The fitness industry is booming. People want to look and feel better, so they’re turning to healthier lifestyles that involve daily exercise. It’s a trend that's here to stay, which makes it a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals out there that have a passion for fitness. Whether you’re selling personal training services, gym memberships, supplements … Continue reading Entrepreneurs listen up! Here’s the 7 keys to marketing a fitness business.
So, here we are in July 2019. Wow! That means that in less than 6 months, this decade will be all over. How can that be? As I look back over the past 10 years in marketing, so much has changed. During this time, I’ve seen more fads and trends come and go than I … Continue reading Want to be a great marketer in 2020 and beyond? Well, here’s the top skills you’ll need.
Marketing has changed a lot in recent times. As technology has forged ahead in leaps and bounds and campaigns have become more fluid and responsive with more elements becoming automated, it’s easy to get carried away to the point where a marketing plan can be seen as somewhat redundant. Sure, it’s an easy trap to … Continue reading You’re a modern-day entrepreneur. So, why would you need a marketing plan?
I’m sorry if this may come across as bad news for many business operators or entrepreneurs out there, but your customers don’t just buy your brand. You don’t simply call yourself Apple or Coca-Cola and instantly become loved all over the world. What people buy into is your story, and the more compelling and relatable … Continue reading An introduction to brand storytelling – Part 1
What is the point in a business investing their hard-earned dollars into marketing? Well… Marketing builds the road that sales will eventually drive on. Marketing is an investment – not an expense. Executives who complain about not seeing immediate marketing results are missing the point. If you don’t invest ahead of time in a highway, … Continue reading What is the point of marketing?
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?
Once upon a time, I was the manager of the cutting and pasting department. Well, that’s what one senior manager with a very loud voice once referred to the marketing department as. He kept it up, and soon the whole office was under the impression that we literally sat around cutting and pasting all day. … Continue reading How would you handle being referred to as “The Cutting & Pasting Manager”?