Last updated on April 30th, 2024

Positioning in Marketing: 10 Company Examples

When an engineer turned marketer helps re-position company after company to grow 10X and 20X, they know something we don't. Below, we'll cover what positioning in marketing is, why April Dunford's new process is so popular, show you how 10 companies got their market positioning right, and include some links to positioning in marketing example templates.
Pardeep Kullar
Pardeep Kullar
Positioning in Marketing: 10 Company Examples

Table of Contents

  1. Why positioning

  2. What is positioning in marketing?

  3. Using positioning statements was simply guessing and now there's a

  4. 10 Companies show you their market positioning

    4.1 Superhuman achieved great positioning by creating an engine
    4.2 Upscope's SaaS positioning lesson? They never read the third line of the email
    4.3 Cobloom positioned around their best performing clients AND their best work
    4.4 Userlist followed the positioning process precisely and won
    4.5.A serial entrepreneur explains the danger of positioning around saving money
    4.6 Positioning for mice vs elephants
    4.7 Databox re-positioned in one week
    4.8 Grow & Convert had to position for specific industry problems
    4.9 Positioning for minimum support or stress and maximum freedom
    4.10 Positioning a healthy lunchtime venue in Soho
    5.0 Positioning in marketing example

Why positioning matters? It's worth a billion dollars

How many companies “could” have been Dropbox or Slack? A lot of startups built
the equivalent of Dropbox but never became

Product positioning is central to a winning strategy for many companies. “For
some folks, it’s mainly a messaging exercise, while others associate it very
closely with branding. But positioning is much, much broader than either of
those things.

Product positioning describes the specific market you intend to win and why
you are uniquely qualified to win it. It’s the underpinning of your

and impacts everything from marketing to sales, to customer success and the
product itself.” - April

As Judy Loehr says the fundamental problem companies have is: “No-one cares
about your product.”

We need every advantage in getting the right product to the right people and
positioning in marketing is a job to be done.

What is positioning?

Al Ries definition: "**Positioning is not what you do to the product; it’s
what you do to the mind of the prospect. It’s how you differentiate your brand
in the mind. Positioning compensates for our over-communicated society by
using an oversimplified message to cut through the clutter and get into the
mind. Positioning focuses on the perceptions of the prospect not on the
reality of the brand."

April Dunford's definition: "In order to break through the noise,
companies would need to take into account their own strengths and weaknesses,
then contrast them with their competitors to create a unique leadership
position in the minds of customers.

Wikipedia Definition: "Positioning refers to the place that a brand
occupies in the minds of the customers and how it is distinguished from the
products of the competitors. In order to position products or brands,
companies may emphasize the distinguishing features of their brand (what it
is, what it does and how, etc.) or they may try to create a suitable image
(inexpensive or premium, utilitarian or luxurious, entry-level or high-end,
etc.) through the marketing mix.

Using positioning statements was simply guessing and now there's a science

April Dunford is an engineer turned marketer and has helped reposition
companies to go from, for example, $2 million to $70 million in 18 months
and also advises startups on positioning so they don't waste years going
in the wrong direction.

The old way of positioning was to fill in the blanks on a positioning
statement and that's a very crude and random process.

The new process outlined by April includes some of the points listed below:

  • Start by focusing on your best customers.

  • List your unique attributes that service those customers.

  • List the real value of each of those attributes to those customers.

  • Find out exactly who cares about them a lot.

  • Find a market frame that helps those strengths stand out.

Her book, "Obviously Awesome - How to nail product positioning so customers
get it, buy it, love it" by April Dunford.

is something I wish I had come across years ago. It has an incredible range of
endorsements from experienced founders and marketers, including Rand Fishkin,
who read it in 2

We, my partner Joe and I, operate two profitable bootstrapped SaaS companies,
but we wasted years growing slower than we should have because we didn’t
understand positioning. We ended up having meaningless meetings and A/B tests
discussing our homepage title, the best market, onboarding flows, sales demos,
and more. This book could have resolved about 90% of those discussions, even
if the answer was to "wing it until we know more."

