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The B2B Marketing Magpie


In La Gazza Ladra, an 1817 opera by Gioachino Rossini, servant Ninetta is taken to the scaffold for the theft of silver-ware, a theft really perpetrated by a magpie attracted to something shiny and new. There’s a magpie gene in marketers too. And while the scaffold is perhaps a bit […]

The History of Content Marketing


Here’s the edited text of my speech to the B2B Marketing Annual Conference held at Cavendish Square in London on 7 November 2013… To be clear, today I’m representing my views – not those of the firm that I work for. And it’s one of at least eight different views […]

Not up where you belong…


The B2B Marketing team have asked me to speak at the next Leaders’ Forum on 19 September on the subject of why marketing has become so disconnected from the boardroom and what we can do about it. Perhaps recognising that I’m not such a big name draw as my fellow […]

The tablet is here. Deal with it…


By Dave Stevens Google+ Venture capitalist Mary Meeker recently presented a paper at Stanford comparing the first ten quarters of shipments of each of Apple‘s “I” devices – iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The paper showed that iPad shipments in the product’s first 30 months outrate the iPhone threefold. By January […]

How to use Twitter to keep a secret


By Dave Stevens Google+ And so the 2012 Olympic Games have begun and I’m delighted to say that the British have finally come around to embracing it.  There’s a festival atmosphere across the country right now.  The cynical Brits have got an optimistic spring in our steps.  And it feels lovely. There are […]