It’s a Make-or-Break Proposition
The window of opportunity to market a new product is short. It requires all hands on deck to develop standout positioning and communicate it effectively. In this make-or-break situation, it makes sense to involve an experienced positioning professional. Here’s why.
The power of perspectives
It is so easy to let the demands of the moment consume our attention. However, the value of setting aside time to visualize the future and seek out the lessons learned by others can have an incremental impact on day-to-day thinking. Here is some food for thought.
Customers first and foremost
For a long time, many people have been saying “put the customer first to be successful.” Nevertheless, saying it does not make it so. In the real world, new product efforts more often begin with “WHAT” they want to make before getting to the “WHO” will use it and ‘WHY”. However, this is changing…
When communication and comprehension intersect
It takes a lot of work to communicate what a company does in just a few words. While creating the message is important, comprehension by the intended audience is essential to achieve liftoff. Let’s look at five make-or-break liftoff concepts.
It all adds up with a compelling “Why Now?”
New products get launched using the most expensive selling resources: sales people and founders. This is essential for creating initial traction, but is not scalable when growth becomes the goal. Effective marketing based on realistic math is what makes it all add up.
From Ideas to Character Counts
This post appears on Gist, an online service that helps people build stronger professional relationships. As a guest blogger, I was asked to address communication issues relevant to emerging companies. Learn more about how clear positioning enables you to optimize impact by making every word pull its weight.
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