A focus groups is group of similar consumer (in the same target market) that are paid to look at a product and give their reaction to the product. The discussion usually centers around: the product, price, placement, and promotion. I found an ad for the Doge Caliber that features a focus group of cute little cartoon characters who find the car dark and scary rather than cuddly and cute. The marketers watching the focus group through a two way mirror are please with these findings because they do not want their product to be viewed as cute.
Doge Focus Group Ad