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The term “guerrilla marketing” was coined by American businessman Jay Conrad Levinson in his 1984 book of the same name. The term draws on the concept of guerrilla warfare and it purports to outline a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of tools that can be used by small businesses to gain marketing traction despite their inherently low budgets.
Marketing is rife with models and concepts – many of which, when compared, are contradictory and either too complex or too shallow. My military training leads me to believe that models should be as simple as possible and should resonate with the knowledge and understanding that comes from empirical evidence and experience.
It’s what you know that just isn’t true. Mark Twain said it in a more elegant way: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” We’re talking about insight here. There has been a lot of talk …
A core challenge for all businesses is to understand, anticipate, and prepare for competitive activity in the marketplace. Many business plans contain a section on competition, but the level of detail is often woefully inadequate to arrive at any sort of meaningful understanding of the competitive landscape.