The Spice Report - Insights & Perspective
After 25 years we’ve learned a lot about marketing. And business. And hair loss, at least for some of us. Here are a couple of things I’ve learned since we founded the Pepper Group.
Throughout the year Tim will be posting more of his top 25 pieces of marketing advice.
On the walls of Pepper Group are our Sharing Scrolls, where employees and visitors sign in and share. We’ve had lots of scrolls, including one asking people to share their best piece of advice.
Here are our 25 favorites:
The Talent Marketing FrameworkTM is the Pepper Group’s unique approach to applying marketing techniques to attract and retain top talent. It helps our clients build a true competitive advantage that drives revenue and profitability.
Growing up, I’ve been privileged to travel around the world. I have lived in five very different cities over three continents. I’ve learned that when we expose ourselves to more people, we are better equipped to speak to a variety of audiences. I feel confident that traveling also makes us better at our crafts. It’s made me better at mine!
I saw that Amazon started less than one month before Pepper Group in 1994. Boy, what a little head start can do …
Though Amazon grew a little faster, we’ve been quite successful as well. And as our big anniversary approaches, I’ve been very retrospective. What got Pepper Group to where we are today?
Baseball season is here, and as a big Cubs fan, I’m often vegging on my couch watching games (my daughters much prefer The Bachelor or Big Brother. It’s a constant battle, which I usually lose). When watching, I can’t help but think about how the creative team at Pepper Group is sort of like a winning baseball team, without the TV coverage.
Sometimes a client asks us to design a website but “we’ll write the copy.” After all, designing and coding takes expertise, but everyone can write good enough, right? But is good enough, good enough? Great copy attracts search engines, it intrigues, disrupts, and converts prospects into clients. Meanwhile, your website competes with dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of other websites. Is your copy good enough to compete?
April’s jobs report smashed expectations as the unemployment rate fell again to 3.6%. A 50-year low.
Great news, but if you’re an employer, it’s yet another sign that hiring and retaining talent is continuing to get more difficult.
It’s already a major issue. In fact, the Conference Board just released a new survey of 1,400 C-suite execs. They ranked attracting and retaining talent as their #1 internal concern in 2019. And it’s not going to change anytime soon. Yes—even if the economy slows.
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