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Strategies for Leaders, Challengers, Followers, Nichers


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Strategies for Leaders, Challengers, Followers, Nichers


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Strategies for Market Leaders, Challengers, Followers, Nichers

  • Market Leader Strategies

    • Expand total market

      • new users

      • new uses

      • more usage

    • Defend Market Share

      • Position Defense

        • impregnable fortification

      • Flank Defense

        • erect outposts to protect weak front


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Market Leader Strategies (cont)

  • Preemptive Defense

    • attack the enemy before he attacks you

  • Counteroffensive Defense

    • “wait and see” strategy

  • Mobile Defense

    • market broadening and market diversification

  • Contraction Defense

    • strategic withdrawal


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Market Leader Strategies (cont)

  • Expanding Market Share

    • must consider:

      • possible antitrust action

      • economic cost

      • pursuit of wrong marketing mix strategy


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Market Challenger Strategies

  • Must define strategic objective and opponents(s)

  • Must choose a general attack strategy

    • frontal or “head on”

    • flank or “blind side”

    • encirclement or “blitz”

    • bypass or attacking easier markets to broaden resource base

    • guerrilla or small, intermittent attacks


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Market Follower Strategies

  • Counterfeiter

    • duplicates leader

  • Cloner

    • emulates leader

  • Imitator

    • copies some features

  • Adapter

    • improves on leader


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Market Niche Strategies

  • Niche specializations include:

    • end user

    • vertical-level

    • customer size

    • specific customer

    • geographic

    • product/product line/product feature

    • quality/price

    • service/channel