## Main CLV Formula

Let’s look at the main CLV formula is two ways – the first way in words and then as a CLV equation (see separate article on another one of my websites). As you will see, the main customer lifetime value formula is an extension of the simple CLV formula. The main changes are that the […]

## Simple CLV Formula

There are two main approaches to calculating customer lifetime value.This article discusses the simple approach to calculating customer lifetime value – which is appropriate to use when customer profit contribution to each year are relatively flat. It is also a good idea to review the article on the full customer lifetime value formula, also available

## The Benefits of Customer Lifetime Value

Why calculate customer lifetime value?Why has customer lifetime value – along with many other marketing metrics – becoming more important for marketers to use and understand? One of the key drivers is the shift from “art” to “science” in the marketing profession.For many years, marketing was essentially a creative process or a people relationship skill

## Definition of customer lifetime value

What is Customer lifetime value?Customer lifetime value is a measure of customer profitability over time. To help explain this concept, let’s start with a formal definition of customer lifetime value (CLV) from a well-regarded marketing metrics textbook. In the textbook Marketing Metrics: the definitive guide to measuring marketing performance (Farris et al 2010), the authors

## How to create a BCG Matrix in Excel (video)

Here are two videos where you will learn how to make a BCG matrix on Excel from start to finish. The first video covers Excel 365, and the other video is for older versions of Excel.Alternatively, if you are new to Excel, please note that there is a free Excel template available for download on

## BCG Matrix Formulas and Calculations

There are relatively few calculations required in order to construct effective BCG matrix. Probably the most difficult decision is to define the market – as there are often numerous ways of defining the market, as is further discussed below.In terms of constructing the BCG matrix after the market definition, there are two calculations required, namely

## Good and poor BCG Matrix portfolios

Using the BCG matrix for portfolio analysisOne of the prime uses of the BCG matrix is for portfolio analysis – that is, to ensure that the overall company has an appropriate mix of business units and/or product in its overall portfolio.In this article on the BCG matrix and portfolio analysis, both good and poor portfolios

## BCG Matrix and its Four Quadrants

The output of the BCG matrix classifies businesses or brands or products into one of four quadrants.Each of these four quadrants are defined by the intersection of two marketing metrics – namely the market growth rate (a measure of market opportunity and potential) and relative market share (a measure of competitive strength).The four quadrants that

## Limitations of the BCG Matrix

Although the BCG matrix is a widely used strategic model and is still discussed in many strategy and marketing textbooks, it does carry significant practical limitations. In this article, we detail a list of the top12 BCG limitations and weaknesses.

## Benefits of the BCG matrix

Introduction to the BCG matrixThe BCG matrix was developed by the Boston Consulting Group in 1968. It is a portfolio matrix tool and is designed for larger companies to map, compare and analyze their existing business divisions (strategic business units) or sets of products.The Boston Consulting Group matrix is also known as the growth/share matrix

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