Have a cup of coffee on us…

We know that as a marketer things have become a whole lot more complex and that sometimes you just want to sit down, take a break, and sip on a …Read More

Profile PhotoJasonMarch 12, 2017

Try-Me-Outs: How Health and Beauty Retailers Are Leveraging This Powerful Tool

Try-me-outs are a classic technique in-store to stimulate purchase behavior. In the middle to lower-end cosmetics space, it introduces sales opportunities for a number of reasons.Read More

Profile PhotoToby DesforgesMarch 7, 2017

Avoid the Biggest In-Store Marketing Communication Mistakes

Ever since POPAI started telling the world that most purchase decisions are made in-store; brands have rushed to spend more and more on marketing communication in-store. Unfortunately, much in-store communication investment is wasted. Some of this is inevitable: marketing communication is an inefficient business, and shopper marketing communication is even more so. There are typically three key mistakes that brands make with marketing communication in-store.Read More

Profile PhotoToby DesforgesFebruary 21, 2017

The Birth of Category Management

For the last 30 years, category management has been a key strategy within the sales and marketing functions of consumer goods industry. If we look back at the history of category management, we can understand how it came about and most importantly what its relevance is today.Read More

Profile PhotoMike AnthonyFebruary 7, 2017

The Heart of Effective Shopper Marketing

Shopper marketing has the potential to transform the performance of consumer goods companies. Unfortunately this potential is being missed by many as whilst shopper marketing is becoming ubiquitous, effective shopper marketing is still too often elusive.Read More

Profile PhotoMike AnthonyJanuary 23, 2017

Want to Build Shopper Understanding? Start with the Consumer!

Yes, I did say consumer. It’s not a mistake! Those of you who have taken a few of our courses will know that I am a strong advocate for understanding the differences between consumers and shoppers, so I guess this might seem strange. But I’ll say it again. If you really want to build your shopper understanding, you need to start with consumers.Read More

Profile PhotoMike AnthonyJanuary 23, 2017