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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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On your bike!

On your bike!

One morning on my way to work I took the above picture. Can you think of a better way to get to work? For me, it certainly beats being stuck on Punt Road or squashed between a banker and a student on the train. Being…

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Freelancers versus agency – Who wins on strategy?

Freelancers versus agency – Who wins on strategy?

First, this isn’t going to be a shameless plug for agencies from someone working in one. Full disclosure, I used to be freelancer and, I did some awesome creative (ahem, if I do say so myself!). But it boils down to this: more people equals…

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Playing to your strengths…

Playing to your strengths…

It’s something we all should do, right? Especially in business, and even more so in marketing. Negative marketing and off-selling on others’ weaknesses is, in my opinion a poor way to build a brand. The only way it ever works is if you have a…

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