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Superfans can boost your creative business

Nicolas Lovell calls them “Superfans”. Kevin Kelly has written about “True Fans”. These are the people who love what you do so much that they will buy everything you produce. Too often, creative businesses are obsessed with getting more customers instead of selling more to their best customers. Marketing is too often focused on winning […]

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International Marketing Mistakes

Here are some classic examples of international marketing mistakes, arising from advertisers’ failure to see the product from the customers’ point of view. The Vauxhall Nova car flopped in Spain. In Spanish, “no va” means “does not go”. General Foods’ cake mixes didn’t sell well in Japan. In Japan only 4% of houses are big […]

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Creative Marketing book selling world-wide

The creative marketing book ‘Chase One Rabbit’ is selling worldwide in eBook, paperback and Audiobook formats. ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs’ is a creative marketing book that combines inspirational stories and practical techniques, inspiring entrepreneurs to make their businesses even more successful by using […]

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Authentic Marketing for Creative Businesses

Authentic marketing is the process of communicating openly, honestly and genuinely with customers and other audiences. Authentic marketing can only occur when you are ‘on the same wavelength’ as the person or people with whom you are communicating; it is about finding a natural resonance with audiences so that communication is easy, natural and genuine. […]

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Customers are ‘ploggers’

Customers are powerful. We can’t control customers and we can’t control what they say. All we can do is guide them to some extent. We can provide them with the stories they will tell. It’s interesting to look at the progress of this thing called ‘marketing’. Around 50 years ago, marketing communications was all about […]

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Marketing Strategy is ‘Invisible’

One of the reasons that strategic marketing is overlooked is because it’s not obvious; it’s not ‘in our faces’. Strategy is practically invisible to outsiders, because it is the thinking behind the scenes within businesses that we never get to see. Marketing strategy is invisible. What we do see, as consumers and observers of businesses, […]

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Marketing Audiobook ‘Chase One Rabbit’ published

The book ‘Chase One Rabbit’ is also published as an AudioBook. This strategic marketing audiobook can now be downloaded from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs’ was published as an Audiobook in February 2016. The 5-star reviewed strategic marketing book was […]

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Blue Ocean Strategy

Creative, digital and cultural enterprises can radically improve their businesses using ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’. Advising a creative business in Spain, I suggested that they adopt a Blue Ocean Strategy. The company was working in a highly competitive marketplace, with many other businesses offering similar services. This meant that very often they were competing on price. […]

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