Marketing and product development best practices for a fragmented economy
The rules for marketing and product development have changed forever. You no longer control where and how consumers receive marketing messages. The consumer is in charge, with ever-growing choices and a shrinking decision window. Therefore, it is crucial to understand what drives customer behavior to design products, marketing, and experiences that will succeed. Laddering explains how to better understand your customers' core values. Learn to ask the right questions from your customers, use it to analyze your data, and unlock the true potential of your product or service.
Use Laddering techniques to map your customer's DNA and understand why consumers buy from you.
- Helps you look at your customers in a new way and as a result maximize your profits and reduce your support costs
- Provides a framework for evaluating what marketing messages, campaigns and experiences are appropriate
- Author Eric V. Holtzclaw is CEO and founder of User Insight, a user experience research firm and Laddering Works, a marketing strategy and consulting firm. His weekly radio show, The 'Better You' Project, shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs' business journeys, his column Lean Forward appears weekly on INC.com and he is regularly contributor to CMO.com.
You must understand what is truly important in order to build relationships with consumers and to market for success in the new many-to-many economy. Laddering offers the tools and knowledge you need to thrive.
About the Author
ERIC V. HOLTZCLAW is founder and CEO of Laddering Works, a marketing strategy firm, and Vice President at PossibleNOW, the industry leader in preference management. Eric has spent twenty-plus years identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends in technology. Eric's professional experience includes founding User Insight, a user research firm that advises Fortune 500 brands on consumer strategy. Eric's weekly radio show, The "Better You" Project, shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs' business journeys. His column, "Lean Forward," appears weekly on Inc.com, and he is a regular contributor to CMO.com.
Chapter 1: History
Chapter 2: The Need for Laddering
BellSouth Case Study: But Would You?
Chapter 3: Laddering Defined
Cruise Line Case Study
Chapter 4: The Steps to Laddering
The Social TV Case Study
Chapter 5: Confirming and Fine Tuning Your Ladders
Social Media Family Case Study
Chapter 6: Latticing - Finding the Overlap in Ladders
Travel Personas Case Study
Chapter 7: Lensing
Chapter 8: Practical Application of Laddering
BISSELL Word of Mouth Marketing Case Study
Chapter 9: The Way Forward
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th July 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1