Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jack Trout
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Marketing & Advertising
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2001
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 26 minutes
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Overview

In today's ultra-competitive world, the average supermarket has 40,000 brand items on its shelves. Car shoppers can wander through the showrooms of over twenty automobile makers. For marketers, differentiating products today is more challenging than at any time in history—yet it remains at the heart of successful marketing. More importantly, it remains the key to a company's survival.

In Differentiate or Die, bestselling author Jack Trout doesn't beat around the bush. He takes marketers to task for taking the easy route too often, employing high-tech razzle-dazzle and sleight of hand when they should be working to discover and market their product's uniquely valuable qualities. He examines successful differentiation initiatives—from giants like Dell Computer, Southwest Airlines, and Wal-Mart to smaller success stories like Streit's Matzoh and Connecticut's tiny Trinity College—to determine why some marketers succeed at differentiating themselves while others fail.

Differentiate or Die outlines the many ways you can achieve differentiation.

Author Details

Author Details

Trout, Jack

JACK TROUT is President of Trout & Partners, one of the most prestigious marketing firms in the United States, with offices in twelve countries and a client list that includes AT&T, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Southwest Airlines, and other Fortune 500 companies. Recognized as one of the influential gurus of marketing, Trout was the first to popularize the idea of "positioning" products and ideas in the minds of consumers. A sought-after speaker, he is the author of numerous marketing classics, including the bestselling Differentiate or Die (Wiley), Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, The 22 Immutab

Rivkin, Steve

JACK TROUT is President of Trout & Partners Ltd. (www.troutandpartners.com), one of the most prestigious marketing firms in the United States, with offices in 13 countries and a client list that includes AT&T, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Sears, and other Fortune 500 companies. Recognized as one of the influential gurus of marketing, Trout was the first to popularize the idea of "positioning" products and ideas in the minds of consumers. A sought-after speaker, he is the author of numerous marketing classics including the bestselling Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marke