#brand planning, thought leader or thought leadership?

Thought leader or thought leadership?

I read a thought-provoking article on LinkedIn Pulse by Jason Miller (article) asking where a business focus should be: Though Leadership and Thought Leader.

He argues that ” … as marketers we shouldn’t necessarily all be striving to become the next thought leaders … it’s just not scalable or realistic … instead … we should be focused on creating a culture …. harnessing insights from our brightest employees to collectively achieve thought leadership as an organisation”

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#business development, pitch perfect and the elevator pitch

Pitch Perfect and the Elevator Pitch

I’ve never bought into the elevator pitch.

We don’t have elevators in the UK, we’ve got lifts. And we stare at our Starbucks coffee or the ground – lest we make accidental eye contact. And, most importantly, if you’ve got just a minute talk, then I’ll talk about the weather and leave matters of state be discussed in a more appropriate fashion.

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#advertising, Colgate £169.99 #brushswap campaign, overwhelmed by demand

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5am commuters snap up the 150 allocated brushes

The Colgate #brushswap campaign has hit the social media headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The offer to swap your electric toothbrush for a new Colgate ProClinical A1500 toothbrush retailing at £169.99. This caused National Rail to suspend the campaign on Health and Safety grounds – at both Waterloo London station and Victoria London Station as consumers arrived from 5am to collect one of the, now known, 150 units that were only allocated per day.

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