Digital Transformation in Biotech: The Competitive Advantage

Cascade Strategy

While other industries faltered during the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and markets across the globe turned to the biotech industry to help with the research and development of vital vaccines and innovative treatments

VRIO Framework: How to Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Cascade Strategy

Like most organizations, we're always striving to find a competitive advantage that propels us in front of our competitors. A sustained competitive advantage is the holy grail, and the VRIO framework might just be our map. VRIO Analysis Overview.

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A new competitive edge

The Future Shapers

Strategy is probably one of the most mystical and mystified words in the corporate vocabulary. Such as: that the success or failure of a product or company depends solely on the strategy used. Or that, in corporate settings, strategy is done only by selected few – usually senior in age and hierarchical position. Or that strategy development is a tedious process eating up countless hours. Essentially strategy is (just) macro-level problem solving.

Struggling to Come Up With an Idea That Will Outshine Your Competition's? Use These 5 Simple Strategies.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Many entrepreneurs have found themselves in a rut, believing the most innovative thinkers have already cornered the market. Success StrategiesBut there's always a way to shake things up.

Business Models Changing the Landscape of Growth and Innovation

Speaker: Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President, Innovationedge

Companies these days cannot afford to stand still! Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and a visionary business leader, will share best practices of companies who are defining and implementing new business models. These business models are used to create new pathways to value and deliver growth in today’s business climate. She will lead you on a journey through business model basics and describe how companies are taking innovation strategy to the next level while tackling the current challenges of talent management and innovation fatigue.

Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy. Strategy Definition Strategy, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast. Strategy is often difficult to define.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time. While the value of leveraging your organization’s competitive advantages isn’t gone, it is diminishing. The breadth of its user base is certainly a competitive advantage.

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First-Mover or Fast-Follower: Which is the right innovation strategy for you?

Idea to Value

What makes more sense: To be the first player in a brand new market, able to be the first (or only) company which customers buy from? To wait until other companies have proven there is a market for a new offering, and then quickly develop and scale your own?

5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies

BrainZooming

We have designed several branding strategy scopes of work recently where the available time between developing strategy and implementation is tight. In these cases, a critical question arises: How do you open branding strategy development to other partner organizations to create a seamless implementation process? 5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies. Provide full visibility into all strategy development processes.

Agencies Should be as Competitive as Consultancies in Non-Marketing Engagements

Brunner

Those with strong data science capabilities should not only be able to retain current business, but be a competitive resource on projects traditionally in the domain of the consultancies. Then you have to consider the role of data in daily responsibilities but also within the larger marketing ecosystem. Data scientists spend a great deal of time measuring marketing ROI. And while marketing ROI is a much more complicated calculation than that, the landscape is much bigger.

Today, You Need More Than A Market Strategy, You Need An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

Collaboration has become the new competitive advantage Related posts: Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. The New. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

Measuring Innovation Performance

competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. with the overall business strategy How much risk they carry What the trade-o?s to market. pipeline, innovation revenue (after product goes to market), and EOP lift (External Operating.

Use a Strategy Uncertainty Map to Find Clarity in Disruptive Times

Leapfrogging

Here’s the downloadable Strategy Uncertainty Map I developed as part of my work with Praxie.com. A Strategy Uncertainty Map is a visual representation of your top opportunities, which can include products, services, projects, or business strategies.

Trade Industry: Adapting Marketing Strategies to Meet Consumer Behaviors

Brunner

COVID-19 has further emphasized the need and opportunity to adopt a digital marketing strategy. Continue marketing activity to build brand equity, especially during times with less platform competition. Take the time to brush up on digital skills and reevaluate your digital marketing strategy. Continue marketing activity to build brand equity, partnering with key manufacturers to co-market, when available. Strategy Thought Leadership

Go to Market Strategy – 10 Sections Your Strategy Plan Should Include

BrainZooming

Our buddies at Armada Corporate Intelligence addressed what sections you should include in your go to market strategy plan in their “Inside the Executive Suite” feature. They highlighted ten different sections to include your strategy plan. 10 Sections Your Go to Market Strategy Plan Should Include via Armada Corporate Intelligence. The term “go to marketstrategy cropped up perhaps fifteen years ago. Brand Strategy. Pricing Strategy.

