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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

24 Questions to Consider for Your Next SWOT Analysis

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Conor Bond on Thu, Jan 21, 2021

So, you’re getting ready to conduct a SWOT analysis — fantastic! Whether you’re a marketer, an executive leader, a competitive intelligence (CI) professional, or someone else entirely, you’re on your way to making smarter and more impactful decisions.

As you know, conducting a SWOT analysis means evaluating your business through four distinct (yet closely connected) lenses: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Pretty self-explanatory, right?

Right. With that being said,...

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What is Competitive Analysis? A B2B Marketer's Guide

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Conor Bond on Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Your business doesn’t exist in a vacuum. There will always be external forces pushing on your bottom line — both upwards and downwards. A strong economy drives a sustained boost in demand for your...

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Competitive Analysis Requires Benchmarking Your Own Company

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Emily Dumas on Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Most businesses know their own strategy through and through, and recently, more companies than ever before are investing in competitive intelligence. The real secret to success is combining those two...

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5 Steps to Get Valuable Insight From Competitor Website Analysis

Guest Blogger on Thu, Jan 7, 2021

The following post was written by Richard Conn. Richard is the Senior Director, Search Marketing for RingCentral, a global leader in unified communications and a world class VoIP provider. He is...

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5 Key Areas to Analyze when Conducting a Competitor Marketing Analysis

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Lauren Kersanske on Wed, Aug 12, 2020

A competitor analysis encompasses many different facets of your competitor’s business—revenue, product, marketing, sales, engineering, organizational structures, and more. But there’s something to be...

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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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Analyzing Your Competitive Landscape: 4 Case Studies

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Emily Dumas on Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Conducting a competitive analysis can be time-consuming. It takes time to gather intelligence, analyze the insights, share data, and integrate your findings into your strategy. However, if you’re...

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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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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 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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