Top Of Mind with Stewart Hillhouse
A Masterclass on Category Creation with Kevin Maney and Mike Damphousse
April 7, 2020
What brands come to mind for these product categories: electric vehicle, tissue, ketchup. I’d be willing to bet you said Tesla, Kleenex, and Heinz. That's because those three brands all own the categories in which they compete. And what better way to dominate your category than by creating it yourself!In this episode, I’m joined by category designers Kevin Maney ( and Mike Damphousse ( co-authored the Category Creator handbook, Play Bigger, and has written extensively on the topic for Fortune, Fast Company, and The Atlantic. Mike is an experienced sales and marketing executive with two decades worth of experience and numerous businesses under his belt. Together, they are the founders of Category Design Advisors ( Get on the email list at