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 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
Marketing messages and value propositions are notoriously difficult to create for startups. Startup founders have a tendency to focus too much on features and not enough on the value those features deliver. They also often spend too much time talking about features that don’t really differentiate them from their competitors or are simply irrelevant for […]
Startups often don’t consider the journey that the buyer goes through when they are doing their marketing content planning. This sheatsheet will help get you started.
The definitive list of all of the things that a senior startup marketer is responsible for.