Tag Archives | creative and digital

Creative Industries Job Creation

Creating new jobs in twos and threes, hundreds of times over, month by month, is great news for the economy, but not seen as ‘news’ by the media. Consequently, creative industries job creation is often overlooked by the media and the economic impact of the creative industries is underestimated. Here’s an article I wrote about […]

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Don’t do Market Research!

Marketing is all about looking at things from the customer’s point of view. That requires understanding customers and, indeed, listening to customers. Don’t do market research! Listening to customers is the term I tend to use, instead of the phrase ‘market research’. That’s because ‘market research’ tends to conjure up the idea in people’s minds […]

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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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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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