Platform Revolution: How Platforms Change Strategy with Geoffrey Parker

Game-Changer

They all disrupted their markets when they launched. He is the co-author of Platform Strategy , a book about the new competition and how digital platforms change competitive strategy. Do companies face competition with platform businesses within their own industry or from other sectors as well? Check out an accompanying presentation: The new new competition – How digital platforms change competitive strategy from Platform Revolution.

Is your strategy really working? Confront the brutal facts

The Future Shapers

When you start thinking about your strategy, you first need to honestly evaluate what is going on, both inside your organisation and in the market. The post Is your strategy really working? Competitive Advantage Differentiation Leadership

Where Corporate Strategy Meets Innovation Strategy

IM Insights

My favorite example from the Innov8rs forum might be: How do you develop and align Innovation Strategy with Corporate Strategy? There are a ton of ways to answer this because there are a ton of things that can go wrong when crafting an innovation strategy. By Tristan Kromer.

PBTO44: Out-think, Out-pace & Out-Wit your competition with Lakshmipathy Bhat

Rmukesh Gupta

He is a Marketing Communications professional, passionate about brands, marketing communications and new media. His blog – BhatNaturally ranks among the one of the best blogs on advertising, marketing and creativity. He was a visiting faculty member at IIFM Business School, Bangalore teaching Digital Marketing. Instead of Outspending your competition, outwit your competition. Out-think in product development and outpace competition in execution.

Developing A Flexible Business Strategy

CMOE

Successful businesses certainly offer a product or service that their customers need, but they also have one other feature: the ability to adapt to an ever-changing business market and customer demands. Strategic flexibility can be and often is a great competitive advantage for companies.

Want to Nail Pricing? Understand Market Dynamics First

Innovation Excellence

And even if you do come close, you’ll have to adjust as your product and market mature. Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy competition economy Markets pricing valuePricing is a game – one with asymmetric and imperfect information. So what does this mean for you? Basically, you’re very unlikely to nail pricing the first time.

Top Strategies to Prioritize Features for Innovation Teams

IdeaScale

Innovation team members have to deal with the needs of users, finances, and marketing all at once. In this blog, we will recommend strategies for choosing the best features for your innovation roadmap along with the do’s and don’ts of feature prioritization. .

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. If you have a clear strategic understanding of the needs of the business you are getting more of the understanding of where-to-play and how-to-win in your innovation activities and market investment. Strategy informs”.

How Do Your Incorporate Integrity In Your Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

In order to maintain integrity as part of your innovation process, you should look closely at the spoken and unspoken promises made by your innovation strategy and act on them to the fullest extent possible.

Branding Strategy – The Best Brand Promise EVER

BrainZooming

Great branding strategy examples abound. If your organization specializes in one particular area, your branding strategy discussions should include the question: “If our customers can think it, can we make it?” ” If that were your organization’s brand promise, what would you have to do differently with your branding strategy when it comes to: Responsiveness? They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Why Less is More: Product Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Product Innovation Strategy Competitive Advantage Competitive Strategy differentiation Marketing Strategy michael graber product strategy Southern Growth StudioAnxiety floods the boardroom, the conference rooms, every decision. Costs are rising. Returns are flat. Margins are thinning. Now, private label competitors are beating us in every area: technology, price, placement, design and sales.

Growth Through Adjacent Markets

Innovation in Practice

Adjacent markets are a great source of sales growth if you can spot them and if you have the right skills to go after them. First, let’s understand what we mean by an adjacent market. By adjacent, I mean markets that are close in proximity to what you already do or where you do it. By definition, they’re riskier and more expensive to tackle than adjacent markets, at least in my experience. For Berlitz, it might be an attractive adjacent market.

How Benchmarking Against Market Leaders Can Drive Business Success

Leapfrogging

Even worse, your business may end up being disrupted by the next big innovation that comes on the market. Benchmarking can be extremely helpful, as it allows the organization to better understand not only how their competitors are performing, but also what procedures or strategies are being used to accomplish such high performance. Look at your competitive set and determine which companies you want to compare yourself with.

