Six Go-to-Market Themes for 2021 Success

With 2021 underway, and the world appearing to be transitioning from the pandemic, we took a look at how certain market trends are crystallizing going forward. We identified 6 key market trends and themes for revenue leaders to understand and react to…

Activating Competitive Response to Fintech Disruption

Access our on-demand webinar to learn how Financial Services incumbents can capitalize on the advantages they already have and execute tactical go-to-market actions to respond to FIntech competition.

The COVID-19 Catalyst: Brick-and-Mortar Retail’s Future 

(Part II of the Hammer and the Dance Series)   I started writing this post as a sequel to the “Hammer and the Dance” post about health care. This one is focused on retail. As soon as I started writing it, the scope expanded significantly. I’ve been doing a lot of work on retail strategy for the past […]

Two Core Go-to-Market Principles to Future Proof Growth Post-Disruption

The most pronounced issue this pandemic has brought front and center for revenue leaders is the imperative to operate in ever smaller ‘windows of certainty’. While this is undoubtedly true in the midst of disruption, it will also be true post-disruption. In fact, it is increasingly clear that for the foreseeable future there will be no obvious demarcation line…

Post-Disruption Go-to-Market Strategy

This pandemic will be over soon. While the costs will be high, scientific innovation and “social distancing” will eventually eliminate this catastrophic disease transmission. To help revenue leaders operationalize strategic change, we have put together a basic three-step process and a sample “checklist” of strategies and capabilities that leadership teams should address before the economy rebounds under a new set of buying behavior rules.

Driving Revenue Success Through Customer Experience Enablement

Carriers and brokers are struggling with fundamental changes in their roles as the go-to-market landscape transforms around them. As margin compression continues, and competitive encroachment increases, the most critical path to success is to win on Customer Experience. In an effort to identify which Customer Experience strategies are guiding Insurance businesses’ success, we analyzed real customer conversations, competitors, and client insights to uncover strategies we see the most successful companies adopting.

Winning in The Platform-as-a-Channel Ecosystem

Commonly known as “marketplaces” or e-commerce sites, increasingly these online buying sites are looking more like “Platforms-as-a-Channel” to vendors. Both B2C and B2B buyers are rapidly adopting multi-vendor platforms for access to broad offerings, frictionless buying experiences, easy payment/financial options, and personalized product recommendations. In this guide we help senior executives understand and strategize a plan for success around this new marketplace model.

Building A Customer Experience Driven Culture for Revenue Success

Watch the on-demand, 30-minute webinar for live summary commentary and discussions around our Tech industry report “Building A Customer Experience Driven Culture for Revenue Success.” We cover 4 mandates to building the most effective Customer Experience oriented organization and give an inside look at companies at the forefront of delivering great experiences.

Choosing, Building, and Enabling Routes-to-Market for High Performance

Today’s companies are investing large sums of time and money in product superiority and differentiation, sometimes losing sight that long-term enterprise value is far more commonly created by go-to-market excellence. Through 25+ years of experience supporting go-to-market strategies, we’ve found that companies who focus on go-to-market and thoughtfully match their product-markets with well-designed and operated channels generate more value over the long run.

Customer-Centricity: Definition, Challenges, and Solutions

In this article, I’ll walk through the history of customer-centricity, and how digital technology has ushered in a new era of customer-first marketing and support—at least potentially. I’ll then walk through some of the technological and people-related challenges companies typically face as they attempt to become truly customer-centric, and the solutions that we’ve seen work to get to real results.