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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

Battlecards 101: 5 Ways to Drive Sales Adoption of Battlecards

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Aug 7, 2020

This post is part two in our Battlecards 101 Series. Click here to read part one. 

Imagine that you spent hours upon hours building an informative and detailed battlecard for your sales team. Now imagine that once you hit publish, the sales team barely uses it. If you’re a product marketer or are responsible for creating content for sales teams, you probably don’t have to imagine it—the unfortunate reality is that many sales teams often don’t use the content that’s produced for them by their...

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight Series: Paul Santilli

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Emily Dumas on Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Crayon's Competitive Intelligence Spotlight is an interview series where we chat with intelligence professionals to get a glimpse into their careers and gain unique insight into competitive strategy....

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Product Marketing Spotlight Series: Vicki Robertson

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Emily Dumas on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Crayon's Product Marketing Spotlight is an interview series where we chat with product marketers to get a glimpse into their careers and gain unique insight into product marketing strategy. In this...

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Making Sense of a Fast-Moving World Awash in Information with STEEP Analysis

Guest Blogger on Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The following post was written by August Jackson. August Jackson is the Senior Director of Market and Competitive Intelligence at Deltek. August spent 6 years at Ernst & Young, and over 10 years in...

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Three Tactical Ways to Leverage Messaging to Drive Growth

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Ben Cope on Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Roles in sales and marketing have become more specialized in recent years. Salespeople are rarely responsible for a full customer lifecycle, instead focusing singularly on initial outreach, pre-sale...

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How to Avoid the Dreaded Feature Comparison Checklist

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Ellie Mirman on Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Every product marketer has been asked by a sales rep, somewhere between one and a million times, for a feature comparison checklist. “I need to see how we stack up. Does our competitor have X...

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How to Do Competitor Monitoring in 10 Minutes a Day

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Ellie Mirman on Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Competitive intelligence (CI) done right is a big commitment. But one of the biggest misconceptions is that competitive intelligence only consists of big research projects done monthly, quarterly, or...

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Why Product Marketing Onboarding Should Start with Competitive Intelligence

Guest Blogger on Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The following post was written by Rebecca Geraghty. Rebecca Geraghty is a B2B product marketer and communicator refining her craft for a decade and counting. Seeing product marketing from different...

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The New Normal: 3 Lessons on Competitive Intelligence in the COVID-19 Era

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Jul 10, 2020

There is no adequate way to express the effect COVID-19 has had on society. It’s changed the way we live and the way we work. Competitive intelligence (CI) might seem like an “extra” in the time of...

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Competitive Battlecards 101: Building Your Battlecards

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Emily Dumas on Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Markets are becoming more competitive, and it’s adding extra hurdles for sales teams to jump over to close deals. As more companies emerge that have the same goal as you, sell a similar product, and...

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