Is everything before ‘but’ bulls**t?

Have you ever heard the saying “Everything before ‘but’ is bulls**t”? I.e “The project is going really well… but… I need an extra week to finish it” or “I really like you… but… I don’t think you’re right for the job” or even “You’ve put together a great business case… but… you were unsuccessful.” Believe … Continue reading Is everything before ‘but’ bulls**t?

Here’s a little story… about storytelling.

What are your initial thoughts when you read the following excerpt? “I can still remember the feeling, after getting lost multiple times and then arriving 30 minutes late. With palms sweating and heart beating fast, I finally pulled my car into the dusty makeshift car park. My little city car was almost as much at … Continue reading Here’s a little story… about storytelling.

Short, simple and clear. Why? How do you communicate?

I love to keep things simple. Maybe it’s because I’m a simple person… or maybe it’s simply because I know that it works. Whether it be in marketing strategy, copywriting, web design, content creation or any situation where an individual is communicating to an audience and hoping to achieve a desired result, I’ve found that … Continue reading Short, simple and clear. Why? How do you communicate?

Marketing clichés don’t work anymore. Here’s what does work.

As the famous saying goes “If you talked to people the way advertising talked to people, they’d punch you in the face.” It’s really no surprise then that as time goes by, less and less consumers are trusting the ads and marketing messages they come across in print and online publications. This is particularly concerning … Continue reading Marketing clichés don’t work anymore. Here’s what does work.

It’s quite simple, so why complicate it?

I love the whole principle of simplicity, and the reason I love it so much is that I know that it works. Whether it be in marketing strategy, copywriting, web design, content creation or anything where an individual is communicating to an audience, and hoping to achieve a desired result, keeping things as simple as … Continue reading It’s quite simple, so why complicate it?

Welcome to the world of H2H. It’s a great place to live.

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 Welcome to the world of H2H. It’s a great place to live.

How to be a successful marketer… but you may not like it.

You may have heard the term ‘Ivory Tower’ thrown around in business, and unfortunately more often than not it is used to describe a corporate marketing department. It’s a term that represents a great divide between the corporate and the operational areas of the business. It is particularly prevalent in more industrial type businesses or … Continue reading How to be a successful marketer… but you may not like it.