C84 Watchdog

Watchdogs monitor network patterns, search traffic, and social media.

Understand what crawlers know about you, your business, your side business, and other things that matter to you. 

Watchdog - Use Cases

  • Understand competitors

    Did C-Level leave the company, or did a shareholder sell? How good is their development team? 

  • Understand their partners

    How biased is their relation? Perhaps they just have the same shareholders?

  • Understand their customers

    How biased is their relation? Are they competition in other businesses? 

  • Find an opportunity

    Where is the impact from threats like the coronavirus?💥 Learn from search traffic volume and get signals 🚀.

  • Find buyers

    With everybody sharing their latest thoughts and buys on social media - we can find buyerslooking for your products

  • Find opinion leaders

    Premium Analysts and Product Comparisons Linkedin Industry Groups, Quora, Forrester, Gartner.

Industry knowledge has become fluid. With the right tools and tactics, you get a powerful weapon for Strategic Planning, Market Entry, Innovation Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Advanced Search provides relevant and up-to-date information about suppliers, buyers, competitors, enabling you to improve business responsiveness based on better knowledge of potential threats.

Watchdog Packages

Search Listening has become popular with global platform providers. However, even if you license a platform, you still need a team of skilled analysts to align data sources with in-house intelligence. This is why we are offering done-for-you services. You tell us what you need and we take care of the job. 👍🏻

Commissioned Research

Search & Social Listening to learn about competitors and layout future scenarios. No bias – No conflict of interest – if any researcher has actual data – we start from there.

Retained Advisory

As Advisor, we augment your internal resources in a project.  Retained advisory relationships with a specific project, typically structured as 6 months retainer.

  • Facebook Advanced Search
  • Twitter Advanced Search
  • Google Advanced Search
  • Forrester Research
  • Gartner Research
  • Business Insider
  • Seeking Alpha
  • Trendhunter
  • BrightTALK
  • Shodan
  • CB Insights
  • Quora
  • LinkedIn Advanced
  • XING Advanced ...
  • 1 to 1 Interview - Key decision makers & influencers
  • 1 to 1 Interview - Customers (buying, non-buying)
  • 1 to 1 Interview - Competitors´ customers
  • 1 to 1 Interview - Competitors

We systematically cover signals from the investment community, developer community, and corporate publishing.

We analyze what people ask search engines. And we can tell you what brands and individuals tell their social followers. You will understand your competitors' initiatives, client base, and hopes, and fears of their client base.

Social Listening relies on publicly accessible data and connects to forums and social networks. Brand names, stock market prices, and shareholders are public information as the product names, price lists, and ratings in the shops.

We include available inhouse research to speed up the process and align with your existing database structure.

We take care of the data collection and support our clients in schedule zoom calls seven days a week.

Airtable allow us to jumpstart, even when not all stakeholders are using the same cloud system.

Standard Delivery Time is defined in working days (usually Monday - Friday). 5 Days mean that meetings can be scheduled on 5 individual days. Overall project delivery is capped to 14 days. 

Serious Competitive Monitoring projects easily become a seven-figure project⚡️. Unless you don´t want to create just another data silo, the license fees stack up with multiple seats and stakeholders who need to be involved. This is not a problem at all if you are optimizing ad spend for global brands. But it´s not the price range that for mid-size projects. Often, these projects start with enthusiasm, then scaling causes cost issues, and finally not all stakeholders get access. 
As a certified Strategy Consultant and Listening expert, Axel is able to deliver professional consultancy for you. Working to a brief, Axel and his team of data insight specialists can deliver a report to an agreed timeline that details insights about how consumers think about themselves, brands, themes, and topics tied to your business or focus area. The cost of this consultancy will depend on your brief and how many focus areas you want to explore but to give you an idea, reports typically start from € 5,000 and can scale from there - but with you always in the driver seat. 

e.g. Solution & Value Proposition Synopsis

e.g. Ideal Customer Profile, Ideal Partner Profile, 

e.g. Complete profiles of each potential partner, basic address details, key contacts, size, market coverage, market share, customer profile, limited financials, key partnerships ...

Done-For-You means:  we will ask you what´s needed, but do our “little magic” at our own pace.

We conduct immediate post-mortems after each delivery and you don´t pay for what you don´t like

The following resources must be provided by our client to ensure successful completion of the mission:

  1. Briefing protects us from working against the wrong objectives.
  2. Scheduled Progress Review Meetings to tackle issues when required.
  3. Financial details and payments pre-agreed and working smoothly

What you might want to know before reaching out

What are trigger moments for working with C84?
The main reason for working with C84 is to improve your competitive intelligence.
Isn´t competitive intelligence an in-house task?
Some companies don´t want to fund an in-house analytics team.
Aren´t there already platforms? 
Certainly, but it takes time to familiarize with thesm. And you usually pay a license per seat.  
So, when should one reach out to C84?
Reach out when there´s an actual need but limited time to establish your team and processes. This could be:
  • You build a product or serve a new market
  • You respond to an insurgent business model.
  • You buy a company

Virtual Meeting

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