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I’m sick of Marketing Secrets (The problem with SME marketing)

I am bombarded daily by email, direct mail and print advertisements that are all promising to reveal the secrets of… well just about everything. ‘Zero budget marketing secrets’; ‘Free media exposure secrets’; ‘Sales secrets for those that hate cold calling’: the list goes on. They’re dragging us all down.

‘Throwing the book’ at the legal profession (Part 2)

This series by contributing authors Gene Stark and Jeremy Samuel ponders why law firms aren’t better at marketing themselves. This second instalment explores misconceptions about branding and why law firms tend to play from the same tired corporate playbook.

Success breeds tradition, but tradition has never guaranteed success

Why on earth do corporations continue to burn cash on print ads announcing internal promotions and new client updates? Surely their staff would prefer a holiday, the latest gadget / lavish gift / cash bonus, instead of their company spending a couple of thousand dollars making this type of announcement.

How the greatest movie one-liners of all time can inspire your business

It's not called the silver screen for nothing. Improve the return on your marketing investment using these unforgettable classics to find, attract and retain...
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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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