How Chemical Companies Maintain Market Share with Greater Customer Demands

Sopheon

Chemical companies must rethink a number of traditional business strategies to remain competitive. The post How Chemical Companies Maintain Market Share with Greater Customer Demands appeared first on Sopheon.

Product Market Fit: is your product what the market is looking for?

mjvinnovation

What is Product Market Fit? The source of competitive advantage is disruption, and whoever manages to survive it will differentiate themselves within the invisible hand of the market. That’s where Product Market Fit comes in. How to identify the Product Market Fit?

How Do You Make It Difficult For The Competition To Copy?

Innovation Excellence

Businesses can get so wrapped up in all the excitement of an innovation idea they tend to give very little time to what the competition might do once the innovation has launched. Instead it gets waved aside with justifications like: “The trade and consumers will stay loyal to the first to market.” “It Creativity Innovation marketing Product Innovation Strategy ideas innovative thinking

What are the new marketing roles?

mjvinnovation

No matter what segment of the market your company operates in, marketing is experiencing a revolution right now. In this article, we will shed some light on the new roles of Marketing. Marketing far beyond customer attraction and retention. Marketing

The Whole Foods Strategy…Isn’t (Whole)

Matthew May

There’s an interesting strategic play being made by Whole Foods Markets, in the midst of the company’s nearly $2 billion one-day drop in market value a few weeks ago, on the announcement of a shareholder lawsuit. When you can make being a cashier in a small specialty food market a highly sought-after position for a Gen Yer, you’re on to something. So, Whole Foods is taking a Trader Joe’s strategy in launching its 365-brand stores. Strategy Trader Joe's Whole Foods

5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy.

Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

The above quote is just one of the numerous motivational phrases scattered in frames here at MJV Marketing. Our marketing team has grown a lot over the years. MJV Marketing: A World of Challenges. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. The new rites of Marketing.

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Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. There are three key points to this story: Top-down strategy is dangerous.

Marketing Mix Modelling: Maximizing the Impact of Marketing Spend

Acuvate

Marketing teams in most CPG organizations mostly use primary and secondary research data available, to optimize their marketing strategy. While this is important, you may be missing an important piece of the puzzle if you’re not taking into consideration the effectiveness of your marketing outreach too. A holistic and effective marketing strategy would also measure and track parameters like: The type of media used.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

This is becoming the game for a few to make money, corner markets, dominate and want to achieve monopolistic positions, and not worry over the wealth creation aspects of creating jobs, building communities, and cherishing certain values.

5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy.

104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy

BrainZooming

A similar phenomenon applies to brand strategy. But all the while, competitors or market forces you may not even suspect are disrupting your place in the market. While success can breed success, it can also lead to blindness about the importance of trying to disrupt your brand strategy before something else comes along to topple your brand. 104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy. 13 Exercises for Disruptive Business Strategy.

How Innovation Marketing Helps Disruptors Launch New Products

Tullio Siragusa

How Innovation Marketing Helps Disruptors Launch New Products. Innovation marketing is a discipline that encompasses activities and novel processes to introduce and deliver entirely new products. This includes research into the needs of customers, concept and prototype tests with customers, and developing plans on how to market these new products in a saturated market. Many successful entrepreneurs have embraced the concept of integrating innovation in marketing.

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

Impact on strategy and innovation What does this mean for two concepts near and dear to my heart - strategy and innovation? If strategy is a "plan of action designed to achieve a major aim" then what should our strategies look like as we encounter a competitive environment with little stability and a significant amount of change? We will need new strategy, and maybe even new strategic tools in order to operate under these new conditions.

Role Playing the Competition

Michael Roberto

When formulating strategy, leaders should ask members of their team to role play the competition from time to time. However, companies should also consider a very different scenario when role playing the competition. What could a competitor do that would be damaging to its own position in the market? Then, leaders want to challenge their teams: How would we take full advantage of that stumble by the competition? competition role plays strategy