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Hundreds of Ways to Diminish Your Brand Position

Recently I bought a new washing machine. I was disappointed that the ridiculous cost of repairing my, relatively new might I add, machine meant that the best option was to replace it. So, right from the beginning I was a reluctant buyer. Having trawled through…

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What marketing lessons can we learn from the recent election?

No matter which way you voted, it was back to work on Monday after the unforeseen election results. As everyone settled back into the daily grind, we took some time to reflect on the weekend’s events. Of course, being a marketing agency, we couldn’t help…

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The Humble Pie – A Lesson in Product Design and Positioning

7-Eleven has been around for eons now and have made a motser from providing life’s essentials at a convenient time, from a convenient location. Some say the ride is coming to an end with the birth of dial-an-everything. You can even get hot coffee delivered…

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The Power of the Promoting Employee

Who would you say is the best trumpet blower for your brand? Was it your satisfied customers that came to mind? Obvious choice. Traditionally customers have been the number one brand fans that if treated right would sell your products or service for you. Their…

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Good ol’ email marketing. Still the king after all these years!

We’re all familiar with email. Before the advent of social media and all the cool tools that kids use nowadays, email was the de facto electronic communication method. And in a way, it still is. The first ever email was sent in 1971, but it…

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Be impactful and effective – 10 tips to develop strong integrated marketing

The success of creating effective and impactful integrated marketing campaigns to achieve your desired marketing outcome can be better secured by planning ahead and taking note of the following ten tips. 1. Establish the competition Who are your main competitive threats? If you don’t already…

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Times Up on Gender Inequality – Navigating Gender in Advertising

Any conversation on the topic of gender is a minefield these days. It requires an up to date point of view, a sense of compassion and a belief in equality for all. Either that or you risk the full wrath of the female population, their…

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Workplace Identity – how your workplace is perceived

Identity is a word of monumental proportions, with definitions a plenty, including i). displaying certain characteristics; ii). in reference to self; or iii). reference to social category. For the purpose of defining workplace identity, let’s look at the first option; displaying certain characteristics. That leads…

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Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors is actually a classic technique in magical illusions that makes an entity appear to hover in empty space, sometimes passed off as conjured spirits. There’s a simple “sciencey” explanation for this. Sounds cool – huh? Since this technique was documented in 1770,…

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2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

It’s great to see that from one volunteer’s idea in 2006, today, thousands of top business, community and political leaders are coming together on the same night across the entire country to raise money for a neglected part of our community. Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises…

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