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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

3 Unique, Tactical Applications of Competitive Intelligence

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Ben Cope on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Most marketers and competitive intelligence (CI) pros would agree that gathering competitive insights is only a valuable activity if those insights are used to further key business goals. Almost every organization with a CI program leverages competitive intelligence in making strategic business decisions. Tactical applications of CI, like battlecards and competitor matrices, are also perennial favorites that can be leveraged by nearly any organization. 

However, the most valuable applications...

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Top 5 Competitive Intelligence Challenges and What You Can Do About Them

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Emily Dumas on Wed, Feb 12, 2020

With every new initiative comes its own set of challenges. Creating and executing a competitive intelligence (CI) program isn’t always easy, no matter how experienced the professional or how robust...

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How to Share Competitive Intelligence Across Your Organization [New Data]

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Emily Dumas on Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) process can be time-consuming. Whether or not you’re a full-time CI professional, researching, analyzing, and communicating competitive intelligence information can...

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CI Experts Weigh In: How to Drive Engagement on CI Deliverables

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Ellie Mirman on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Competitive landscapes are fast-moving and complex. Professionals specialized in this field learn the best practices in capturing and analyzing competitor moves and translating that into effective...

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KPIs for Competitive Intelligence: What to Measure & How to Drive Impact

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Alicia Thomas on Fri, Jan 24, 2020

One of the hardest problems for many competitive intelligence (CI) professionals is how to measure the impact of programs that they put into place. In fact, less than half (44%) of CI teams have...

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Competitive Intelligence is Maturing: Here’s What to Do About It

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Ben Cope on Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Competitive intelligence (CI) is not a new business function. The way businesses and CI practitioners are approaching competitive intelligence, however, is changing quickly. We recently surveyed...

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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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2020 State of CI Report: New Data Shows 94% of Businesses Are Now Investing in Competitive Intelligence

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Ellie Mirman on Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Today, we’re excited to share the results of the third annual market and competitive intelligence research study, the 2020 State of Competitive Intelligence report. This is the largest study on the...

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How to Prove Your Point with Competitive Comparison Pages

Guest Blogger on Thu, Jan 9, 2020

The following post was written by Jeanne Hopkins. As Chief Marketing Officer at Lola.com, Jeanne Hopkins leads the company’s marketing organization as well as its customer success organization. She...

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Competitive Intelligence Planning for 2020: 15 Questions to Answer in Your Annual Plan

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Ellie Mirman on Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The new year is right around the corner and, with that, 2020 planning is kicking off. For the competitive intelligence (CI) professionals out there, how are you adjusting your CI program plans? How...

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