Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

Posted on: July 18, 2018 Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

A short while ago, I travelled to Birmingham for a West Midlands Professional Marketing Forum  meeting to talk about “Towards strategic marketing”. Yesterday, I presented at a professional services conference in Sussex (organised by Consortium  and supported by CIM) and presented on a similar topic. Whereas we often consider our lawyers, accountants and surveyors to work in silos I […]

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Marketing after the technology revolution?

Posted on: July 2, 2018 Marketing after the technology revolution?

This article appeared as the leader in Professional Marketing magazine (Summer 2018 edition) where I am Editorial Consultant in Chief. I used to think that the MarTech revolution had bypassed professional services but now I’m not so sure. I’ve seen the future and it is automated. So how will marketing and business development roles change? […]

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Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

Posted on: April 18, 2018 Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

At a recent Future Marketing Manager training workshop at Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx  we covered a wide range of topics as usual. But during the course there were three career themes that emerged: T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership. T-shaped people The earliest reference to the metaphor of T-shaped people was by David […]

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Vuture – Marketing and relationship management automation in professional services firms

Posted on: April 17, 2018

My occasional reviews of marketing technology led me to talk to Jennifer Miller at Vuture about the latest developments in marketing and relationship management automation in professional services firms. What is Vuture? Vuture is a platform that works above CRM database systems including; LexisNexis InterAction, Salesforce, Dynamics, Peppermint and OnePlace, to act as a connector […]

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Professional Marketing Conference Report 2017 – Client focus, technology and disruption

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Marketing after the technology revolution?

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference titled “Sharpen your client focus”  http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx  took place in September 2017. It was a fine line-up of speakers and sessions including: Andrew Grill of IBM (a practical futurologist) talking about digital disruption, influencer marketing and the importance of LinkedIn for building personal brands An excellent presentation on client relationship […]

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