Idea generation – or " brainstorming " feeds new products concept, creative advertising theme, and brand concept development.
Purposeful, rather than ad hoc, concept idea generation can often be a neglected component of new product , ad , and brand concept development efforts. Large enterprises invest heavily in R&D, yet the emphasis always seems to be pure research and process development that is confined to engineers. Concept ideation for marketing strategy building must permeate the enterprise. Our marketing strategy consulting helps make this happen.
Successful idea generation is part of the hunt for the vastly superior undiscovered idea, and it is a secret ingredient in the opportunity scanning process. We systematically mine scores of innovative ideas that lie within our experience, intelligence and natural creative abilities. In working with clients, we follow a set of fundamental principles that are key to generating a number of ideas in the opportunity scanning process.
We use specific idea generation tools and techniques that help uncover opportunities. At Power Decisions Group, we use a broad range of aids: computer ideation software, personal interviews, group process, written exercises, and content analysis. Key to our idea generation approach ...
See more tips and insight as to our approach to idea generation at our FAQ on idea generation.
Marketing Consulting Services :: Overview
Marketing Strategy Consultants
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, 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.
Experts in Marketing Strategy
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.
Functional Marketing Research Experience
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.
Industry Consulting and Market Research Experience
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.
Here are some examples from industries we've served with management strategy consulting and marketing research...
We've conducted studies for brokerage firms, savings insitutions, banks, and companies that serve them. Financial services marketing studies include: major market entry studies and consulting for large mega-bank; brand image studies , new product development market research; price-positioning of online, ATM and credit card services, upscale services; site location analyses; and advertising research We understand the financial services marketplace. Our clients include Wells Fargo, Key Banks, Golden West, US Banks, BNP-Bank of the West, Meritor, Alaska Pacific, Northrim, and others.
Marketing Due Diligence
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.