Useful Brand Communication Strategy Tips

Strategy Driven

Good market research is absolutely key to all successful brand communication strategy. No long-term public relations planning is going to be worth much unless it is backed up with data driven market research. Segment Your Market. Basic market segmentation is not enough.

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When — and How — to Build Hurdles into a Loyalty Program

Harvard Business Review

Customer strategy Market segmentation Business models Consumer behavior Digital ArticlePoorly designed programs can frustrate customers. But the right constraints can actually help them get more value from their membership.


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Why Do I Need to Have an Ideal Customer? Here’s 2 Reasons

Women on Business

Marketing ideal customer market segmentation target marketWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

How to Make Your Loyalty Program Pay Off

Harvard Business

Marketing Market segmentation Customer strategy AI and machine learning Retail and consumer goods Digital ArticleA study of 2 million transactions at one retailer shows how companies often chase the wrong customers.

Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but related questions: “What makes women a worthwhile market?”, “Why market differently to women?” repeat business and evangelistic loyalty the GenderTrends™ Marketing Model

Learning How to Make Market Segmentation Work Again

Harvard Business Review

For decades, marketers have segmented their target customers to get a read on who will buy a product or service. But if your firm is still doing traditional segmentation using demographic details or psychographic profiles , you may be wasting your money. Worse, your old segmentation may distract you from major shifts in customer behavior that could cost you your customer base. The only segmentation that matters today is your own. Customers Marketing Technology

PrimeTime Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

PrimeTime Women: How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spenders Marti Barletta Kaplan Publishing (2006) The nature and extent of a “prime marketing opportunity&# Those who have already read Marti Barletta’s Marketing to Women will welcome this sequel in which she develops in much greater depth her core concepts with regard [.].

Young Entrepreneurs Find a Powerful Advantage by Encouraging Human Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

They’ve identified market segments that could benefit from better connection and crafted a customer experience using products and services to meet that need. Workplaces are full of disconnected people. There are still far too many leaders who, consciously or unconsciously, allow cultures of control or indifference that are disengaging and stressful for those under them.

Effective Strategies To Understand Your Competitors

Strategy Driven

Consequently, it is prudent to know and understand your competitors to learn customer demands, adapt quickly to market changes, and make better business decisions that strengthen your brand’s market position. There is no denying that the business world is highly competitive.

You Priorities or Other People's Priorities

CEO Blog

I am going to be a bit ruder to be a bit saner. + “According to the National Floral Marketing Institute, men under the age of 35 spend $30 on flowers for Valentine ’s Day while, simultaneously, men between the ages of 45 and 60 spend 350% more. A 350% increase in revenue simply by targeting the right segment of the market.” Someone said "Your in box is a convenient way for others to put things on your priority list". I am finding this. My email volume is incredible.

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You Priorities or Other People's Priorities

CEO Blog

I am going to be a bit ruder to be a bit saner. + “According to the National Floral Marketing Institute, men under the age of 35 spend $30 on flowers for Valentine ’s Day while, simultaneously, men between the ages of 45 and 60 spend 350% more. A 350% increase in revenue simply by targeting the right segment of the market.” Someone said "Your in box is a convenient way for others to put things on your priority list". I am finding this. My email volume is incredible.

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4 Proven Growth Strategies for Small Business Owners

Strategy Driven

Determine Your Market Penetration Strategy. This is where your market strategy becomes important. How do you intend to penetrate the market? Is your product different from the others in the market? So, find your market penetration angle and run with it.

Blonde Joke on Starbucks

In the CEO Afterlife

This characteristic was at the core of his brand’s point of difference versus the market leaders, Folgers and Maxwell House. Marketing 101 says, “Never try to be all things to all people,” but at Wall Street’s urging, zealous marketers keep trying to break that golden rule. From the very beginning, Howard Schultz understood and appreciated that a strategy is strengthened when a particular market segment is sacrificed for a greater cause.

How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market: The Benefits of Niching Down

Strategy Driven

They’ve identified and fitted into the needs of a smaller market segment that remains closely connected, and they’re well-known throughout that segment. There’s less competition in this realm because many of the big players just don’t want to enter smaller markets.

Transformational Leadership

Coaching Tip

It is not corporate strategy , sales compensation plan , or the market segmentation. In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams and organizations is their mindset --what happens in between their ears. It is what each leader, team member, and employee should focus on, believe and create for themselves and others.

Thoughts on Your Personal and Professional Success in the New Year

Management Excellence

I was truly gifted in 2011 to gain access to and work with and support some remarkable professionals across a number of different market segments…from high tech to professional services to manufacturing, and I learned something with every engagement and encounter.

