GTM strategies IT / ICT Vendors look for while launching new products in the market

Does your company fail to reach targets? Your project doesn’t have a proper blueprint? Your organization has come with new products but you don’t have a plan?

If these questions are applicable to your business, then you should consider the GTM strategy.

What is the GTM strategy?

GTM stands for go-to-market strategy. It is basically a  plan that strategies how a company will reach its target customers and achievements goal. The purpose of using a  GTM strategy is to provide a proper blueprint for delivering a product or service to the end customer while taking factors like pricing and distribution. A GTM strategy can be compared to a business plan. 

This GTM strategy can be used for a range of events, like launching new products or services, introducing the company’s current product to a brand new market, and even relaunching the whole company or brand itself. It engages with the customer and convinces them to buy the product or service.

Why is it important for a business? 

Planning in business is important. Right? But still, there are many more elements of the GTM strategy.

When it is executed properly, the GTM strategy can align all the stakeholders and maintain a timeline to make sure that each stakeholder meets the defined target, creating an achievable road to market success.

Here are some benefits for go-to-market strategies –

  • It helps to provide a clearly defined plan and direction for all stakeholders.
  • It helps in reducing the time to market for products and services.
  • It gives a great chance of a successful product.
  • It gives a lower chance for extra costs generated by any failed product.
  • It has a great ability for reacting to the changes and desires of the customers.
  • It Improves management for challenges.
  • It can be considered as an established path for growth.
  • It Ensures the creation of an effective customer experience.

Go-to-market strategies are usually used with product launches, but they can also be used to plan the specific steps a company needs to apply in order to guide customer interactions for established products.

To follow an effective GTM strategy, organizations must have a proper understanding of the work environment and the target for the market. 

How does it work?

A proper GTM strategy consists of 5 major components-

  1. Market definition: Which markets are the target to sell the product or service? It identifies the specific markets that have potential customers that are willing to pay for a specific product or service. 
  1. Customers: Who are the targeted audience? The customers component gathers all the information to know the market and uses it to determine the targeted audience for the specific product or service. 
  1. Distribution model: How the product or service is to be delivered to the customers? This component defines the paths taken by the product or service to reach the end customer. 
  1. Product messaging and positioning: What product or service is being sold and what is its unique value when it is compared to other products or services already available in the market? 
  1. Price: what is the cost of the product or service for each customer group? This component should not be based on the costs of manufacturing or developing the product or service. Instead, it should support the value proposition and the market position of the product or service.

All these components should be added before beginning with your GTM strategy. 

GTM strategies to look for IT/ICT businesses!

Building a proper GTM strategy for your  IT product or service in the market needs some points to ponder upon. Here are some of the elements to look upon before making a perfect GTM strategy-

  1. Identify your buyer!

The first step for a successful GTM strategy is to identify your buyer, identify their persona. This includes identifying the target markets and the customer base, then building an understanding of how to reach them, and using the gathered information to achieve the company’s long-term goals.

  1. Build a value matrix!

The next step to keep in mind, building a value matrix. It  is created to map out all the products or services across business needs and to define the criteria to judge the success of the product or service. It is used to communicate your purpose and reason for the product or service to all stakeholders, and also the specific customer needs that are being fulfilled by each feature or process.

  1. Define your strategy!

Define your market strategy. Try to determine your product or service’s place in the market and also set a plan to raise your product awareness within the targeted market when defining the strategy. This may include testing for different advertising methods. Overall, it should include:

  • Branding of the product
  • Leading the generation
  • Adding more content
  • Building a marketing website
  1. Understanding the buyer!

After following the marketing strategy, organizations must gain an understanding of the buyer. The buyer’s journey defines what each buyer goes through which ultimately leads them to purchase the product or service. Their journey consists of the 

  • Awareness stage
  • Consideration stage
  • Decision stage

One should always identify the potential journey taken through their buying process from both the organization’s and customer’s perspectives.

  1. Understanding the budget!

Once all the steps are completed, the company must understand the flow of ongoing budget and resource needs. Which will eventually continue after the product or service has entered the market, which includes all the time and money spent on maintenance or any other factors that can impact the day-to-day lives of the stakeholders.

Following these GTM strategies step-by-step can provide your organization with all the benefits stated above. Your product needs a plan! You don’t go for a treasure hunt without a map. Right?

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Faraz Nasimuddin

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