It would also have been great if someone had explained to us how positioning
is different to a strategic sales narrative
. The strategic sales narrative
is the compelling story you tell your customer so they understand why they
need your product

10 Companies Show You Their Market Positioning Strategy

1. Superhuman achieved product market fit and positioning by creating an


This is first in the list because it's a near perfect breakdown of not
only achieving product market fit but also positioning and its accompanying

Superhuman built an engine to:

  1. Find the customers that loved their email client product.

  2. Find the features they really liked.

  3. Create their value messaging around it.

I thought Superhuman was all hype

I first heard about it on Twitter from venture capitalists and founders who
tweeted on how much they loved it.

I was very confused. It's a damn email sender with the same features as
other email senders, how good can it be?

It turns out that I primarily communicate on Intercom these days and so send
very few emails.

I also did not understand the problem it solved for heavy duty email users.

How is Superhuman positioned?

Is Superhuman an email client? Yup.

Is sending and receiving mails a new shiny technology? No, it's been
around since the internet began.

Does Superhuman have more features than other clients? It has some
unique new features but it's not positioned around those.

Is Superhuman cheaper than other services? No, there are cheaper options.

How have they positioned it then? By saying that it is the FASTEST email
ever made.

It turns out that people who send and receive lots of emails each day care
about speed A LOT
and are willing to pay the $30 / month for it even when
there are cheaper and possibly more feature rich email clients out there.

Those heavy duty email users are signing up for it, tweeting about it and
Superhuman now have a waiting list of 100,000s for onboarding.

When it comes to positioning around speed, they're not just saying it, they
prove their commitment to speed through engineering around a minimum speed

How did they get to this positioning?

They built an engine to achieve product market fit and find positioning.

For example they segmented users, they used Sean Ellis's 40% disappointment
survey, they created customer profiles using Julie Sapan's high expectation
customer framework and lots more.

Two key things greatly helped find their position.

  1. They initially passed over feedback by those who wouldn't be disappointed
    if the product never existed. In short, they ignored people who didn't need

  2. Within their survey they asked one key question "What is the main benefit
    you get from Superhuman?" and created a word cloud with the results. Speed
    stood at the centre of that word cloud.

The engine they created to get both product market fit and positioning can be
used by almost any company starting or even re-evaluating positioning.

Read the full article on Superhuman's product market fit

2. Upscope's SaaS positioning lesson learned: They never even got to the

third line

In April Dunford's book we read that positioning is a deliberate exercise.

We didn't commit to a deliberate position at first so our marketing misfired.

They never made it to the 3rd line of our email

We sent out cold emails knowing we were emailing the right people with the
right product. It's true. We've now confirmed that we did email the right
people with the right product.

What went wrong?

Everyone replying formed an idea in their mind after reading the first

Judging by their replies they even skimmed through the rest but had already
made a decision.

They replied saying they already have a tool for that problem

Upscope, is for "Seeing what your customer sees, instantly, without

It's a form of screen sharing where you can draw on your customer's screen,
also known as co-browsing.

We had a clear targetable market because it integrates with live chat systems
like Intercom and Zendesk so we emailed customer support managers using those

We specified clear differentiators to existing screen sharing tools.

  1. No downloads.

  2. See what your customer sees in one click.

  3. Scroll and click for them on THEIR screen.

Great right?

That's what we thought.

We sent out cold emails to live chat users explaining all these wonderful
shiny advantages.

What did people say?

"No thanks, we use Teamviewer".


Why couldn't they see the difference?

We half-cooked it and that was deadly

It turns out they don't have mental energy to spare in learning something

We should have focused on contrasting ourselves with Teamviewer and
existing screen sharing tools straight away rather than starting with our
wonderful new shiny thing.

