Authors Alex Frisby & Lucy Unger The business world is in survival mode, but as the crisis wears on, survival through reactive decision-making risks ‘death by a thousand cuts’ in the short term and missed opportunities in the longer term. Putting strategy into action means thinking proactively now so as to be fit for […]Read More Planning Ahead – Revive or Thrive
By NEIL BURROWS, Founder and Managing Director at SaturnFive® Consulting “We choose to go the moon..” we have heard this a lot over recent days, President John F Kennedy’s rallying call that stirred a nation and mobilised a massive, combined and complex effort that put Apollo 11 on the moon 50 years ago this […]Read More “We choose the moon..” The Power of a Vision
BY JO PEARCE, Associate Consultant at SaturnFive Within the hot, feverish world of marketing trust has always been talked about as the holy grail of building successful brands. Whether looking at functional performance of a product or more emotional benefits such as shared value association, social status reinforcement, or community membership, a brand simply […]Read More Building Trust in Brands
Trust. Big brands are headline news again. Scandals at Uber, the ignominious collapse of Carillion, the recent Facebook data breach and now the Google EU fine. Each has exposed a lack of corporate governance, the absence of responsibility or just basic greed. They also show the fragility of brand reputation. Many of these brands have been […]Read More Transform the Transformers
Brand repositioning, product repositioning, digital transformation are familiar themes within the marketing and business fraternity but maybe it’s time to look at repositioning marketing itself and its place in the organisation. For marketing to be taken seriously it needs to be core, a leader in driving the business forward and an investment NOT an essential […]Read More The Marketing Dept. Driver or passenger?
Brand. That much talked-about subject which marketers so love to pontificate over. When brand is thought of as purely a marketing activity it is immediately put in a box – it’s seen as something intangible, mysterious and expensive to manage. It’s perceived to be about logos, websites and communication activity Think of it another way. […]Read More Brand is the organisation’s DNA.
No business is immune to change. We hear lots about the technology revolution and digital transformation and there’s no escaping the seismic impact of these developments. But they are not the only factors affecting how business needs to constantly adapt. There are enormous social, economic and geo-political trends changing the way people behave. We have […]Read More Transformation: Not a one-off exercise