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Why Category Creators Need to Nail Positioning w/Andy Cunningham

What’s one of the most mis-understood terms in marketing right now? The answer: POSITIONING. I hear this word thrown around all the time, but most of the time, it’s off the mark. But the thing is, how you’re positioned has huge ramifications for everything else that happens in your marketing funnel. Not understanding what positioning is (or

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The Category Name Matters Less Than You Think w/Ryan Bonnici

Equating “category creation” with having an “official” category on a site like G2, Gartner, or TrustRadius seems like common sense. But they’re actually different things. “Category creation” (or my preferred term category design) is about building a market where one previously didn’t exist. It’s more about showing the world a new way of thinking. Of making

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How Category Designers Build Movements w/Mike Volpe

How many different business models are there? Well, according to Mike Volpe, there are just two. You can either create a new category… Or you can carve out a niche in an existing one. Mike would know–he’s actually pursued both strategies. While he’s pursuing a “niche” marketing strategy as CEO of Lola.com,  Mike helped built

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5 Lessons I Learned About Bringing New Ideas to Market

Throughout my career, I’ve helped bring new concepts to market. The process has been highly rewarding yet unusually challenging, and I’ve had my mix of failures and successes. To help other marketers improve their odds of success, I wanted to share a few lessons I’ve learned along the way. Focus on the problem. When you’ve developed something special,

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This Gap In Airtable’s Marketing Strategy Is Holding It Back

What is Airtable and why isn’t everyone using it yet? Airtable combines the power of spreadsheets, databases, project management software, “no-code” apps, and collaboration tools into a very powerful and flexible tool. There are few Airtable alternatives, and six years after launch, it should be have reached mainstream adoption by now. But it hasn’t. Instead,

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How To Take Your B2B Pitch Deck From Good To Great

What’s the difference between a good and a great B2B pitch deck? A good pitch deck clearly explains your product and what it does. It thoroughly illustrates product features, and it demonstrates how smart and credible your team is. It’s easy to build good B2B pitch decks. There’s just one problem with good pitch decks,

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Why Internal Evangelism Is More Important Than Ever

Ask a marketer, what comes to mind when you think of branding? I bet you’ll think of phrases like “logo design,” “website building” and “advertising campaigns.” Indeed, marketers typically invest most of their time in the outward-facing elements of their brand. However, there is another, often overlooked aspect of branding that marketers don’t think about enough.

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How To Balance Between Marketing Strategy And Tactics

Every startup founder is faced with the same seemingly unanswerable question: how much time should you spend on marketing strategy versus tactics? In this post, I’m going to share one approach that will help you quit worrying about whether you’re spending too much time one or the other. Spoiler: it’s actually pretty easy. The Temptation

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