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Time Bomb Blast (Series 2) : Finding the right combination of wires.

[The first post, Time Bomb Blast (Series 1), was for understanding the importance of creating category. Today, I would like to further extend the discussion: "Finding your right category" to develop a Time Bomb brand.]

Time Bomb requires right combination of wires.Otherwise, it will blow away YOU rather than your competitors.

Finding the right combination of wires is finding the right category.It’s tricky. It’s sensitive.

If you can’t find the right category, you can’t find the right combination of strategy and execution.

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Time Bomb Blast (Series 1)

If you ask about one of the favorite post of mine, I’ll say  “What The Marketing Is NOT”, where I discussed why “Marketing Sense” is the skill you need to learn before even learning the definition of marketing.

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10 things Marketers Remember but Forget (Series 1)

I met many experienced and brilliant marketing guys. Due to their extensive experience, they know almost every aspect of marketing. The sad part is: They remember one thing and forget another. That makes me very depressed!
Here are my first series of 10 points for you, I’m bringing up. Easy to memorize, summarize and utilize. (I’ll keep on posting 10 by 10 points in coming days)
Marketing guys……..
1. Remember they should produce product what customers want or need, 
 but forget if customers knew about their wants and needs, they were marketers too.
2. Remember the single (not double or triple) word for the brand name is better,
but forget number of syllables is also important to count, even if we use double word for brand name(e.g Facebook is a good brand name with two syllables)
3. Remember packaging options should be exposed to consumers to observe “which one will be selected  by the consumer”,
but forget RedBull was a failure, not only in selection of packaging, but also in selection of brand name and   taste. (Customers almost always betray you!)
4. Remember blue color is boyish and pink is girlish for their brands, 
 but forget using opposite color to key competitor will differentiate the brand.
5. Remember refreshing logo is good for the brand,
 but forget changing logos, like Pepsi , can change
the consumer’s perception and confuse consumers for nothing. (Slight change is better)
Radical Change (Pepsi)
Slight Change (KFC)
6. Remember how to increase sales through brand extension,

but forget how it will destroy the original brand.

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The only Pakistani featured in the World’s Top Marketing guru’s book!

Who’s that? That’s me!
Now I’ve become, the only Pakistani:

First, I thank to Allah and then mom, dad and my brothers and a sister for supporting me to achieve so many successful “onlies” 🙂

Thanks to my audience to made this blog successful!


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