For startups, it’s important to take into account the differences between new and established markets. The differences will mean you are using different marketing tactics, you will execute those tactics in different ways and the content you produce to support those tactics will be different.
While using an existing product to help describe your own might seem like a great shortcut, it comes with a lot of risk.
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 […]
I gave a talk recently on startup sales and marketing where I covered some of the ways that startups are naturally stronger than big companies. You can scroll down for the slides from but what follows is a bit of color you can’t get from the deck alone. The natural strengths of startups aren’t always […]
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.