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.

Stop avoiding developing that strategy. Keep it simple and do it today.

I’ve found that the words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ have had a bad rap over the past few years There are probably a number of reasons for this. I personally think that it was getting over used at one point there where everyone was describing themselves or what they do as ‘strategic’ without even knowing what … Continue reading Stop avoiding developing that strategy. Keep it simple and do it today.

Anyone can be a Marketing Manager, can’t they?

Throughout my career, I’ve seen so many businesses place non-marketers into head of marketing positions, for the main reason being that they don’t consider marketing to be a specific skill set. Often, these people have been shifted from another area of the business where they may have been a good salesperson, a good operations manager, … Continue reading Anyone can be a Marketing Manager, can’t they?

What is the point of a marketing plan?

Over the years, I’ve heard so many different terms and phrases that attempt to describe and sum up what marketing is and does, and it's fair to say that they've ranged from the inspiring to the down right ridiculous. However, one that I particularly like is that the aim of marketing is to know and … Continue reading What is the point of a marketing plan?

How to brand your social media activity… simply.

These days, around 75% of shoppers research businesses online before making purchases. So, it's become the job of social media to represent a brand in the same way that brochures, signage, business cards, flyers, etc did in the past. But, the biggest opportunity with branding your social media is that it takes it one step … Continue reading How to brand your social media activity… simply.

‘Authenticity’. Don’t roll your eyes. Learn why every brand strategy needs it.

A message to all business operators… You might be a fast food vendor, run a personal training business, a chain of furniture stores or even an international airline. The size of your business or the industry in which you operate in are largely irrelevant. What’s important is developing a long standing and successful brand, and … Continue reading ‘Authenticity’. Don’t roll your eyes. Learn why every brand strategy needs it.

The simple strategy. What a beautiful thing!

It seems that the words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ have had a bad wrap over the past few years There are probably a number of reasons for this. I personally think that it was getting over used at one point there where everyone was describing themselves or what they do as ‘strategic’ without even knowing what … Continue reading The simple strategy. What a beautiful thing!