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Competitive benchmarking is a method for those who want to maintain an edge by knowing where they stand. It’s a way of determining the best processes, strategies, and techniques for achieving your business goals via a set of metrics. Benchmarking is valuable to businesses because it allows you to take a deeper dive into how you measure up against your competitors.  By identifying gaps in processes and examining how other leaders are accomplishing their goals,…

Unlike your strengths and weaknesses, key differentiators separate you from the competition. They can be an advantage for you and should also be something that your team can rally around, like your startup story or your core values as a company. For D2C brands especially, it’s critical to have defined key differentiators because it’s a way to stand out in a saturated marketplace. Let’s delve into how to identify your key differentiators and examples of…

Competitive research doesn’t have to involve hiring professionals to track and assess your competitors, like straight out of a spy movie — there’s plenty of data on the internet to collect. By investing even a small amount of time, businesses can gather intelligence on business rivals,  identify opportunities and threats in the marketplace, and refine their messaging.  To build an effective framework for competitive analysis, we’ve included a basic step-by-step process to follow as well…

With the seasons changing (maybe you haven’t noticed — climate change, am I right?), comes the start of a brand new school year. For many incoming high school freshmen, the world of that 4-year jungle is filled with possibilities, anxiety, and a little wonder. Looking back, I’m surprised at how instrumental that time of my life was for me, not just as a person but as a marketer. I know what many of you are…