Archives posted in: Pricing

Wendy Johnson's Take on Talent Acquisition and the Value-Based Framework

Wendy Johnson’s Take on Talent Acquisition and the Value-Based Framework

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 21, 2021

Sometimes – ok, maybe often – a pricing study delivers facts that are in opposition. One measurement indicates the price should be high, while a different measurement indicates the price should be low. What should be done?

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Persistence as a Pricing Virtue

Persistence as a Pricing Virtue

By Nathan L. Phipps October 21, 2021

Shepherding a management decision can be difficult. Without a story, it is nearly impossible. Pricing professionals have many tools in their toolboxes, but I advise all of you to not underestimate the power of storytelling in your pricing projects.

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Strategic Pricing Movements October 2021: Samsung

Strategic Movements October 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 20, 2021

Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) announces price increases to counter rising steel costs, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announces price increases ahead of fall negotiations, and MCR Hotels starts charging for previously free amenities.

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Pricing with Conflicting Facts

Pricing with Conflicting Facts

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 21, 2021

Sometimes – ok, maybe often – a pricing study delivers facts that are in opposition. One measurement indicates the price should be high, while a different measurement indicates the price should be low. What should be done?

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When Pricing, Don’t Forget Your Story

When Pricing, Don’t Forget Your Story

By Nathan L. Phipps September 21, 2021

Shepherding a management decision can be difficult. Without a story, it is nearly impossible. Pricing professionals have many tools in their toolboxes, but I advise all of you to not underestimate the power of storytelling in your pricing projects.

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Strategic Pricing Movements September 2021: MCR Hotels

Strategic Movements September 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 21, 2021

Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) announces price increases to counter rising steel costs, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announces price increases ahead of fall negotiations, and MCR Hotels starts charging for previously free amenities.

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Pricing Graph: Why Today’s Pricing Challenges Seem Insurmountable

Why Today’s Pricing Challenges Seem Insurmountable

By Tim J. Smith, PhD August 17, 2021

Quarterly reporting season is here once again and, while many are doing well, not all companies are shining.  What four things went wrong with pricing? Why do today’s pricing challenges seem insurmountable, and how do we manage such huge swings in supply and demand?

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The rivalry between Amazon and Walmart is about to open a new front: cryptocurrency

Amazon and Walmart Pursue New Front in Retail Rivalry: Cryptocurrency

By Nathan L. Phipps August 17, 2021

The rivalry between Amazon and Walmart is about to open a new front. The Wall Street Journal reported that Walmart is looking for a cryptocurrency expert to work at their headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Last month, Amazon posted a similar position for a digital currency and blockchain product lead.

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Strategic pricing moves August 2021: Virgin Galactic increases the costs of space flights

Strategic Movements August 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD August 17, 2021

Strategic pricing movements: Virgin Galactic increases prices for space flights, Sanderson Farms sells for $4.5B, Kimberly Clark and Tyson make pricing moves to offset increasing costs.

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The seven key factors for enabling a price increase to succeed

Seven Keys to Successfully Increasing Prices in 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 20, 2021

In today’s post-pandemic, rising inflation economy, most companies realize a need for a price change. If you are considering a price increase today, which you likely are, here are the seven key factors for enabling a price increase to succeed.

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