Cable T.V. and Customer Retention

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Recently, I decided to test the waters for a less expensive television experience. I have been a loyal cable subscriber for thirty-five years, but friends have told me that other systems, especially satellite, are cheaper. I went online to DirectTV.com to check their packages. We have been spending about $112 a month. The equivalent package from DirectTV appeared to be about $81 a month. I was shocked at the size of the price difference. DirectTV was more than 25% less expensive than Comcast, my cable supplier. Given the size of these price differences, I did…

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A Squeeze at the Top

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The very highest end of Parisian hotels includes such names as the Crillon, the Plaza Athenee and Le Bristol. There are four of these highest prestige hotels in Paris. Their prices start at Euro 750 a night. Average room prices run around Euro 1000 a night. These are among the highest prices for hotel rooms in the world. Still, occupancy rates run around 80%. Even in the doldrums of 2008 and 2009, they fell only to 70%. Something new is happening, though. The high end of the market is about to see a doubling in…

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Costs Blogs

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Acquisitions to Gain Product Capability Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part I Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part II Avoiding Wastage of Resources Big Cost Differences in an Industry – Part 1 Big Cost Differences in an Industry – Part 2 The Brand is Worth More than the Land But Can You Control Other Entrants? Can the Small Survive? Capacity Reduction to Raise Prices The Causes and Symptoms of Overcapacity Commodity Pricing A Concentrated Industry Consolidation as Growth Slows Consolidation in the Waste Industry Cost in Two Hostile Industries Cost Reduction by Redesigning…

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Pricing Blogs

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Abercrombie – Recovering in a Falling Price Environment Allstate's Innovative Pricing Amazon's Blockbuster Innovation Another Creative Pricing Scheme Another High Profit Industry Comes Under Assault Apple Gets Crossways with App Developers Another Quieter Challenge from Below Apple Flanks its Phone Market Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part I Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part II The Basis of Charge Best Buy in a Leader's Trap Blockbuster versus Netflix…Again But Can You Control Other Entrants? Cable TV and Customer Retention Capacity Reduction to Raise Prices The Causes and Symptoms of Overcapacity Commodity Pricing Competing…

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Products & Services Blogs

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Acquisitions to Gain Product Capability The Advent of the F-commerce Revolution Allstate's Innovative Pricing Always Low Prices Meets Lower Prices Amazon's Blockbuster Innovation An Answer for Pizza Problems? An Industry Leader Stumbles Another Quieter Challenge from Below Another High Growth Industry Comes Under Assault Apple Gets Crossways with App Developers Apple Flanks its Phone Market Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part I Applie's Future in Smart Phones – Part II Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid…Oh, Never Mind Best Buy in a Leader's Trap Blockbuster versus Netflix…Again The Brand is Worth More than the Land…

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Segmentation Blogs

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Acquisitions to Gain Product Capability The Advent of the F-commerce Revolution Always Low Prices Meets Lower Prices Amazon's Blockbuster Innovation An Answer for Pizza Problems? Another Creative Pricing Scheme Another Quieter Challenge from Below Apple's Future in Smart Phones- Part I Apple's Future in Smart Phones – Part II Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid…Oh, Never Mind Cable TV and Customer Retention Can a High End Guy Hit the Mass Market? The Causes and Symptoms of Overcapacity Coming Back from the Dead The Company Did Not Get an Invitation Consolidation as Growth Slows Convenience and Reliability…

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SEGMENTATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PRICING COSTS SUBSCRIBE TO THE STRATEGYSTREET BLOG BY EMAIL >>

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