Ideas & Insights – blog

Last week’s webinar with Simulation Powered Learning (SPL) focused on the only way to decrease time to market; that is improving the speed of teams. Regardless of what software or other tools you can buy, all processes work at the speed of the team no matter...

Shelf space is at a premium and it’s not just the brick and mortar stores. Online shopping and even news sites are using the same persuasive tactics to get your attention and drive you to make choices. No one is doing this better right now...

In Charles Duhigg’s book, “Smarter, Better, Faster: the secrets of being productive in life and business,” he highlights the personality and work habits of highly productive individuals. He found that the most productive individuals had four common traits: They knew how to focus They constantly try to develop...

Strategy is an essential component of any business. Effective product development relies on clear (and clearly communicated) strategies, from the corporate to the product level. Axiom experts can help you develop your corporate strategy and translate it into clear policies to guide business units in defining...

We first published this post about 18 months ago. It's one of the most popular posts we have had the pleasure of presenting, and we thought some of you may find the information is still relevant and informative. To that end, we've updated some links...

Your local hardware store is having an identity crisis. But ask anyone and they'll tell you they love their local hardware store. So, what's the key to success for keeping customers coming and buying, rather than shopping, then ordering elsewhere? Early in May, I made my...

Each May, I make my annual pilgrimage to Minneapolis’ best independent garden centers, including Wagners, Tangletown Gardens, Mother Earth, to name a few. My goals? To identify and procure newly introduced annuals, perennials and shrubs for my garden. To see how independent garden centers are...

Since January 2017, our channel strategy team has had a multitude of meetings with manufacturing clients about how they can exercise more power and maximize sales within their channel and among their partners. In many of Axiom’s core market practices – including agriculture, horticulture, building materials,...

At Axiom, our insights team frequently collaborates with our communications team to create newsmaker surveys for news and social content that we can then leverage with many of our journalist contacts. It’s a cost-effective way to provide timely, pulse-point information on current the current events or...

The story behind who, what and how those flowers and plants end up in your yard. I recently attended the 2017 California Spring Trials. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s the week when plant companies show off their new flower, vegetable, perennial and shrub...