Building brands – while building a PSF

Posted on: April 22, 2009

At the risk of upsetting my friends at BrandFinance, I want to share what I heard at the keynote speech of yesterday’s Estates Gazette Property Marketing and PR Summit which was supported by the Profile Property Networking Group. John Murphy established Interbrand back in 1974 – along the way creating a new marketing discipline (brand […]

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Consultancy fee rates

Posted on: March 7, 2009

I read with interest an article in the press in the week – it related to the £7bn that the Government spends each year on consultants and external advisers (excluding those on IT projects which is estimated at a further £4.5bn pa). It showed the typical rates charged: £1,750 Managing consultant £1,445 Principal consultant £1,225 […]

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Complacency in client relationships – Why don’t they learn?

Posted on: January 26, 2009

A key part of my work is interviewing the clients of my clients to find out how satisfied they are with the service provided. Generally, I am really pleased to hear that the various lawyers, accountants and surveyors are doing a really fabulous job creating good, strong relationships where they have a deep knowledge of […]

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Pricing problems across the professions

Posted on: October 20, 2008

Oh dear. In the same edition of a London newspaper today there were two stories highlighting the pricing problems in the professions. In one article, a chain of estate agents had sent out a mailer to home owners in the wealthy areas of Central and Greater London to say that they would waive their fees […]

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