwoven leaf and flower pattern, while Option B was an abstract heart-shaped leaf. See if you can guess which logo made a more positive impact, then check out the poll here. … Continue reading

How to Split Test Facebook Ads on a Budget

Split testing (also known as A/B testing) is a method that gathers data to help your campaigns perform more effectively. There are many ways to do this, including split testing on your website, on platforms like Google Ads, and split testing on Amazon. In this article, let’s discuss how to split test Facebook Ads, both using Facebook Ad Manager and an alternative (and perhaps cheaper!) method using PickFu. … Continue reading

Avoiding Groupthink in Your Work

When you’re building a business, it’s easy to get bogged down in minutiae, jargon, and tunnel vision. You start assuming that everyone understands your product or service as well as you and your team members do. Of course, this is rarely the case. When consciously avoiding groupthink, how can you and your colleagues break out of your own bubble and address an old problem with a new perspective? What methods can you rely on to get feedback and understand your customers’ pain points and desires?

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4 Top Tips to Test Your Business Name on PickFu

There are many reasons to test your business name, but this might be the most compelling: names can influence destiny. Studies have linked a person’s first name with chosen career, company rank, even juvenile delinquency. For instance, one study claimed that if you are a woman with a gender-neutral name like Cameron, you may be more likely to succeed in a legal career. There’s even a fancy term for it: nominative determinism.

In business, shorter company names are usually more memorable and distinctive than long ones. And, as one blogger observed, IPOs may be more likely with a name under 13 characters. A name that begins towards the start of the alphabet might place you towards the top in local or online lists.

Your business name can be evocative of the kinds of client you serve, your company mission, or what makes your business unique. No matter what imagery your company name is associated with, however, one thing is certain: your name is your calling card.

It’s no wonder Fortune 500 companies spend millions of dollars on studies and consultants when it comes time to name a business. But you don’t need millions to run a successful test, and you don’t need a thousand company name ideas to begin testing. Follow these four tips and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best business name for your company. … Continue reading

3 Top Tips to Test Your Logo on PickFu

One of the most popular uses for PickFu is to run preference tests on logo designs. If you’re in the process of creating a logo, learn from these past polls and make your tests the best they can be.

1. Decide how much you want to reveal.

Your question is the heart of your PickFu poll, the basic information to which respondents react. When testing a logo, you should consider what, if anything, to tell them about your business or service. … Continue reading