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Our CEO Vicky Wu brings her 30 years of experience marketing for Fortune 500 companies, multi-million and multi-billion-dollar global corporations to answer your specific marketing questions. Most entrepreneurs aren’t able to find – or afford – access to this level of expertise. And that’s exactly why we’re bringing it to you.
Sometimes – and I may even argue often – the customer has an idea what they want, but they have no idea what they need, which is often something that they haven’t been exposed yet to be aware of it for it to become a want. You can’t want something you don’t even know about.
I would argue that Apple is listening better than everyone else to what the actual problem is. Yet not assuming that the customer knows the solution – a solution the customer may not even be aware of yet.
Apple also knows what they are NOT as a company, and they aren’t easily swayed by becoming that just because customers vocally express a desire for them to.
Apple also listened based upon what consumers spent their money on versus what they only said. They listened to the data. They do TONS of market research.
“Some people say give the customers what they want, but that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do.” – Steve Jobs
Also understand that Apple is not a startup, and so the strategy they take may not work for every business. Yet the key still is that they have a deeper understanding of what the customer actually wants and needs, maybe even more than the customer realizes, rather than only listening to what the customer verbalizes.
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Vicky is the CEO and Chief Creative Strategist of Vicky Wu Marketing. She draws from 30 years of experience at the CMO level, the CEO level, marketing for Fortune 500 companies and multi-million and multi-billion-dollar organizations, PLUS strategies learned helping startups and nonprofits with limited budgets … now focusing on providing SMBs with effective and efficient marketing strategies – giving them access to the same level of expertise as the really big guys with deep pockets, that they may not otherwise be able to access.