Recent articles in FastCompany and AdAge have highlighted some interesting innovations and trends in the retail sector that could also impact sports delivery. Starbucks has had a go at re imagining the rules for building coffee outlets. It’s designed its new concept store to be a work of art, and deliverable on a truck. The […]
With the latest round of funding for NGBs now confirmed, many are taking the opportunity to review not just the offers they make to their target customers but also the underlying business model they use to deliver those offers. To support those conversations, and introduce some of the key ideas, I’ve summarised a few recent […]
This month’s HBR magazine has an interesting article about rethinking the classic 4 Ps for B2B marketing. Instead of Product, Place, Price and Promotion, the authors propose Solution, Access, Value and Education. As NGBs are largely in the B2B space, rather than B2C, the article has some interesting ideas for sport’s governing bodies. Instead of […]
I was reading the Starbucks entry on wikinvest the other day. The bit that particularly interested me was the short entry on Starbucks 3rd place – a market positioning based on delivering a differentiated customer experience that became a catalyst for growth within the coffee shop market. The entry reads: Starbucks’ success is due in […]
Last week, Nike announced their quarterly results. Constant dollar revenues grew 9%, with growth in every geography except for Japan. But it wasn’t the results themselves that interested me; but rather, how they explained their strategy for creating sustainable business growth. Mark Parker, NIKE Inc.’s President and CEO, said “everything we do at Nike is […]
A new survey investigates the economic impact of delivering poor customer experiences. On average, Australian consumers end 1.37 relationships, with an average value of AU$403, because the customer service didn’t meet their expectations.
Ever wish you could have an exercise buddy to train with? Or wish there was a mass participation race near-by? In the old ‘real world’ you’d be stuck with no friends and no access. But not any more. MapMyRun have partnered with the Columbus Half Marathon, to bring Columbus to the world. On August 30th, […]