Entries by Ian Kirk

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 […]

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How to Check Whether Your Marketing Messaging is Aligned

Is your marketing messaging aligned? Let’s face it, most business owners are specialists in their field.  Unless they are running a marketing agency or consultancy, marketing is unlikely to be their specialism.  So, is it any wonder that business owners decide to either: not invest in marketing at all for fear of the unknown; or […]

Blockbuster Collapse is a Marketing Horror Movie

When last week’s news came out that Blockbuster were launching a temporary pop-up version of their video rental store in East London to celebrate the release of Deadpool 2, we felt a collective shudder go through our bodies.  We still can’t comprehend how an organisation of the size and stature of Blockbuster Video could mess […]

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If you want your prospects to buy more, offer less

It sounds counter-intuitive. Surely if you want people to buy more, you have to offer them more? Well actually, research has discovered that too much choice has the opposite effect. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and looked at the menu and just felt overwhelmed at the amount of choice? Sometimes there are so […]

How well do you really know your customers?

When it comes to your customers, can you really say you understand everything about them – from what defines them as individuals from the general populous, to what makes them tick when choosing what to buy? This process of clearly outlining and understanding customers is one that many businesses strangely overlook, and in doing so […]

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Why everyone in your business should live and breathe your mission, vision and values

Your mission, vision and values are what define your business and can steer the manner in which you operate. However, we often find that many businesses either don’t have any in place, or they simply remain amongst senior staff and aren’t communicated to employees throughout the entire business. While on the surface either of these […]