It has been said that the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service sells itself. It’s fair to say that there is a little more to it than that, but I tend to agree with the preface. A marketing plan is a guide to successfully … Continue reading Why every business needs a marketing plan.
To all business operators… You might be a fast food vendor, run a gardening 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. If you want to develop a long standing and successful brand, ‘authenticity’ is an … Continue reading How brand authenticity can be the silver bullet every business needs.
For big companies with large marketing budgets, a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars can be a drop in the ocean. Generally, if an activity doesn’t achieve the desired ROI it’s not going to have a massive impact. But, for small business operators it’s a different story. Every dollar counts, and any investment … Continue reading 6 ways to market a small business on a shoestring budget
For those of you that know me, you’d be aware that I’ve been a keen runner for many years. Long have I forgone a weekend sleep in to instead get out and pound the pavement for 15k’s or so. For the past few years, I’ve also been a dedicated devotee of the whole parkrun phenomenon. … Continue reading What can brands learn from the parkrun phenomenon?
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