Pricing Strategies explained for Small Businesses

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Oh it’s a tough one isn’t it? Setting prices. Especially for new businesses, or for services; when the costs aren’t as clear cut as with a product. And then there’s pricing strategies; reasons and methods behind the pricing and its variations, to maximise profit. Because pricing strategies are important and as I always discuss pricing … Read more

4 simple steps to unlock your creative mind

4 simple steps to unlock your creative mind

There’s a certain pressure as a creative company to maintain a good flow of ideas. And not just any ideas, those that stand out or break the mould. Ideas that surpass mediocre. And for me personally, especially as a marketer rather than a designer, illustrator or artist; honestly, I find it hard. After 20 years … Read more

Building brands that endure

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Some years ago, on a business trip to Boston Massachusetts, I woke up first morning, to snow. Or, at least, that’s what the radio announcer was telling me. So, what did I do? Well, I dashed to the window to see for myself. I’d arrived at my hotel late the night before, it was dark … Read more

Are 4 E’s the new marketing mix?

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Are 4 e’s the new marketing mix? The other day I was guest speaker at an Enterprise Nation event and in my talk, I briefly touched on a new approach to the fundamentals of value, the pillars of building a customer relationship. Something called the 4 E’s. We do like a group of considerations, a … Read more

Affiliate marketing and how to do it successfully

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You’ve probably heard of affiliate marketing, but you may not have considered adding affiliate links to your website to create a new revenue stream. But affiliate marketing can be an effective way of maximising your existing audience and earning commission from sales of relevant products and services. And it can all be done through your … Read more

The challenges of arts marketing

Painting by Paul Martin. Challenges of Arts Marketing.

Artwork by Paul Martin at Martin Studios Whenever I begin advising small organisations or artists on their online marketing, I come across one particular challenge more often than any other: over-ambitiousness. Usually of course, ambitiousness is a quality we should strive for but it can also lead us to set unrealistic goals for ourselves- a … Read more

My top tips for award entries that win

Top tips for award entries

Ever entered an awards programme?  Over the years I have written many awards applications for different companies. Lots have won; hooray, many have been finalists; yay, for some I advised that they should gather more results and submit next year instead; they simply didn’t stand a chance and the entry fee was a waste of … Read more