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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Accountancy marketing case study – How KPMG influenced £35 million in new business by blending digital and offline media

Posted on: March 5, 2020 Accountancy marketing case study - How KPMG influenced £35 million in new business by blending digital and offline media

This blog summarises information published when KPMG won a B2B marketing award for the “Changing futures” best multichannel campaign in 2018  and a talk provided by Daniel Sullivan of KPMG at the September 2019 Professional Marketing Forum Annual Conference. This accountancy marketing case study – How KPMG influenced £35 million in new business – is […]

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Accountancy marketing case study: Haines Watts accountants “For Love or Money” thought leadership campaign

Posted on: April 6, 2017 accountancy marketing case study Haines Watts Love or Money thought leadership

I interviewed Sam Davies, Group Head of Marketing at Haines Watts (HWCA), to obtain an accountancy marketing case study on the firm’s thought leadership campaign “For Love or Money – the secret life of the business owner”. About Sam and Haines Watts Sam has worked at Haines Watts for over 18 years and in her […]

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Steve Blank’s “lean start up” wins The Laurie Young Global Prize for Thought Leadership 2014

Posted on: July 16, 2014

On Monday night the London offices of lawyers Allen & Overy hosted the inaugural award ceremony for “The Laurie Young Global Prize for Thought Leadership 2014”. It was a veritable business hall of fame with participation from such prestigious organisations as Harvard Business Review (HBR), London Business School (LBS), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Massachusetts Institute […]

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Strategic positioning: Can the professions constantly innovate?

Posted on: October 6, 2013

At the recent Professional Marketing Forum conference  there were a number of sessions where the topic of strategic positioning arose. At an early point in the proceedings, Simon Slater talked about competitive positioning strategy. He mentioned Rita McGrath’s book “The end of competitive advantage” who argued that “strategy is stuck”. Developing themes from Michael Porter, […]

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