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Successful Marketing Part 6 – The Devil is in the Detail

Successful marketing requires technical excellence. M&S boobed by charging extra for larger bras
The devil is in the marketing implementation detail In highly competitive markets, both strategy and execution can make a big difference to the results.  For example, a misplaced or poorly articulated word in a strategy can lead to misinterpretation,  cause confusion and errors.  From
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Brand Storytelling : Turn Frogs to Princes and Live Happily Ever After

Brand storytelling | Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello.
Storytelling predates writing; the earliest forms were spoken, combined with gestures and expressions. They include fairy tales, myths, legends and many of religious origin. There is much to learn from stories and with brand storytelling it is possible to transform a brand from a frog
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Brexit : Time for UK business to embrace the world

Brexit - UK business and marketers should embrace the world
On June 23rd 2016 the UK decided to leave the EU. So what does this mean for UK businesses and marketers? The consensus is to expect a period of uncertainty as everyone digests the facts, and devises strategies to manage the risks of Brexit and plan a way forward. Rather than think do
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Business Strategy; How to Plan for, and Manage in the Fast-moving Digital World

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Digitalisation and 24/7 global connectivity increases customer power and supply-side reach. As a result, markets become increasingly competitive over time and not less. Search and algorithms also reduce brands to keywords. These therefore all create pressure for change. And dealing wi
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The Psychology of Marketing

Psychology of marketing infographic
With just 20 per cent of buying decisions based on pure logic, the psychology of marketing requires understanding. Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. Emotions and biases frequently influence our buying decisions. Whether we realise it or not, around eight out of 10 b
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Tesco Marketing; Can Big Be Beautiful Again?

Tesco marketing | Can big be beautiful again? Tim Arnold and Guy Tomlinson discuss ...
Following recent profit warnings (2014), Tesco veteran and CEO Philip Clark has fallen on his sword and given way to an outsider – Dave Lewis from Unilever. In this article and short video, Tim Arnold and Guy Tomlinson discuss what’s gone wrong with Tesco marketing, and suggest
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Marketing: The New Digital Marketing

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‘Stay with me baby’ – from the Walker Brothers to Leanne Jarvis (1966+) Staying contemporary and relevant is essential for successful marketing. Especially in the ever-changing digital world. However the basics of marketing, consumer and brand remain constant. In addition, so does the
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Shopper Marketing: Context, Trends and Issues to Help You Gain a Competitive Advantage

Shopper marketing
Shopper Marketing : views from a small island Shopper marketing has been around for thousands of years. But in modern times it has emerged from the disciplines of retail marketing and trade marketing. It involves “understanding how consumers behave as shoppers, across different
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Business Strategy: How to ‘Bottle’ Marketing Success?

Marketing strategy | Popping the cork to celebrate marketing success
What enables some businesses to weather the changing economic climate and the cold wind of market forces, while others wither? The most successful grow income and budgets steadily, while the weakest are left with diminishing income and budgets. Or none at all. Just as Darwin observed,
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10 Winning Digital Marketing Strategies: Why it Helps to Think Like a Gamekeeper!

With consumers being exposed to over 5000 advertising messages a day, what digital marketing strategies should you use to attract attention? Here are ten, and why it helps to be a gamekeeper!
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