Mobile Strategy- what Mobile Strategy?

In a recent study published CIO’s have ranked Mobility as a priority No 2 in 2017. I find it slightly disturbing only 54% of companies have a mobile strategy in place yet only 34 % have any in-house mobile development skills. in a connected world I would have expected the figures to be higher and of more importance to organisations today. Especially as the consumer usage is on the up see below;


‘ The Sphere of Influence’ – what really impacts our daily lives?

What influences and impacts our daily lives, Friends, Business Co workers, Loved ones, the Media?

It would appear it is all of these;

Commonly referred to as ‘ The Sphere of Influence’ diagrammatically illustrates this point.

Between friends, family, and an ever-increasing influx of media the influences on us are harder and harder to quantify.  This simple infographic breaks it all down.

Sphere of Influence

Your comments are welcome as always.

To be competitive today – Employees need strong communication skills

The workplace is rapidly changing. Managing talent is essential to keep pace with the demands of a changing work landscape

In a research study we recently conducted we set out to understand;

  • Which skills employees must have to be competitive today
  • What are the most significant people challenges currently facing organizations
  • Identify the most effective ways to develop talent now

More than half of the 506 survey respondents agree that communication followed by leadership agility are the most valued skills in 2017.

To be competitive today –  Strong communication skills – top the list of characteristics employees must.

In addition, these skills include writing, listening, speaking and presenting,

Respondents from the survey identified 3 key skills;

Communication | Leadership | Eagerness to learn |

Close behind is eagerness to learn [being open to learning, with solid reading, listening and thinking ability].

Emotional intelligence [recognizing, understanding, and managing your own and others’ emotions] and understanding analytics [reading and understanding data, projections, demographics] round out the top five most valued skills.

Managing change was also most frequently mentioned.


Respondents were asked “Which 3 skills are most valued in your firm right now?”

What is your view – what do you think?

Interested: Read the full report at

Marketers are on a – Digital Beach Head


The Beach Head

Traditionally Marketers formulating Enterprise Marketing Strategy used to be based on Growth Market Identification, Market Positioning & Gaining Market Share – Customers were traditionally identified by; Type, Segment and Clusters, Transactions & Buying behaviour via Channel – share of voice and sentiment analysis and empathy mapping came later.

The Market Tactics deployed were based on the the ability to successfully traverse The Chasm to the Main Street. Where the ‘choice pickings’ were perceived to be.

Whilst still a valid approach today for most Organisations and Enterprises today and a valid strategy to gain Market Entry & Share. Things have changed. There is a new challenger in The Main Street.


Inside the Tornado


Digital Disruption & Digital Re-Invention.

Inside the Tornado

New Digital Disruptive companies are breaking all the business rules and models within the Tornado.

Companies such as Uber ( who doesn’t own a Taxi), Airbnb (doesn’t own any hotel real estate) and Amazon (doesn’t even own any inventory). Are changing the way consumers think and react and interface with brands, products and services.

Digital Disruption is changing the purchase propensity models daily, creating a unique relationship with the brand and the Enterprise – the business model is changing and is closely coupled with collaborative Cognitive Technology to devise Digital Strategies that work.

Main Street

Digital Transformation and Digital Re-Invention coupled with a collaborative Ecosystem is the new DNA that Enterprises are seeking to embrace.

As far as the economics go – in a recent study with a High Street Retail Bank it was reported on average that for every $1 spent on Digital initiatives the bank returned a $10 ROI – far more rewarding than traditional bank marketing methods initiatives.

It is understandable with this kind of ROI and the need to differentiate the consumer proposition Enterprises are prepared to be Disruptive and embrace Digital Strategies and Transformation to change the business – to achieve commercial success.

We will see more Disruption in the future I am sure……

Credits to: Geoffrey Moore Inside the Tornado