Storytelling is one of the most powerful and often underutilised tools that we all have available to us in our marketing and communications toolbox. In our businesses, we all have great stories to tell (yes, we ALL do). Human stories that people can really relate to and engage with. People love to hear stories, especially … Continue reading Is your business in hibernation? Then it’s the perfect time to unleash the power of storytelling.
To advertise or not? That is a question that a lot of businesses are asking themselves this week. The only thing that is certain is that we are all trying to navigate our way through unchartered waters during completely unprecedented times, which means that nobody really knows what the outcome will be. However, when … Continue reading Should you be advertising right now?
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 Writing blog posts. Is longer or shorter better?
In the latest from the ‘what is old is new again’ file (and for good reason because they work): Newsletters. Yep, remember those things that were once emailed out at the same time each and every week and we all read diligently? Newsletters are great for businesses, and there are some very good reasons as … Continue reading Innovative business ideas for 2020: Newsletters. Yes, seriously.
While I have no doubt that blogging can be a very successful marketing tool for just about any business, to achieve the desired impact, it is important that you are telling your customers everything they need to know in order to choose you over your competitors. Think about what you are writing. Are you solving … Continue reading Know your blogging audience. Who are you really writing for?
Open yourself up to the right business opportunities by learning how to say 'no'.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful and often underutilised tools that we all have available to us in our marketing and communications toolbox. In our businesses, we all have great stories to tell (yes, we ALL do). Human stories that people can really relate to and engage with. People love to hear stories, especially … Continue reading The power of storytelling in business.
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.
It can be a funny life working as a consultant. Constantly juggling conflicting commitments, while not only keeping as many balls in the air as possible, but always critiquing yourself as to which balls to keep up there, and which ones to drop. Resources are always finite, and things are never black and white. The … Continue reading When sometimes the best option is to stop, listen to your gut, say no… and then move on.
For anyone that’s followed my posts over the past few years, it will come as no surprise that I love marketing, and that driving change around attitudes towards marketing being a vital strategic function of a business has long been a passion of mine. This all began in the early days of my marketing career … Continue reading How a simple strategy is still the backbone of successfully marketing any business.