Author Archives: Asad

It’s not you, it’s your brand – have you outgrown your company branding?

This blog entry is about a five-minute read, so maybe get out your Pret Crayfish and Avocado? This might be the time for that bar of Dairy Milk you’ve been stashing in your desk drawer too. You may even want to nip across the road for a Costa, to enjoy reading more. Don’t worry, I’ll […]

7 tools to improve your brand experience

In an increasingly complex business environment, the challenge for each and every company is how to deliver consistent, connected and meaningful brand experiences for its clients. What on earth is a ‘brand experience’ I hear you cry? Well, it’s a term that’s relatively new, so you’re forgiven if you’ve never come across it before. Put […]

5 steps to building a brand you love

How does your brand make you feel? It might seem like an odd question, after all, you’re pitching to your audience, so isn’t it all about how they feel? Understanding your audience is really important (we’ll get to that later), but before you do anything else, you need to know what you’re building and why. […]

How to write a great financial services blog

Believe it or not it’s more than 20 years since the term ‘weblog’ was coined (although nobody’s really sure when the first two letters were dropped). In that time, blogging has become a marketing staple and the internet is now home to about 500 million blogs, with literally countless individual entries. Daunting. Of course, your […]

The three words you need to know about your business

‘Omne trium perfectum’ – it’s a Latin phrase that translates as ‘things that come in threes are perfect’, the phrase even has three words. There’s something special about the number three and in language it manages to convey brevity, energy and expertise in a pleasantly rhythmic and memorable fashion. It’s used in marketing, films and […]

An event without a plan is just a wish

Events are enormously powerful for business engagement. Inviting your customers into a space where you can interact and offer a memorable and exciting experience is invaluable. Making sure that you have the perfect tools, plans, and preparations in place for hosting such an event can maximise results, and if you commit to achieving, you’ll never […]

That’s a wrap? – getting your videos noticed on YouTube

Everyone knows a video shoot begins with ‘Action!’ and ends with the edit. Except it doesn’t. If you’re uploading your masterpiece to YouTube and then just hoping for the best, you’re missing a big part of the process, and the point, of video content. Launching content with no strategy for promoting it is likely to […]

YouTube 101

In the early days of YouTube it was mostly a bit of fun – you made a video, you uploaded it and that was that. But these days it’s a bit more sophisticated, with 1.9 billion logged-in users per month watching a billion hours of content per day. YouTube is a great way to get […]

YouTube vs. Vimeo

It doesn’t seem so long ago that video content was a bit of an afterthought – something extra to satisfy that dreaded marketing brief of making it more ‘jazzy’. Not so anymore. These days video is as mainstream as it gets – and it’s growing. This study found that 81% of businesses now use video […]