GEN Z – The Unfiltered and Uncurated

If sustainability and preservation were born from Generation X, unbridled restoration and uncurated action are the growing rights of passage on Generation Z’s shoulders. They are the generation of authentic and uncurated. They cheered as the REI Co-op turned its back on Black Friday and chose the anti-consumer pathway to experience overconsumption. Their call is […]

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Consumer segmentation, market research tools, staff engagement, and product line planning

Download your PDF copy of our presentation on consumer segmentation and market research tools, “Outside-In Planning: Tools and Techniques for Strategic Product Line Planning” presentation made by Concurrent Strategies in January. This information was shared at both the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) Outdoor University, #ORWM15, and SnowSports Industries America (SIA), #SIA15, in January, 2015. In addition […]

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5 ways to get the voice of the customer into your design process, Part 2

In an earlier post, I wrote about the importance of two methods—Web Analytics and Product Views—for tapping the voice of the customer for product design. In this post, I’ll continue down the list with a look at three more ways of building your awareness of customers’ interests and needs. 3. Relationship-Building and Engagement Now that […]

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How strategic planning improves your product development process

Are you new to product-line planning? Or are you an established professional who thinks your organization could be doing a better job of it? Pete Frickland, Principal of Concurrent Product Development, and I do an hour-long presentation titled Outside-In Planning: Tools and Techniques for Strategic Product Line Planning, that can help. It covers the key questions that product-line […]

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