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Jacquard Associates is working with a new startup company; while working closely with them, I am observing several different ways 80/20 applies to our client. They are a manufacturer of durable consumer products with a target of $20 million revenue by the end of their second year. One method to avoid the waste of over extending their sales effort is to target only their top 35 distributors, instead of their target list of 350.
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- Jeremy Schwartz
Jacquard proudly introduces our client Bravo Trailers. A startup with experienced management, they will be the market leader in enclosed trailers as they solve the industry's chronic issues. Through their Lean Business Plan, Bravo will outperform the industry. Their Lean focus incorporates dealers, suppliers, employees, product and manufacturing process. We are proud of their achievements. I invite you to visit their website, why not buy a trailer, they are taking orders for January delivery!
The manufacturer wanted to test a significant number of marketing techniques and tactics in order to understand the range of opportunities for influencing a variety of consumer segments. But one of its key retail partners was reluctant to undertake the months of effort that traditional multi-site, in-store pilot programs require. The high number of proposed initiatives (originally 50, subsequently winnowed to the 20 most promising) heightened the perennial risks of confusing customers with different messages in different stores and of tipping off competitors about the retailer’s plans. Furthermore, the retailer had recently hired a new category buyer, whose focus was rapidly increasing category sales—not turning its stores into a massive shopper-marketing laboratory.