Marketing basics – What are the 4Ps and why are they still useful? (Video)

Posted on: May 11, 2020

My latest video (7 minutes) is “Marketing basics – What are the 4Ps and why are they still useful?”. It will help you avoid making a common mistake to ensure that your marketing is effective. The video is designed for non-marketers who want to understand one of the most influential frameworks in marketing and how […]

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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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Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 (Innovation, procurement, campaigns, creativity, assertiveness)

Posted on: November 11, 2019 Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019

This conference report on the Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 was published in the November edition of Professional Marketing magazine https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx  Lucy Canning of Grant Thornton UK kicked off proceedings by challenging the “echo chamber of assumptions” in professional services marketing and suggesting that we “tear up the rule book”.  She urged us to […]

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Book review: Managing key clients (securing the future of the professional services firm) by Kevin Walker, Paul Denvir and Cliff Ferguson

Posted on: June 25, 2019 Managing key clients

Whilst this is not a new book (it was published in 2006), I thought it was worth including as a review as it is one of the few books on key account management that focuses on the professional services sector. Managing key clients is also produced by the PACE partnership and many firms will be […]

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Top 10 takeaways – Proactive Marketing Executive (Feb 2019)

Posted on: June 13, 2019 Top 10 takeaways - Proactive Marketing Executive (Feb 2019)

These are the top 10 takeaways from the delegates at the February 2019 Professional Marketing Forum’s Proactive Marketing Executive workshop selected as being most valuable. This post also includes some of the other marketing communication topics that emerged during exercises and discussions. McDonald’s Marketing plan outline (see http://kimtasso.com/marketing-planning-nutshell/) and the strategic process (Where now? Where […]

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