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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 Julie Brook:

    Professional services firms are changing - what to do about it
    High street stores aren’t the only businesses falling victim to online competitors. Professional services firms are suffering equally, and must react to survive. For many years, established small and medium-sized solicitor and accountancy firms relied on word of mouth, loyalty and location to ensure a regular supply of custom. Multi-generational client relationships – the stuff of Charles Dickens novels – ensured that wills, conveyancing, small business accounts, tax returns and other always-needed activities continued to provide steady and predictable profits for firms and their partners.
    The Marmite Effect: Brands As Tools For Business Negotiation
    Marmite: you either love it or hate it. Or so the advert goes.Well, those that love it, really love it.Following Unilever’s recent row with Tesco, dubbed ‘Marmitegate’, consumers flocked to Twitter, signed petitions and complained loudly to news channels.Threatened with a 10% price hike for many of their best-selling brands, the retailer withdrew a significant number of Unilever lines from their shelves. Brits from Dover to Dundee were incensed; the press waxed lyrical about the episode as a post-Brexit portent of doom, and £3 billion was wiped off Unilever’s share price.
    The Marketer's Guide To Protecting Your Intellectual Property
    As a business owner, you’ve got a million and one things to think about. With a to-do list as long as your arm, there are always those niggly jobs that get pushed to the back of the queue on a regular basis. But one thing you ignore at your peril is intellectual property (IP). Without a firm grasp on your business’s IP, you can seriously undermine the value of the company when you come to sell. Protecting it ensures the organisation retains its competitive advantage and safeguards future revenues.
    Is Sponsorship Right For My Business?
    Sponsorship is a great way to advertise a business. Seeing your logo on sports shirts or charity event materials is going to generate a boat-load of leads. Isn’t it? Let’s not mince our words here; The answer is no, it won’t. Spending on sponsorship to drive sales is a mistake.
    5 Marketing Lessons From The Brexit Campaigns
    Brexit has brought momentous change in British politics, and could have happened very differently had either side pursued a different marketing strategy. Regardless of how we voted or what the future holds, the campaign offered so many lessons on how not to market effectively that we can’t resist looking at the five things Remain and Leave failed to offer.

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