Tactical Research: an important enabler to reach your organizational goal
Tactical Research / April 18, 2017

Without effective tactical research, even your best strategic plans can fail. Tactical Research helps better understand competition, customer psyche and helps devise effective tactics to employ for maximizing reach and profitability. Strategic planning enables you to reach a goal, while tactical research helps you to use the best means available to reach the goal. Using effective tactical methodology, an organization can usher in great customer satisfaction and attain business goals using optimized financial resources in the most efficient manner. Tactical research is imperative for the success of any impactful strategy, as it helps you define and build the tactics that you can effectively use to capture the market and create a customer connect. Organizations should frequently undertake Tactical research as it is critical for success and it focuses on actions that have immediate benefits and maximize the available opportunities. Hence, it is extremely important to have a number of tactics lined up and choose the best option carefully researching the market so as to become a game changer. Tactical Research helps find defects or faults in the business plans, and gives us the in-depth knowledge of our plans, helping improve our strategy. By using information on market, users, competitors and…

Creating effective marketing strategy for the Indian market
Product development / April 10, 2017

Marketing strategies can help make or mar a company. A good marketing strategy draws its strength from market research and right product development, leading to increased sales and better competitive advantage. The purpose is to create value for everyone in the process chain– be it the customers, employees or the shareholders. The diverse and varied cultural and vast economic disparity of the Indian market presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. While many have tried entering this complex market, there are only few who have been able to make a long-lasting impression. Though the marketing mantra is customer satisfaction, creating a local and emotional connect, a USP, building trust, positioning and networking are key ingredients for success in the Indian scenario. According to H Igor Ansoff, the father of strategic management, the marketing strategies need to be built keeping in mind the matrix of Market penetration, Product development, Market development and Product / Market Diversification. The matrix helps identify the opportunities of offering existing and new products within existing / new markets and the levels of risks and opportunities associated with each. The market penetration involves selling more established products into existing markets, often by increased promotion or price reductions…

Strategy Consulting Firms: providing a competitive edge to Indian organizations

Every organization wants to achieve a competitive edge and that can only be done through a key differentiating factor which a strategy consulting firm with their expertise can help determine and accomplish. So, what exactly does a strategy consulting firm do? The Strategy consultants help identify and analyze the core problems of an organization, the resources available and advice on the future goals and decision-making process. They often provide long term sustainable solutions after evaluating an organization’s capabilities and the available market opportunities. Many may ask why organizations need to hire an outside agency and why can’t they do it themselves considering the higher cost involved? Most of these strategy consultant firms have a deep understanding of the industry and an expertise on both small and large scale enterprises helping them address a wide variety of issues suitable for different industry sectors, governments, academic and non-government institutions or individuals etc. These issues can vary from strategy, finance, sales and marketing, technology, operations, mergers and acquisitions to performance improvements. The strategy consulting firms can provide dynamic, interactive and flexible workable solutions with a better analysis and perspective of risk involved and changes required. Henry Mintzberg, an internationally renowned academic and author…

The Guiding Lights of Coral, A Strategy Consulting Firm

Strategy is much more than just a plan. Strategy consulting firms are much more important for the future of any enterprise that seeks to grow in their business.  It’s the time of year that we here at Coral are thinking one thing: surveys. We think this is what most strategy consulting firms would be busy with. To get the information from company insiders that informs our rankings and company profiles, we spend months surveying employees, reading the results, and condensing them to bring to a variety of leading companies, a profile of how life is, across markets. Does strategy determine resource allocation? Is every employee empowered to execute the strategy you think of? At Coral, we see strategy as much more than a plan. It is our core business. We work with companies in every industry to develop strategies that deliver results. We are happy to have helped several clients across a myriad of industries to develop and deliver winning strategies. As a strategy consulting firm, these are some points that guide our thought processes: See things that others miss. This is important to come up with creative solutions to create value in any business. We believe it is crucial…