Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

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Book Review: Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them (by Malcolm McDonald and Grant Oliver)

Posted on: May 7, 2019 Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them

This book review of “Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them” appeared in the April 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Like much of Malcolm McDonald’s superb work, this isn’t an easy read as the proposed approach is thorough and analytical. It will, however, appeal to those […]

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Change management and Employee engagement

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Change management and Employee engagement

At the recent MBL Change management workshop https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 we covered a lot of topics but the one that generated most interest was employee engagement. Change management and Employee engagement is particularly important in professional service firms where highly-skilled people are constantly on the front line with clients so it has a direct impact on service […]

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Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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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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