Positioning

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Three Steps to Implement Change
Change is a threat when done to me, an opportunity when done by me —proverb Change can be exciting, terrifying and… inevitable.
Change is a threat when done to me, an opportunity when done by me —proverb Change can be exciting, terrifying and… inevitable.
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The Amazon Effect: Dynamic Pricing Done Right
It’s no secret that Amazon is dominating the e-commerce market. Within a span of a few years, they managed to out-sell and out-perform former giants like Toys “R” Us, Barnes & Noble and even Macy’s—many of which were previously considered untouchable before Amazon came through and turned their respectable markets upside-down.
It’s no secret that Amazon is dominating the e-commerce market. Within a span of a few years, they managed to out-sell and out-perform former giants like Toys “R” Us, Barnes & Noble and even Macy’s—many of which were previously considered untouchable before Amazon came through and turned their respectable markets upside-down.
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When to Launch? That’s the Question
The other day I received a message from a colleague: “One question we’re asking ourselves is the issue of continuously releasing individual features with associated Go-to-Market launches versus releasing features and waiting to do a singular quarterly GTM for all at the same time. What are the considerations and questions we should be asking ourselves to understand if one strategy or the other is more appropriate?”
The other day I received a message from a colleague: “One question we’re asking ourselves is the issue of continuously releasing individual features with associated Go-to-Market launches versus releasing features and waiting to do a singular quarterly GTM for all at the same time. What are the considerations and questions we should be asking ourselves to understand if one strategy or the other is more appropriate?”
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Pricing Lessons from Sea World
An interesting pricing article appeared in Skift, SeaWorld’s Price Cutting Strategy is Fueling a Comeback. The title says a lot, but the details in the article are even more fascinating.
An interesting pricing article appeared in Skift, SeaWorld’s Price Cutting Strategy is Fueling a Comeback. The title says a lot, but the details in the article are even more fascinating.
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Starbucks Price Increases: Are They Leading or Signaling?
Starbucks is raising prices. In my last blog post, I discussed the pros and cons of that decision. In this post, let’s look at some more advanced issues. When competitors announce a price increase, they typically do one of two things: They lead or they signal.
Starbucks is raising prices. In my last blog post, I discussed the pros and cons of that decision. In this post, let’s look at some more advanced issues. When competitors announce a price increase, they typically do one of two things: They lead or they signal.
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The Ultimate Guide to Positioning
Ask five people what positioning means and you’ll likely get five different answers. Positioning is often used in place of value proposition and vice versa; sometimes both get confused with messaging. There is agreement on one thing: Successful positioning should create a connection with potential customers that results in selling more products and services. You hope it creates more awareness, helps drive qualified leads and shortens the purchasing decision. But too often, it doesn’t support any of those desired outcomes.
Ask five people what positioning means and you’ll likely get five different answers. Positioning is often used in place of value proposition and vice versa; sometimes both get confused with messaging. There is agreement on one thing: Successful positioning should create a connection with potential customers that results in selling more products and services. You hope it creates more awareness, helps drive qualified leads and shortens the purchasing decision. But too often, it doesn’t support any of those desired outcomes.
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Who Should Own Product Positioning?
Who should own product positioning? Product or marketing? Product positioning is a key element of product management. Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves.  Whenever I work with a new team, I always begin with roles and responsibilities. Who owns what? Lately I’ve been...
Who should own product positioning? Product or marketing? Product positioning is a key element of product management. Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves.  Whenever I work with a new team, I always begin with roles and responsibilities. Who owns what? Lately I’ve been...
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Value-Based Pricing and Everyday Low Prices (EDLP)
Here’s a challenging question from a reader: “Value-based pricing” has made a buzz in the dialogues of pricing practitioners and academics. Should all companies change their pricing strategy to value-based pricing? What about companies with an everyday low price (EDLP) strategy? My answer, “Yes!” Kind of. 
Here’s a challenging question from a reader: “Value-based pricing” has made a buzz in the dialogues of pricing practitioners and academics. Should all companies change their pricing strategy to value-based pricing? What about companies with an everyday low price (EDLP) strategy? My answer, “Yes!” Kind of. 
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Lovability: How to Build a Business That People Love and Be Happy Doing It
Lovability shares what Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff knows from a career of founding successful technology companies and creating award-winning products: Love is the surprising emotion that product builders cannot afford to ignore. The national bestselling book also reveals the secret behind the phenomenal growth of Aha! and the...
Lovability shares what Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff knows from a career of founding successful technology companies and creating award-winning products: Love is the surprising emotion that product builders cannot afford to ignore. The national bestselling book also reveals the secret behind the phenomenal growth of Aha! and the...
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Maintaining Momentum: 12 Tips for Interim CAB Calls
A successful customer advisory board (CAB) program involves much more than yearly in-person meetings. In fact, one key to a strong CAB program is keeping the conversation going between face-to-face gatherings, so that meeting outcomes, action items and work streams will not lose momentum. More important, such engagements can reinforce the...
A successful customer advisory board (CAB) program involves much more than yearly in-person meetings. In fact, one key to a strong CAB program is keeping the conversation going between face-to-face gatherings, so that meeting outcomes, action items and work streams will not lose momentum. More important, such engagements can reinforce the...
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