Articles tagged with: Simply Travel
I rather like British Airway’s ‘To Fly, To Serve’ campaign. As a marketer it appeals to me on several levels.
Firstly, it’s focusing on what is perceived as a core brand strength – service, delivered in a distincly British way. As BA’s MD of Brands and Customer Service, Frank Van Der Post, put it:
‘BA is a very strong brand. We do not need to reinvent ourselves as something else. What we need to do is to tell the story a little louder.’
Secondly, they’re backing words with actions – £5bn of investment in …
I like to think of good marketing as ‘the mortar between the bricks’ of a strong organisation. Good marketers should bind everything together, making sure the customer experience is solid and consistent with the brand’s values from beginning to end. That’s the only way to build an organisation which realises its potential.
The problem is, too many of us build a separate tower away from the rest of the organisation and only very rarely open the gates up to let anyone else inside. You might think it’s only your responsibility to …
People are always telling me that marketing is ‘common sense’ – usually those not in the profession or those that have made a made a move from another role.
Frankly, this particular observation drives me round the twist. It’s like telling a doctor all those years of study and practice were a waste of time as you can just look up your ailment on the internet. Quite apart from that it’s clearly wrong. We’re surrounding by thousands of examples of ‘common sense’ marketing and do we pay a jot of notice …
Word of Mouth Marketing »
I’ve just been on holiday. Not a remarkable event in itself I’ll admit but my experience of booking and taking that holiday provided some prime examples of ‘schemas’ and their role in generating word of mouth.
So what precisely is a ‘schema’ I hear you cry? In brief, it’s a little movie containing generic properties about a concept or category stored in our memories and ready for ‘play’ when someone pushes the button.
No help? OK – let me give you an example. What springs to mind when I say ‘package holiday?’ …
When segmenting your audience and positioning your brand in travel and tourism marketing, psychographics is key and in particular how values and personality manifest themselves in ‘preferred level of cultural immersion’.
I described what I regarded to be the key segmentation criteria in travel and tourism marketing in brief in a previous post. I now want to delve a little deeper into one of those in particular which I consider to be absolutely key – psychographics.
The whole area of psychographics, a phrase that describes values, personality and lifestyle, first became of …