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Whilst it’s easy to occasionally poke fun at the self-help industry, it is now worth upwards of $12bn in the US alone. People who buy into the category are often repeat purchasers, buying multiple products and services – sometimes referred to as therapy-junkies. It’s a burgeoning...

Seth Godin is by a country mile, the most visionary, articulate and inspirational marketer on this planet. Author of 18 books including the seminal Purple Cow, he writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. If...

In the paid/owned/earned media triumvirate, there is a wealth of insight and intelligence regarding paid and earned media, but very little on owned. As the world’s leading owned media specialist, Sonder is gathering insights and intel on the state of the owned media landscape. In...

According to recent research conducted by the Harvard Business Revenue, 80% of CEOs don’t trust or are unimpressed with their CMOs. If that wasn’t shocking enough, it appears as though the frustrations are mutual, with 74% of CMOs stating they believe their jobs do not...

We’ve all heard the line about employees being the company’s most important asset.  But are they really?  Is an employee more valuable than a customer? When it comes to owned media, customers are far more valuable than employees, mainly through the future potential of the...

A recent global survey of 35 multi-billion-dollar advertisers found that 65% of them have improved their internal media capabilities over the last 12 months. Improvements such as hiring programmatic experts & building ad inventory trading desks, investing in resource & systems to tackle ad fraud,...

A recent study by Northwestern University has some stunning findings. Their research focused on how owned and paid media pertain to growing and declining brands. They segmented brands by their sales growth success across a 5 year period, which revealed remarkable (and consistent) differences in...

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...

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...

“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...