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Popular Sales Promotions & What They Achieve

Popular Sales Promotions & What They Achieve

https://youtu.be/cyiip6TmHu0 If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my InstaStory confession over the weekend about my love for the supermarket. Every week, I look forward to my Saturday morning shop just so I can peruse the shelves and see what has been...

Back to Basics: The 7 P’s of Marketing

Back to Basics: The 7 P’s of Marketing

https://youtu.be/g0dPXrDWXlg Marketing can be quite a complex discipline that overwhelms many business owners. Whenever I find people struggling to understand what marketing really encompasses, I always direct them to the E. Jerome McArthy's 4 P's rule of thumb, which...

‘Tis the Season to Be Tactful

‘Tis the Season to Be Tactful

With Eid Al Fitr just around the corner, you can expect a barrage of greetings from brands that subtly (and not so subtly) want to promote their products/services on the occasion. Seasonal advertising may seem simple, but so many brands have no clue how to do it with...

Big project wrap up!

Big project wrap up!

Hey Sparkers! It's been a MANIC few months with my consultation clients hence the minimal blogging - sorry! Hopefully over the quieter summer months I will have more time to pick up the pace on the blogging side. I just wrapped up a big project with one of the...

Early Adopters and Juicy Couture Tracksuits

Early Adopters and Juicy Couture Tracksuits

Bedazzled Juicy Couture tracksuits evoke a physical reaction from me. I apologize for saying that to those of you who still wear them. I can't help it. The cringe is automatic. Juice Couture tracksuits were all the rage in the early noughties. I didn't even like them...

What is the Opposite of Remarkable?

I've been reading The Purple Cow by Seth Godin (well, listening to it - podcasts and audio books save me on my commutes to work), which is a book centered around the belief that the only way to be noticed in today's cluttered advertising landscape is to have a...

Astrolabs Digital Marketing Courses

A few months ago I posted about working on my weaknesses and forcing myself out of my marketing comfort zone. I followed through on this promise to myself and went on the hunt for some digital marketing classes to take. Being completely realistic with myself, I knew I...

I’ve sucked lately, and I’m sorry.

I’ve sucked lately, and I’m sorry.

When I first started this blog, I was posting daily. Words were pouring out of me and I was genuinely excited about sharing everything I knew about marketing with small business owners who were looking for new ways to build their businesses. 6 months later, that...

Do We Want to Save Steve’s Job?

Do We Want to Save Steve’s Job?

Last October I wrote about Insydo being one of my favourite newcomers to the social media scene. Their clever intro video set high expectations for their marketing, as its tone was a fresh, humorous change. I was unsure if they would be able to keep it up, but their...