Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind

By Al Ries, Jack Trout

The first ebook to house the issues of speaking to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a innovative method of making a "position" in a potential customer's mind-one that displays a company's personal strengths and weaknesses in addition to these of its rivals. Writing of their trademark witty, fast paced kind, ads specialists Ries and Trout clarify how to:

  • Make and place an chief in order that its identify and message wheedles its manner into the collective unconscious of your market-and remains there
  • Position a follower in order that it will possibly occupy a distinct segment now not claimed through the chief
  • Avoid letting a moment product experience at the coattails of a longtime one.

Positioning additionally indicates you ways to:

  • Use prime advert employer strategies to catch the most important marketplace percentage and turn into a loved ones identify
  • Build your technique round your competition's weaknesses
  • Reposition a powerful competitor and create a weak point
  • Use your current place to its most sensible virtue
  • Choose the simplest identify on your product
  • Determine when-and why-less is extra
  • Analyze contemporary tendencies that impact your positioning.

Ries and Trout offer many helpful case histories and penetrating analyses of a few of the main extra special successes and screw ups in advertisements historical past. Revised to mirror major advancements within the 5 years considering the fact that its unique booklet, Positioning is needed analyzing for someone in enterprise today.

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