How To Avoid Social Media Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

In his new book, Social Marketology , Ric Dragon , CEO of DragonSearch , recommends business leaders and marketing team leaders follow these eight tips to avoid making social media mistakes: Avoid mixing the technologies used for the organization's social media with individuals' personal accounts.

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Growth Mindset Should Be a Part of Your Business Strategy

Strategy Driven

Ensure you lead by example by practicing controlled risk-taking to allow the business to expand beyond your established market segment. Forward-thinking employees will learn from their mistakes and utilize their freedom and independence to tap into new markets.

How Do You Get 5k Instagram Followers on Instagram?

Strategy Driven

Even though buying Instagram followers is a powerful way of building a strong online presence, the success of this strategy heavily relies on the quality of content you are likely to share with your target market. Growing an Instagram account can be a daunting task for starters.

7 Executive Coaching Types


In the past decade or so, coaching has become increasingly professional and leadership development is now the largest market segment. Life Coaching–This is a newer part of the coaching market, and does not have a significant corporate following either. This coaching segment has declined in recent years. ” Time-Management Coaching–Organizational and strategic coaching was an early specialization and continues to enjoy a steady market.

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

There’s agile marketing, introduced by thought leaders at CMG. But if you could create a framework in which each of these activities were a vital component leading to a completely new way to compete, then you’d see a significant impact on your revenues, profits and market share. Maneuver stands in opposition to existing “attrition” strategy, where firms fight expensive battles over small differences in market share based on essentially similar products.

How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

What segment of the market do they serve? By market segment? Liquidity: What will be the immediate impact of an unexpected market downturn or product launch failure? Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities.

Seven great pointers for a successful company strategy

Bernd Geropp

Define which market segments you will operate in, and which are best avoided. Tweet. Tweet Photo: miskolin/ resource: Strategy is the art of doing the right things at the right moment. Do you have a written company strategy? This is disastrous: Only if you know which direction you are headed can you decide what actions to take. Your company strategy defines the long-term direction of your company.

Influencers Wanted

Coaching Tip

The Internet has made it possible to also reach out to an almost limitless market, at any time, and usually for little cost. Engaging influencers ties closely with conventional concepts of market segmentation. . Making friends at the office has never been more rewarding. Armed with reams of new data, companies including giants Procter & Gamble Co. and Cisco Systems Inc.

Using Smart Experiments to Succeed

Skip Prichard

Entrepreneurs are people who invest resources into uncertain endeavors, such as a business that doesn’t have a product yet, doesn’t have a team, or hopes to define a new market segment, as examples. How We Succeed.

The One GRAND Leadership Illusion That Sinks Organizations & Performance

The Empowered Buisness

It’s within your control to look for market segments or industries still in a growth mode. Leaders lie to themselves. And they don’t even realize it. . I know this statement may sound harsh at first. I ask you to hold your judgment until after you’ve finished the article to understand why. For example, when a company is stuck or has plateaued, I often hear reasons like …. Our company did not grow because of the economy. We need more knowledge or technology to beat our competition.

Think Rhythm: Put Thinking Time to Work

Coaching Tip

A common mistake is for companies to think about the market segments that they are in instead of understanding the person who really uses their products and services. "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." William Penn. We are expected to accomplish a great deal in today''s 24/7 world. . Multitasking has become a byword for success these days. We scan the Internet while talking on the phone, then get interrupted by call-waiting.

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Who are you?

Coaching Tip

As personalization becomes ubiquitous, the segmented profiles that advertisers, publishers and even presidential candidates use to define us may become more pervasive and significant than the identities we use to define ourselves. The stories we see on the Web, on TV and on our mobile devices could be pegged to the market segments in which advertisers have placed us.

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What Are The Six Disciplines?

Six Disciplines

In this discipline, we help you to systematically review and renew your mission, values, market segments, competitive position, strategic position, vision, and agreeing what to stop doing. The Six Disciplines Methodology is a synchronized, systematic approach for building your business. It puts together into a single integrated step-by-step process - the "master process" that most companies do haphazardly at best - or at worst, not at all.


Urban Outfitters' Drinking T-Shirts for Teens - What Were They Thinking?

Building Personal Strength

The company seems to have a handle on what this market segment likes. But take a look at these back-to-school fashions for young women: Maybe since most teenagers are still searching for their identity, preferably a cool one, perhaps the marketing geniuses at Urban Outfitters figured that a lot of young women would want to send the message that they're heavy into really cool adult behavior, like drinking alcohol. Have you ever bought anything from Urban Outfitters?

