Go To Market Strategy

1st Edition

Advanced Techniques and Tools for Selling More Products to More Customers More Profitably

Authors: Lawrence Friedman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750674607
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th June 2002
Page Count: 294


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In this path-breaking new book, best-selling author and leading go-to-market strategist Larry Friedman provides a practical and battle-tested approach for taking products, services, divisions, or even an entire company to market!

Drawing on dozens of examples and best-practices across a variety of industries, 'Go To Market Strategy' lays out a clear and actionable blueprint for building a winning go-to-market plan - one that will enable you to do more business, with more customers, more often, and more profitably.

In this book you'll find all of the techniques and tools you need to answer today's crucial go-to-market questions:

· Which markets offer the best opportunities for profitable growth?

· What do my target customers need? How can I do a lot more business with them?

· What mix of channels and partners will help me reach and sell to the most customers at the lowest possible cost?

· Do I have the right product or solution? How can I create broader customer interest in my offerings?

· Do I have a winning value proposition? What would make the 'message' more compelling - and drive more purchasing activity?

'Go To Market Strategy' is not about incremental change. As Friedman points out, it is for executives seeking nothing less than double-digit revenue growth and the slashing of at least 10-15 percent of selling costs - absolutely realistic results that go-to-market innovators have consistently achieved. This book lays out all of the techniques used by the world's top go-to-market leaders, so you too can achieve those kinds of results, and gain a real go-to-market competitive advantage in your markets.

Key Features

New thinking from the author of 'The Channel Advantage'Offers ready made go-to-market strategic planning for any organizationPractical advice and a revolutionary strategic approach to creating and retaining customers using new technologies and new channel mixes for faster, more efficient routes to market.


Mid-level and senior executives in marketing, sales and strategy; students on MBA / marketing courses

Table of Contents

Foreword by Neil Rackham; Go-to-market strategy: a brief tour of the issues and opportunities; The Ten Commandments of going to market; Targeting the right markets; Aligning with your customers; Choosing the right channels and partners; Rethinking your products and value proposition; Putting it all together: the integrated multi-channel model; Getting started: the ninety-day go-to-market action plan.


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About the Author

Lawrence Friedman

Larry Friedman is CEO of The Sales Strategy Institute, an international go-to-market strategy and planning firm based outside Washington, DC.He is lead author of the best-seller The Channel Advantage (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999) and co-author of the influential book, Getting Partnering Right (McGraw-Hill, 1996). Widely credited with establishing go-to-market strategy as a core focus of the corporate boardroom, Larry is recognized as a pioneer in the field of multi-channel integration and one of the world's leading experts on business partner channels. Over the past fifteen years, he has consulted to executives at a third of the Fortune 100, and has assisted in the negotiation of over 200 strategic alliances and partnerships on site in 21 countries. He is a sought-after guest speaker and lecturer throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Larry and his wife Kim reside in Reston, Virginia.Please visit www.ssiadvantage.com.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Executive Officer, The Sales Strategy Institute, Virginia, USA


Endorsements for 'Go To Market Strategy': 'Go To Market Strategy is one of the best books I have read about getting into any market. It is an extremely systematic and practical guide for choosing, entering and capturing markets. Do not develop your channel strategy until you've read this book.'- Philip Kotler, S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor Of International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 'Go To Market Strategy is another great book from Larry Friedman for hands-on business leaders. The book is filled with sage advice and common sense for connecting customers with products. It can really make a difference in your business results.' - Mark Templeton, Chief Executive Officer, Citrix Systems 'The implementation of a comprehensive, multi-channel go to market strategy is key for any company to achieve profitable growth. In this insightful book, Larry Friedman provides an excellent framework, supported by practical examples, which will help any executive develop a sound strategy.' - Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Oracle Corporation 'This book will help you tap into the next real window of opportunity: go-to-market competitive advantage. Highly recommended.' - Mark Hildebrand, Chief Executive Officer, Crowe Chizek and Company, member Horwath International 'Go to Market Strategy is a burning bush of wisdom that gets the fundamentals of focus, discipline and execution neatly aligned. A must-read!" - Dale Moss, Director of Sales Worldwide, British Airways