Quality isn’t so important

Quality isn’t so important

Of course quality is vital in terms of what you do and how you do it. But as a differentiator, as part of your brand proposition, it’s nowhere near as exciting as you think. I’ve been running workshops with a roomful of bright business people, and asked them to create...
Marketing pains or business gains

Marketing pains or business gains

What matters most for your business – making gains or relieving pains? Psychologists say we spend more time avoiding pain than seeking pleasure – the pain-pleasure principle. In business too, we all have pains to deal with – slow business, poor...
5 Ways to make sure your content is relevant.

5 Ways to make sure your content is relevant.

Traps to avoid with your new brand name. Most startups spend way too much time and energy worrying about their brand name. Just take a look at the names of some of our leading brands and you’ll see that they are not significant in themselves.  Their importance lies in...
Sustainable Marketing and the 4 ‘E’s

Sustainable Marketing and the 4 ‘E’s

There is a lot of buzz around sustainable marketing, and rightly so. It’s important at not just the procducts and services that businesses deliver are sustainable, but also the marketing processes involved in their marketng and communications. I first became...