Blog: Marketing

Gifts for all Seasons

(And where to find them)

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gifts. But I’m not going to be joining the blogging crowds down those seasonal paths of well-worn cliché. This is about a different category of gifts. The gifts, if we learn to recognise them, that keep on giving. The gifts that we can harness and put(…)

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Riding the social wave

How to position yourself for social media success

Today’s technology-based Internet society means pretty much most of us have a digital footprint. Making that presence meaningful, and more than just a tick-box, incidental or accidental ‘being there,’ can bring significant benefits to you and your business. Jim Claussen, founder of the Executive Social Academy which helps managers and business leaders thrive in the(…)

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Story Time – Not Just For Kids

How to get started with storytelling in business

One from the Bible and one from the senior statesman of rock: I’m more Team Keith. I was one of those mums who couldn’t wait for her baby sons to start playing with toys that I could join in with. Thomas the Tank Engine? Power Rangers? A cash register for playing shop? I was right(…)

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How networking grew my business

With 7 things I learnt that'll help you do the same

We had a power cut last week – three hours of no electricity, no Internet, no social media – just silence, cut off from the rest of the world. Not the sort of digital holiday you want sprung on you in the middle of the working week. But in a way it was a timely(…)

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Content Marketing – What’s Next?

How to be a thought leader

Have you heard? We’re all publishers now. With content marketing, anyone can find, curate and share information – make like publishers or media companies. So let’s say you’re doing it. Rocking this content marketing thing. You’re proactive and responsive, staking your claim to a corner of the Internet and building a bit of a reputation.(…)

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How content works with social

Use social media to get the most out of your content marketing activity

To succeed in building market share these days, we need something more than the transaction-based, “I’ll stay till you sign on the dotted line” approach. (And yes folks – that’s a real-life quote from a kitchen salesman I crossed paths with in the 1990s). Luckily, we have that something in content marketing. It’s new (relatively-speaking(…)

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