Entries by Ian Kirk

Being a PEST: from convenience to conscience marketing

Marketing, as a discipline, follows a very logical and structured process.  If you have ever studied marketing at any level, you will be familiar with the 7 P’s, a SWOT Analysis and positioning matrices.  However, one area, which always seems to draw a blank expression when asked about is a PEST analysis. A PEST analysis, […]

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Why are robust processes critical to marketing success?

Whatever anyone says, Marketing is merely a process.  It is not a dark art, and anyone pretending that there is a “secret marketing formula” for success, is talking cobblers.  Marketing is actually a very logical process.  You are simply creating a defined product and service for a defined audience and then putting the mechanisms in […]

Why a marketing audit is such a powerful investment

So, first things first, what actually is a marketing audit?  Put simply it is a thorough review of everything that impacts upon the marketing of your business.  It usually comes as a surprise to most how many different elements of your business impact upon your marketing effectiveness. Who should carry out a marketing audit? To […]

Don’t fall behind next year – prepare your business now

With the year gradually drawing to a close, you can be forgiven for taking your foot off the gas when it comes to your business and looking forward to winding down during the holiday period. While we completely appreciate the need to relax and put your feet up, it’s also important that you and your […]