Done-for-you listening

Listening is a Superpower

C84 offers Search and Social Listening and Business Development. 

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Not Sure, where to start?

Let´s talk. It´s doesn´t cost anything and we can save a lot of time by figuring it out in a 15 minutes private "no-nonsense" call. Click and the Calendly Software schedules takes care of the rest. 

You want to better understand our work ?

Just browse this site to find multiple use-cases and testimonials. 

Scroll down to find our generic workflow. We can customize individual processes according to your requirements. - let´s talk

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C84 done-for-you listening

What does C84 Listening mean and why does it matter?

  • 1 - What does C84 Listening mean?
  • 2 - Why does C84 Listening matter?
  • 3 - How can C84 Listening help?

C84 Listening means learning as much as possible, as soon as possible, about the industry in general and customers, competitors, distributors, technologies in use. It includes analytics from corporate websites, blogs and forums, and other sources

To remain competitive, enterprises must adapt their business models, establish specialist data science teams and rethink their overall strategies to keep pace with the competition. Gartner

At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years... if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies. John Chambers, Chairman of Cisco System

C84 Listening gives you these insights. We tell you about your competitors' initiatives, client base, and hopes, and fears of their client base. We listen to what the brands and individuals ask search engines and tell their social followers.

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Why Search Listening?

April 8, 2020

I’m extremely fascinated by the opportunity to leverage billions of individual data...

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About Listening

About Listening

  • 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. 
  • Senior stakeholder interviews are conducted by an Executive Consultant.

  • 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.

  • The Parties agree that the cooperation is subject to common confidentiality terms and conditions. Access to information of a personal or business nature, which is not meant for public consumption, or is not already available in the public domain, should be restricted to those persons for whom it is required for the fulfillment of their duties under this agreement.
    The parties also agree that the cooperation in itself is of a confidential nature and no information concerning the agreement should be made available to a 3.rd party unless specifically agreed to in writing by both parties.

  • 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. 

  • 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

Governing Law and Legal Venue.

  • This Agreement and any matters arising out of or relating to it shall be governed by and construed in accordance with German law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the termination or invalidity thereof shall be settled by the Maritime and Commercial Court in Hamburg.

Listening Use Cases

Many global companies have brilliant expertise in their home-turf but little understanding of their target market. One reason can be an expansion into an unfamiliar region, with a different culture and legal requirements. 🇺🇸 > 🇩🇪

  • 1 - Discover an underserved market niche
  • 2 - Find buyers looking for your products
  • 3 - Find opinion leaders in any market
  • 4 - Understand your competitors
  • 5 - Understand their customers
  • 6 - Understand their partners

Discover the opportunity. Where is the blue ocean, that arises from threats like the coronavirus? We are monitoring search traffic volume (-Google Trends) and user intent (AnswerthePublic). Statista and Premium Research gives us the latest facts.

With everybody sharing their latest thoughts and buys on social media - we can find them on Instagram or Twitter.

We easily find them on Twitter, Facebook - Linkedin Industry Groups, read their their articles on Quora, Forrester, Gartner and meet them in person on Xing or again LinkedIn.

Same process - same outlets - plus their investor reports and some interviews. Did C-Level leave the company or did a shareholder sell? How good is their development team?

Same process - same outlets - maybe interviews with clients they have recently lost. Maybe they just have the same shareholders or went to the same university.

Same process - same outlets - maybe interviews with partners they have recently lost. Are they competition in other businesses? => Checklist: Conflict of Interest

Listening Services

Another use case is a cross-industry threat. Even if you the global market leader in automotive, you don´t necessarily understand the pitfalls that arise from open stack software services. Like so many other famous fails, you may forget to take these competitors seriously.

Reasons For Failure

The main reasons for failure are according to CB Insights:   Financial returns not coming quick enough – Overly ambitious business plan– Marketing in the

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  • 1- Data Collection 🕷
  • 2 - Sanity Checks  💻
  • 3 - Expert on Demand

C84 Data Collection in Vertical Search Engines 🔒

C84 Data Collection in Forums & Communities 🕷

C84 Interviews with Execs or Tech Experts 👨‍💻

C84 - Manual Sanity Checks 👨‍💻

C84 - builds reporting and contacts you. 🚀

This project phase may take 5-14 workdays
(depending upon the nature of the task). 

Flash Consulting.  C84 will support you in private calls seven days a week and wherever you are. 

Activity Reporting against agreed templates means that the delivery format can be a customized airtable and triggered alerts. If you need special assistance, we can help you with private Zoom calls. This Service is only open to active clients.  🖥

Inspirational Work​

How can we help you?

About our Services

About Products


We gather insights from any topic discussed on the web, corporate websites, press releases, databases, social networks and investment communities.

Target Market Check

The Target Market Check will make sure, your project is aiming for an objective that is worth winning. / - Click for Details

Buying Center Check

The Buying Center Check will make sure, you know the interest and potential hidden bias. / - Click for Details

Exit Strategy Advisor

Either in an official mandate or in private mode, we will support your team with tools and insights, required for a smooth and successful exit process. / - Click for Details



Not sure what you want to do now?

What´s Next

Not Sure, where to start?

Let´s talk. It´s doesn´t cost anything and we can save a lot of time by figuring it out in a 15 minutes private "no-nonsense" call. Click and the Calendly Software schedules takes care of the rest. 

Just want stay in touch?

Connect with me on LinkedIn or Xing. You will find my credentials all over this website. 


Axel Hoehnke

Axel is based in Hamburg. Reach him on LinkedIn or Xing or schedule a conversation with Calendly