Brand story tip: The perfect union.

So, you’ve come across some fantastic data that paints your business in a beautiful light. That’s fantastic! You just know that your customers would come rushing your way with their business if only they would understand and appreciate it. However, data presented by itself is not always that compelling to the reader. On the other … Continue reading Brand story tip: The perfect union.

Marketing Strategy: Let’s get back to basics.

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on some of the key changes in the world of marketing and marketing strategy since I started in the game 20+ years ago. It’s fair so say that there have been so many changes that I barely know where to begin. However, one that concerns me the most is the demise … Continue reading Marketing Strategy: Let’s get back to basics.

Turkeys or lemonade? It’s all a matter of perception.

Have you ever heard the old saying “You can’t soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys”? I’m sure you have. I’ve been there before in those environments where I’ve longed to be surrounded by inspiring people, but instead found myself being fed nothing but negativity and frustration from those I dealt with every … Continue reading Turkeys or lemonade? It’s all a matter of perception.

Why short blog posts work best.

How long should a blog post be? Well, the simple answer to this is as long as it needs to be, but no longer. The length of a blog post should essentially be determined by the needs of the audience of whom you expect to consume the information. I.e a post on a technical or … Continue reading Why short blog posts work best.

5 steps to creating more engaging content.

Content marketing has really taken off in the past few years, and rightly so. While some brands are achieving amazing success by implementing an effective content strategy, there are plenty of others out there that are struggling. Quite often, one of the biggest roadblocks to content marketing success is the inability to create really engaging … Continue reading 5 steps to creating more engaging content.

How to write copy that really cuts through. The 4 skillsets needed.

In this world of ever-expanding multimedia options that we live in, there is still very much a place for strong, cut-through and well worded copy. Good copy uses the power of language to create a real connection with an audience, and when it happens it can be a truly beautiful thing. However, a lot of … Continue reading How to write copy that really cuts through. The 4 skillsets needed.

“Disciplinary action will ensue.” Would hearing this really motivate you?

It’s fair to say that my job takes me far and wide into all sorts of interesting and different businesses, and every now and then I come across things that makes me curious. This was the case a while back when I was doing some work with a large operational business. As I walked around … Continue reading “Disciplinary action will ensue.” Would hearing this really motivate you?

Nobody is bullet proof, and nobody is alone. How I rose from the ashes of depression to succeed in life.

I’ve always been of the belief that the different experiences we have throughout both our work and personal lives - whether they be positive or negative – can have a profound effect on how we progress. It all depends on the way in which we react to them, work through them, and learn from them. … Continue reading Nobody is bullet proof, and nobody is alone. How I rose from the ashes of depression to succeed in life.

How great content and storytelling are bringing the human element back into business.

Every time I hear someone say that storytelling and developing quality content don’t apply to their business or industry, I think… Oh, you must not deal with people then? I’m so glad that the terms B2B and B2C are becoming redundant.  Welcome to the H2H (human to human) world. It’s a great place to live. … Continue reading How great content and storytelling are bringing the human element back into business.

I am an entrepreneur. So, what does that really mean?

I am an entrepreneur. I’m not a rich entrepreneur. You won’t see me driving around in a luxury car, hanging out in my mansion or ‘instagramming’ from some exotic location in the south of France. What you will see though are original thoughts that may well go against the grain of conservative society. I love … Continue reading I am an entrepreneur. So, what does that really mean?