Strategic thinking – It’s a jungle out there

Posted on: February 23, 2021 Strategic thinking – It’s a jungle out there

On 17 February I had the pleasure of facilitating a sold-out workshop on “Being more strategic” for the PM Forum. There were delegates from large and small law firms, patent attorneys, accountants, actuaries and management consultants. This is a summary of the session which I promised I’d share with the delegates to add to their […]

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Property marketing case study – Transformational change in Savills’ bid processes

Posted on: November 18, 2020 Property marketing case study – Transformational change in Savills’ bid processes

The London Committee of the PM Forum  hosted an event on 11th November where Ellie Blenkinsop (The Client – Head of Bids at Savills) and Francesca Ayers (The Consultant – Get Serious), shared inspiring and practical insights from their ‘journey’ of transformational change in Savills’ bid processes. They started by explaining that the transformational change […]

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“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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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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Introducing the marketing planning process into a professional service firm

Posted on: March 20, 2018 marketing planning process into a professional service firm

At the recent “Marketing planning in a nutshell” training workshop http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the focus was on the best way to introduce a marketing planning process into a professional service firm. While many of the larger professional service firms have sophisticated marketing and business development planning processes, some smaller firms are still trying to engage their fee-earners […]

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