How to Make the Most Out of Joint Promotions

Strategy Driven

With the market being as competitive as it is today, relying on your marketing and promotions budget isn’t always enough. You may be able to reach a lot of potential customers through your marketing campaigns, but you are competing directly with other brands targeting the same market segments at the same time. Thanks to digital marketing, reaching potential customers directly is a lot easier than before. Marketing & Sales

Customized Company Culture

Steve Farber

Researchers with Deloitte , for instance, found that “ mission-driven ” companies typically are first or second in their market segment, have 30 percent higher levels of innovation, and have 40 percent higher retention levels. When you’re building a culture that matters, the mission matters.

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

In today’s market you can buy anything from a single note to an entire portfolio of debt (both performing and non-performing) at deep discounts. While this is not a market that everyone should dive into, there is substantial opportunity for exceptional returns for the right buyer. . Markets : Whether you purchase distribution, licensing, or other contractual rights, you can enter into market segments, verticals, or geographies via intelligent acquisitions.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

You always want to be the market leader. If you can’t say that, shrink the market segment until you can. Here are a selection of tweets from December 2015 that you might have missed: Validate your beliefs by @scedmonds. The Founder of TOMS on Reimagining the Company’s Mission. Emotional Awareness by @RCKahn. Sometimes You Have to Look Back to Move Forward by @LollyDaskal. Leadership Beliefs: Are Yours Helping You Lead? by @KateNasser.

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Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

The market offers a lot of opportunities for small businesses to thrive at the moment. There are more chances to expand than ever before, despite many market uncertainties. You have the internet turning the world into one global market and allowing you to tap into more potential customers. As tempting as growing at an incredibly pace may be, your business will not survive market challenges when it doesn’t have the basics covered properly.

What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

Harvard Business

Customers: Segment them differently. While most for-profit companies start with product and then subsequently segment customers based on profit potential (higher lifetime value and lower acquisition costs), the most successful nonprofits commit first to reaching an underserved population, which often includes higher acquisition costs and lower lifetime value. Marketing: Forge aligned partnerships. When markets function optimally, for-profit companies can achieve great things.

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How Leading Companies Build the Workforces They Need to Stay Ahead

Harvard Business

New innovations will change the basis of competition in many markets and alter the sources of advantage for most companies. In this world, insurance companies will require fewer actuaries and more data scientists — individuals with the ability to mine data to tailor insurance offers to specific market segments or even individuals. The strategic underpinnings of most companies’ workforce plans should change dramatically as a result of technological innovation.

4 Things Your Innovation Efforts Shouldn’t Focus On

Harvard Business

Natura , a Brazilian cosmetics firm, produced a mother-baby product line that undercut Johnson & Johnson’s leading position in the baby market by linking Natura’s products with the Shantala method, a popular technique in Brazil for strengthening the bond between mother and infant through massage. Differentiation should be a prime motivator of any strategy; firms should always look to find an edge.

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Measuring Your Employees’ Invisible Forms of Influence

Harvard Business

For the go-to-market segment, representing employees in sales and marketing functions, we found that top performers spent an average of 25 hours in their email and calendar per week, nearly 14 hours a week in internal collaboration, and about 12 hours a week in external collaboration. Second, high-potential individuals in the go-to-market group spent 34% more time with product and engineering groups than the team average.

What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation

Harvard Business

Entrants may target over-looked segments of the market with a product considered inferior by incumbent’s most-demanding customers and later move up-market as their product improves. Or, they may create markets where no market exists and turn non-consumers into consumers. To be disruptive, a business must first gain acceptance in the low end of the market, the segment by and large ignored by incumbents in lieu of more profitable high-end customers.

Advanced Analytics Are Crucial to Digital Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

Insurance carriers, which famously clung to decades-old legacy hardware and software, are wholeheartedly embracing analytics-driven systems to target profitable market segments, speed claims payments, reduce fraud, and increase the number and degree of fully automated processes. Organizations that thrive on change use data and analytics as a competitive asset.

How Mergers Change the Way Your Company Competes

Harvard Business

Traditionally, antitrust regulation has looked for whether a merger increased or decreased competition in a particular market. In the case of Baker Hughes and Halliburton’s planned merger a few years ago, the Justice Department detailed how it thought the amount of competition would rise or fall (mostly fall) in 30 market segments. Horizontal competition occurs when firms compete in the same market — this is the type of competition that comes to mind most often.