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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Conference report: British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business

Posted on: July 23, 2019

Earlier this month I attended the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business conference in London. It was a day filled with excellent talks and fascinating insights. I have shared a few of the most interesting points here. Behavioural science Behavioural science was a big theme throughout the day – showing its increasing importance in […]

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Book review – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney

Posted on: May 29, 2019 Book review – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney

I read and review a lot of books but this was one – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney – is one of the best I have come across for a while. I have sung its praises to many people already. It offers insight and […]

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Professional Marketing Forum conference report 2018: The Bare Necessities

Posted on: November 8, 2018

This article was published in Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx I have written many Professional Marketing Forum Conference reports over the past decade. A list is shown towards the end. It was a pleasant change to have Lucy Canning, newly appointed to the Board of Grant Thornton UK, as chair in the familiar hall at the […]

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Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Posted on: October 19, 2018 Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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