Business Reputation Taken A Hit? Here’s What You Can Do

business reputation

As every entrepreneur and CEO knows, business reputation is key to your company’s success, no matter what industry you are in. It’s worth investing good money into managing your company’s reputation so that you your customers and clients all have a good impression of your business and its services or products. There might be times … Continue reading

Don’t Let A Bad Boss Win

bad boss

Working for a bad boss can be hell. Anyone can get to a superior position, but not everyone has the leadership skills necessary for the role. Whilst a bad boss could simply be incompetent, in most cases it’s an issue of bullying or micromanaging that is the problem.I know this situation first hand, unfortunately. You … Continue reading

Personal Touch: Bring Back Face-To-Face Marketing

personal touch

The personal touch could be the old-fashioned marketing advantage your business needs. In a digital age; the majority of business marketing is carried out online. However, getting a sense of who you are as a brand can be a challenge when there’s no personal touch through a screen. Especially when you’re a smaller business in … Continue reading

A Word Of Advice For Event Managers: The Customer Is Always Right

the customer is always right

You’ve heard the expression “the customer is always right.” And while some might quibble with whether that statement is always true, it’s been a companion of those of us in marketing for a long time.   The bottom line is that you should give people products that they want, not what you think they need. … Continue reading

Building Trust In Your Business

Building Trust In Your Business

Trust is one of your most valuable commodities as a business. If your customers, clients and even your employees trust you, then they will stick with you, and you will have a successful business as a result. Of course, building trust in your company is not always as easy as it sounds. Trust is a … Continue reading

Smashing Work With Satisfied Staff

satisfied staff

Satisfied staff is what many businesses rely upon to get work DONE! Employees give a company the power to accomplish much more than it would with just you by yourself. But, employees will cost top dollar. And, it will take some work to make sure that you get the right ones.   Once you’ve gone … Continue reading

How To Make Your Staff Laugh

Make Your Staff Laugh

Have you ever thought about how to make your staff laugh? Or at least happy. The hardest part of being an employer is juggling the mammoth task of keeping your business operational whilst also ensuring the cogs that keep the system running (the people you employ) are running happily themselves.   Unfortunately, you don’t rely … Continue reading

Charity Marketing: How To Succeed

charity marketing

Charity marketing, or marketing a not-for-profit organization, is highly competitive as more charities work for the donation dollar.   If you run a charity, then first, well done. It’s a tough job with little reward other than whatever you take from it. But, it is just like running a business. You will need to pay … Continue reading

Create The Best Business Image Not Through Customers, But Through Employees

best business image

Create The Best Business Image Not Through Customers, But Through Employees The relationship between a business and their customers is perhaps the most obvious way to direct the best business image. But it’s not the only way. One of the best ways to show your business image is by caring more about the people in … Continue reading

Two Global Stories To Change The World

global stories

I often see great global stories as I research my own stories and information for client projects. So today I decided to share two global stories that struck a chord with me, with you. You could say that this is public relations or viral promotion at work, and I guess it is. Public relations is … Continue reading

Australian Entrepreneurs in NYC

Australian Entrepreneurs want to share their honest stories with YOU – the tough times, the times they almost gave up, and why persevering just might help you WIN. If you are in business, then you’ll know how tough it is to start something from SCRATCH – completely from scratch. No path, no map, no clients, … Continue reading

A Simple ‘Thank You’ Will Be Appreciated

thank you

Let this be a lesson in public relations. A simple ‘Thank You’ will be appreciated. Many of you will know that I write for Reed Gift Fairs, Australia’s premier exhibition for gifts and homewares with four massive trades shows annually. Their blogs and magazines are seen by tens of thousands of people so I am … Continue reading

Story Ideas to Gain Media Interest

You’ll find different articles on Insanely Clever Marketing showing you how to work effectively with the media. This article on story ideas to gain media interest works with the other articles including Being a Media Resource and Writing a Media Release. Think about these story ideas to gain media interest and how they apply to … Continue reading

Are You An Imposter?

Even your best friends won’t tell you. Sigh! You’re tedious, tiresome and repetitive. Well, you’re products and marketing tactics are anyway. Mark Twain got it right when he said that the best fruit is higher up the tree (or on the farthest branch). If it was easy everyone would have gorged themselves already – which … Continue reading

Crisis Communication : Would You Bet On An Orange Or A Salami?

Crisis Communication – Case Study – *This is a true case study and all details are correct, except the names have been changed to protect the identities. Would you Bet on an Orange or Salami? Frank* grew up on an apple and orange orchard in the Riverland where his parents owned a small fruit juice … Continue reading

Planning For The Unspeakable

Situations happen every day. It’s only a crisis if it happens to you, right? As business people, we spend an agonising amount of time ensuring our businesses are on track, picking up new business, adding value to current clients and outsmarting our competitors. But do we plan for the unspeakable? Invariably not enough. In an … Continue reading

Don’t Make This Rookie Marketing Mistake #1

A friend of mine is an avid golfer. He plays twice a month, on weekends, with a group of 25 – 30 people and they regularly play different courses across the State. One weekend, they decided to go to a Hotel and Spa resort about two hours from their City because it had been getting … Continue reading

Secrets of the Inverted Pyramid – Media Releases that Get Noticed

What is a media release? Sometimes called a ‘press release’, I prefer ‘media release’ as the media sector is much broader than simply print or ‘press’ media; and journalists seem to like it. A media release is one of the most inexpensive ways you can announce your own news. It’s a story written by you … Continue reading

Ten Truths About Being a Media Resource

If you have never actively been involved with the media, then there will be myths and truths that could confuse you; and do damage to the image and reputation of you and your business. Truth No. 1: There is no secret relationship between the media and public relations agents. You can be your own media … Continue reading