In one of my recent mentoring sessions hosted by the Day 8 Business Academy Foundation last September, the owner of an 11-store laundry chain faced a pricing challenge and asked for my advice. They are considered pioneers in their market and charge P145 for a load of laundry, while newer competitors nearby charge only P100-P120 per load, with prices going […]

In the every-changing world of marketing, it is crucial to understand the fundamental differences between consumer markets (B2C) and business-to-business markets (B2B). Imagine these markets as two distinct ways of doing business, each with its own set of customer behaviors, communication methods, decision-making processes, and rules of engagements. What is applicable in B2C might not be suitable to B2B. Let’s […]

In the mid 1980s, I found myself in a precarious situation when I discovered some salespeople engaging in unethical behavior during my early entrepreneurial days. This discovery led to serious consequences, including death threats.  It was a time when I carried a Walter TPK, reminiscent of James Bond’s gadgets, and even had a couple of bodyguards for a brief period. […]

The function of price is to make the product affordable or attractive to the target market while also reflecting the value of the benefits provided. In other words, price is an indicator of how the value of products or services is perceived by the buyers based on the pain points solved. Three concepts need to be understood: Value, Price, and […]

National Book Store, the Philippines’ largest and most cherished retail chain for books and school supplies, owes much of its success to its co-founder Socorro Ramos, lovingly known as Nanay Coring. Her instrumental role in catapulting my books to success and transforming me into a bestselling author is a testament to her enduring legacy. My personal connection to Nanay Coring’s legacy […]

Marketing Defined. Marketing is the process of continuously and profitably satisfying target customer’s needs, wants, and expectations superior to competition. Note the six key elements in the marketing definition: Marketing Concepts. The marketing definition above lays the groundwork for understanding the five interrelated marketing concepts, specifically: Depending on the culture or the context of the industry of the business, how […]

Background: A bargain refers to a favorable deal in which products or services are acquired by customers at a lower cost than usual. It can take various forms, such as outright price reductions or sales promotions like “20% more,” “Buy 2 Get 1,” free delivery, special offers, and more. It can also encompass added value, like advance or special event […]

A business model is a document that outlines how a company creates, captures, and delivers value to its customers and consumers in line with its vision. This concise one-page document can replace a lengthy 100-page business plan. Think of a business model as a way to see the big picture of how your business is designed. To help create a […]

It’s been 4 years since my last book launch in 2019, and I am excited to share that a new one is to be launched soon – “Marketing for Beginners,” co-authored by myself, pioneering marketing anthropologist Chiqui Escareal-Go, CEO of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., and the dynamic digital consultant RG Gabunada, Partner of Louder PH. This book is designed to refresh marketing […]

Passionate about learning? Ready to supercharge your career? Join me on an extraordinary journey through the must-attend conferences of 2024, hosted by The Mansmith Group! Gain fresh insights, ignite your inspiration, and reshape your future.  After a 3-year break from hosting a live event and switching to online events because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is surprising how well the […]

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