Accelerated Planning For The Post-Pandemic World

Author: Neil Burrows, Founder and Managing Director at SaturnFive® With lockdowns and restrictions biting, the challenges for business have shown no easing as we enter 2021. Once again many organisations are facing uncertain, unpredictable and stop-start conditions – in some cases all three – leading to understandable caution and deferment of planned activities. However, this […]

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Beyond Survival

As we ease towards a resumption of the so-called ‘new normal’ it’s going to be crucial for organisations to be pro-active and prepare for a different environment. The world is starting to come back to life, but there is still a huge amount of uncertainty about what this ‘new normal’ looks like. What do customers […]

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Planning Ahead – Revive or Thrive

  Authors Alex Frisby & Lucy Unger The business world is in survival mode, but as the crisis wears on, survival through reactive decision-making risks ‘death by a thousand cuts’ in the short term and missed opportunities in the longer term. Putting strategy into action means thinking proactively now so as to be fit for […]

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Question Time

  Author: Neil Burrows, Founder and Managing Director at SaturnFive Consulting   It’s that time of year again.  Back to school, back to work. New uniforms, new year ahead, new budget plans. A CEO needs to ask some key questions: How is our brand contributing to the current and future value of our business? What is […]

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Building Trust in Brands

  BY JO PEARCE, Associate Consultant at SaturnFive  Within the hot, feverish world of marketing trust has always been talked about as the holy grail of building successful brands. Whether looking at functional performance of a product or more emotional benefits such as shared value association, social status reinforcement, or community membership, a brand simply […]

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Speak. Meet. Change. Repeat.

  By Andy Goram, Associate Consultant at SaturnFive The path for creating transformational change and alignment in organisations is well trodden.  As John Kotter laid out in the “8 Steps For Leading Change”, today’s CEO’s are well-versed in the stages required to bring their vision of their new world successfully to life.  But this path […]

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Transform the Transformers

Trust. Big brands are headline news again. Scandals at Uber, the ignominious collapse of Carillion, the recent Facebook data breach and now the Google EU fine. Each has exposed a lack of corporate governance, the absence of responsibility or just basic greed. They also show the fragility of brand reputation. Many of these brands have been […]

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The Marketing Dept. Driver or passenger?

Brand repositioning, product repositioning, digital transformation are familiar themes within the marketing and business fraternity but maybe it’s time to look at repositioning marketing itself and its place in the organisation. For marketing to be taken seriously it needs to be core, a leader in driving the business forward and an investment NOT an essential […]

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