Book Review: Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them (by Malcolm McDonald and Grant Oliver)

Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them Posted on: May 7, 2019

This book review of “Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them” appeared in the April 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Like much of Malcolm McDonald’s superb work, this isn’t an easy read as the proposed approach is thorough and analytical. It will, however, appeal to those […]

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Writing tips for finding news stories, backstories and explainers

Posted on: April 29, 2019

When you are writing articles and blogs you usually focus on topical and newsworthy stories and developments. However, at a recent writing workshop we discussed the role of well-written pieces of explanatory material when they are used as backstories and explainers. So here are some writing tips for finding stories, backstories and explainers. Introducing stories, […]

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Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland value from Savills rural team

Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland rents from Savills rural team Posted on: April 26, 2019

Most property companies produce a lot of research information and Savills rural team is no exception. The Rural Energy and Projects (REP) division of Savills  has major forward-looking thought leadership programmes but it also achieves integrated marketing communications programmes for its many data-driven research reports. Developing and delivering these integrated campaigns requires careful collaboration between […]

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Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019)

Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019) Posted on: February 9, 2019

These top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content. These were chosen by delegates of a Professional Marketing writing workshop in January. Audience Lawyers, accountants and surveyors focus on the technical content they want to share. Persuasive writing starts with a focus on the needs of the reader. Segmentation Use the marketing concept of segmentation […]

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Property marketing case study – Key points from the EG property marketing conference 2018

Property marketing case study – Key points from the EG property marketing conference 2018 Posted on: July 9, 2018

I thought this year’s Estates Gazette (EG is the new brand) property marketing conference in June was a great improvement from last year. There was a series of excellent talks – both property marketing case study presentations and views from the experts. The main messages appeared to be: Finally we are seeing the use of […]

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