Tag Archives | Intellectual property

Viral Marketing

The term ‘viral marketing’ describes any strategy that passes a marketing message from one person to another – and goes on to spread ‘like a virus’. In other words, the message must spread automatically as one person contacts another (like a virus). To be able to do this, the marketing message must be built into […]

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Let your customers do the Plogging

Advertising is so last century! Advertising doesn’t work any more. Instead, customers talk – like never before. It used to be the case that the advertiser was in control of the message. That was when the advertiser had more power than customers and could control the message. Nowadays, customers are in control. Customers have always […]

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Charting your Competitive Strategy

Analysing Competitors and Charting your Competitive Strategy The technique of ‘charting the competition’ is extremely effective in analysing competitors’ strengths and weaknesses in relation to your own business. Using clearly understandable charts, it dramatically illustrates the competitive landscape. Most importantly, however, it allows executives to develop competitive strategies which will beat the competition and from […]

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Marketing Warfare

Marketing Warfare – Focusing on Competitors as well as Customers Whilst conventional marketing theory states that businesses should be customer-focused, the concept of Marketing Warfare argues that businesses should be competitor-focused. Since the marketplace is dynamic, the actions and reactions of competitors must be taken into account, as well as the needs of customers, when […]

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Guerrilla Marketing for Creative Enterprises

Creative businesses and organisations can often use ‘guerrilla marketing’ tactics effectively. Imagination and unconventional approaches are the hallmarks of both the guerrilla marketer and the creative entrepreneur – and the low budget approach of guerrilla marketing often suits creative businesses and cultural organisations. Guerrilla Marketing has been described as “unconventional ways of performing promotional activities […]

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Creativity versus Business?

“Some people regard creativity and business as being like oil and water – they just don’t mix. They think it’s a question of choosing creativity or business. I disagree.” The above is an excerpt from the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ by David Parrish. Download Chapter 1: Creativity and […]

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