There are 4 ways to frame a product

We didn't know that contrasting to screen sharing was one of 4 possible ways
to frame our

  1. Dominate an existing category.

  2. Dominate a segment of an existing category.

  3. Reframe an existing category.

  4. Create a new category.

We hadn't done any of these deliberately.

We changed our home page headline half a dozen times
but with no real structured reasoning.

That's not saying it fails to attract people, it just means we grew slower
than we could

What are we doing now?

We decided that we'll continue to be positioned as part of the growing
co-browsing market and against our competitors but we'll do what we should
have done from the start: By having our own view of the market regardless of
what our competitors are doing.
Our own intrinsic vision, values and culture
around building a product that we believe in. Why do this? It's a positioning
and also
emotionally satisfying.

3. How Cobloom positioned around their best performing clients AND their

best work

Cobloom went from SEO agency to inbound SaaS agency by analysing their best
performing clients and by looking at what they themselves were good at and

Here's a good moment to insert Mark Cuban's quote on following your effort
rather than your passion:

“One of the great LIES of life is follow your passions. Everybody tells
you to follow your passion, follow your passion. If you put in enough time,
and you get really good, I will give you a little secret: Nobody quits
anything they are good at because it is fun to be good
. It is fun to be
one of the best.
But in order to be one of the best, you have to put in
effort. So don’t follow your passions, follow your effort,”

Cobloom were good at marketing SaaS companies and that's what worked.

What was the problem? Customers didn't trust SEO companies

The Cobloom founders realised that offering an SEO service was difficult when
people did not trust SEO service companies.

I'm familiar with this as I also distrusted SEO services until I understood

They went through multiple stages.

Stage 1: We are an SEO service

There were multiple problems with being an SEO service at the time including
the shady reputation of some SEO companies, budget constraints, an imbalance
between what companies wanted and what they were willing to pay
and proving
results related to the work they did and not some other random factor.

In short, positioning as an SEO company was bad for business.

Stage 2: We are a B2B Inbound agency and a Hubspot partner

This is where they followed the rise of content as central to marketing and
became an inbound agency, a Hubspot partner and provider of content to a range
of industries.

However, it became flooded with competitors who described themselves the
same way and they found that competing on price for high value complicated
work is difficult.

Stage 3: We are an Inbound agency for SaaS

This is where they discovered the perfect junction of performance and joy.

Their best performing clients were SaaS.

They enjoyed working with SaaS.

They were winning a lot of SaaS business.

They focused on SaaS.

This fits with April Dunford's approach of looking at your best clients and
building your positioning off of them and adds a great point of finding what
you enjoy in your work and doing more of that.

Being authentically you is a competitive advantage people find hard to
copy. (Source: Naval Ravikant)

Read more on Coblooms re-positioning adventure

4. Userlist followed the 10-step method precisely

Userlist is a beautifully clean drip messaging tool for SaaS companies. It's
an alternative to Intercom's own messaging component which we use at Upscope
and we're fully aware of how complicated that can be to set up and use.

Userlist exactly followed April Dunford's 10 step process for positioning as
described in her book.

Key points to note in their journey to find positioning:

  • Before the positioning exercise they had described themselves as an "email
    automation tool" but were immediately compared to strong competitors with
    more features
    like Drip and Active Campaign and so needed to change.

  • The decided to precisely follow April Dunford's 10 step rule from her book.

  • When they mapped their features to the question "Who cares about them?" they
    had the word "Bootstrapped" or "SaaS" in almost all the columns.

  • They shifted their product category from email automation to “customer
    messaging tools”
    in which Intercom also exists and they contrasted
    themselves with Intercom's own messaging module.

  • They've built their marketing around the growing trend of user onboarding
    which links naturally to the service they provide.

  • They re-launched their product and got rave reviews.

How did the process change their description of themselves?

