Thu, Sep 20, 2018 — In my previous post, we reviewed how brand perception specifically impacts company growth and profitability. Now we’ll cover the keys to building the foundation for communicating about your company. When companies start out, they usually have a very clear understanding of who their customer is, the problem they are solving, and possibly, how they are different. This is typically because they have a single product for a single market segment where they’ve achieved some level of success. But over time, as companies and markets evolve: The competition becomes more intense, either through matching capabilities, building new capabilities or new competitors appearing. Customer needs and priorities change. What was important to a customer 3 years ago may not be as important today. The company enters new market segments or geographies. There may be subtleties between industries, regions and countries in terms of priorities and pain points. The company broadens its portfolio of offerings. As more products are developed and more problems addressed, there might be new buyers and other selling dynamics.