Anybody who has followed my posts recently will no doubt be aware that I’ve been fascinated with the whole support marketing phenomenon that has emerged as a result of the COVID pandemic. Over the past few months, I’ve taken great inspiration from brands and marketers that have been doing it well, while also learning from … Continue reading The #1 Marketing tip for 2020: Listen and Support.
Among the myriad of interesting things I’ve noticed lately as COVID life changes the way we all start to think about things is an influx of video messages from CEOs and business leaders conveying some very heart felt messages of support to both their employees and customers, which I think is great. The more big … Continue reading Attention business leaders! Please read this before you embark on an Employee Engagement or Cultural Change program.
I’ve spoken to so many marketers over the past few months that have suddenly found themselves out of a job. It breaks my heart. I know these are very tough times and we’re all struggling, but it doesn’t make it any easier to see so many good, clever, experienced and hard-working people no longer valued … Continue reading Marketers. How to add enough value to keep your job post COVID.
These are crazy times we’re going through at the moment (to state the obvious). We’re all feeling it. The longer this all goes on, and the more the fatigue from it all starts to set in, it gets very easy to find yourself caught up in all the doom and gloom and slipping into a … Continue reading Content creators. Remember your audience during the COVID lockdown.
I’ve seen a lot of pieces floating around lately such as “Top 10 ways to market your business” or “The top 5 fool proof marketing methods”, so I thought I’d turn it on it’s ear and come up with what I believe to be the top 7 things you should NOT be doing in marketing. … Continue reading 7 ways to fail at marketing.
Things are starting to change. Can you feel it? In many parts of the world, restrictions are beginning to ease, which means that many businesses are starting to get back to at least something that resembles a semi-normal operation. Well, a post COVID normal operation anyway. The new normal is going to look quite different … Continue reading Brand authenticity: Staying competitive in the post COVID world.
“Content is king.” I know. That phrase has been around for quite a few years now and is nothing new. The thing is that in 2020 content is still king, and great content continues to be a well sort after commodity. It seems we can’t get enough of it, and there rarely seems to be … Continue reading 6 quick tips on how to become a great content writer.
It’s been the case for many years and remains quite common today. Businesses that place non-marketers into head of marketing positions, simply because they don’t consider marketing in itself to be a specific and valued skill set. Often, these people have been shifted from another area of the business where they may have been a … Continue reading The Marketing Manager: Learning why not just anybody should be one.
One of the most common places in which I’ve seen communication fall down is when the communicator assumes that the reason that their message hasn’t been received and embraced is simply not their fault, and more often than not it’s the recipient’s fault. Let’s take a simple email communication as an example. There have been … Continue reading The simple keys to successful communication (without the assumptions).
I’ve written a few articles lately on the benefits of blogging, as quite obviously it’s something that I’m passionate about. Yet, I also know that when done right, and when done regularly, blogging can be such an invaluable marketing tool for just about any business. Along the way, I’ve heard many business owners tell me … Continue reading Blogging or Social Media? Which one is best for you?