Tag Archives: Branding

5 classic marketing steps that still work.

In 1968 a seminal Book called “Consumer behaviour” ¬†Engel, Blackwell & Kollat described the 5 steps in the marketing process that dominated marketing thinking for the next 45 years. It is clear that they are still as valid now as … Continue reading

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Native advertising or news fraud

Last night Media Watch on the ABC did a piece on the “news report” done on one of the 6.30 current affairs programs on a commercial station. The “report” was a 15 minute advertising free¬† expose on the sourcing of … Continue reading

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9 tips to crafting effective headlines

David Ogilvy said many things that have gone into the marketing lexicon, one that is particularly relevant to the ways we are communicating today: “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. … Continue reading

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7 tips to improve your marketing.

Marketing has changed very rapidly from the mass outbound marketing upon which all the marketing theory and practice until about 2000, to what is often called “inbound” marketing, or in other words, finding ways to attract customers to you. There … Continue reading

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How can you do it to yourself???

  I just had another of those really, really annoying phone calls from a call centre, and being a marketer, I cringed with shame and frustration. After I answered, it took probably 5 seconds for the person on the other … Continue reading

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“Design” is a verb

Design is often used as a noun, “I will do a design for you” is common. However, when you think about it, design is not just a thing, an end product, it is a process of moving from an idea, … Continue reading

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Heston Vs Jamie, a retail bunfight.

  It is fascinating to watch the evolution of the marketing of the two retail gorillas, Coles and Woolworths. It is clear what they are doing, setting out to engage consumers with the freshness, range and provenance of their produce, … Continue reading

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