Everywhere we look, we see brands. Some good, some bad, some weak, and some powerful. While strategic branding was once more the domain of big business, now businesses of all shapes and sizes are benefiting from focusing on their brand. With the marketplace becoming more and more competitive, businesses that want to stand out need … Continue reading Creating a truly unique brand. 2 tips to get you on your way
Whatever the size of your business or the industry that you operate in, 'authenticity' is an aspect of branding that's important to consider if you want to stay competitive in today's modern market. Authenticity may sound like yet another fluffy marketing buzzword, but there are good reasons as to why you should apply it to … Continue reading Brand authenticity: Why it matters for your business
When customers or employees look at your website, what do they see? Does it truly reflect everything that your business stands for? Is it a true representation of your brand? Are they really engaged by it? A well branded website incorporates the obvious such as images, colour schemes and logos. Yet, when it comes to … Continue reading Utilising strong content on your website to boost your brand
Blog post by: Cameron McIver. I couldn’t tell you just how many managers I spoke with during my marketing career on the client side - particularly in the early days, that when I started talking marketing strategy, I was met with something along the lines of “We’ll take care of the strategy. You just ‘do … Continue reading Can marketing without a strategy really work?
Over the years, we’ve worked with and within many a small business. Yet, it still surprises us just how many small business owners we speak to that do not have a clearly defined point or points of difference. Even more surprising is that many of these operate within ultra-competitive markets where, although differentiation can be … Continue reading Point of difference: Why it matters
The following post was originally published on LinkedIn by Optune founder Cameron McIver on April 5, 2016. It's an interesting insight into the type of thinking that helped launch the business early last year. As I browse through my LinkedIn newsfeed, I’m constantly impressed by the amount of businesses I see delivering awesome strategic … Continue reading Want to sell marketing to a non marketer? Ok, then don’t mention the word marketing
“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him [or her] and sells itself.” ~Peter Drucker A marketing plan is your guide to successfully promoting and growing your business. A good marketing plan will help you answer key questions about your business: How will you position … Continue reading Why do I need a Marketing Plan?