Blog & Resources

Check out our blog and resources below and get into the right headspace to position your brand for success. And if you need more help, get in touch!

Gemma Ede Strut & SwaggerBrand strategy
May 11, 2021

Who Am I? Defining Your Brand’s Personality

Why bother defining your brand’s ‘personality’? Does your brand lack a defined personality? Or does the personality it has feel all wrong and not truly representative of your business? Are…
MarkBrand strategyGood marketing
March 8, 2021

Crushing on Ritson

If you've got a crush on marketing guru Mark Ritson as big as mine - you may want to check on this article penned for Marketing Magazine... Ahhhhh.... Subscribe to…
Tell your storyBusiness strategyPersonal brandingThought leadership
October 26, 2020

Getting your story into the media

I recently penned this article which was picked up by NZBusiness and NewsTalk ZB' 'Bosses Rebuilding' with Heather Du Plessis-Allan, which showcased the story of ReachMedia's CEO and his leadership…
StruanBusiness strategyCustomer experienceGeneral
October 26, 2020

A brand video that delivers.

It's a marketer's dream to challenge the status quo on concepts like brand videos and I'm rather proud of this latest brand asset created alongside Eyes & Ears Productions for…
PonderingBusiness strategyCustomer experienceGeneral
August 18, 2020

7 simple questions to diagnose strategy issues in your business

Start-ups, businesses pivoting, and anyone with a strategy issue...   This is a straight-shooting, simple way to start diagnosing strategy issues in your business. With SMEs across the globe grappling…
General
June 16, 2020

The Marketing Strategy Injection: Could SME businesses achieve faster growth by using a consultant?

A clients of mine - the CEO, once told me that all I do is “waltz in, sprinkle some fairy dust on things and then leave in time for the…
Teachers petGeneralMarketing professionals
June 9, 2020

How to be the marketer your CEO always wanted.

In a previous article I acknowledged that most marketers have at some point wanted to roundhouse a salesperson in the chops. And let’s be honest, we’ve all mentally done the…
Brothers and sisters of sales and marketing - please hugSmarketing
May 9, 2020

Sales sisters! Marketing brothers! It’s time to bury the hatchet.

There’s a long-standing cliché about sales and marketing being at each other’s throats all the time. It’s a cliché for a reason – it exists. I experienced it in most…
boxingBrand strategy
April 16, 2020

Looking to adapt your business in this ‘Age of the Virus”? Make sure your brainstorming sessions are structured and effective. 

If you're a business owner or marketer, running critical sessions for pivoting your business in this new landscape - this very simple checklist might come in handy. After reading Ian…
BRAND STRENGTH CHECKLIST