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This tool helps you develop the intangible aspects of your company's brand--a collection of feelings and perceptions about quality, image, lifestyle and status.
This tool will conduct market analysis to determine if there is a need for your idea or product/service, identify a new market, analyze your current market, gain a competitive advantage, and begin to establish a marketing plan.
Whether you are writing a business plan or considering the development of a new product or service, an insightful competitive analysis is vital. These ten questions identify areas to investigate.
This tool will help you gain, maintain, and evaluate your competitive advantage.
"Citizen Marketing" is a form of influence that capitalizes on the persuasive power of consumer relationships in cyberspace. Entrepreneurs using web-based technology to promote their firms increasingly are looking to their customers to promote their brands via four categories for user-created sites: filters, fanatics, facilitators, and firecrackers.
Transforming customers from passive buyers to active participants will likely require a shift in marketing strategy for most entrepreneurs. Yet building a community of passionate consumers can be an effective way to create long-term growth and competitive advantage.
The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.
Marketing plans don't have to be long to be effective; in fact just the opposite, says this international marketing VP. He's even provided a handy matrix-like template he invented when he realized the templates available were much too long.
Sooner or later, your company will confront a crisis that requires a public response. How much communications planning you've done can determine how well you handle that crisis and how well your company weathers it.
Assuming you have a great product and a limited budget, here are eight practical suggestions on how to build a brand that will "stick" from author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki.
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