As a component or stand alone strategy consulting engagement, we initiate or refresh your Marketing SWOT Analysis examining apparent Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. This is a preliminary step to describe the landscape unique to your business unit. We often combine the Marketing SWOT Analysis with our Decision Mapping process which generates optimum decisions and choices based on existing ideas and drivers unique to your business unit.
As marketing strategy consultants, our firm will work with you and your company and management team in a professional product launch, branding research, or market sizing or targeting engagement. Since each client company or firm is unique with its own set of issues and opportunities, we often begin our relationship with a decision identification and clarification engagement – what we call Decision Mapping. This identifies the most relevant problems, opportunities, and issues most relevant, and serves to clarify the decision agenda. We believe this is a crucial step to ensure as consultants to your company, that our research or marketing strategy engagement meets your specific management requirements. Further, Decision Mapping saves both time and money as it sharpens focus as to the exact work which needs to be accomplished in our remaining consulting or market research work for your company.
As experts and specialists in marketing and market research, we are well qualified in these strategy arenas: positioning, segmentation, product launch, new product development advertising strategy, corporate and product naming, company branding, brand equity measurement, pricing, brand development, brand strategy, product concept testing, identifying opportunities, and targeting positioning.
Our consulting company has deep experience working with large and small firms, although typical clients include Fortune 500, Fortune 100, or middle market companies. Our team members have been involved as executives and board members of technology venture start-ups, conducting research and assessments used by private equity, and venture capital firms.
First, we are not industry specialists or experts. Our philosophy is that we bring a tool kit of analytical and management skills to the table. You bring deep industry knowledge of your business. The blending of our functional and management expertise, and your knowledge of your own business and industry, makes for a productive decision-focused engagement.
Our healthcare marketing strategy and market research practice includes market research studies for hospitals and healthcare management companies. We've conducted patient satisfaction quantitative studies, hospital and medical center image studies, advertising research and services delivery research. Healthcare marketing research requires a special sensitivity when talking to consumers especially in qualitative studies where life issues often reach deep to the core of emotions of patients and family.
B2B marketing studies are focused, practical research efforts to enhance the fast-paced decision-making requirements of the B2B marketing environment. Industrial and B2B manufacturing and wholesale marketing research studies are designed to be practical, accurate, and reflective of the particular client needs and the nature of the targeted market. We've conducted scores of industrial B2B studies for manufacturing firms engaged in sales of chemicals, heavy equipment, technology products, software systems, plant procesing equipment, computer systems, farm equipment and implements. Industrial B2B market research, as in consumer research, requires decision-clarification up front, tight goal definition, rigorous research design, and meticulous field research data collection.
Marketing due diligence research provides stand-alone market research assessments. With primary and secondary research we uncover how a company fares in the marketplace as an investment target. We assess customer satisfaction, brand position, value proposition, and marketplace performance in the eyes of colleagues and analysts covering the trade and industry; and among customers and other key stakeholders that affect market share.We tailor each marketing due diligence research study..
Our focus is on the decision parameters most important to investors. Some studies are conducted using depth interviews of industry players; others by phone or online market research among customers or prospects of the target company. Whatever the tools and techniques, we work closely with the VC partner or project director to ensure that we uncover the essence of the target's marketing positioning and effectiveness. This permits the Venture Capital firm, our client, to have the best possible information for the venture decision.
For implementation, we understand that "time is of the essence" in evaluating most deals. Thus, we work 24/7 on VC projects to deliver quality data quickly. For fast turn studies we can deliver top line analysis in 10 days or less.
Power Decisions Group is especially well qualified to work with VC private equity firms. We've been there. Our principals have been CEO's, and board members of technology spin-offs and start-ups. We bring this experience to the table as we assess and interpret our primary marketing research data.