POSITIONING: The Battle for Your Mind
The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a sceptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a “position” in a prospective customer’s mind-one that reflects a company’s strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors. Writing in their trademark witty, fast-paced style, advertising gurus Ries and Trout explain how to:
Make and position an industry leader so that its name and message wheedles its way into the collective subconscious of your market-and stays there
Position a follower so that it can occupy a niche not claimed by the leader
Avoid letting a second product ride on the coattails of an established one.
The positioning also shows you how to:
Use leading ad agency techniques to capture the biggest market share and become a household name
Build your strategy around your competition’s weaknesses
Reposition a strong competitor and create a weak spot
Use your present position to its best advantage
Choose the best name for your product
Determine when-and why-less is more
Analyze recent trends that affect your positioning.
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