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Pricing/ Marketing Effectiveness

We deploy rigorous analytics to improve effectiveness of marketing levers and drive profitable growth, including:

  • Pricing Optimization: Incremental margin and revenue capture – strategic pricing; pricing analytics; insights from customer surveys, competitive benchmarking, and conjoint analysis; and pricing rules/guidelines, processes, tools, and metrics/monitoring
  • Marketing ROI: Analytics to understand spend efficiency, campaign response/lift, and margin drivers/trends; fact-based creation/refresh of the client’s marketing program; optimization of marketing initiatives; and organization, processes, BI tools, and performance measurement systems to deliver marketing ROI
  • Customer: Customer lifetime value; customer segmentation based on needs, value, and behavior; customer acquisition, retention, and winback; and voice of the customer.
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Catalog Company
Creating Strategic Pricing Capabilities for Fact- and Behavioral-based Pricing Decisions at Leading Catalog Company

Put in place necessary fact base and analytical processes to enable proper pricing decisions in a market with distinct-price thresholds. Created pricing guidelines and robust pricing process. Immediately applied to reprice 1,100 items, with a projected margin increase of $1.3MM.

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Pharmaceutical Company
Understanding and Analyzing the Impact of Generic Entry and Developing Financial and Manufacturing Plan to Optimize Marketing Spend for Multi-Billion-Dollar Drug Product

Assessed generic competitive landscape for $2B drug, including profiling costs and lead time for generic market entry, generating likely penetration scenarios (pricing and market share), and quantifying financial impact of generic launch sequences across 7 major worldwide markets. The study resulted in creation of a re-usable proactive planning tool for modeling the effects of generic product entry into the market.

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Multi-disciplinary Engineering Services Firm
Improving Profitability and Revenue Performance at Multi-disciplinary Engineering Services Firm

Conducted a 6-week operations assessment to turn around the company’s margin performance and position it for a successful exit in 2-3 years’ time. Analyzed historical project and employee utilization performance; developed target staffing leverage model; and created target business development model to improve efficiency of business development effort while driving profitable revenue growth. Our detailed assessment gave our client a solid understanding and roadmap of the levers to achieve the target margin performance (5-7% points growth); client requested Gotham to provide ongoing support through quarterly performance audits.

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Multi-channel Retailer
Instituting Data-driven, Synchronized Top-down and Bottom-up Planning and Forecasting Process at Leading Catalog Retailer

Created robust planning and forecasting process to enable merchandisers to better plan their assortment for the next 5 quarters. Effort included building a bottom-up planning tool to create the merchandising plan, designing an excellent process for reconciliation of the top-down financial plan with the bottom-up plan, and creating a rolling 12-month planning process to replace the company's annual one-time process. After pilot testing in one department, new planning and forecasting process being rolled out and used for upcoming FY.

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Direct Marketing Company
Developing Category Management Capabilities with Item-level Strategies at Large Direct Marketing Company

Worked with the senior merchandising team to develop capabilities and strategies for all key elements that constitute strategic merchandising -- assortment strategy, new product introduction, catalog/web placement strategy, product lifecycle strategy, and pricing strategy. With strategic approach, CatalogCo now meeting SKU targets, properly planning media placement, and able to identify and fill gaps in assortment.

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Catalog Company
Strategic Merchandising to Drive Growth at Large Catalog Retailer

Led transformation of merchandising group from item-pickers for catalogs to fact-based multi-channel category managers. Started with assortment optimization, quickly yielding ~$7MM in savings. Then developed processes for all key elements of strategic merchandising and supporting planning and reporting tools. Transformation has positioned CatalogCo to grow top-line and EBITDA via fact-based precision and a new agility in new product, placement, and ad-spend decision-making.

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Rapid Operations Improvements

 

Exit Preparation/ Positioning

Industry Expertise

 
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Consumer
 
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Food & Beverage
 
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Healthcare
 
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Industrials
 
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Energy
 
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Services

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