They changed it to "Onboard and engage your users with Userlist — a customer
messaging tool for SaaS companies. More efficient than building it yourself;
less complex than Intercom or"

Positioning statements are useful after you've done a positioning exercise
otherwise they can be dangerous box ticking exercises.

That said, the above fits almost perfectly with the structure below provided
by Google's head of marketing Christopher Escher as covered in this

For (target customer)

Who (statement of need or opportunity),

(Product name) is a (product category)

That (statement of key benefit).

Unlike (competing alternative)

(Product name)(statement of primary differentiation).

Read Userlist's article as it's a perfect layout of the positioning

5. If you position on "saving money" you can lose money

Jason Cohen has built and sold several companies and is the Founder and CTO of
WP Engine.

He perfectly explains a situation in which you can 8X your price if you
avoid positioning around "savings"
and instead focus on growth.

Summary of how to 8X your price

  • Assume you sell a tool called 'DoubleDown' that can reduce any companies ad
    spending but still bring in the same number of leads.

  • You find a company spending $40,000 per month on ads.

  • You sell your product to the ad guy at that company for $5,000 per month.
    They use the tool and cut their ad spending by $15,000 per month.

  • The CEO finds out about the savings but doesn't really give a damn. Why?
    The CEO cares about growth first because if the company grows 20% then
    that covers the ad spending anyway.

  • The pitch should have been "You’re paying $200/lead right now, yielding 200
    leads per month. Using DoubleDown, you can double the number of leads you’re
    generating, still at a cost of $200/lead".

  • In short, if the company primarily cares about growth then they're willing
    to spend $80,000 on ads per month if they can guarantee that the same number
    of quality leads come in to help them grow.

  • You as the double down tool owner could have charged $40,000 per month not

This was painful to read.

As a co-founder I'm always thinking about growth and value and yet we get
tempted to throw in other factors that are not priorities for clients.

In short, think about core value rather than saving money.

Read the full article by Jason Cohen

6. Positioning for mice vs elephants

This point is focused more on landing pages as part of positioning to attract
larger companies and for enterprise clients, this matters a lot.

As a SaaS company we did not understand the real reason "why" our larger
competitors could get away with odd headlines and lots of seemingly boring
summary docs linked to their landing pages.

The following 5 groupings are taken from this great

To get to $100m dollars in annual revenue you need:

  • 1,000 enterprise customers paying you $100k+ per year each; or

  • 10,000 medium-sized companies paying you $10k+ per year each; or

  • 100,000 small businesses paying you $1k+ per year each; or

  • 1 million consumers or "prosumers" paying you $100+ per year each or

  • 10 million active consumers who you monetize at $10+ per year each by
    selling ads

Let's take the 10,000 medium-sized customers at $10k each per year as an

If you have a $100 a month product, people will sign up, buy it and you
might never talk to them
. Your support may well be simply live chat support,
a few emails and sometimes a demo or webinar.

If you have a $1,000 per month or a $10,000 per month product then
people will almost always want to talk to you before buying, they will
have questions, they will need lots more information and they will need to
trust you not to get them fired and they know they'll need it to pass through
several departments to get implemented.

Below is one example of how it might impact your landing page.

Why do companies going for $100k customers have all this crap on their

landing pages?

One of the most confusing things for new SaaS startups looking at the website
of a larger established SaaS company in the same space is wondering why they
have all that crap on their landing pages.

Why is their main headline talking in such vague general terms when we need to
be so precise about the problem we solve?

Why do they have these boring docs on their page like security and datasheet

Why do they have shallow one pager articles on how they serve each industry?

While I can't yet explain their vague headlines other than that they're
already an established brand and have their own marketing channels that work,
the docs are important.

The messaging on landing pages that attract 100,000 vs 10 dollar products is
different and that includes the docs.

How does your page change when positioning for large companies?

