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Three Cs of Successful Positioning: The Competition
Learn how to avoid the most deadly sin of all marketing—using the same position or a similar one as your competitor, and not knowing it.

informative writing  competitors, and created an informative table. Now, how do you decide if there is an unclaimed gap you can claim for your own? Follow Wee Willie Keeler's example, and hit it where they ain't. A table won't show where, but a map will—a perceptual map of the competitive landscape. Figure 2 below maps the positioning landscape for the software companies listed in the table. The axis labels represent abstractions based on the positioning statements found in the following vendors' recent advertising:

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The Importance of the White Paper and What It Can Do for You


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