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Time to challenge ‘Content is king’

Time to challenge ‘Content is king’

An almost absurdly simple point made recently at EffWeek 2017 should give marketers cause to reconsider their content marketing expectations and efforts. To state the obvious, driven by the ‘content is king’ mantra, almost every brand is churning out more content.  This all modestly adds to the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that according to … Continue reading

The Case Against Social Media Marketing

The Case Against Social Media Marketing

Recently a growing number of voices have been questioning the logic and value of social media marketing. But in the main these views are overwhelmed by the ubiquitous support for all things social. This post summarises a range of these dissenting arguments to help invite greater debate about why and how brands should use social … Continue reading

How marketers overcomplicate executing strategy – the hilariously pointed lessons of the ‘Designing the Stop Sign’ video

How marketers overcomplicate executing strategy – the hilariously pointed lessons of the ‘Designing the Stop Sign’ video

According to Richard Branson, “Complexity is your enemy.  Any fool can make something complicated.  It is hard to make something simple”.   It’s ironic then how much marketing tends to overcomplicate things, given that Branson is one of the profession’s most popular pin-up boys. Our last post for 2013 held a comic mirror up to some … Continue reading