Sometimes you come across an idea that just plain olde GRABS you. That’s what happened when I read Rand’s article on the T-Shaped Marketer. It’s a new way, proposed by Tim Brown of Ideo, of describing the trade-offs of depth versus breadth in marketing skills.
Understanding Your Customers Is the Heart of Marketing Consider What you already know Known weaknesses in your understanding of customers. Blind spots that leave you blinkered What competitors know
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Dear Marketers, Marketing inspiration from Marcus Sheridan, aka the @thesaleslion: “We are in the business of listening, communicating, teaching and helping”
Marketing Love is: the intersection of creative ideas and data analytics. I believe in data analytics to inform marketers if what they are doing is working. Similarly good marketing also requires creative ideas. A perfect match of right brain / left brain. Inspired by a discussion on business culture and values yesterday, and my wedding anniversary […]
How to avoid metrics that don’t align to business objectives Unfortunately it is all too easy to slip into so called ‘vanity metrics’. Charts and lines that go upwards and to the right but don’t inform sensible business decision making. Test your existing metrics against the three “A”s of good metrics; actionable, accessible and auditable.