The marketing strategies of open source versus closed source ESBs

I’m continuing my series of blog entries where I am sharing some early results from REPAMATron – my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering tool. In this entry I’m looking at the difference in marketing strategy between open source and closed source enterprise service buses (EBSs). REPAMATron automates my REPAMA competitive marketing intelligence methodology and is […]

First output from REPAMATron – WSO2 versus FuseSource versus Talend versus the ESB market

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I analyse the marketing tactics and strategies of high-tech vendors – mainly in the infrastructure software space. It’s… …an emotional day for me as I share the first output from my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering system – REPAMATron. Well perhaps it’s not that emotional, but […]

Visualising competitive market intelligence – some early output from REPAMATron

As I mentioned in a previous post I’m in the process of automating REPAMA – our competitive marketing intelligence methodology. It’s quite a task and I’ve not been able to focus as much time on the project as I would have liked, but it’s coming along. REPAMA visualises competitive intelligence. I created the REPAMA methodology […]

Positioning, depositioning and the UK General Election

I watched the 2nd televised leaders’ debate the other evening and was struck by the maturity of some of the competitive marketing campaigns conducted by the UK’s political parties. (Please get through this rather turgid and wordy description of the state of current political debate in the UK – there is a marketing-related point to […]

Different differentiation for diffidents? (Corporate Shyness)

I hope you like the alliterative heading for the blog which was born from some work I’ve been doing recently for a client.  I’m not sure that diffident is exactly the right word but there was no way that I was going to ditch it when it looks so beautiful set against all those “diff” […]

Standards-based marketing – an antidote “Sell Differently” Part 3

Part 3 – Sell Differently I’m continuing this series of blogs here by looking at the techniques that software vendors can use to create the “illusion” of differentiation in markets where technical standards have led to little material product difference. Perhaps the most obvious differentiator between organisations that have “broadly” similar technology, and an area […]

Part 7 – The “UNLIKE [the primary alternative]” element from the positioning statement

The Primary Competitor or Alternative I’ve been looking at the positioning statement In this series of blogs.  This entry will focus on the UNLIKE [the primary alternative or competitor] element. So just to recap here we’re constructing a natural language statement that captures a number of key strategic marketing positioning elements.  This particular element in […]