This is how you market a tiny ginger Scottish drink

Irn Bru is the world’s most popular soft drink (that isn’t Coca-Cola). Irn Bru showed its true-blue Scottishness by tweeting a cheeky graphic of the global dominance of Coca-Cola. Scotland is the blue bit – favouring home-grown fizzy ginger Irn-Bru. One (very Scottish) explanation is that : Irn-bru uses a colouring called ‘sunset yellow’ that is […]

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Using your Marketing Budget to specifically target Women? Don’t

According to the latest Fluent Report on Marketing to women, an overwhelming majority prefer gender neutral advertising over advertising specifically aimed at women. Much of the advertising aimed at women is emotional, as in the cases of brands like Hallmark, Pandora, Electrolux and Huggies. Inspiring and/or empowering messages tend to drive campaigns as seen recently […]

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200,000 people will make at least one of these big marketing mistakes

Small business is big news in Ireland. Big, big news. Most businesses in Ireland slot into the category small-to-medium sized enterprises or SME’s. Of these SME’s, 90% are very small indeed, with 1-10 employees. They still employ over half of the country’s population. That’s probably one person to handle billing, accounts, taxes, inventory, audits, government […]

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