Harnessing the principles of Contrology

Joseph Pilates originally called his work "Contrology" before the world decided to name the exercises after their founder. As businesspeople, we like to control as much as we can and the six principles of Contrology can be applied to achieve greater success: Concentration: If you...

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Who is TV’s best marketer?

With the exception of Don Draper, what TV character would be the best marketer in the real world? It certainly wouldn’t be Jon Snow after he nearly ruined the brand partnership between the Lannister’s and Targaryen’s. Of course, Daenerys is a strong contender, she’s got...

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Mastercard’s view on marketing’s new role

“Marketing does not typically earn revenue, it is usually a cost centre. But marketing has some fantastic assets, which you can use for your brand, but if there is a way you can monetise those assets for the benefit of the business, why wouldn’t you?” These...

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When is a brand a media brand?

You know time’s are a’changing when…media owners start loyalty programmes in a bid to retain their audiences. That is exactly what Sky TV have recently done in the UK. With the proliferation of content comes the proliferation of audiences and in a first for the...

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How Harrods is owning its media

Harrods is a unique brand – the epitome of luxury retailing, its global fame eclipses the fact that it’s one store in London. Just one. There are few shopping experiences that come close to that of Harrods.  The sanctity they place on their customers is...

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