Marketing Is

If you were to break down Marketing you would be able to break down into a simple list. For someone who has worked in Marketing for twenty years, Marketing has always had the same foundations. It has always had the same core pillars to succeed and can be broken down into just a handful of things. Marketing Is The action  The problem The product The content  The company  The industry  The vertical  The opportunity The Read more…

Time for a content diet?

Content Diet

Is it time you go on a content diet?  We consume more content than ever before.  I believe our daily scrolling now exceeds the height of the Eiffel Tower.  We are bombarded with content, we cannot really get away from content of all shapes and sizes, quantity has overtaken quality, it’s a battleground; the good, bad and the ugly.  We have TV, books, magazines, podcasts, newsletters, blogs, websites, online video (YouTube), apps, news, social media, Read more…

Virtual Meeting Rules

Virtual Meeting Rules

Virtual meetings are tricky. They create team fatigue, they create greater MRS (meeting recovery syndrome), and without proper guidance or agreed principles, they often lose the zip and the punch required. The silent people on your next video call meeting are likely more frustrated with the format as they are with the same people talking vs just being tired or annoyed another video meeting. Virtual Meetings cause numerous issues within teams and performance, there isn’t Read more…

Remote Pitching & Tips To Improve

Remote Pitching & Tips To Improve Them

Recently I have sat in a number of remote pitches for a few clients and advising brands. It’s been tricky for remote pitchers, especially with tech issues. Something I have noticed is how badly the remote video conferencing tools are for two or more pitching and hosting meetings with a Q&A element.  I have been on Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Slack and on FaceTime for pitches, these all have been pretty bad for those who Read more…

Daily & Weekly Prioritisation Frameworks

Daily & Weekly Prioritisation

Time management and getting everything done has always been difficult if we had the secret sauce we probably wouldn’t share it.  Working agency side and looking after larger teams really did help to shape my priortisation, you often learn from mistakes but when you try and juggle numerous demands from mundane tasks, challenging people issues and delivering important large projects, you often need to list and order by priority.  When I started out in my Read more…

the leaders letters newsletter

Introducing Leaders Letters Newsletter

Each week I write a leaders letter (it’s a dedicated newsletter) for focus.  It’s one action to take and one thing to work on every Monday morning.  The leaders signed up are from Google, Facebook, EA, a number of venture capital companies, and startup founders.  I am now twenty letters in and have written many helpful letters.  One of my most recent was offering an exclusive offer for subscribers to receive support via my specially Read more…

office politics are optional - improve company culture

Office Politics Are Optional

This blog was prompted by speaking to a number of company founders and big company leadership teams. Here is the worst kept secret no-one wants to discuss at the moment: It might feel like they are not. It might feel like your organisation is set up to reward the political, the people who play games, or play the game. In truth most businesses do not have a company culture that is set up to allow Read more…

the best marketing newsletters to subscribe to

The Best Marketing Newsletters To Subscribe To

Yes I know you are probably shouting, Email newsletter fatigue and no more newsletters, however, I am subscribed to a huge number of newsletters and find these particularly useful on a daily basis. Here are the best Marketing Newsletters to consider subscribing to. Axios Axios newsletter is more than just Marketing but leans towards blending business, marketing and politics. When don’t these areas blend in 2020/20201? I have been a long term subscriber and can Read more…

My recommended Most Watched Talks At Google

The Most Watched Talks At Google

Talks at Google is a great resource, you can watch authors, actors, and bright ‘out of the box’ thinkers to help you think differently or learn new skills quickly. On their recent YouTube channel, Google showed their top 20 videos and I created the list with my must watch videos, alongside the other videos that made the top 20. My Recommended Must Watch Never Split the Difference By Chris Voss Google Goes Gaga – Lady Read more…

Making It Onto Lists - Marketing Goals

Marketing Goals: Making It Onto Lists

In my recent 7 brand classes Unknown – Noticed – Seen – Heard – Known – Loved – Hated there is a theme of being part of something or being known for something.  Ideally for your brand or a stand out product, simply put this is when you know are you ahead of your competitors. Why do people get upset when a pub or bar only serves Pepsi or why you decide you have to go to Read more…