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...

Three of the top 5 growth strategies for SMEs for 2017 are new products and services, entering new markets and acquisitions, according to thinkBig 2016. We spoke to First 5000 about how brand enables these areas:http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/brand-ready-enable-business-growth-2017/Full Blog Here: Is your brand ready to enable business growth...

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...

The healthy brand links brand to bottom line:  1. Identify KPIS, measures and monitoring process up front 2. Link KPIS to strategy and activity via horizon plan, annual marketing plan, customer journey and indicative conversion expectations 3. Review performance as relevant: 3 hours (execution/media timing), 3 days (execution/media placement), 3 months (creative...

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...