Marketing Advice

David informs, inspires and advises creative businesses world-wide, with his books, keynote speeches, training workshops and marketing advice.

He has a track record in helping businesses to make their marketing strategies more successful by providing marketing advice that is in tune with clients’ values and objectives. He works in partnership with his clients to devise winning marketing strategies and action plans that deliver successful results.

David Parrish shares his marketing expertise through his marketing keynote speeches and presentations, interactive training workshops, books, online video-based marketing toolkits, and business advice consultancy He works worldwide with creative businesses, digital enterprises, cultural organisations and other enterprises to make their marketing strategies even more successful.

David is the author of the marketing book: “Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Techniques, Tips and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs” [eBook / paperback / audiobook / signed copy / info, extracts, reviews]


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“What we like about David Parrish is his clarity and solution orientated thinking. He is second to none when it comes to leadership, business and marketing. His knowledge and experience within the global business market clearly overflow in his mentorship. Within a matter of weeks joining Generate program led by David Parrish, we were able to see a tremendous positive change within the company and growth in sales. We’re excited about the future mentorship and partnership with David Parrish and his team to expand our base both locally and internationally.”
– Roxy George. Roxy Digital. Ireland

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) in the UK and a CIM ‘Chartered Marketer’. These and other qualifications recognise his world-class expertise in marketing. He is a published author and one of his books is about strategic marketing. It is available as a paperback, eBook and Audiobook. Spanish and French translations have also been published.

“David helped us to devise a marketing strategy which focuses on our competitive strengths and the best market segments. Using effective marketing techniques we have improved the way we connect our creative talents with profitable markets.”
– Janina Gaudin. Director. Pepperbot Studios Ltd. New Zealand


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David Parrish with his strategic marketing book and eBook. (Photo: Mark McNulty)


“David was excellent and very engaging. His advice about business development made what seems like a daunting task actually very simple by making you think differently.”
Karen Maxwell. Design Director. Four-by-Two Design Consultants. Edinburgh, Scotland

“David helped us to grow our digital business by working with us to clarify our vision and devise a feasible plan of action. He helped us orientate our business towards the best market segments, refine our marketing messages and improve our internal systems. Working with David was both enlightening and profitable.”
– Chris Abram. Managing Director. Brighter Design Ltd.

Strategic marketing advice is David’s speciality. Effective techniques and examples of strategic marketing feature highly in his management consultancy, training workshops, speeches and writing.

David has designed and delivered marketing training workshops for creative industries businesses in many countries around the world.

Marketing expert David Parrish delivering a training workshop on strategic marketing advice for creative entrepreneurs in Ukraine
David delivering a training workshop on strategic marketing for creative entrepreneurs in Ukraine


“AMAZING! The workshop has changed the way I think about marketing, and I have lots of new ideas. Dave Parrish was brilliant.”
– Christopher Moss. Gecko Design Ltd.

“More does not mean better! The rhythm of the Workshop titled “Strategic Marketing” given by David Parrish in Bilbao Ekintza, in which 15 new entrepreneurs attended, has allow them to analyze, understand and use the insights of strategic marketing thanks to examples in a pleasant and illustrative way. Through this workshop we have understand the importance of Strategic Marketing, of listening to the customers and of using of the right message and media for each target of customers. Besides, each participant has been able to establish an action plan to invest in an efficient way the resources.
Thanks David.”
Susana Bilbao. Bilbao Ekintza. Bilbao. Spain

International Marketing is a part of David’s skillset and draws on his international experience of business in more than 60 countries world-wide. He understands the opportunities and challenges of international business development from growing his own businesses internationally and helping clients to increase exports. His international business expertise includes an understanding of business etiquette and customs in a range of countries and cultures around the world. He gives international marketing advice as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer.

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63 creative marketing tips, techniques and tales are in his book ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success’, available now as an eBook to read on your phone, as an Audiobook, or in paperback. His advice is based on his work helping creative enterprises world-wide to become even more successful. David is an international speaker on marketing and brings his marketing experience from creative businesses worldwide to his speeches, books and marketing advice to clients.

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‘Chase One Rabbit’ strategic marketing book, Audiobook and eBook

“David is a marketing expert who understands and emphasises the importance of strategic marketing when growing a business. It’s really helpful to be able to talk things through with him as we grow.”
Rhiannon Eames-Jones. Milky Tea Ltd. UK

David assists clients with creative and digital marketing advice using his experience and expertise in branding, strategic marketing and business development. He works with design, media, technology and other businesses in the creative industries worldwide.

“David has been instrumental in developing our business strategy, and creating a new brand. I have worked with other consultants who facilitate rather than pitch in. David, with his wealth of experience within the creative industries, offered his own ideas and solutions, which was refreshing and hugely beneficial.”
Neil Adams. Managing Director. Powerhouse Digital Photography Ltd. UK

As a marketing expert, David’s professional qualifications include Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM). He also has ‘Chartered Marketer’ status, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing to a limited number of marketing professionals in recognition of their experience, expertise and ongoing commitment to keeping at the cutting edge of the marketing profession.

David is an inspiring and entertaining marketing speaker. He has delivered keynote speeches at conferences, summits and other events around the world.

Marketing expert and keynote speaker spoke about creativity and marketing at the Business Wisdom Summit in Ukraine
Marketing speaker David Parrish at the Business Wisdom Summit Ukraine

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Marketing advice from David Parrish

David is a registered TED speaker and delivered a TEDx talk at TEDxENCGJ in Morocco on marketing. His marketing talk was on the subject of ‘Marketing: Power by Illusion?’ (See associated article: “Is Marketing a ‘Paper Tiger’?”)

He has spoken at TEDx events in Italy, Morocco and Norway.

Marketing advice from David Parrish

Marketing advice from David Parrish

The marketing advice book ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success’ is available in Spanish and French.