What marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners

Posted on: December 18, 2018 marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners

At a recent training workshop we considered: What marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners. The assistants know that they have to work hard to understand what their fee-earners do and who they do it for – they must develop empathy with their fee-earners and develop product knowledge in the […]

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Book review of Better Business Relationships by Paul English of Grant Thornton International

Posted on: December 5, 2018 Better Business Relationships

This book review of Better Business Relationships by Paul English of Grant Thornton appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Professional Marketing magazine Kim Tasso reminds us early on in her book that while no one teaches you about relationships, nearly every aspect of business life demands effective relationships skills. True enough. If you can […]

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Book review: Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant

Posted on: October 3, 2018 Reinforcements - why asking for help is difficult

The original (shorter) review of Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant was published in the October edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Reinforcement can mean a) enlisting extra help and b) a process to establish a particular behaviour using reward. Cleverly, this short book addresses both. It’s stuffed with interesting […]

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Thought leadership campaigns and project management: Eight Essentials

Posted on: September 21, 2018 thought leadership campaign project management

At a recent thought leadership campaign and project management workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) we spent a while considering the strategic context for identifying, gaining support for, developing and executing thought leadership campaigns. These eight essentials emerged from our discussion:  1. Entrepreneurship Marketing is about anticipating client needs and fulfilling them profitably. Thought leadership needs an entrepreneurial approach […]

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10 takeaways from a workshop on buy-in (Guildford, 2018)

Posted on: September 13, 2018 Workshop on buy-in

Thanks to Stevens Bolton https://www.stevens-bolton.com/ for hosting a Professional Marketing Forum workshop on buy-in Guildford http://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/guildford.aspx After a lively session including exercises, discussions and sharing ideas, the delegates selected the following top 10 takeaways: 1. Face-to-face contact A recent HBR report suggested that face-to-face requests were 34 times more likely to be accepted than those by […]

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