Marketing Innovation Bootcamp: Developing Winning Marketing Mix Alternatives

Marketing Innovation Bootcamp:

Developing Winning Marketing Mix Alternatives

Designed and Facilitated by Josiah Go,

Chief Innovation Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.

Course Description:
Marketers need to avoid herding-like mentality, looking and behaving similar to competition. They need to stop benchmarking and start using a new lens to look at their value proposition and marketing mix. Packed with over 100 local and international examples carefully curated to inspire participants to learn from other industries and create their own innovationthe perfect seminar for brands suffering from “cut-and-paste” tacticsA must for all marketing and sales practitioners.
Benefits to Participants
  • Understand how to reframe value
  • Create new ideas on demand
Benefits to Company
  • Bring practical marketing toolkit to apply to real-world challenges and barriers methodically
  • Empower subordinates with framework instead of leaving them to chance
Key Topics to Cover:
Day 1 (9am - 5pm)
9:00am – 10:00am Introduction to Marketing Innovation
  • Marrying the 3Cs of marketing to the 2 elements of innovation (You will have a 5 x 10 Marketing Alternative Grid)
  • Case: Creating a new crusade 
  • What’s wrong with traditional strategic planning and how to reframe stratplan questions with new paradigm?
  • “SCENIC” innovation acronym
  • 5 ways to find marketing innovation (and 5 key questions to ask)
  • Cases from furniture, training, and restaurants
  • Exercise: Applying lessons from airlines, transport app, medical lab, gasoline stations, charity to restaurant innovation
10:15am – 12:00nn Innovating your Value Proposition
  • What’s the function of product? The hotel case
  • What marketing is not! (The number mistake in understanding marketing)       
  • 20 value proposition and 25 price proposition options to choose from
  • 2 indispensable roles of value proposition
  • Product innovation cases from detergent, health care, consumer electronics, coffee, fast food, paper products, brandy, eye wear, bikes, soft drinks, soup, ice cream, restaurant, razor, appliances, printing, computers, backpack, personal care, oral hygiene care, detergent, automotive
  • Service innovation cases from IT service, airlines, theme parks, payment service, medical care, entertainment, wet market, water service
  • Pricing innovation from airlines, online store, BTB, hotel, appliances
  • 2 LEGS Framework: Finding Consumer Insight and Big Idea
  • Quick Exercise
  • Forming innovative culture: The insurance case
1:00pm – 1:45pm Innovating your Channel
  • Channel as the 3rdcomponent of your business model
  • Some channel models to remember
  • P.O.P. Sales Building Model framework
  • Using channel to fight market leader (gaining more market shares at less cost)
  • Account-specific campaigns
  • Cases from cross merchandising, converting BTC to BTB channel, limiting your distribution, direct sales, vending machine and fighting supermarket as a late entrant challenger (Nope, not online)
  • Quick Exercise
1:45pm – 2:30pm Innovating your Advertising, and PR Awareness
  • What’s your big idea? 7 criteria to qualify for big idea
  • 3 roles of advertising
  • How pharmaceutical med reps can improve their brand awareness goal
  • Understanding love story 
  • Amplifying your message 
  • Generating buzz 
  • Using gross advertising effectively
  • Making competition advertise for you 
  • Creating a mega brand via collaboration  
  • Cases from supermarket, electronic games, delivery, furniture retailing and collaboration of automotive, appliances, beer, personal care and travel agency
  • Quick Exercise
2:30pm – 3:45pm Innovating your Digital Effort
  • Understanding 3 major paths to consumers
  • Cases from hair care, furniture retail, camera, pharmaceutical and banking
  • Quick Exercise
4:00pm – 5:00pm Innovating your Sales Promotions
  • Are you guilty of the three biggest “cut-and-paste” promo repetition ever? The traps of price off, bundling, and trade discount 
  • What a 5-Star great sales promo look like (sales promo can be used strategically, and not just tactically)
  • Cases in airlines, baby products, hotel, fast food, furniture, and mining (Yes, mining companies can launch sales promo too!)  
  • Quick Exercise
Day 2 (9am - 5pm)
9:00am – 9:10am Summary of Day 1
9:10am – 9:50am Innovating your Selling Effort
  • Using technology for speed, security, cost-savings and convenience
  • Cases in solar services
  • Quick Exercise
9:50am-10:20am Innovating for Social Change
  • Cases in controlling sexual behavior, paint, feeding, biking, board game, chocolates and laundry care
  • How to promote an advocacy, change behavior of citizens, reduce electrical consumption, launch a school drive, or make people more nationalistic
  • Quick Exercise
10:35am-11:20am Social Innovation Using Digital APP
  • Monitoring politicians during elections, sports events, pharmaceutical, assisting the mute, and preventing domestic violence
  • Quick Exercise
11:20am – 12:00nn Personal Case Consultation
12:00nn – 1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm – 5:00pm Putting it all together
  • Field workout
  • Integrated cases
  • Lessons from footwear and premium bed (or work on your actual case and avail of free consulting while in the seminar)
  • Presentation and critique of marketing innovation cases
Target market
  • Marketing managers, promotions manager, brand management team, agency service providers
  • Sales managers, trade marketers, key account managers
  • Suppliers of technology (apps, AI, etc.) 
  • Entrepreneurs who want to stand out versus bigger competition 


Chairman and Chief Innovation Strategist
Josiah Go is chairman of 12 corporations and author of 18 best-selling marketing books. His specialization is in the area of market-driving strategy, business model innovation, profit strategy and innopreneurship where he has personally facilitated over 1,000 marketing, strategy and innovation workshops here and abroad since 1990. He took advanced marketing and innovation programs at MIT Sloan, Kellogg, London Business School, Wharton and at the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute.
For pioneering and successfully sharing many educational initiatives, “Joe” was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines in 2001, and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World in 2002 in the field of business education, and was awarded by his peers the rare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Association of Marketing Educators. He was also accorded the World Brand Leadership Award in 2009.