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How to get the vision back in your brand.

How to get the vision back in your brand.

Does your brand know where it's going? More importantly, are you clear where you want it to go?When developing a brand or briefing a consultant, it's critical to consider what you want your brand to look like in, say, five years time, or more. Try not to focus only on...

Brand names and seven key decisions

Brand names and seven key decisions

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...

Your brand doesn’t exist

Your brand doesn’t exist

In fact no brands exist… not even the most famous ones.Let’s look more closely at what that means. A brand is just what’s called a social construct. That means it's a concept that we, as a society, invent to help make sense of things. They are ideas, stories if you...

How to create marketing plans for uncertain times.

How to create marketing plans for uncertain times.

A new year should be the time for getting marketing plans and strategies in place for the year ahead. However, we live in uncertain times and many businesses are holding off planning. Political turmoil, global trade wars and  financial instability cloud the view....

The postman knocks once more for direct mail.

Are we ready for the new age of direct mail? You may have also noticed an increase in direct mail received over recent months. Certainly my postman's been making more frequent visits. It was predicted Direct mail would enjoy a resurgence following the introduction of...

Video marketing – if it moves – shoot it

In my early days in advertising, before video marketing, we used to have a saying, “Nothing  sells like TV.” It was true… and there was sound reasoning behind it. Firstly, the medium had tremendous reach, and of course, TV is a major medium. However, the overriding...

What happened to sustainable marketing?

What happened to sustainable marketing?

Why is sustainability back on the marketing agenda? It seems like just a few years ago, sustainable marketing was a hot topic. Then things went very quiet for a while. I found this curious, as sustainability was increasingly being considered as a pillar of corporate...