Join the Ibbaka team on Thursday March 21 for two pricing case studies. One looks at Economic Value Estimation in precision agriculture. The other looks at vectors of innovation and pricing in media (the subject being the iconic British financial newspaper The Financial Times). This is part of the Value Innovation and Pricing Vancouver series of MeetUps.
Our recent research on how people price innovations found different pricing methods for sustaining versus disruptive innovators. Sustaining innovators tend to use value-based pricing. Disruptive innovators are more likely to price relative to the market alternative. We explore why this might be using the Clayton Christensen model of disruptive innovation.
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.