Six Go-to-Market Themes for 2021 Success

With 2021 underway, and the world appearing to be transitioning from the pandemic, we took a look at how certain market trends are crystallizing going forward. We identified 6 key market trends and themes for revenue leaders to understand and react to…

The COVID-19 Catalyst: Brick-and-Mortar Retail’s Future 

(Part II of the Hammer and the Dance Series)   I started writing this post as a sequel to the “Hammer and the Dance” post about health care. This one is focused on retail. As soon as I started writing it, the scope expanded significantly. I’ve been doing a lot of work on retail strategy for the past […]

Two Core Go-to-Market Principles to Future Proof Growth Post-Disruption

The most pronounced issue this pandemic has brought front and center for revenue leaders is the imperative to operate in ever smaller ‘windows of certainty’. While this is undoubtedly true in the midst of disruption, it will also be true post-disruption. In fact, it is increasingly clear that for the foreseeable future there will be no obvious demarcation line…

Post-Disruption Go-to-Market Strategy

This pandemic will be over soon. While the costs will be high, scientific innovation and “social distancing” will eventually eliminate this catastrophic disease transmission. To help revenue leaders operationalize strategic change, we have put together a basic three-step process and a sample “checklist” of strategies and capabilities that leadership teams should address before the economy rebounds under a new set of buying behavior rules.

Go-to-Market 2025 Forecast: Two Disciplines to Separate Winners from Also-Rans in Next 5 Years

Driven by digital transformation, the 2020s will be known for massive behavioral change in both buyers and sellers. This is already apparent across every industry where venture-backed digital disruptors are growing rapidly – they are driving go-to-market and customer behavior change. Yet, many disruptors have not quite reached the “tipping point” of noticeable market share and profitability. Trust me, they will in the next 24-36 months…

AEP Digital Listening Bulletin #3

With only one day to go before AEP closes, consumer fatigue with MA advertising appears to have set in.  Despite significant advertising and marketing investment, KFF just released a study that shows how few people actually voluntarily switch plans during AEP.  Consumers get smarter about Supplemental Plans—and carriers get smarter about targeting.  And the issue of social isolation among seniors garners a lot of attention.

Open Enrollment Digital Listening Bulletin #3

The last few weeks we have picked up a lot more discussion around emerging categories of enhanced benefits as new products are “digested” by the market throughout this open enrollment; a continued focus on cost control and driving employee engagement; and ultimately, discussions about the future of employer-based benefits in today’s high-cost environment….

AEP Digital Listening Bulletin #2

Not surprisingly, the rhetoric has heated up as consumers began to react to the multiple messages and plan options being received around Medicare Advantage across nearly all media channels as AEP shifts to full speed. The “improved”  CMS Star Rating system results were released on October 11 and show that Medicare Advantage…

Open Enrollment Digital Listening Bulletin #2

Welcome to week two of our Fall 2019 Group Benefits Open Enrollment Digital Listening Bulletin. Even more of the benefits conversation turned to the rising costs of the healthcare portion of group benefits over the last two weeks as the reality of 2020 plan options settles in and employers and employees are both faced with rising plan costs, decreased benefits-or both. According to the KFF 2019 Benchmark Employer Health Benefits Survey released in late September, annual family premiums rose 5% in 2019…

AEP Digital Listening Bulletin #1

Welcome to week one of our Fall 2019 AEP Digital Listening Bulletin. In this bi-weekly e-mail, we’ll take a look at the trends, conversations, and themes that we are seeing dominate the Annual Enrollment Period discussion as carriers, brokers, agents and enrollees go through this annual process.