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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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Your creativity – hobby, job or business?

Creative Times. October 2006 It’s natural for creative people to want to make a career out of their creativity. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that creativity automatically qualifies a person for a job – or guarantees they can build a successful business from their creativity. Read more

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Your creativity – a hobby, a job, or a business?

It’s natural for creative people to want to make a career out of their creativity. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that creativity automatically qualifies a person for a job – or guarantees they can build a successful business from their creativity. For those about to embark on a journey into creative enterprise, the first question …

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Co-opetition

Co-opetition is a business strategy which combines co-operation and competition, based on the concept that business competitors can benefit when they work together. The co-opetition business model is based on games theory, a scientific approach to understanding various strategies and outcomes through specifically designed games. Businesses succeed by combining cooperative strategies with competitive strategies. Other …

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Why you should help your competitors…

Creative Times. October 2005 Sometimes your creative competitors can be ideal collaborators. By imaginatively combining co-operation and competition we can create ‘Co-opetition’. More about Co-opetition

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Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing is about aligning the whole business to the changing needs of carefully chosen customers. “Marketing is not only much broader than selling, it is not a specialised activity at all. It encompasses the entire business. It is the whole business seen from the point of view of its final result, that is, from …

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What does ‘marketing’ mean?

Marketing is much more than a posh word for ‘selling’. It’s much more than that. It’s the whole business, looked at from the customers’ point of view. As David Packard famously said: “Marketing is too important to be left (just) to the marketing department'” What marketing ISN’T is some kind of ‘magic dust’ that can …

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