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Ansoff’s Matrix for Creative Business Development

Strategies for creative business development and growth using Ansoff’s Matrix (or Ansoff Matrix). When advising creative and digital businesses about strategic marketing and growth, this tool is useful to consider different options. In a Masterclass I gave on creative business development in Ukraine, there was a question about developing new products for new markets, which […]

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Devise a REAL Business Strategy

Most so-called “business strategies” are in reality just audacious goals and ambitious growth targets, bundled with a ‘vision of the future’, then packaged as a ‘business strategy’. Sadly, this is true for many design, media and technology companies. A REAL business strategy is different. A real business strategy is a clever solution to a particular […]

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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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Dance at Work

Here’s an eBook that’s highly recommended for people who want to combine their creative passion with smart business techniques – that combination I call ‘T-Shirts and Suits’. ‘Dance at Work. The Creative Business Toolkit’ is written by Helen Baxter, a creative entrepreneur based in Wellington, New Zealand. Helen’s book is excellent for entrepreneurs who want […]

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Marketing article: Is Marketing a ‘Paper Tiger’?

This marketing article is based on David’s TEDx talk ‘Marketing: Power by Illusion?’ at TEDxENCGJ, El Jadida, Morocco, in April 2015. David is an international keynote speaker on marketing, international business and the creative industries. The theme of this TEDx event is ‘Power is Illusion’ and my talk is going to come from the angle […]

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