There are times when I feel I could almost write a book on the number of misconceptions that exist in marketing. Even the word itself seems to have more variations in meaning than just about anything else. One of the more common misconceptions I’ve come across over the years is the belief that a marketing … Continue reading How (and why) a Marketing Plan differs from a Marketing Strategy.
We live in this digital age where everything moves at a thousand miles an hour and quick responsiveness is crucial. However, it can become very easy to get so caught up in likes/shares/hits, delivering the next campaign etc, to the point that we start to forget about the bigger picture. This can be dangerous for … Continue reading The Marketing Plan: Why you need one and how to develop a good one.
Ever since I posted the article ”Support Marketing: What it is and why every business should be implementing it right now.” last week, I’ve been watching with great interest the ways in which a lot of brands have started to adapt to a support marketing approach. I’ve looked at the different ways in which they’ve … Continue reading Support Marketing: Who did it well this week?
As much I hate to be the bearer of bad news to any proactive and well organised marketer out there, but all those 2020 strategies that you meticulously prepared prior to the COVID-19 outbreak can now go straight in the bin. To be frank, they're just not going to cut it right now. There is … Continue reading Support Marketing: What it is and why every business should be implementing it right now.
Our world is facing a very serious challenge right now with the spread of the coronavirus. But, there is hope on the horizon. Want proof? Then look no further than where the coronavirus started. According to reports, China is lifting travel restrictions and life is returning to normal. The coronavirus outbreak has largely been contained … Continue reading 5 Digital Marketing Ideas to Consider During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
What does marketing planning look like nowadays, and is it still relevant in the 2020's?
It seems that the words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ have been getting a bad rap lately. There are probably a number of reasons for this. I personally think that for a while there they were getting over-used to the point where it seemed like every ‘self-promoted expert’ was describing themselves or what they do as ‘strategic’ … Continue reading How to get started on a kick-arse marketing strategy.
A lot of businesses want to get on board with content marketing, and they want to have the most appropriate strategy in place to drive it all, but don’t really know where to begin. Well, the good news is that it doesn’t need to be that complicated and getting started doesn’t need to take up … Continue reading How to get started with a content marketing strategy.
Lately, I’ve been reflecting on some of the key changes in the world of marketing and marketing strategy since I started in the game 20+ years ago. It’s fair so say that there have been so many changes that I barely know where to begin. However, one that concerns me the most is the demise … Continue reading Marketing Strategy: Let’s get back to basics.
Content marketing has really taken off in the past few years, and rightly so. While some brands are achieving amazing success by implementing an effective content strategy, there are plenty of others out there that are struggling. Quite often, one of the biggest roadblocks to content marketing success is the inability to create really engaging … Continue reading 5 steps to creating more engaging content.