“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"
Story telling. When you think about it, stories have been the main way in which human knowledge has transferred, essentially, for the majority of what has been our brief existence in the history of the World. Australian Aborigines continue to use it, to this day, approximately 40,000 after their landfall, as do other cultures. Futhermore, people […]Read more "The Importance of Storytelling within Marketing Strategy"
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"
Tasmania: As an Australian from the mainland, you may feel a sense that it’s an isolated, culture-less “backwater” and hardly worth the effort! As a non-Australian, the name Tasmania might make you ask: “Where?”. Not only is Tasmania hardly properly pointed out on a map, there’s been a few examples where, for international promotions, they’ve neglected […]Read more "How Content Marketing is Transforming Tasmania into one of the World’s Top Island Paradises"
I very, very recently started working at a magazine publishing company. Most people might say that’s a pretty crazy move, for someone who loves marketing and whom, apparently, has their finger on the pulse for the future direction of consumers’ media interactions. It’s no secret, the magazine (and overall print media) business is dying! But personally, I love […]Read more "I work in a “dying” industry… And I couldn’t be more excited!"
Social change, brought on by greater connectivity is driving new food trends. It’s bad news for Fast Food chains!Read more "A Breaking down of the Food Chain(s)"