Healthcare-focused consultancy Kantar Health has developed a new framework to help clients identify the optimal positioning for a new product, or to reposition an existing brand.
The company, which was formed by combining Consumer Health Sciences, MattsonJack, TNS Healthcare and Ziment, offers solutions across the brand life cycle: from assessing opportunities and sizing markets, to developing products and positioning brands.
Earlier this year, ACNielsen HCI
– a firm researching pharmaceutical promotions – was added to Kantar Health’s Marketing Insight practice.
Kantar Health’s new framework is based on the firm’s ‘Positioning Wheel’, which considers components of brand positioning such as: customer target, competitor context, brand promise/personality and aspirational strategy.
As part of the framework, the firm has set up a series of team strategy alignment workshops, and is offering qual and quant methodologies to respond to clients’ product positioning requirements.
‘Positioning is not just about customer-driven ideas – although that’s critical; it’s also a strategic endeavor,’ explained John Tapper, President of the firm’s Marketing Insights Practice.
‘Kantar Health’s positioning framework acts as a roadmap for our clients to direct the process and ensure that no stone is left unturned in the exhaustive exploration of positioning opportunities,’ he added.
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