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Business Insights

As you would expect having a whole team of experienced Marketing Directors gives us access to a wealth of diverse knowledge. We like to share it with you so you can have a clearer understanding of why and how things work, why things don’t always work out as planned, and most importantly what can be done about it.

    Recent posts of Brian Hardie:

    Why You Should Be Legitimately Interested
      GDPR is going to change the face of marketing - and mostly for the better. In many ways, the new data protection laws will encourage businesses to adopt best practice, and strongly discourage the quick-fix approaches that often give marketing a bad name.
    How To Stop Wasting Money On Marketing
    Imagine for a second you were suping up a D-reg Vauxhall Nova with the sole aim of making it go as fast as possible. If you were smart, you’d probably start with the engine, fine tuning it to ensure maximum performance. You might look at the wheels, the bodywork, you might shift out some of the seats because, well, it’s about performance not looks. Whatever the plan, you wouldn’t start with go faster stripes and a new paint job.
    Don’t slip up: 5 big brand mistakes all business owners make
    “I regard [rebranding] as the most asymmetrical corporate strategy of them all. There is literally no upside...there is only pain if you get it wrong. And inevitably it goes wrong a lot of the time.” So said columnist and marketing professor Mark Ritson in a recent article for Marketing Week.
    Lead Generation For Beginners“We need more leads!” The familiar cry of business leaders up and down the country.
    Is Selling On Amazon Right For My Business?
    With revenues of $30.4 billion in the second quarter of 2016, Amazon is by some margin the world’s largest online retailer. That’s great news for driven founder Jeff Bezos. But the field isn’t closed off: product-led businesses of all sizes can take a slice of the action by ‘reselling’ their products on the platform. Two million businesses currently sell via Amazon Marketplace, accounting for 40% of the site’s turnover. But while the Marketplace service offers massive e-commerce potential and easy-win benefits for a business’ bottom line, it’s not right for everyone. Luxury brands can suffer. Large product inventories can prove hard to handle, and retailers are at risk of copycat manufacturers on the site.

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