Marketing for Freelancers: How to Come up with a Killer USP

Freelancing is on the rise. In today’s insecure job market, being your own boss has never been more appealing. In the States, one in three workers is freelancing, and where the U.S. leads, the world follows. To them, I say: come up with a killer unique selling proposition (USP). If you are thinking about becoming a […]

Why Personas Are Here to Stay

Many companies are using 2D persona cut-outs these days, an approach that has limited success. But you can really get some amazing results from your buyer personas if you take the time and effort to dig a bit deeper than everyone else when creating them. What is so amazing about personas? The wonderful thing about the […]

3 Things to Be Aware of When Recruiting a Brilliant Marketer

I recently saw an article on recruiting for marketing positions that got me thinking. Benji Hyam’s post “Why Marketing Has Become The Hardest Position to Hire for” hits the nail on the head on some things, but these are the ones that resonated the most with me regarding my personal experience and what recruiters have shared with […]

7 Ways to Manage your International Marketing Campaigns More Effectively

I have just completed an international marketing campaign that involved working across several countries in four continents. The scale of the piece was particularly substantial, but, somehow surprisingly, the issues that came up were very similar to the ones that I had encountered in previous global projects of minor scope. I got thinking about the […]

6 Ways to Make Your Business Global-Friendly From Day One

Who’s your ideal customer? Perhaps your business is most definitely local, and all you are after is the money your neighbours can spend on your product or service. But if your offering can in any way be shipped overseas or delivered remotely, think again. The decision to expand a business globally is often the result […]