“The State of the Marketing Profession – Past, Present and Future” by Professor Malcolm McDonald

Posted on: May 28, 2020

I recently joined a webinar organised by The Worshipful Company of Marketors  called “The State of the Marketing Profession – Past, Present and Future” by Professor Malcolm McDonald. You know that feeling you get sometimes when everyone is saying one thing and you believe another, and then begin to doubt yourself? There’s social pressure to […]

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Marketing planning in a nutshell

Posted on: June 16, 2017 Marketing planning in a nutshell

I provide many public training courses on marketing planning in a nutshell. But questions about marketing planning arise in many other public and in-house training courses on business development, referrer management and social selling. And of course people ask me for a standard marketing plan template. But it’s rarely as simple as filling in a […]

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From Jesse J to Einstein – ROI in professional service firm marketing and business development

Posted on: October 24, 2013

I was recently asked to prepare a session for a group of law firms on Return on Investment ROI in professional service firm marketing and business development. Sometimes, marketers are a bit like Jesse J and expect partners to make a leap of faith – “It’s not about the money, money, money – we just […]

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Marketing needs to be more accountable – Malcolm McDonald

Posted on: December 31, 2010

During the inevitable end of year office tidy up I came across a briefing paper called “The State of Marketing” written by the wonderful Professor McDonald (I call him the “Patron Saint of Marketing Plans”) for the Cambridge Marketing College in 2009 and thought it was worth reviewing his thoughts a year down the line. […]

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