planning

Problems and products: conversations that will unlock your growth

Problems and products: conversations that will unlock your growth

There are five conversations every business owner needs to have to unlock their growth.  You might have considered many of the points raised in these conversations but never talked them through with someone. Or you might have discussed them in your business but never articulated them and recorded them so that…

Building a marketing team and planning your marketing

Building a marketing team and planning your marketing

This month I’ve written two blogs, both of which have been published by other organisations. If you are leading a growing SME and want to build your own a marketing team, then you must head on over to the Watertight Marketing website and find out why you only hire a…

Three reasons to stick to the marketing plan.

Three reasons to stick to the marketing plan.

So, you’ve taken the time and effort to research, compile and write a marketing plan. Your team all think it’s great and the way forward. But are you actually going to stick to the plan, and if you don’t, does it matter? Here are three reasons to, “Stick to the…

Why “marketing” doesn’t work

Why “marketing” doesn’t work

In my 18 years plus as a marketer, I’ve heard a lot about how marketing is rubbish: “We tried marketing and it didn’t work”; “We hired a marketing consultant and it was a waste of money”; “Our marketing person doesn’t give us results”; “We don’t do marketing.” So, what’s behind…

Is your marketing built on strong foundations?

Is your marketing built on strong foundations?

If you’re finding that your company’s marketing isn’t quite achieving the goals it needs to, then before you build more of the house, look at what your marketing is built on. 1. Do you have a Marketing Plan? Does your business have a marketing plan that clearly lays out what…

Are you making these common marketing planning mistakes?

Are you making these common marketing planning mistakes?

Because marketing is often perceived to either be a woolly, creative area of the business or a dark art that swallows time and money with little return, many SMEs fail to plan their marketing effectively. Here are the five common mistakes they make and how you can overcome them. Mistake…

Marketing skills your business needs

Marketing skills your business needs

Whatever size your SME is, there are core marketing skills that you need in the organisation to ensure that your marketing is going to be effective. These skills can lie with one person or a range of people, both internal and external. If you don’t have them all in-house, then do consider training…

Let’s write a Marketing Plan! Three ways for getting an effective plan in place

Let’s write a Marketing Plan! Three ways for getting an effective plan in place

Planning is a good thing. Without a plan, it’s too easy to fall prey to “magpie syndrome” choosing marketing tools because they’re new and exciting rather than to serve a specific purpose for your business. There’s loads of advice on how to create a great marketing plan, but when it…

KMS Marketing has helped us focus our business and use marketing and PR to achieve tangible resultsMartin Ayreton
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Kara and KMS Marketing provide honest, professional, expert advice on how we should structure marketing and PR for our business

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