Discover the new version of the Marketing Canvas

I have the pleasure to present you the new version of the Marketing Canvas: MARKETING CANVAS

This content has been updated with the latest version. You can discover all the details on the Marketing Canvas here

The structure and key concepts are still the same but based on the discussions I had during seminars and courses, I have detailed more each dimension in order to make this tool more actionable. Now, each key element of the canvas (like BRAND) is composed of 4 sub-topics that will help you when you discussed and analysed this topic. I have also listed key questions you should ask yourself for each sub-topic.

The main idea remains the same: Helping you when you build collectively the Marketing Strategy of your business. It works for entrepreneurs but also for corporate. It is strongly inspired and aligned with Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas from @AlexOsterwalder, Lean Startup from @ericries ‏ and Design Thinking from @ideo ‏.


Marketing Canvas 4.0

The Marketing Canvas is composed of 6 key topics:

  1. HUMAN: The person buying your products/services. A human person before everything that you should deeply understand.

    1. JOB TO BE DONE: What jobs do they want to do?

    2. ASPIRATIONS: From tribes to causes, how much do you know about their aspirations?

    3. PAINS & GAINS: What are their pains & gains when ?

    4. ENGAGEMENT: How much of these people are out there? How much can you realistically capture?

  2. BRAND: Why you do business is more important than how you do business.
    The Brand describes your Ideology and your Core Purpose. It is also your identity.

    1. PURPOSE: Why are you in the business that you are in? What do you believe?

    2. POSITIONING: In which category are you playing? What role would you like to have?

    3. VALUES: How do you translate your PURPOSE in your company? What are your values?

    4. IDENTITY: How do you translate your PURPOSE and VALUES in an identity that everybody will remember?

  3. VALUE PROPOSITION: Value Propositions are the reason why people take actions with you
    and how you monetise it. It describes the benefits customers can expect from a bundle of products and services.

    1. FEATURES: What functions and features do you offer for helping the customer to do the job?

    2. EMOTIONS: What is the super objective of the customer? What's your Emotional Selling Proposition?

    3. PRICING: How much value do you create and capture?

    4. PROOFS: How do you support your claims?

  4. JOURNEY: It is your operations through customer’s eyes. It is a non linear of divergent and convergent activities. Great customer experiences leave nothing to chance.

    1. MOMENTS: Do you understand steps customer is going through when he/she is interacting with you?

    2. EXPERIENCE: Have you define the standards of your brand experience?

    3. CHANNELS: Have you aligned, personalised and integrated your channels in your JOURNEY?

    4. MAGICS: What are your Brand Magic Moments?

  5. CONVERSATION: It is all about conversations based on prediction and human needs that deliver emotions and reinforce brand advocacy.

    1. LISTENING: How can you discuss if you are not listening?

    2. CONTENT/STORIES: Do you create content and stories for your prospects and customers?

    3. MEDIA: Do you broadcast content? Are you inbound or outbound?

    4. INFLUENCERS: How much of your conversations are true recommendations?

  6. METRICS: The monetisation of your business generated by all paid transactions during customer lifetime.

    1. USERS: How much Active users do you have for your Brand? What’s your Customer Acquisition Rate

    2. ARPU: How much average revenue each user contribute to your revenue?

    3. LIFETIME: How long people stay with your Brand? What's your attrition?

    4. BUDGET: How much could you growth?

For each topics, a list of questions exist that you can use as a check-list. You can also connect all elements. As an example: