Category Archives: Strategy

Being the (second) best

The benefits of employing a “Pepsi” strategy for your small business Go to most small business seminars, or read any motivational sales book, and there’s one theme that will be consistent – you can grow your small business to be … Continue reading

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Do the hardest things well

If you’re being specific and limiting your service offering to one thing, you would be wise to aim high. Why? If your business is going to be known for something then you should aim to do the hardest thing better … Continue reading

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Bringing new products to the market

Otherwise known as the idea train, an entrepreneurs’ way if thinking is her biggest strength and, if not carefully managed, could be her biggest curse. I probably have a new idea every day. And at the time I have it, … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse your offer, have one clear and consistent message

Have you ever tried to listen to two conversations simultaneously? You might be able to hear them, but can you really listen and process the information? It’s hard to do, isn’t it? So why is it that some businesses try … Continue reading

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If you can’t change it, then use it to your advantage

We hear people say all the time, ‘we’re going to position our business as the market leader.’ We say to them, ‘good luck trying.’ You might think that’s a bit dismissive or unfair on our part. It’s not as simple … Continue reading

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What is strategy?

We are often asked to define what we mean as strategy.  It provides a sense of unity, direction and purpose for an organisation and the marketing strategy should seamlessly plug into the business strategy, embracing the objectives of the organisation.

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Give your customers a reason to listen to you

Often, your business’s greatest competition isn’t from other businesses who want your customers but rather from life and the hectic pace of things. As you may be able to relate to, your prospects are probably very busy – and constantly … Continue reading

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Positioning yourself in the market

We work with many clients who assumed they were positioned at a certain level in their chosen markets.  However, when you start to analyse the market dynamics and reasons why campaigns are failing, it is usually because they have perceived … Continue reading

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Small business marketing strategies for tackling larger companies

Positioning, PR keys to competing as a small business One of the great challenges facing small business owners is that they must often battle for customers with larger competitors, who can afford to run more advertising, offer lower prices, and … Continue reading

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The value of a good case study

Stories appeal to us, we like dramatic narratives. We can relate to them and generally find them interesting and sometimes entertaining. Since the time of the Greek playwrights of 2500 years ago we have shown an interest in stories – … Continue reading

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