"If they visit your website and it looks like it’s made for tiny customers,
they’ll move on. Great marketing isn’t just when you understand your customer,
it’s when your customer feels understood by you. When they visit your website
they have to feel like “this company gets me.
Kyle Racki, CEO of Proposify

Upscope's first landing page had no security docs, no industry information, a
startupish about us page and no careers page.

That's all changed through iterations made as we learned more.

Below is an image of what you'll see on the Upscope home

There are 4 sets of key improvements we've made to just our footer as part of
our transition to attracting larger companies:

  1. Book demo. Many people at larger companies want to talk first without
    signing up. They often first book a demo to see if they can learn more about
    us and also trust us as a company. Yup, we didn't have this when we started.

  2. Upscope for finance, insurance, improving customer experience. We added
    pages for individual industries and topics that large organisations care
    about. Customer experience is an important subject for many organisation as
    many companies with similar price and features all compete on it.

  3. Security information, HIPAA and GDPR compliance. Every single large
    company using Upscope has asked questions about data security and compliance.
    Why is this so important? Because "there are key stakeholders who will kill
    the deal
    the minute a red flag goes up." and "In my experience, security and
    legal concerns tend to be the biggest hurdles blocking enterprise

  4. Additional minor changes include a slightly more mature about us page
    covering our founder skill sets in a more serious light, a careers page and
    phone numbers.

Has this resulted in larger companies approaching us? Hell yes.

Read more on this journey
and the funny
version here

7. Databox re-positioned in one week

This is an example of pivoting from enterprise to mass market which is the
opposite of Upscope and is a great example of why you don't need to wait.

This article hit home because I find it tempting to say "We need to gather
more data before we change our positioning
" but this can simply be a denial
of circumstances**.** We probably have enough data now to at least adjust and
test our positioning.

John Bonini, who pushed for repositioning Databox said the following :

"In a crowded space, I argued for defining the market positioning rather than
letting the market define it for us. We’re not Geckoboard. We’re not
Klipfolio. We’re not Domo or Tableau. We’re not just another dashboard or BI
tool. Databox is different, and I strongly suggested communicating that
difference to the market ASAP.

My first impression looking at their website was that they're a dashboard type
tool and below is their old home page:

They deliberately switched away from enterprise exec types because selling to
large companies was tough.

They instead moved to freemium and mass market after John had done some great

Key points from their positioning analysis

  • The problem they realised is that spreadsheets, slide decks, and status
    meetings suck and have to go.

  • While execs knew what was happening via a multitude of these spreadsheets
    and slide decks most others didn't understand how the business was doing or,
    by the time they did, the data was a month old.

  • Their product was evolved for marketers and others without needing too much
    input from engineering to get set up which was often a roadblock.

  • It was also right for helping marketing agencies who work with multiple

  • Freemium was a key differentiator.

Here's the new home page:

Read the full breakdown of their repositioning here.

8. Grow & Convert had to position for specific industry problems

Benji Hyam has written an in-depth post on positioning and it's always
interesting when a marketing company has to re-position itself because their
reasoning and insights have greater experience backing them.

It's tempting to blame marketing tactics

I like this part at the start of the post:

A management team might say the following:

“The traffic from content is just not converting into customers, we need to
go [upmarket, different niche, optimize our conversions, etc.]”

When conversions are not as high as they could be across multiple channels,
it's often a positioning problem.

In some industries companies can positioning on accountability

One thing to note reading this and reading about the other company that began
with SEO services is that some industries have industry specific trust
problems and whoever solves it best can win

Marketing companies all have a problem proving results and being accountable
for them because content marketing, as an example, takes a variable time to
have an impact and people expect an ROI in a set period of time.

What problems did they see in the industry

A. You can't hire just any writer to write an 'expert' post for readers on a
subject whose readers have been in that industry for decades.

B. Marketing agencies all lacked a good promotion strategy for content.

C. Agencies didn't measure results by leads and actual sign ups.

What was their positioning approach?

