Great positioning can mean the difference between success and failure for a startup. This presentation outlines how to position your startup, the symptoms of weak positioning and examples of startups that went from weak to strong positions.
The traditional positioning statement taught in marketing classes is awkward for startups. This is a canvas-style template for startup positioning.
Years ago when I was consulting for startups, I created something I called “A Startup Marketing Framework“. I used it mainly as a tool to describe the kinds of things that I could help folks with. Startups found it useful and it is still a popular piece of content on this site. Last week I had […]
I spoke at an awesome startup event this week called Startup Empire. It was a sold-out conference with a great set of speakers including John Baker from Desire2Learn, Dan Debow from Salesforce, Harley Finkelstein from Shopify and Michael Litt from Vidyard and others. You can scroll down for my slides. I decided to focus on […]
I gave a talk a few weeks ago at OneEleven in Toronto. The audience was mainly early stage startups looking to learn a bit more about marketing and sales. I covered some of what I consider to be the bedrock underlying principles of building a revenue or growth engine for an early stage startup. You […]
Startups often struggle with how they should market and sell their offerings. In my opinion great startup marketing and sales starts with a deep understanding of these 2 things
Just because the B2B buying process is complex and long, doesn’t mean you can’t speed it up. Here are 6 ways to do it.
The definitive list of all of the things that a senior startup marketer is responsible for.
This presentation is from a startup marketing workshop I gave this week. The deck covers how startup marketers can design a marketing plan and programs in a more strategic and less tactical way to address the 3 root causes of bad marketing.
Great marketing is based on a solid understanding of target customers. Here I’ve shared a customer worksheet that I’ve used in the past to help me track what is known and not known about my target buyers that I use as a foundation for building a marketing plan.