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Tools to instantly improve your marketing for only £15.47

Now more than ever, we all have free (or low-cost) access to marketing tools and technology that used to cost thousands of pounds. The extent to which you manage and analyse your marketing efforts is no longer a budgetary decision. Marketing performance is an area that is full of amazing free, and super low cost […]

How to rebrand your small business [2019 edition]

Rebranding your business typically relates to changing the brand image of your company. The purpose of rebranding a business varies and can take up different forms depending upon the objective you expect to achieve. For instance, some might go for a simple logo change while others might refurbish the entire philosophy of the [...]

Focus on acquiring customers NOT sales

The objective of any business is to sell, that is never in question. But how best to go about doing it in a way that not just maximises first basket revenue, but also repeat sales? By focusing on acquiring customers, not sales. This is more than a subtle shift in tactics, it is a fundamentally different strategy that […]

Create a marketing strategy in under an hour

Unless you are working in a multi-office, multi-million pound company with dozens of stakeholders and a complex bureaucracy you don’t need to write a 10,000 word essay to form your marketing strategy. In this post I will show you how to create an effective marketing strategy quickly and easily, removing all the theoretical fluff that [...]

How to turn your business in to more than a commodity

An interesting piece of research passed by my desk recently which claimed 10 – 20% of my industry’s customers don’t know who their supplier is. They are so disconnected from their supplier that they don’t care, and that means they have no brand recall. This is exactly the same for me with my gas supplier – […]

Your marketing must support your business reality

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 […]

5 lessons to learn from Nike’s marketing

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 […]