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Product Reviews Leading Indicators of Sales

Product Reviews are Leading Indicators of a Product’s Performance

Are you getting pressure to measure sales and sales alone? Revenue and Profit are critical metrics, no doubt. Unfortunately they are they are focused on the past. A sale does not forecast a future sale. But there are metrics that can help you accurately predict sales. Let’s contrast these two indicators. Lagging vs. Leading Indicators …

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Custom Orthotics in Running Shoes

Runner-to-Runner: Shoes Must Work With Custom Orthotics

This blog is part of a new Channel Signal series, Runner-to-Runner, where we examine topics and trends within the peer-to-peer conversation about running footwear. The full report can be downloaded below. Channel Signal recently measured the market conversation in the running footwear industry. Tracking five leading brands over 12 months, we collected, cleaned and analyzed …

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Runner-to-Runner: Consumers Delighted with Great Fit “Out of the Box”

This blog is part of a new Channel Signal series, Runner-to-Runner, where we examine topics and trends within the peer-to-peer conversation about running goods through product reviews. Today’s topic is running footwear. The full report can be downloaded below. Channel Signal recently measured the market conversation in the running footwear industry. Tracking five leading brands …

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Runner-to-Runner: Laces Cause Frustration in Footwear Reviews

This blog is part of a new Channel Signal series, Runner-to-Runner, where we examine topics and trends within the peer-to-peer conversation about running goods through product reviews. Today’s topic is running footwear. The full report can be downloaded below. Channel Signal recently measured the market conversation in the running footwear industry. Tracking five leading brands …

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Infographic: The Evolution of Word of Mouth (From Ancient Camp Fires to Keyboards)

Advertising, in all its forms, isn’t working. Less than 25% of online consumers trust print ads. The numbers are even worse for digital ads (AdAge). Consumers are suspicious of claims made in ads, yet they are inundated with them. So much so that they ignore them—either with mind tricks or ad blockers. Or worse, consumers …

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Buyer Centric Strategy

Your Company May Not Be as Buyer Centric as You Think

Most companies are still inside looking out. They are building products that they think consumers will buy. Sure, many get feedback from athletes, focus groups or surveys. But most of this information comes from people who have a limited degree of interest or have been incentivized monetarily or with free product. Worse yet, some have …

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CamelBak Relay Reviews Point to a Solid Expansion Strategy

CamelBak has embarked on an ambitious expansion strategy with its new home water filtration pitcher, called the Relay, which has debuted at Target, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and CamelBak.com. A move to mainstream distribution can be tough for an outdoor company, but a look at the first wave of consumer reviews indicates a solid future …

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