Time for me to bring you another Spotter’s Guide. And, as usual, inspiration hit me when I least expected it – on my day off.
I don’t mind admitting that I’m rather a fan of swanky hotels. I don’t have a fancy car, or a designer handbag collection, but, one thing that will always part me from my cash is the opportunity to potter about in a lovely hotel.
Earlier this month I had the perfect excuse to stay at The Hoxton Shoreditch with my sister.
I didn’t expect to stumble upon a piece of marketing excellence. But, I did.
The hottest week of the year and here I am writing about Christmas. It’s ridiculous.
In truth, it’s not just me struggling to stitch together festive metaphors while the sun is cracking the flags; there will be features writers all over the country gearing up for Christmas, right here, right now.
When you work in marketing that whole money thing is often the elephant in the room.
Before we had online marketing and analytics tools, it was difficult to accurately measure the return on investment (ROI) gained from spending money on a marketing activity.
Even now, marketeers often don’t have the time (or the wherewithal) to gather the measurements needed to justify costs. And, without a measurable ROI, marketing is seen as an expensive drain on resources. A marketing team or budget are often the first to be hacked away in tough times.
To me, culling projects in an attempt to reduce the cost of marketing seems like a bum move.