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Where to Direct your Marketing Spend

If you had four products or services, how much money should you spend on each? Should you double-down on the one product or service that’s making all the money? It may not be obvious, but the answer is no. Allow me to show you why. Where should your money be going? Let’s start by analysing […]

Using Focus as a Strategy to Dominate your Market

In every market there’s a go-to provider – normally, that’s the biggest provider on the market. So, how do you become the go-to-provider and absolutely dominate your market? The answer is to focus. It’s hard to gain traction in a big market Imagine you hold 6% of your market – certainly the market is big […]

How to Build a Buyer-Centric Strategy around Product Life Cycle Needs

What does it mean to have a buyer-centric strategy? When it comes to strategy, everyone has an opinion. People will say to you “all you need to do is…” – and that’s your cue to tune out completely. But what should you tune into? In a buyer-centric strategy, pay attention to product life cycle needs […]

How to Maximise Profit

How do you make more money than your competitors? That’s what Michael Porter set out to answer in his trilogy and what I’ll explain very briefly in today’s blog. You may remember Porter’s ‘Five Forces’ from school. He used this model to explain why some industries are more profitable than others. Ultimately, we can’t control […]

How to Kick the Curve

How do you fundamentally change your momentum? Is it innovation? Is it expanding into new markets? Is it charismatic leadership? How do you kick the curve? That’s the question Jim Collins answers in his second book, ‘Good to Great’, and what I want to talk to you about today. 7 Keys to Kick the Curve […]

How to Create Sustained Success

You might be close to the action in a start-up, or a cog in a big business. Either way, you have a critical role to play in the sustained success of your business. Today, I’m going to show how you can do just that. I’ll be drawing on the work from Jim Collins and Jerry […]

Telemarketing scripts [video]

Telemarketing scripts are aimed to help the uncomfortable get comfortable, and the poor get good. They rarely do either. Today I’m going to show you a number of telemarketing scripts, summarise them, and make one big change to that summarised set to help you get more effective at telemarketing for complex B2B selling. Telemarketing needs […]

Set your B2B marketing strategy around your buyers’ maturity

There are no obviously good ideas in strategy. The very same strategy that you saw somebody else employ to great effect, could be completely the wrong idea for you. And, the same strategy that you have employed previously might just be the wrong strategy as well. How you set your target market, your channel, your […]

Go to market strategy examples [video]

The best way to build a go to market strategy is to copy someone else. Unless you want to make money, or grow consistently, and then it’s not such a great idea. Let me show you why with three go to market strategy examples. The right strategy doesn’t depend on your product, but your buyers. […]

Why simplification is hard [video]

I’ve always liked the idea that to get from simplistic to simple you have to wade through complex. In other words, simplification is not about dumbing something down, but rather it is about paring it back. To achieve this, you firstly need all the glorious detail to be able to hunt and find the bare […]