In a UK reliability survey, why did Virgin beat T-Mobile, when they were using the T Mobile infrastructure? In this Vlog, Grant explains all about ‘brand and confirmation bias’
What Is Influencer Marketing?
Most people think of ‘influencer marketing’ as a celebrity endorsing a product. Because of this, many businesses don’t think that influencer marketing is for them. In this Vlog, Grant explains that this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case.
What’s Your Narrative?
The point of your headlines is to get someone to read the next line of your article or advert. The point of the first five seconds of a video is to get someone to watch the next five seconds. In this Vlog, Grant explains that, in order to achieve this, your messaging needs to be as simple as possible…
Don’t Mistake Tactics For Strategy
Some people are under the misconception that the Trojan horse was a strategy. In this Vlog, Grant explains that the horse was a tactic and how that relates to your marketing.
Is There Meaning in Your Marketing?
In 1955 Edward Bernays, one of the forerunners of modern branding, wrote in his book ‘The engineering of consent’, that human desires and motivations rest in our subconscious. In this Vlog, Grant explains what that means and how it relates to your marketing today.
The Importance Of Signalling
When you meet someone for the first time and you are trying to sum them up, do you look at their shoes? This is known as a ‘non-verbal cue’ and in this vlog, Grant explains why we do that and how it relates to your business.
How Not to be Dull
In many companies, most of the staff have never watched their own corporate video. In this vlog Grant asks if it’s that dull, why do you think your customers and prospects are going to engage with it?
When Things Aren’t What They Seem
If, in 1998 Yellow Pages was the king of search, why did the Google overtake them? If Blockbusters were the king of video rental, why did Netflix overtake them? In this vlog Grant explains that it was all about their failure to use their own data and asks if are you sitting on data, or knowledge, that you are simply not utilising at the moment? In other words, are your competitors up to something you don’t quite understand?
This Marketing Stuff Doesn’t Work
In your growing B2B businesses, you make the phone calls, send the e-mails and the Linked-In messages. Then you bring in a marketing manager to do it all, but it’s really only a title and nothing much happens to sales. In this week’s vlog Grant explains that that’s when people complain that ‘this marketing stuff doesn’t work’ and why it happens.
Stop Being So Bloody Positive!
When you’re trying to communicate the value of your products and services, it seems natural to tell your customers all the positive things that you offer. In this Vlog Grant explains why being so positive doesn’t always work.