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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

Lauren Kersanske

Lauren Kersanske
Lauren Kersanske is Senior Marketing Manager at Crayon, the market and competitive intelligence company. Prior to Crayon, she was the Senior Demand Generation Manager at Cybereason, where she built and led digital strategy across the team including campaigns, lead nurturing, conversion optimization, ABM, and more. Previously, she was the Marketing Director at Hexadite, a cybersecurity startup acquired by Microsoft for $100 million, and HubSpot, as Lead Nurturing Manager for North America. Lauren loves the (good) chaos of startup life, and plans on doing it again and again.
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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 COVID, but it’s more crucial to your bottom-line now more than ever. 

Here are three lessons we’ve learned about competitive intelligence for businesses in the era of COVID-19.

Lesson #1: Every Single Deal Matters and Good Competitive Intel Equals More Revenue

CI is about driving action. It’s not...

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How to Take a Snapshot of your Competitive Landscape

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Jun 19, 2020

“Can you give me a quick overview of the competitive landscape?”

Unless you have an in-depth and current competitive analysis on-hand, you might find yourself slightly panicked at this sudden...

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7 Signs You Need a Messaging Refresh

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Lauren Kersanske on Thu, May 21, 2020

Messaging is a core part of your company’s DNA. It’s not simply a list of the 3-5 features that make your product great—it’s the story that communicates the value you provide to customers day in and...

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Building an Intelligence Culture in your Organization

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Lauren Kersanske on Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Competitive Intelligence (CI) is growing. According to the recent State of Competitive Intelligence Report, more than half (57%) of businesses have CI teams of two or more dedicated CI professionals,...

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3 Win/Loss Insights to Use in Your Battlecards

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Lauren Kersanske on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Win/loss analysis is a critical component of competitive intelligence (CI). Understanding who you are winning (or losing) against and why helps inform how you position and differentiate yourself...

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Does Competitive Intelligence Impact Revenue? [+13 Charts & Stats]

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Lauren Kersanske on Thu, Jan 16, 2020

If a business wants to maintain any sort of competitive advantage, having a competitive intelligence (CI) function is crucial. But how are businesses doing CI today? How much are they investing, and...

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5 Ways to Drive Sales Adoption of Battlecards

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Nov 8, 2019

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...

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How Product Marketers Can Make Competitive Intelligence a Priority

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Oct 11, 2019

These past couple of months, I’ve had the privilege of speaking at the Product Marketing Community events to talk about how product marketers can leverage competitive insights to drive revenue....

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Competitive Objection Handling: How to Fight Against Competitor Claims

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Lauren Kersanske on Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The competition is talking about you, and no surprise—it’s not good. Whether it’s half-truths or outright lies, you need to arm your sales team with tactics and talking points to counter claims made...

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3 Lessons from Product Marketing Experts That Will Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Lauren Kersanske on Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Career advice - some of it’s good, most of it’s bad, and yet we all seek it. We spoke with some of the best product marketers about their careers as part of our spotlight series, and here are some of...

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