People who misunderstand marketing often think the goal is to create and emphasise the gap between reality and perception. In my opinion, getting a sale is not the end goal for marketing, it is gaining a customer. To achieve this, whatever product or services you sell, your marketing must emphasise what you do well, and […]
Following on from my previous post about the lessons you can learn from McDonald’s marketing, I wanted to look at another fantastic marketing company, Nike. How many fashion brands from the 1970’s are still considered to be cool or desirable by a young audience? Not retro, or ironically cool, just cool? This is because as […]
Whether you like their food or not, McDonald's are one the very best marketing businesses in the world today. They are an excellent case study in both how to market your services globally, and so often over looked, locally. Here are 5 lessons you can apply to your own business.
A marketing strap line (in my opinion at least) should summarise what your brand stands for in just a few words. It doesn’t have to be descriptive (although some are like eBay’s “The world’s online market place”), it should support your brand positioning and communicate what you are about. This all sounds rather easy, but trust me it [...]
One of the most tried and tested tools in the brand manager’s box of tricks is to associate their product or service with another in order to benefit from the 3rd party’s existing positive branding.