They used the following structure to find position:

  1. Who are you targeting?

  2. What pain points does your product solve?

  3. How are you unique?

  4. Can you prove the above is true?

What specifically did they do to fix industry problems

They decided to only supply 3 posts per month to maintain quality.

They only measured by sign ups and leads, rather than traffic.

They created a 3 step content promotion strategy.

In short, they took the toughest problems in their industry and came at it
head on.

Pricing as part of positioning

The article also covers notes on how they priced the software. They chose
$6,000 to start with as it was industry standard and equates to $72k per year
which you is what it might cost to hire writers. That's partly why they also
focused on companies that had tried content marketing before and knew the

Read the Grow and Convert full case study

9. Positioning for minimum support and max freedom

This will be a comical addition to the list because it's not positioning for
growth but for consistent survival
as a passive income business with minimal
time spent on support.

Not every company is built aiming for billions in revenue

If you've been watching the recent Basecamp founder Tweet storm you'll be
aware of their view that not every company wants to grow into a behemoth and
sacrifice their 20s and 30s building up said company.

Some companies might want to position for minimal support.

Some companies might want to avoid doing enterprise sales which involves
having to do demos, provide services, create custom slide shares, security
docs, run webinars and training sessions.

How do you position to make consistent revenue even against large


By not challenging every competitor out there on every feature and instead be
the best at one thing which part of the market appreciates.

Anymail finder is an email finder we built which
is used by founders, marketing departments, sales teams and marketing

Since Anymail finder began the email finding field has been flooded with
competitors and some of them have big teams, millions in funding and they
service some huge companies out there.

Some of these competitors charge a lot more and provide lots of add-ons, some
of them charge a lot less but still provide lots of add-ons.

Yet Anymail finder revenue has been consistent and it has loyal customers who
are aware of the alternatives.

How we positioned it for our aim of minimising support

To do that, we needed to have a service with close to zero complaints or

In order to have zero complaints or problems, we needed:

  1. A strict set of features and time spent refining those rather than adding

  2. The value from those features was 100% guaranteed.

  3. We were absolutely transparent from beginning to end on that core value.

From our Google listings through to our home page, our pricing page, our
onboarding emails and all the way through the purchase process, we repeat one
thing: We only charge for verified emails, all the rest are free.

Meanwhile, our competitors are offering many different features and charging
for both verified and guessed emails causing a larger number of complaints
when the emails bounce (yes, we hear about them from their customers).

Complaints take support time and energy.

  1. A larger feature set requires more support time and not every customer
    needs them as they use other systems already

  2. Unclear pricing requires more support time.

  3. Haggling over refunds requires support time and energy.

The aim is to minimise it.

The result?

Total time spent on Anymail finder is currently around 15 to 30 minutes a day
by making maximum use of saved replies and inserting relevant articles.

Has it grown much? No, it's been steady.

Are people happy with the service? Yes.

Does positioning around one specific thing and doing it well work? Yes.

Will it work forever? Probably not but has been for a considerable while.

Has it given us time to work on other things we enjoy even more? Yes.

Anymail finder is positioned around core value for a specific set of customers
who have all the other features they need and just want verified results.

10. Positioning a healthy lunchtime venue in Soho

Indulge me a little, I want to talk about a local food spot that has queues
every day called Eat Activ.

With an office in Soho London, we've seen food places come and go over the
years and one has appeared, stuck around and nailed it

It's not just a temporarily trendy place, they've been consistently busy.

Here's how they describe themselves:

"We believe that fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy, and healthy food
doesn’t have to be boring."

Ok, they talk to the talk.

Do they walk the walk?

I'm going to go through April Dunford's positioning steps to analyse this
place from the perspective of a customer.

Understand the customers who love the product

The raving fans of Eat Activ include myself, Joe, Tom, the sales people from
one-login and several others.

We're people who go the gym and want to eat good food but try and eat healthy
as often as possible.

The ideal combination for us is something that tastes good and healthy, is
ready to take away in minutes and which we'd choose even over a Pilgrims
double pepperoni and honey pizza.

