Major Update from Google! – Panda 4.2


We’ve had Google’s Mobile update recently and then, out of the blue, an unexpected announcement on the 17th July Google announcing the release of Panda 4.2. Now that is something unusual, as before Google have never announced their updates. The update is not an algorithm change but an update to the existing updates. Our recommendations […]

Marketing Challenges

Beauty of digital marketing

A New Generation of Superhero Marketing Managers Ever had that feeling you’re standing in a crowded room, shouting at the top of your voice but no one is listening? No, I’m not talking about your experience on Twitter. I’m talking about the fight marketing managers have for customer attention. And that’s just one battle. There’s […]

Service Bundling

Service Bundling

A popular concept is using the extended three Ps so an organisation can build services around the product. This approach is known as service bundling and is a normally a key source of competitive advantage. In general there are five base aspects to this method: Continual monitoring This is often associated with Information Communication Technology (ICT), for […]

Product or Service

service design

Many of the decisions and considerations regarding the marketing mix that are applied to tangible products can also be applied to service products. This has created a blurred line between the two. Conceptually defining service is still somewhat an unanswered question. Either everything is a service (Vargo and Lusch, 2004) 1 and the distinctions between […]

The Creative Process

Creative Process

Design projects normally follow a creative project pattern of divergent and convergent thinking in order to arrive at the final solution. Figure 7: Divergent & Convergent Thinking The ultimate aim of divergent thinking is to create as many options as possible in order to expand on choice. (Tim Brown, 2009)1 Participants need to be free […]

Service Characteristics

service characteristics

In many countries, particularly within the developed west, growth of the ‘service’ element prompted marketers the need to consider additional approaches to marketing. In a review of 46 publications by 33 authors during the period 1963-83, Zeithaml, Parasuraman, and Berry (1985)1 determined that the most frequently cited service characteristics were intangibility (mentioned by all), inseparability […]