A competitive marketing analysis of a new radar product with Discussit

A competitive marketing analysis of a new radar product with Discussit

28 May, 2023 2 min read
marketing, copywriting, GPR, competition, differentiation

I let the topic analysis feature of Discussit run over the copywriting of an upcoming new GPR product for concrete scanning. (As I told John Davenport yesterday, competitive marketing analysis is IMO one of Discussit’s use cases.)

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The topic analysis reveals the following overarching topic structure (paraphrased for effect):

  • It’s comprehensive.
  • Also, new satellite antennas.
  • Look, it’s the most complete.
  • Did we mention the new antennas?
  • Trust us, it’s the most comprehensive.
  • Here are the two antennas.

My expert opinion: most of the many features mentioned are neither novel nor differentiating, except for two features, one hardware-enabled, and one software-enabled.

Yet both are hidden within a bunch of other boring stuff, like batteries (yawn!) and wireless connectivity (welcome to 2017!), and only visualized in the brochure!

Also, the “satellite antennas” are, as I understand it, still not standalone units. Why? A standalone wireless GPR in a sub-10x10x10-cm bounding box has been possible since 2019.


  1. respect; this is an incumbent finally trying to escape from The Cave of their own making (good for the market and for the customers!), and
  2. disappointment; this incumbent can’t even focus on not one, but two announced features that could impact UX in novel and potentially valuable ways.

What do I mean by “The Cave”? This 👉 The Cave

Quote from the book:

“Incumbents over time find themselves deep in the Cave, rarely if ever surfacing; the guards are also prisoners, in their own way. After all, it’s a tough proposition to be an effective guard putting up lavish processions for the prisoners without eventually treating the shadows you yourself cast as being real.”

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