We see a lot of market segmentations in our work. Often these segmentations are the weakest part of the marketing plan. Many segmentations are limited to firmographic data and in some cases are simply a list of industry verticals. They are meant to find a market that fits the offer. Instead, we should segment based on emotional and economic value creation to build an offer that fits a market.
In many industries the pricing metric and even pricing levels are frozen accidents. They were established in the past for reasons no longer known and endure through convention. Look at your pricing and ask questions. “Why this pricing metric?” “Whose interests does this pricing metric serve?” “How does pricing shape profit pools?” Pricing’s past does not need to determine its future.