Category Archives: Branding

Must-reads blog posts for tech marketers

I love reading blogs because they often contain less refined personal accounts. I often learn more from firsthand experiences of what works or doesn’t work than high-level thought pieces.

I read dozens of posts a week, but only a handful leave a lasting impact. A select few permanently change my perspective.

I wanted to share the blogs that achieved this in 2015.

If you’re taking it easy over Christmas, I’d highly recommend putting these on your reading list! Read more

Conscious Fashion and Storytelling

Last night, I attended an event run by Women’s Collective at the Biz Dojo (yes I should pretty much move in there!). The founder of fashion label KowTow, Gosia Piatek, shared her inspiring story.

I went to the event as a fan and customer of Kowtow. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised to find out about the compay’s values through Women’s Collective. This lead me to be curious, why would a company with such a compelling story not leverage it in their marketing?

The answer was surprising, flipping the theory of marketing storytelling on it’s head.  Read more

Why elevator pitches are still relevant in 2015

New Zealand is a small country. You just never know who you’ll end up in an elevator with. It might be your dream boss, a childhood hero or an international superstar. You may be faced with the opportunity to tell your story to someone who could make your dreams come true. And 30 seconds to tell them why they should help you!

Don’t choke.

Trust me. I once was in an elevator with Sean Penn. Read more

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