SPEAKING and thought leadership
Ever ponied up big bucks for a conference only to hear the same presentation given ten different ways? Have you wondered if presenters got the memo that all kinds of “information” is just a click away these days? Are you tired of thinly-veiled "pitches from the podium" and canned keynotes?
Your standards for relevant content and unbiased, concrete takeaways are higher than ever. They should be!
I speak at private corporate events, user conferences and trade confabs around the world on my Retail Trajectories, themes that I'm constantly creating, mapping and tracking and that transcend categories, channels, business models and touch points. My trajectories create a relevant language for retail's new realities. They frame how retail stakeholders can future-proof strategy and position for high-volume retail opportunities. They are your new calls to action.
RETAIL positioning & TRAINING for suppliers of all stripes
Are you a brand marketer, solution provider, technology company or agency? Have you noticed that your go-to people at retailer HQ no longer have the authority they once did? That the distance between you and your retail opportunities seems to be getting wider? There's a good reason for that and I can help you fix it.
First off, we all know that retail is in the early stages of a complete transformation. The fundamental shift though, the one that is really changing the game, is that retailers are no longer just companies that sell stuff.
They are platforms that tie together digital, social, mobile, partnerships, acquisitions, content, data, and more. Retailers' platform reach now stretches far beyond hundreds or even thousands of stores or millions of clicks on a website. There's never been a better time for you to tap into their soaring scale.
At the same time, everything is speeding up.
To compete at the new pace of retail, brand marketers, solution providers, technology companies and other retail stakeholders like you must make quick decisions. You must continually test and learn.
...but that’s awfully hard to do when your positioning is a disconnected mish-mash of concepts and capabilities. When your business development is driven by customers’ whims. Time that could be better spent on proactively improving products and solutions gets redirected to (over) explaining fundamental value and reacting to customer objections and requests. Drip, drip, drip go the resources.
Clearly, the old approaches will no longer work.
I can show you what does work.
A simple, repeatable and scalable method for perfecting your platform positioning and aligning your value with retailers' new values, all geared specifically to where retail, and retailers, are going next. The truth is, there are plenty of awesome brand positioning companies out there and lots of great sales training programs too.
Getting both in a proven program geared specifically to companies that rely on retail?
That's what I do and it's something we can accomplish together in one day in a private Platform Positioning workshop or through an ongoing advisory collaboration.
- You'll qualify for high-level meetings and get heads nodding across the table with the new decision-makers and influencers who will determine your retail destiny.
- You'll confidently explore opportunities on a level playing field without pitching or pleading.
- You'll have a clear, concise and consistent positioning that resonates with high-value prospects, and a scalable and repeatable business development process. All freeing you to focus on what's next.
My pipeline-filling methodology has driven multi-million-dollar successes for my supplier, solution provider, brand marketing and agency clients.
I've distilled it into power-packed one-day training and consulting workshops because retail is moving so fast and you don't have time to waste. You and your teams will leave fired up about your retail business and excited about telling a fresh and relevant story about the great stuff you already do.
I speak to the media constantly. Retail, branding, multi-category, multi-industry, mass, class, and everything in between … I see fresh connections and distill new truths. If you’re a reporter, I’ll come prepared and call you back quickly so you can meet your deadline and move on.
You're not hurting for retail news sources. In fact, if you're like most of my subscribers, clients and content partners, you're already drinking from an information fire hose. My blog, The Right Brain of Retail, is where you'll find new world retail insights and uncommon connections that transcend categories, tiers, channels and borders. You can count on me to question assumptions and refuse to comment on the obvious.
I also contribute articles to industry-leading publications and will be happy to craft a content partnership with you. I'll bring a steady stream of retail thought leadership to your readers and constituents.