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How to use great marketing to be a better boss

Share vision – map it out Your vision is so clear to you, you know where you were in the past, what you are working for and where you are going. You’ve lived and breathed this since day one. You assume that EVERYONE else understands this and feels the same right? You can just FEEL […]

Don’t wait for sales to slow before marketing

We’ve all done it, rested on our laurels and thought ‘We’ve cracked it…”, the sales are coming in, customers are happy and everything is great. Then all of a sudden, a competitor ups their activity or a sales person leaves so a territory is unmanned. We can’t hit budget, we can’t compete and the recruitment […]

Top 5 reasons your marketing might fail and how to avoid them

There are some stark differences between people who succeed with their marketing and those who don’t even get off the ground or fail.  Over the years, I have made a conscious effort to understand the reasons for the success and failures and apply them in to my own efforts to get clients where they need […]

5 top tips to get your marketing creating a saleable business

1. COMMUNICATE Sounds obvious right? Ask yourself who you are communicating to… Is it senior management only? Is it all of your staff? Is it some of your staff? Is it your customer? It needs to be a two-way street with all of them, if your communication is one-sided and infrequent you run the risk […]

Your lack of strategy is bleeding you dry

Your lack of strategy is bleeding you dry You don’t want to invest in your marketing because you’ve no idea where to start.  You don’t have time or money to waste on making mistakes and trialing tactics that you know won’t help you grow. You are ticking marketing boxes without really knowing what return you […]

5 THINGS I TELL PEOPLE WHO DON’T DO MARKETING

We all have to start somewhere right?  Whether it’s learning to ride a bike, learning to tile a bathroom or grow your business, it takes time, patience and a goal. When I meet clients who just can’t be bothered with marketing or don’t know where to start with it all, these are the things I […]

4 ways to grow your business through marketing

Ok, so you are looking for a quick fix for your marketing efforts, something simple to follow and implement that gives quick results. Bad news. If you want stable, long-term growth, it won’t happen overnight. If you are willing to wait a little longer and you want to be able to look back in 12 […]

The 1 thing you need to do to take control of your marketing

There’s one thing. This one thing will accelerate your business growth long-term through the outcomes of your marketing. MINDSET. That’s it. Harness your current thought process towards your marketing and use it to reset the scope of your business outcomes. So if you are currently thinking that your marketing is okay and it is too […]

4 things corporates do that small businesses don’t

Having worked with global corporates, high street retail (no that doesn’t mean I worked at Topshop…), the public sector and independents, I am well placed to make some comparisons. One thing I noticed from working in a large organisation and then with smaller, was that visions, missions and values were strangely, perhaps, more closely followed. […]