Companies Don’t Innovate, Markets Do


One of the reasons big companies can’t innovate is they grow inert and can’t match the dynamism of the market. Markets are dynamic, companies are not. It’s very hard for companies to match the velocity, variance and selection of markets.


SMB Checklist for Marketing Innovations

Innovation Excellence

Here is a collection of digital marketing tactics that can serve as a marketing and PR checklist for the new product launches. Innovation marketing People & Skills Processes & Tools Social Media public relations tools


Marketing and Innovation are Inseparable

Innovation Excellence

So, how does your Marketing serve your innovation? Build Capability Consumer Innovation Innovation Leadership Management marketing Product Innovation R&D Sales Strategy Technology Creativity Customers Disruptive Innovation Innovation Management technology


Don’t Let Your Marketing Ruin Your Content

Digital Tonto

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.

Why No One Is Reading Your Marketing Content

Digital Tonto

If the only reason that you are doing content is to replace traditional marketing efforts, you are almost certain to fail. Related posts: Don’t Let Your Marketing Ruin Your Content. All Posts Marketing Brand Publishing Content


Content Is Crap And Other Rules For Marketers

Digital Tonto

Related posts: How To Stop Failing At Content Marketing. All Posts Marketing Brand Publishing ContentWe never call anything that’s good “content.” Nobody walks out of a movie they loved and says, “Wow! What great content!” Why Some Content. [[ This is a content summary only.


What Marketers Can Learn From The Civil Rights Movement

Digital Tonto

All Posts Marketing Branding Movements Network TheoryGreat brands, like great movements, aspire not merely to promote an idea, but to create a positive impact on the world. Related posts: How To Create A Movement Within Your Organization. How To. [[ This is a content summary only.


Direct to Consumer Disrupting Established Markets


market for razors. Its market share has now slid to around 50%. In 2010, the Gillette brand, which is owned by Proctor and Gamble, held 70% of the U.S. It boasted continuous innovation in product design, and enjoyed a gross margin of around 60%. It has suffered at the hands of two start-up companies, which went direct to consumer (DTC). They are Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club. Organization & Culture


Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

He also shares his experience in creating businesses in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

The 4 Mindset Shifts Marketers Need To Make Now

Digital Tonto

All Posts Marketing Bayesian Strategy Big Data ContentIf we see the rules as fixed, we’ll tend to be limited by conventional barriers of achievement. But if we see that paradigms are, to a large degree, self imposed, the possibilities are endless. We. [[ This is a content summary only.


How Big is Your Market and Where Will You Start?

Tim Kastelle

To get to that size, they must have been building for a huge market right from the start, right? They slowly added features, like The Wall – this happened when they expanded their market to everyone that had email address – 20 million people or so.


104 Mobile Marketing Facts [infographic]

Innovation Excellence

This infographic, compiled by the team behind Website Builder, offers 104 mobile marketing facts, including desktop vs. mobile comparisons, niches that work best, great mobile marketing techniques, but also usage, user friendliness, adoption, commerce, search and conversion stats. Build Capability Digital Infographic Innovation Product Innovation Social Innovation Technology digital e-commerce marketing mobile


3 Reasons You Can’t Have a Nice Social-First Content Marketing Strategy


What is the insight I’m not seeing that could make our content marketing strategy make sense?” The one that would allow her to get around the contradictions posed by her senior management team’s decidedly non-social-first content marketing strategy expectations.


The Secret Formula for Achieving Market Leadership

Innovation Excellence

As Jack Welch so skillfully demonstrated while he led GE, Market Leadership is the one real strategy that has long-term staying power. 2 in every market it was in, or it would get out. It was a “Market Leader or nothing” strategy, and it served GE well.


6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

tag onto the word innovation, not to mention Harvard University’s marketing. In the taco’s first ten weeks on the market, Taco Bell sold a. 14 T h e I n v I s I b l e A d v A n T A g e $20 billion market cap. and markets (next.

Content Marketing for Product Innovators

Innovation Excellence

If you want to know how to leverage content marketing to position your product in your customer’s mind, a great person to ask is Jerod Morris, VP of Marketing at Rainmaker Digital. Previously CopyBlogger, Rainmaker Digital is the most authoritative source I know for content marketing.


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.


Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?

Destination Innovation

His conclusion is that these results suggest that the transition to public equity markets leads firms to reposition their R&D investments toward more conventional and safer projects. The post Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?


Online Marketing Is Dead. Long Live Online Marketing!

Innovation Excellence

We marketers have all heard the jokes about how half our marketing is working—but we never know which half… That’s a message I really like, actually. When online marketing came on the scene, it seemed as if all.


Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Director of Marketing. Creating a CULTURE OF. INNOVATION — Validating. Success WITH NUMBERS. While companies tend to focus their efforts on. providing customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction. and engagement is even more important and vital to. the ongoing success of the company.

9 Ways a Brand Can Sustain a Social-First Content Marketing Strategy


It will cover creating a sustainable, social-first content marketing strategy. The three-hour workshop will take participants through typical sticking points brands face in developing effective content marketing strategy plans that start strong, build, and continue to deliver results.


How Online Marketing Helps Us Innovate

Innovation Excellence

Back in the days of analog marketing execution, we marketers spent more time with the “softer” side of business insights. A lot has changed. We work at an accelerated pace, and we rely on data more than ever—rightfully so. But perhaps.


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?


3 Steps to Identifying Content Marketing Strategy Options with Multiple Brands


I’ve been asked that question multiple times recently after delivering Brainzooming social-first content marketing strategy workshops. Return to the fundamentals we teach for building a content marketing strategy.


2017 Business Innovation Report


Here’s How Technology Will Shape Marketing Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

All Posts Marketing Technology Future Value ExchangeWe need to shift from crafting messages to creating experiencesWe need to shift from crafting messages to creating experiences. Algorithms can analyze and target, but only humans can truly inspire. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


Two Important Market-Trends Vantage Points: Broadview + Futureview®

Daniel Burrus

Even the most traditional, by-the-book organizations share a common goal with their more forward-thinking counterparts and competitors: How to stay in front of market trends. That can make just keeping up with market trends a chore, let alone being out in front. .


Innovative Ideas for Combining Traditional and Digital Marketing


In 2010, Pepsi invested millions of dollars in the “Pepsi Refresh Project,” moving their entire marketing strategy to social media. Strategies marketing qr codesThe campaign was, of course, widely promoted via online networking channels and, in the beginning, it seemed like a huge success.


Achieving ‘Go-to-Market Fit’


MobileIron Co-Founder Bob Tinker describes the next challenge for a startup after figuring out product-market fit, and that’s achieving what he calls “go-to-market fit.” This entails three things: deciding on a sales model and committing to it, developing a repeatable sales and marketing routine that secures and delights new customers, and positioning the business so it aligns perfectly with the problem it is addressing.


Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works by Dylan Minor, Paul Brook, and Josh Bernoff OCTOBER 09, 2017 UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2017 JUAN DÍAZ-FAES FOR HBR Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. After all, innovation, like marketing and sales, is a pipeline.

5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies


5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies. Here are five things we do to bring other marketing agencies in early to set them up for implementation success: Invite the partner organizations into all the planning activities for developing the branding strategy.


Small Business Revolution: Re-energize Brands and Market Research [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Customers Innovation Leadership marketing People & Skills Product Innovation brand Innovation Management market research movement Product Management product managers storytellingInnovators and product managers need to think more strategically to expand their success – to become product masters.


Join Us for The Marketing Conference Next Week!


Want to hang out with some of the Brainzooming crew in San Francisco next week and learn all kinds of valuable information on content marketing, social media, marketing strategy, and branding? I’ll be doing workshops on content marketing and collaborative branding strategy.


How Technology is Shaping Marketing in the Next Decade

Innovation Excellence

Nobody even heard of mobile marketing, content marketing or big data. If you took a reasonably competent marketer from 2007 and transported her to today, much of what she knew about her job would be irrelevant. Ten years ago, social media was in its infancy.


How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

In a market where companies are fiercely competing for a larger slice of the pie, customer experience is an absolute differentiator and should fast-track to the. opportunities for products, services, and markets.

Back to the Future: a history of content marketing [infographic]

Innovation Excellence

This fun infographic points out some of the most important landmarks and developments in content marketing's history. Consumer Innovation Design Disruption Infographic Innovation marketing CMS content marketing infographics Trends


Market Power Versus Brute Force

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Strategy growth strategy market penetration michael graber Southern Growth StudioPushing too hard? Rushing to hit short-term numbers or an over-caffeinated executive can force some costly mistakes.


Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

Digital Tonto

The truth is that what has passed for innovation over the last 20 or 30 years has been more focused on disrupting markets than fundamentally changing the world.


Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing

Destination Innovation

The book contains 100 mini case studies which are sure to inspire you to do some lateral thinking with your sales, marketing and approach to business. Share : The post Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing appeared first on Destination Innovation.


Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

For example, marketing is now a. Like marketing and sales, innovation can now be viewed. products for the small business market.” reach new markets. QUANTIFYING A CULTURE OF. INNOVATION A RIGOROUS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF.