Functional Marketing Where Operations is Failing
September 23, 2018
Functional marketing is the greatest challenge facing modern business. Functional marketing is the enabling of technology to successfully market your business. Today there is a wealth of technology available to facilitate better marketing but few businesses are optimising its full potential. Marketing operations are struggling with the cost and the application of various technology […]Read More
Driving Membership: Macrison has been working with membership organisations for many years. The complexity in building membership organisations is finding the unique balance between the value of common services and making members feel those services are meeting their individual needs. We use an in-house analogy for this. “Make sure every boat rises with the […]Read More
What Is Outsourcing Services? Entrepreneur Asia Pacific defines outsourcing as follows: “Outsourcing has become a major trend in human resources over the past decade. It’s the practice of sending certain job functions outside a company instead of handling them in-house. More and more companies, large and small, are turning to outsourcing services as […]Read More
The role of the Marketing or Advertising Agency is changing. Tomorrow’s Marketing Service providers will be Consultative Marketers.Many operators will tell you they’ve been providing Consultative Marketing Services for years but any buyer of marketing will tell you that’s simply not true. Consultative Marketing is Not Consultative Selling… I got my first sales […]Read More
A Strategy is a Blueprint for Competitive Advantage… Strategic Execution is the Weapon… The Execution of a Good Strategy Wins the War! This mantra on strategy is so easy to write down. In truth though, there are very few businesses who actually do this well. There are three reasons why this problem […]Read More
Attention all CEO’s and Board Directors… As a CEO and Board Director, you are responsible for the two greatest catastrophes in modern business. The reputation and the perceived failing of marketing as a serious business discipline The complete and universal misunderstanding of the difference between marketing and the subset component of marketing, communications. While […]Read More
Big Picture Marketing is More than Maximising Shareholder Wealth Big picture marketing is a myth. Every business person. Every marketer. By the way, the terms are interchangeable. Will tell you they are big picture marketers. Big picture thinkers. My premise is, if that were true, the world would be in a lot better shape than […]Read More
Glass-ceilings seem to be the universal constraint to a Woman’s impact in business and in power. I find this a fascinating concept. We have a metaphor for the perceived barrier to women being successful. A metaphor for why women are held back from positions of power. I’ve enjoyed a varied and successful business career but […]Read More
Successful Marketing Strategy must start with evaluating and interpreting the big picture! Let’s start with some important principles of marketing strategy: a. “Marketing strategy is an organisation’s strategy that combines all of its marketing goals into one comprehensive plan. A good marketing strategy should be drawn from market research and focus on the right […]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...
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