What is your Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and why is it important?

By Peri Lyons, 30 November 2022
10 mins read

Why should someone join your organisation? What’s in it for them? What benefits can it offer? Why is it special? And is it a good place to work? The answers to these questions are what set your organisation apart and make it distinctive. Boil them down into an Employee Value Proposition (EVP), and you get a powerful secret weapon in the never-ending battle for top talent.

What is a multi-brand strategy?

By Peri Lyon, 27 October 2022
8 mins read

When a company sells products or services via several brands, it has a multi-brand strategy. Take Pendragon, for instance. You may not know the name, but you may well know CarStore, Evans Halshaw and Stratstone, its motor retail brands. Multiple brands enable a company to target different audiences, secure greater shelf space and grab more market share. Is multi-brand a smart approach? It can be, but it’s not for everyone.

Pulsify | The new strategy podcast series

By James Scrivener, 20 October 2022
2 mins read

Covering the world of research, data and insights, the Pulsify pocast series will look at different ways of approaching research, what value it adds, and of course how we measure it. Whether it’s new-fangled research methodologies, or hearing from the experts on how they use data and insights to really understand their audience, Pulsify looks to help listeners tackle the biggest questions around brand growth, product development, creative concepts and customer closeness.

Why employer branding is important for your business

By Peri Lyon, 12 September 2022
7 mins read

Do people want to work for your organisation? If so, why? Do job seekers view it favourably? What attracts them? Why do they apply? The answers to these questions are nothing less than critical to your future success: if you want to thrive as a business, you need the best people – and that’s where an employer brand comes in.

What’s the best channels for your content?

By Tom Lenham, 5 July 2022
14 mins read

So, you’ve decided to launch your content marketing campaign. You’ve got an idea of what you want to say, (and, obviously, what you want to sell). You’ve bought into the concept that this isn’t an instant win, but a longer-term approach based on building a relationship of trust with your audience. This is usually the point when the questions start to creep in…. ‘Should I focus on articles on the website? Or fun posts and quizzes on social media. Or how about an e-book with an ad campaign?  

Demographics vs psychographics: what’s the difference?

By Peri Lyon & Surraya Sumner, 25 May 2022
9 mins read

Demographics: they’re an essential part of any marketer’s playbook. Knowing your target audience’s ages, genders, social classes and other information enables you to build campaigns that appeal to the right people. But what about data that goes deeper, such as customers’ beliefs and attitudes?

TMG put ‘car buying that revolves around you’ centre stage for CarStore

By James Scrivener, 12 May 2022
2 mins read

Pendragon and The Maverick Group are set to launch CarStore’s first major Advertising campaign since a major re-brand at the end of 2021. The extensive integrated campaign for the one of the UK’s leading automotive retailers will run across TV, VOD, OOH, press, radio, online and digital, with all channels encouraging consumers to “buy your way”.

Dynamic Marketing: how to use content and data to deliver results

By Tom Lenham, 30 March 2022
10 mins read

1.7 seconds. That’s how long Facebook estimates a brand has to interact with a customer. Attention spans are in free-fall as consumers are bombarded by ads across the digital landscape. With precious little opportunity to make an impact….

The future of car buying is probably not what you think

By Kevin Allen, 9 March 2022
6 mins read

Most people reading this will be experienced online shoppers. Many of us may be real enthusiasts who love the experience as much as the convenience. But if you asked any of us to spend £15k, £20k or even more to buy something we’re going to have to live with, every day, for the next four or five years – how many of us would be happy just going ‘click, click, buy’?