For marketers, competition can be a good challenge at best and a death sentence at worst. It’s pretty natural to never see it as a good thing. Heck, the only good thing about competition comes from beating it and getting (or perhaps retaining) your market share.
This leads many to think that it’s better to aim for a niche market that’s got no competition to begin with. But is a no-man’s land like that really a likely source of more sales leads? It might as well be like this year’s nominations in the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.