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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

Ben Cope

Ben Cope
Ben works on Crayon's marketing programs with an emphasis on all things demand generation. Prior to joining Crayon, Ben spent three years working in both marketing and sales roles at Salsify. When he isn't cobbling together marketing campaigns, you'll find him attempting to cook something overly elaborate or bopping around music venues in Boston.
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Why Technology Companies Need to Invest More in Product Marketing

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Ben Cope on Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Most startups and growth-stage tech companies are understandably judicious in their outlay of capital. When you’re under the venture capital magnifying glass and trying to prove your product is commercially viable, investments in functions like sales and demand generation are seemingly safe bets. Both of those functions are easily tied to revenue production, unlike some other functions for which the ROI is hazier.

One of those hazy functions is product marketing. A target of chronic...

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How to Give your Marketing Team a Competitive Advantage

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Ben Cope on Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Building and scaling a well-oiled marketing team that facilitates growth is a tall order. Building and engaging an audience with insightful content that pushes the known boundaries of your market is...

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How to Leverage Product Reviews In Your Competitor Analysis

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Ben Cope on Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Review sites are jam-packed with competitive intelligence (CI). On review sites, you’ll find both happy and unhappy customers giving insight into your competitors’ products and outlining strengths...

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Using Competitive Data Points to Predict the Future

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Ben Cope on Fri, Aug 14, 2020

For anyone with an internet connection and a glut of time available for research, competitive data points are nearly inexhaustible. New job postings, minor website copy changes, new marketing content...

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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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Get Started on Your Competitive Landscape Analysis: Introducing Free Competitor Reports

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Ben Cope on Mon, Jun 8, 2020

If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your market, you’re not alone. 90% of businesses report their market has become more competitive in the last three years. Every year, startups are better able to...

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How Product Marketers can Adapt to a Rapidly-Changing Market

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Ben Cope on Fri, May 29, 2020

Product marketers have a lot on their plates during a period of normalcy. During an atypical time when markets are in constant flux, and competitive pivots are just as swift, those plates are filled...

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Product Marketers: The Subject Matter Experts

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Ben Cope on Fri, May 8, 2020

Product marketing is a uniquely diverse function, and as such, product marketers tend to come from varying backgrounds and possess differing strengths. Some product marketers are master storytellers....

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How to Balance Customer & Competitor Centric Messaging

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Ben Cope on Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Formulating messaging that resonates with your target market is a challenging endeavor. Strong messaging needs to concisely demonstrate differentiated value that addresses the unique goals and...

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Eight Key Product Marketing Interview Questions

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Ben Cope on Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The hiring process for product marketing roles is unusually difficult compared to most other roles. Product marketers have a substantial breadth of responsibility and level of cross-functional...

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