Slowdown or Lockdown?

The way we consume will change at least for the foreseeable future.  Spending more time at home made us realise the quality of items and the waste we generate. Gardening, home cooking and walking are those forgotten joys that in a strange twist of fate we found we now have time to do.   The lockdown…Read More

Lockdown Marketer

The last quarter of the bizarre 2020 year is upon us.  With that the make or break planning for the all important Q4 is taking place. Will e-commerce continue its growth, hitting a jackpot  coming up to Christmas. Or will the consumer spending patterns change beyond recognition? I think none of the Marketers planning their…Read More

Fake Commerce

Wired has recently covered a ‘drop shipping’ predicament which is literally polluting e-commerce in an article titled “It’s bullshit”.https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dropshipping-instagram-ads You may be wondering why does Wired magazine care about someone making money online? If someone is willing to buy a product, that should be OK? Right?  Not entirely.  It’s important to highlight the fact that…Read More

Good Ads

I have recently posted an answer on Quora on what is an artwork and what makes it effective. I take it as a sign that despite experiencing lock down, businesses are thinking about the reality post quarantine.  First, I expect you would be letting your customers know that you are back to trading, or inform…Read More

What’s Next?

With dropping footfall how will the Outdoor be affected? As China is coming out of the pandemic shut down, we are bracing ourselves in the UK for what may come. Poland, Spain and Italy opted for maximum isolation in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Restaurants, Theatres and Museums have shut its…Read More

Location or audience

In the old days, when setting up your business, you would consider location based on the audience it was likely to attract. This is still true to some extent for bricks and mortar retail – be it luxurious or high value items. However, it could be argued that we are coming full circle. The days…Read More

AI or Automation 

…and What’s the difference?  Automation means understanding the process so well it can be taken over by a simple yes/no and if/then algorithm. Artificial Intelligence means giving a system access to an extensive source of knowledge and allow it to pick the answer on the flight.  The application in customer support is great. Bots are…Read More

Successful  Creative

Users are always asking us, what makes the creative work. I wish that question could be answered in a single blog post. It takes a great product or offer and a super talented team to produce good artwork. What I can share though, are some basic points on what to avoid to diminish the value…Read More