Ep. 36 – Conversion vs. Trade Techniques in Driving Velocity Growth

DEC. 15, 2020

It’s no secret that Placement is the “P” that dominates strategy among most early-stage consumer brands, selling into retail primarily. And there’s no shortage of brokers, fractional sales VPs and consultants ready to focus you on manipulating the trade to win narrowly. The problem with this ‘normative’ viewpoint is that brands don’t grow via TPR programs. There is NO marketing science to prove this common myth. Brands grow by adding households and growing velocity inside those households (generally most common for beverages). So, in this episode, I take on the myth and explain why you need to understand the limits of trade techniques in the later phases of the Ramp.

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