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8 days ago by stevesong
Burning Down the (Messaging) House
"Why is that? Messaging Documents/Houses are consistently:

Narcissistic. They reflect what vendors want people to hear, but rarely provide the context as to why they should care.
Undifferentiated. They have so many messages, without any comparative quality, that it is hard to find what really matters. Even the top level messages suffer from this.
Forgettable. Again, the volume of messages “information’ in these documents is overwhelming. By the time you get to the end, it’s hard to remember anything (see “undifferentiated”).
Ignored. They usually get created around an ‘event’ (e.g. new product). And after a burst of energy, are quickly ignored (see “forgettable”). I’ve yet to find anyone who audits materials against their messaging documents. I’m pretty sure I know what the results would be."
go-to-market  new  customer  acquisition  product  marketing  impact  messaging  and  differentiation  portfolio  burning  down  the  house  positionings  stories  storytelling  talking  heads 
21 days ago by jonerp
Accenture Is Buying Droga5, an Ad Agency, Making a Bet on Creativity - The New York Times
Post claims @accenture's largest acquisition to date, @droga5, changes the #advertising business. That's hyperbole; Accenture has acquired too many firms to count to expand its competencies over the years
accenture  interactive  agency  acquisition  q2  2019  news  advertising  marketing  management  consulting  customer  experience  device  creative  hightech  mobile 
27 days ago by csrollyson
Opinion | It’s Time to Break Up Facebook - The New York Times
Detailed argument for breaking up #Facebook as we broke up #AT&T and #StandardOil - When firms become so dominant that they control business sectors and culture, they have to split #monopoly
facebook  hightech  pointofview  2019  Q2  founder  zuckerberg  social  network  monopoly  regulation  breakup  ATT  example  innovation  market  power  privacy  instagram  whatsapp  acquisition  competition  concentration  politics  data  artificial  intelligence  advertising  bullsi  reference 
5 weeks ago by csrollyson
Pluralsight will acquire GitPrime for $170M | TechCrunch
"GitPrime is a great exemplar of a whole class of companies that are waiting to get built: domain-specific business intelligence (BI) tools. And it’s gotten radically easier to build something like GitPrime even in the last year. You can use an automated data pipeline like Fivetran (my company) to centralize all your users data in a single multi-tenant Snowflake data warehouse, and then build your analytics on top of that foundation. Finally, you can sell direct access to the curated data via data sharing as an enterprise feature.

It’s a highly repeatable pattern. There should be a GitPrime for every industry. " -https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19802067
startups  acquisition  news 
6 weeks ago by tobym
Eero acquisition details
Ugly stories from an acquisition of a company worth less than its investment. Bonuses for a few top executives, nothing for regular employees
eero  amazon  acquisition  balancesheet 
10 weeks ago by nelson

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