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Crisis management in the digital age

Crisis management in the digital age

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently,” so sayeth investment guru and all-round multi-billionaire Warren Buffet. These are wise, wise words, Mr Buffet that withstand the test of time…

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Internal marketing – what it is and why it’s important

Internal marketing – what it is and why it’s important

As a general rule, happy staff internally equals happy customers externally. That’s the purpose of an internal marketing function. You may know it as internal branding or even internal communications, but the practice is largely the same = keeping staff informed and up-to-date with what’s…

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11 reasons people love lists

11 reasons people love lists

In a world of unlimited information that is easy to access anytime, anywhere in a matter of mouse clicks it’s no wonder we need lists to simplify and quantify the major highlights of our chosen subject. Top 10 restaurants, Best Laptops under $X, 4 places…

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6 Marketing Trends in 2017

6 Marketing Trends in 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict the future? The only thing that we for certain can predict is that the future is unpredictable and even so we can’t help speculate and guess what will be the next big thing. Here are 6 marketing…

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Media monitoring and why your business needs it

Media monitoring and why your business needs it

It’s just about impossible to follow every mention of your business in the media these days. Why? Because the ‘media’ as we know it, is a growing number of public channels available for all to see 24/7 worldwide. It sounds daunting because it is! Setting…

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Why brand consistency is critical

Why brand consistency is critical

I can understand how you might find a marketer’s white knuckled commitment to brand consistency kind of annoying. I mean, what is the big deal? Anyone would think it was a ‘life and death’ issue when you hear marketers say things like: ‘No, there’s no…

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Getting to know who your customers (really) are

Getting to know who your customers (really) are

When you ask clients who their customers are, more often than not, they’ll say something along the lines of ‘we have a growing and diverse mix of customers’ or ‘our customers are represented across many different segments, there’s no typical customer for us’. The problem…

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Four reasons to choose an independent marketing agency over a big corporate

Four reasons to choose an independent marketing agency over a big corporate

The people upstairs approved your marketing budget, your team is clear on campaign objectives and your pitch brief is ready to roll. Now it’s time to create a shortlist of agencies to pitch for the work and get things moving. You’ve only ever engaged corporate…

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What makes a killer advertising campaign?

What makes a killer advertising campaign?

It’s a hard question and there are many views on what makes an advertising campaign great. Is it winning awards? Is it shifting more products? Or growing the public awareness of your product? In order to determine if a campaign is successful or not, you…

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Who says conservative brands can’t have a bit of fun?

Who says conservative brands can’t have a bit of fun?

“If people aren’t talking about you, they’re not talking about you for a reason. And the reason isn’t that they dislike you. They’re not talking about you because you’re boring.” ~ Seth Godin Conservative brands get a raw deal. While their more youthful, sexy and…

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