Only Eat Activ has come close to that.

List the competitive alternatives

What would we do if Eat Activ did not exist?

Pret sandwiches, M&S salad boxes, Itsu sushi place, Tommy's burgers,
Pilgrim's pizza, Detox Kitchen's extremely healthy boxes,, wraps from the
street market, bring food from home in tupperware.

Isolate the unique attributes or features

It's quality restaurant food in a box.

The main thing that Eat Activ nails is the speed at which they produce food
that normally requires sitting down in a restaurant and waiting for.

Their prep and process to grill food and put together boxes is INTENSE.

Even their open kitchen chat is like a professional high end Gordon Ramsay
type restaurant. When a new order is announced to the kitchen, all the cooks
and preparers reply with "Yes chef!". It's weird at first but it grows on you.

Waiting time is typically less than 5 minutes which is incredible for the
quality level.

Determine who cares a lot

Even though we're in the heart of the tourist district, the people queueing
are not tourists, they're all the local office workers
from WeWork, the film
and theatre industry and other co-working spaces nearby.

We can't speak for everyone but we are tired of the mass produced feel to much
of the food around and we want healthy food without that sense of the taste
being sucked out of it.

We're willing to pay more for the right quality AT SPEED.

We don't want to sit down and eat for an hour, we want to take it back to the
office so we need it boxed up and ready to go.

Find a market frame of reference and position within it

Eat Activ is in the healthy food category and is priced at marginally above
most of the regular clean eating venues.

It goes head to head with M&S salad boxes, Detox kitchen and others that
do the salad / meat combo for healthy eaters. It's winning on quality and
speed of service.


A while back I was thinking that the perfect place for me is a venue that does
salad and fish or chicken in a box that tastes good. It's healthy, it's good
for gym workouts, it's also light enough that I can concentrate in the

No-one really lived up to that but Eat Activ has read my mind and clearly a
lot of others feel the same.

Eat Activ's key advantage is in their pre lunchtime prep and the speed at
which they operate

I don't know if they can maintain that without the owner standing right there
and pushing it along but it's working for now.

The funny thing is that their name is badly positioned but accidentally


We thought EatActiv meant food for active people but it's because they use
'activated' ingredients. There's even a poster inside explaining it. Nobody I
spoke to knows what activated ingredients are. However, the name works both
ways so they are fortunate. I don't know if that was deliberate or not.

Positioning in Marketing Example Templates

The following three positioning in marketing examples are ones that our team
highly recommends:

  1. First I would recommend reading the book as it is a heavily condensed

    and I don't want to get blamed for bad summaries leading to bad decisions :)
    If you'd like an overview of the process in the book then read April
    Dunford's post

  2. April has
    one such template on her blog

  3. The Userlist example we gave
    is a great step by step
    implementation of that same positioning process.

After positioning comes the strategic narrative

Why do you need a strategic sales narrative?

What if focusing on problems and pain points is wrong? What if instead you
should start by talking about change and focus on stakes not problems.

Why are CEOs and sales departments lining up to learn about creating one?

Because Obi-wan FAILED to sell the trip around the galaxy to Luke.

Other articles to read

  1. This is an enjoyable process to test out on your copy: Using Jobs to be
    Done Method in Marketing to Explain What Your Company

    though now I'm thinking more about the above strategic sales narratives and
    using this as an input.

  2. Also see our content writing for SaaS
    post which includes a number of methods we often use to write emails, blog
    posts and landing page content.

  3. Essential read connected to positioning: 3 Examples of Sales

  4. Another part of the jigsaw puzzle: 10 Companies Show you their
    Go-to-Market Strategy

  5. Also see: 3 Copywriting Secrets for Anyone Writing

Pardeep Kullar
Pardeep Kullar

Pardeep overlooks growth at Upscope and loves writing about SaaS companies, customer success and customer experience.