Is Your CEO a Fraud, Fake or Failure About to Happen?

They say, “Cream Rises to the Top”, and generally it does… rancid or not! How can you determine if the CEO, leading the Company you have your life savings invested in, or who is the employer controlling your professional and financial future, or is the head of the organisation you’re counting on for your security…Continue reading “Is Your CEO a Fraud, Fake or Failure About to Happen?”

The Easiest Way to Grow Brand Equity is through Customer Engagement & THAT Comes from EMPLOYEE Engagement!

There is a crisis of engagement. With 87% of employees disengaged worldwide, Gallup states in a 2016 report that “employee engagement has barely budged in years”. In the United States and Australia these figures are 68% and 76% respectively. These levels of disengagement represent billions of dollars in costs to organisations and governments. Why areContinue reading “The Easiest Way to Grow Brand Equity is through Customer Engagement & THAT Comes from EMPLOYEE Engagement!”

Clever Ways to Make More Sales & More Profits

Product Development that Wins Overwhelming, Profitable Sales It is a mad world we live in… so close to the wood, we rarely stand back and enjoy the trees, let alone the whole forest. In MARKETING terms, we’ve been distracted by Marketing Communications (with all the digital hype) and forgotten the other 7P’s of Marketing. IfContinue reading “Clever Ways to Make More Sales & More Profits”

Virgin and Microsoft Declare War!

Virgin & Microsoft Declare War! Bill Gates and Richard Branson are heatedly contesting in a “Dutch Auction” to buy the site http://www.prelaunchchecker.com, but their efforts may be in vain. with Rupert Murdoch has been secretly negotiating for the rights to the intellectual property that drives the assessment engine of the site. News to hand isContinue reading “Virgin and Microsoft Declare War!”

Who To Blame for Failed New Product Development & Launch?

Product launches should never fail Those who follow me, are aware that I ascertain new product launches should never fail. Of course this follows from the fact that products don’t fail… businesses don’t fail… it is MANAGEMENT that fails to do its job properly, who truly fail. How Do Executives Allow Product Launch Failures toContinue reading “Who To Blame for Failed New Product Development & Launch?”

Why EVERY SMB or SME should have a Strategic Marketing Consultant

If every SMB used a QUALIFIED marketing consultant there would be  a LOT less SMB’s but a LOT more successful corporations. If not, they’d either be large businesses, merged businesses or different businesses. Small businesses are, far too often, stunted by the limited skills, incompetence, or timidness of the Owner, CEO, major shareholder. Qualified Accountants,Continue reading “Why EVERY SMB or SME should have a Strategic Marketing Consultant”

Advanced Marketing Planning – Workshop Feb 17-18, in Sydney

Some of my followers might recall that I lectured in Marketing Planning at UTS Graduate School of Business between 2003 and 2009. Others might remember I have written Marketing Plans for national and international companies, many FMCG,  pharmaceutical and consumer durables, a plethora of other big, small & medium companies, both B2B and B2C. IContinue reading “Advanced Marketing Planning – Workshop Feb 17-18, in Sydney”

Defeat Ignorance & Arrogance and its like Printing Money

Bottom line? Business success is the power of an organisation to embrace and support “Marketing” – not the lay person’s understanding on the word, which is usually “advertising”, “selling” or synonymous with “promotion”… and not the common executives understanding that is vaguely of completely unaware of the Hierarchies of Marketing, but the true, holistic understandingContinue reading “Defeat Ignorance & Arrogance and its like Printing Money”

Understand “Marketing” Like You Never Have Before!

I wrote this book (see below) for different folks: Business Leaders wanting to build an amazingly resilient business Marketing Professionals SEO Professionals Management professionals Wikipedia – who maintain a completely wrong definition of Marketing on their site but refuse to change it People who think Wikipedia’s definition of Marketing is right Download a FREE copyContinue reading “Understand “Marketing” Like You Never Have Before!”

In search of the perfect Marketing Plan – How to make a Marketing Plan truly POWERFUL? G.R.A.I.S.E – http://instantblogsubscribers.com/vip/LeighCowan

How to make a Marketing Plan truly POWERFUL? G.R.A.I.S.E! Many, many marketing plans are dust collectors – they get written, put on a shelf and forgotten – basically because they do NOT help management get “the job” done. But a GOOD marketing plan… is actually an everyday tool that makes marketing management and achieving marketingContinue reading “In search of the perfect Marketing Plan – How to make a Marketing Plan truly POWERFUL? G.R.A.I.S.E – http://instantblogsubscribers.com/vip/LeighCowan”

Better marketing plans using a marketing planning workbook

Are you as tired as we are of rubbish marketing plans that only serve to collect dust? Sometimes, it seems like people have forgotten that a marketing plan should be a clear and concise set of directions that, if followed correctly, ensure you achieve or exceed your goals. So many marketing plans end up beingContinue reading “Better marketing plans using a marketing planning workbook”

Embracing Innovation, Change & Extrordinary super-profits

Have you heard the expression, “Assumptions are the mother of all f—ups”? When observers say, “challenges that corporations face in managing and adopting innovation” are we assuming management skills are a constant – ’cause they ain’t! The managerial errors of Strategic Myopia, Structural Inertia & Reactivity have been denounced for so long, you think rubbishContinue reading “Embracing Innovation, Change & Extrordinary super-profits”