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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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Speaker at Business Wisdom Summit in Ukraine

David was the opening keynote speaker at the Business Wisdom Summit in Ukraine on 24 September 2015. He spoke on the subject of “How to Profit from Creativity in Business” to an audience of business owners, chief executives and senior managers of businesses in the creative industries and other sectors of the economy. David spoke […]

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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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PRIMEFACT Checklist for Internal Analysis

Classic ‘SWOT Analysis‘ involves evaluating the Strengths and Weaknesses within a business or organisation, ie an ‘Internal Analysis’. Strengths and Weaknesses – or Characteristics It’s important to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our business, focusing particularly on strengths, especially strengths which competitors do not have. These relative strengths are an essential element of your […]

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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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Smart Marketing workshop

Smart Marketing A workshop on profitable techniques for business success This new workshop was delivered for the first time on 17 June 2015 in Liverpool and entrepreneurs from 15 businesses attended. Feedback from participants was very positive and everyone enjoyed the interactivity, learning and networking. This workshop will be scheduled again in due course. Watch […]

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