In case you missed it, last week the 2020 State of Competitive Intelligence Report dropped. I wanted to give it a quick shoutout here because the content is so relevant to this community.
This is the largest study on the best practices and trends in the field of market and competitive intelligence, drawing from the responses of more than 1,000 CI professionals and stakeholders.
Some key findings:
90% of businesses report that their industry has become more competitive in the last three years, and 48% say it has become much more competitive. Large enterprises face the most competitors, but all size businesses have seen an increase in the number of competitors year over year, with the average climbing from 25 competitors to 29.
Nearly every business is now investing in competitive intelligence - 94% have at least some employees working on CI, the study found, and more than half (57%) have dedicated teams of two or more CI professionals.
I highly recommend checking out the report, if you haven't already.