“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” The more I reflect on these words from the first teaser trailer of The Force Awakens, the more I realise how wrongly I had interpreted them. The “awakening”, to which the (most likely) main villain of the new trilogy is referring, doesn’t simply lie in the film itself… At this […]Read more "A Grain of Salt: Star Wars – A Force of Product Marketing"
PR is a complex part of the web of marketing campaign communications… When it goes wrong, it can either be dealt with, or become a complete catastrophe!Read more "A Grain Of Salt – What Happens When PR Becomes a Disaster?"
There was a huge, major, game-busting and, potentially, economy shifting event which happened this week and it’s covered every single news source across the world, such is the breadth of said event… And I for one am highly thankful it wasn’t the iPhone 6. Of course, it was the Diesel scandal surrounding Volkswagen. If you […]Read more "A Grain of Salt: Volkswagen and the credibility of product claims"
As anyone and everyone will inevitably find out in life, no matter how excellent you are at something, there will always be someone who thinks you’re just a little bit shit instead. The Setup I’m only going to deal with one example here, basically because it ticks all the right boxes regarding how to deal […]Read more "A Legendary example of marketers responding to criticism"
I’m exceptionally happy to have chosen the career path of a marketer (even though I may not have necessarily achieved all I wanted to… yet!), because we have the chance to be exposed to some great knowledge of how new technologies can influence consumer behaviour. Unfortunately, as with every other person ever, marketers tend to get […]Read more "A Grain of Salt – Social Media: Do you Converse, or Convert?"
Nutrition is big business in Australia, but many “nutritionists” are facing backlash from dietitians for lacking a scientific basis, even being dangerous. Here’s why I agree and what you should be asking.Read more "A Grain of Salt – A Marketer’s Skepticism of the “Nutrition” blog"