ISBN 9780070700482,Repositioning : Marketing In An Era Of Competition, Change And Crisis

Repositioning : Marketing In An Era Of Competition, Change And Crisis



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070700482

ISBN-10 0070700486


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)


Thirty years ago, Jack Trout and Al Ries published their classic bestseller, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind a book that revolutionized the world of marketing. But times have changed. Competition is fiercer. Consumers are savvier. Communications are faster. And once-successful companies are in crisis mode. Repositioning shows you how to adapt, compete and succeed in today's overcrowded marketplace. Global marketing expert Jack Trout has retooled his most effective positioning strategies providing a must-have arsenal of proven marketing techniques specifically redesigned for our current climate. With Repositioning, you can conquer the 3 Cs of business: Competition, Change, and Crisis . . . 1. BEAT THE COMPETITION: Challenge your rivals, differentiate your product, increase your value, and stand out in the crowd. 2. CHANGE WITH THE TIMES: Use the latest technologies, communications, and multimedia resources to connect with your consumers. 3. MANAGE A CRISIS: Cope with everything from profit losses and rising costs to bad press and PR nightmares. Even if your company is doing well, these cutting-edge marketing observations can keep you on top of your game and ahead of the pack. You'll discover how expanding product lines may decrease your overall sales, why new brand names often outsell established brands, and why slashing prices is usually a bad idea. You'll learn the dangers of attacking your competitors head-on and the value of emphasizing value. You'll see how consumers can have too many choices to pick from and what you can do to make them pick your brand. Drawing from the latest research studies, consumer statistics, and business-news headlines, Trout reveals the hidden psychological motives that drive today's market. Understanding the mindset of your consumers is half the battle. Winning in today's world is often a matter of repositioning. It's how you rethink the strategies you've always relied on. It's how you regain the success you've worked so hard for. It's how you win the new battle of the mind. TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I: COMPETITION Chapter 1. The Foundation Chapter 2. The Rise of the Competition Chapter 3. Repositioning the Competition PART II: CHANGE Chapter 4. Change Happens; Evolution Is Reality Chapter 5. The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Are to Change Chapter 6. When Not to Evolve PART III: CRISIS Chapter 7. A Crisis Can Change the Game Chapter 8. Value Is the Name of the Game PART IV: THE ART OF REPOSITIONING Chapter 9. Repositioning Takes Time Chapter 10. Repositioning Is Not for the Meek Chapter 11. Repositioning Begins and Ends with the CEO Chapter 12. Repositioning Is Obvious Epilogue Index