Peter Krieg is a bestselling and award-winning business author on the subjects of marketing decision-making, targeting, positioning, product and pricing, global branding, and data research and analytical methodologies. These are three bestsellers now available on Amazon.com.
Innovation remains an arduous and painful process for many companies, doing untold damage to brands, profitability, and careers. Some have used line extensions to mitigate risk, but all too often they have ended up extending the core brand into oblivion. Others have used test markets to help gauge opinion before a national rollout, only to have competitors snatch ideas and undermine results. Given the problems with conventional approaches, it's not surprising that 90% of new products and services fail.
Market New Products Successfully is the definitive guidebook for using simulated test marketing (STM), a technology that can help companies dramatically improve the odds of introducing a successful new product or service. The book examines why STM is important, what the differences are between the major systems, how to do a simulation, and what insights it offers a marketing plan. It is the ultimate guidebook for any smart marketer looking to improve the financial outcome of the innovation process.
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Why does American business seem to sputter along where it ought to thrive? What is the source of the current plague of downsizing, disappearing companies, dot-com crashes, and here-today-gone-tomorrow advertising campaigns? Why do more products flop than ever before? Marketing experts Kevin J. Clancy and Peter C. Krieg have the answers.
In Counterintuitive Marketing, Clancy and Krieg trace the high rate of business failure back to bad marketing strategy, and the even worse implementation of that strategy. Excess testosterone, they argue, compels senior managers to make decisions intuitively, instinctively, quickly, and, unfortunately, disastrously.
"Too many companies treat marketing as a communication exercise to help sales move a few more cases of product out of the door. Your Gut Is Still Not Smarter Than Your Head demonstrates that marketing, properly understood, is your company's engine for spotting opportunities and nurturing them to produce long-term profitable growth."
-Philip Kotler, author and S.C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management
"Clancy and Krieg debunk the popular myth that marketing is all instinct and hocus pocus. Here's a practical approach to marketing strategy and tactics that can drive profitability and growth. There are no 'blink' shortcuts here-this is the real work of transformational marketing, laid out in a practical, concise guide that every true marketer should read!"
-Susanne Lyons, Chief Marketing Officer, Visa USA
"Clancy and Krieg have written a comprehensive and highly compelling how-to book for the marketing community that says: wake up and look at the facts! It's a must-read for every professional marketer who aspires to breakthrough performance."
-Joseph V. Tripodi, Chief Marketing Officer, Allstate, Coca-Cola, Subway