When everyone’s tightening their belts marketing is often the first budget to go. But the research tells us that businesses who keep in touch with their audience during a recession are the ones that end up taking a major lead. Here are 5 smart tips for how to pivot, reframe and refocus your marketing to survive and even thrive during a recession .
How my newborn baby made me get out of my own way For most of April and May 2017, I wasn’t really in this business – physically or mentally. Sure, I was answering a few emails and spent some time at the office, before blearily driving home before rush hour. My wife had just given […]
Even ignoring the cocaine budgets of the 80s, the advertising industry isn’t renowned for its ethics. We prey on insecurities, fears and ego to peddle poisons, carcinogens, junk food and pollutants. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. And I think, secretly, a lot of us are. So why do it? For most people in […]
“A business with a marketing department is like a church with a religion department” – Mike Hutcheson Slow clap, Mike. Slow clap. Marketing departments and marketing people – we’re the fluffy ones, the hipsters with the nice hair, buttoned up collars, buzz words and snazzy charts. Segmenting us off from the main business is comfortable […]