We shared with First 5000 our top 10 brand and marketing priorities and practical recommendations for medium business. http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/priorities-practical-recommendations-mid-market/Full Blog Here:Looking at medium business with a strategic brand and marketing lens, Rachel Bevans of the Healthy Brand Company offers priorities and practical recommendations for the mid market.We...

We build brand promises that people want to keep. What do we mean by this? For marketing and advertising to be most effective, employees and customers need to know what your brand stands for, and be aligned to your brand. This ‘promise’ is what employees and customers...

From packaging and palm oil, to poverty and disadvantage, to protection of our personal identity and financial assets, people look to business for leadership in social, environmental and economic matters that influence society as a whole. In research, consumers are filled with frustration and the cry of can't:'I can't do it on my own''One person...

With marketing and advertising high on the agenda for medium-sized businesses to grow, we spoke to First 5000 about building your brand promise and making sure you can deliver against it, before you communicate. http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/to-grow-your-business-in-2017-build-your-brand-before-communicating/Full Blog: To grow your business in 2017, build your brand before communicatingMarketing & advertising is...

Businesses forget that your customers are prospective employees and employees are current or prospective customers.By aligning your customer and employer brands, it doesn't matter who you are, the overall brand stands for the same thing in people's minds; and as a business you have a...

What does this mean?  1. Everything sings from the same hymn sheet - driven by the brand idea. We use the brand experience wheel to consider implications of the brand idea on all areas of the brand experience during the brand strategy stage to stress test...

The #healthybrand consistently engages customers, employees and key stakeholders throughout your continuous strategic planning process. Two key points:1) involve all audiences to make sure you're seeing your brand from all sides; getting people involved up front means you can cover off any issues before they arise and...

'In 2017 companies need to focus on delivering a strong purpose and understand how the experience touches customers and employees alike' Tom Adams, FutureBrand.We must be onto something!Read the full article here https://www.marketingweek.com/2016/07/22/google-has-the-most-scope-for-future-growth-but-apple-tops-the-latest-futurebrand-ranking/...

Brand‬ reputation is increasingly important for recruiting employees. http://www.cmo.com.au/article/603165/report-shows-brand-reputation-attracts-aussie-job-seekers/As word of mouth is the most trusted source of information, leading companies are activating employees as brand ambassadors and giving them the tools to communicate the right messages about your brand. The key to authenticity is a strong...