Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas

Posted on: May 7, 2020 Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas

“Love in a time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez is a great book. It reflects many themes we are experiencing today such as the Coronavirus plague and the attempts to maintain relationships across great distances. So what about marketing in a time of Coronavirus? Once professional service firms transitioned staff to working from home […]

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Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Posted on: September 9, 2019 Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

It was a full house at the recent Professional Marketing Forum training workshop https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on thought leadership. Here are the nine reflections on thought leadership identified by the 18 delegates at the end of the session: Use books for thought leadership – Publishing a book was the original way that professionals conducted thought leadership campaigns. […]

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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

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

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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