Understanding the Differences: Market-driven strategy and market-driving strategy are two distinct approaches to marketing as a strategic function. Although the term “market-driving strategy” might raise some eyebrows, it is essential to recognize the disparities between these two methodologies. Market-driven strategy, the more conventional approach employed by 99% of firms, emphasizes understanding and responding to identified customer needs within existing or […]

Market driving strategy is about tapping new markets – – the unserved and the underserved markets. This is in contrast to market driven strategy which focuses and caters to the served or existing market. In this article, we apply market driving strategy to the death care industry by citing cases happening in different countries.  In Daejeon, South Korea, Coffin Academy […]

Market Driving Strategy embraces innovative changes in the industry logic and business system to grow a firm’s profit and industry’s demand from underserved and unserved markets. One of the eight ways to grow innovative concepts from underserved market is called ‘fusion’. In a fusion, advantage is created when two related products or segments are combined into a single concept, forming […]

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The 36-year-old TV show “Eat Bulaga” has reinvented itself recently with the “Kalye Serye” (street series) segment featuring the Aldub love team. Aldub is short for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the latter better known on TV as Yaya Dub. According to Kantar, Eat Bulaga has so far attracted some 2.3 million new households (almost doubling from their 2.5 million […]

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Taipan John Gokongwei passed away last Nov. 9, 2019. I have been studying his life and following his companies, decoding a pattern where he had courageously been launching many industry’s firsts — lessons many marketers and entrepreneurs can learn from. Most marketers practice market-driven strategies, i.e., satisfying customers to gain market shares. John Gokongwei, on the other hand practiced market-driving […]

Without a market-driving strategy, a marketing plan focusing solely on the served market is incomplete as it risks losing the underserved or unserved markets (sometimes even bigger than current customers) to other competitors.  Thus, market-driving strategy should be viewed as a source of innovation and growth for old businesses as well as a new and major revenue source of firms. Market-Driving […]

Q1: When you founded Ahead Tutorial, what made you decide to focus on students doing well than students having flunking grades? At the time I started AHEAD, there was a negative perception attached to tutorials, which were mostly done at the students’ or tutors’ homes. Most people saw tutoring as a last resort for students who were failing or in […]

In this article, I will answer some key questions surrounding doctors using or intending to use the MLM compensation scheme to recruit other doctors as prescribers of critical illness medicines, such as those for cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and diabetes. These are: Let me start with an introduction about the findings from ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. […]

(Note: This talk was delivered at the 20th MarkProf annual Marketing Leadership Bootcamp, a transformative eight-Saturday free training program in marketing and business. Out of 1000 graduating collegiate student leaders nationwide who competed for a limited 25 slots, participants had the opportunity to engage with distinguished speakers, delve into topics not typically covered in academic settings, and benefit from personalized […]

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