CMSI – The framework for Modern Marketing
January 17, 2019
Politics around the world is in a state of dysfunction and the consequences are frightening. Politics around the world and especially in the Western World reminds me of a game called ‘Tetris’. It’s an electronic game where you slot different shaped pieces together as they appear on the screen. They have to be placed correctly […]Read More
Everywhere I turn there is a new or better way of marketing… Or is there? I have some really simple rules for effective marketing. My Rule Number 1 – Marketing is the language of business and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Your business will have a product or service that it wants to produce […]Read More
Public Relations 101 – Understand how your spokesperson relates to their audience! Your public relations is vital to your commercial success. Whether you’re called to answer questions to a Royal Commission or asked questions by shareholders at a shareholder meeting, your key spokesperson has to be able to relate and empathize with their audience. It […]Read More
Virtual Reality should be on the radar for all marketers. I’ve been watching the evolution of virtual reality as a sales tool since we created virtual tours of student accommodation at Western Sydney University. It was a project we implemented for them 10 or so years ago. The technology we used was crude by today’s […]Read More
AAMI’s New Ads Make Call Center Girls Look Dumb. Is anyone else as disappointed as I am in AAMI’s new advertising campaign? I hope so, because even under the loose guise of humour, I really think it belittles women. Firstly let me say I think AAMI is a great company and I’m a happy and […]Read More
Newsletters aren’t dead. Done well, they still pack a mighty punch. It’s true. Good newsletters will get positive results and there is a simple test to see if you’ve produced a good newsletter. Ask yourself how excited you are about it and whether you’re dying to see how well your audience responds. How you answer […]Read More
In Australia more and more businesses are wondering whether social media is more trouble than it’s worth. The truth is, I understand why. Like all businesses we’ve been on the social media journey, albeit as an agency perhaps with a little more focus then some. What I’ve observed is fascinating. There are multinational companies with […]Read More
Brand – Have you ever considered how service, courtesy and respect impact it? On a recent business trip to New York I had an experience that brought these brand elements crashing to the fore. So much so, that my love for the big apple has been seriously diminished. On a social trip to Staten Island […]Read More
When thinking about business optimisation, how often do you consider outsourcing? If you’re serious about running your business on the best devised cost benefit platform, the answer should be yes. And if you are serious about marketing, considering outsourcing should be an absolute yes. But for many businesses the answer is not as clear cut. […]Read More
All too often Marketing is blamed when a business underperforms. Whilst absolutely true, the elements of the marketing mix that are causing the problems are usually misunderstood. It's usually the advertising or marketing communications that get the blame. Truth is, if your marketing comms isn't working, the problem will usually lie elsewhere in the marketing mix...
"Great marketing is to listen, observe and question always with the view to solving a problem"
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