Category Archives: Positioning

CEOs and Consumers Decide Differently

B2B and B2C Marketing target the same emotions but different motives. Does your company sell mostly to individual consumers? If so, your customer targeting can get complicated and may require a high degree of personalization. Consumers’ tastes and preferences in features/benefits run in multitudinous different directions and with choices at their fingertips, you need to […]

What does the brand command?

A company’s content and advertising messages can sometimes stray dangerously far from the spirit of its brand identity because something sounds wonderfully creative or there’s a desire to push someone’s idea. Perhaps there’s an enticing piece of potential business beckoning, so why not take a brand strategy diversion to go after it? Because doing so […]

Brand positioning – Your success sweet spot

By Chuck Sink Guest author Stacie Andrews gets the credit for this brilliant question: “What can you give your audience that is relevant to them and still relevant to what you stand for?”  That, my friends, is exactly what I focus my business practice on and it requires honest self evaluation from leadership. At an agency I […]

B2B Sales is the New Retail

By Chuck Sink There are too many technology walls and filters against traditional sales calls for them to be effective today. Not only that, the buyer mindset has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Cold calls were once respected, even appreciated by many buyers at a time when salespeople offered new product information and […]

The Story of Networking and Valuable Content

By Chuck Sink Original subscribers to this newsletter have been receiving some form of it since 2006. It started asBrandworth News, was reestablished as Big Hit Bits and became the Chuck Sink Link in April of 2010. The number of subscribers and quality of readership has steadily improved over 7 years. Market-leading business experts often comment on the articles […]

Loyalty means never having to say “on sale!”

By Chuck Sink My opinion is we should avoid tossing around such powerful words as loyalty when we’re designing promotional programs. “Customer loyalty” in the context of incentive based purchases is a misnomer. Loyalty is faithful adherence to something in good times and bad; at full retail or deep discount. Loyalty is akin to honor, faith, […]

Brand for Eternity

By Chuck Sink I’m involved in a LinkedIn group discussion about where to draw the lines between marketing functions like advertising, branding, promotion, etc. A marketer named Jon Sherrington from Toronto offered this wonderful metaphor: “Within the body that we call Marketing: strategy is the brain, advertising is the voice, media is the lungs, sales is the […]

Business Development Top Ten

By Chuck Sink If you’re in a tricky business situation, to whom do you turn? The industry experts, right?  What if the industry expert is you or the guy down the hall?  Then you won’t have far to go for help.  If the expert you need is outside your company, you call the person in […]

The Market Made Me Do It!

By Chuck Sink I must give credit to my friend and fellow entrepreneur, the founder of The Giant Game Company, for the title of this short article. We were talking the other day about changes going on in his target markets and how he has successfully responded to their shifting needs. “The market made me do […]

Positioning: Relax, the sale is yours.

By Chuck Sink Marketing is every business activity directed toward selling a product/service and successfully delivering it into customers’ hands. Marketing drives sales. There is no business until a sale is made and that’s why every CEO is his or her company’s chief of sales. Sleepless nights are the result of insufficient new business flowing through the pipeline. Most […]