How we sometimes need trauma to grow

My son started school at the start of the month. It was a useful reminder to me about not just running my own business and the importance of stressful events to help growth but also, on the flip side the importance of good customer service or support. Schools along with other public sector organisations are rarely... Continue Reading →

The weather

Over the last few days I have complained frequently about the weather being too hot, but to be honest, I should have been prepared as the Spanish Plume was predicted weeks ago and I know that the weather makes my sons (and therefore the rest of us) grumpy and restless. Helping clients to see opportunities... Continue Reading →

What price a marketing qualification?

I have seen a couple of discussions on the relative importance of marketing/PR qualifications and concern from professionals that individuals with a fairly narrow skillset are actually advising businesses incorrectly because they only understand digital marketing platforms or how to write a press release.  In some cases software providers encourage a do it yourself approach.... Continue Reading →

The importance of convenience

Most people know the story of the Pepsi Challenge and the launch of new tasting Coca Cola and there are many explanations of why a reaction to early A/B testing did not lead to a more successful product.  The only people who probably know for certain are the two protagonists. However the fact that Coca... Continue Reading →

Communication of regulatory change

One of the issues that came out loud and clear from the Brexit campaign was how poor the nation has been in the past at communicating regulatory change. We now have experts in change management, internal and external communications as well as lawyers as well as evidence that laws that are acceptable as being in... Continue Reading →

2016: A year for lazy marketing?

Over Christmas I spent too much time watching Big Blocks Singsong, a series of two minute animated songs for kids that is, in my opinion, far superior to anything Simon Cowell and co are pumping out. However my son has an obsession with letters and numbers, so we had the subtitles on. These may interesting... Continue Reading →

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