This post is by Darren Woolley, Founder of TrinityP3. With his background as analytical scientist and creative problem solver, Darren brings unique insights and learnings to the marketing process. He is considered a global thought leader on agency remuneration, search and selection and relationship optimisation.
Our 19th year of operation sees TrinityP3 continue to develop and experience growth – not just growth through our expansion globally, but the growth and development of new tools, resources and our consulting offering.
The consulting business and our offering has matured, with projects more focused on strategic management consulting, including restructuring the marketing function across a range of client categories, and improving performance metrics for marketing and the agencies and suppliers working with them.
With Michael Farmer and his team in the US, we developed a new ScopeMetric Unit (SMUTM) for media known as the M-SMU, and we’ve published an Agency Fee Decision Tree to assist marketers and agencies in assisting the best agency fee model.
It is by being responsive to the needs of our clients that we have developed new and innovative solutions to many of the major challenges facing clients today. We call them the Big Six, as follows (in no particular order):
- Improving marketing performance and especially driving growth, at a time when many businesses struggle to deliver top-line growth
- Assisting in the digital and data transformation of marketing through technology that allows organisations to become customer-centric at scale
- Improving media transparency and maximising media value and investment performance in the face of a murky media supply chain
- Optimising the performance of marketing agencies and suppliers to eliminate waste and duplication and deliver improved results
- Becoming more agile and nimble in marketing implementation, and being more responsive more quickly to the market and customers
- Delivering growth in an ethical, social and environmentally sustainable marketing manner against the UN sustainability initiatives.
This has brought a renewed focus on our clients, to ensure we deliver the maximum results in addressing their most pressing marketing challenges.
In analysing the results for 2018, it is great to see that a large number of posts in the top 50 are written by the TrinityP3 consultants, including Michael Farmer, our Chairman in the US; David Angell, our Head of Media; Julian Barrans, our Business Director in South-East Asia; Anton Buchner; Christopher Sewell; former consultant Areef Vohra; and Mike Morgan, Director of High Profile Enterprises.
Also included are contributions from current and past members of the Marketing FIRST Forum: Stephan Argent in Canada and Dan Hestbaek in Denmark. And there is a healthy dose of thinking from our guest authors, including Adrian Jenkins from Financial Progression, the PR Warrior Trevor Young, and Peter Bray and Richard Knott, the co-founders of Puzzle Creative Technology Solutions.
Of course, without Mike and his team at High Profile Enterprises, who manage our SEO, social media and content, this would be a much smaller publication read by a much smaller audience.
I also want to thank all of those people – marketers, advertisers, procurement professionals and agency personnel – who took the time to provide feedback on our first five books of Top 50 Marketing Management Posts.
Looking back across the collection, this book is definitely becoming a compendium of the top issues and topics that have caught our attention in the past 12 months, and those that have prompted interest and engagement from you – the marketing, advertising, media and procurement professionals around the globe.
Today, the TrinityP3 blog has almost 1500 posts covering a wide range of marketing management topics and is read by more than 200,000 people each year, a number that continues to grow. We are grateful to everyone who participates and engages in the conversation, either by commenting on social media or sharing our content with their colleagues and friends.
When we reviewed the blog posts with the highest readership during 2018 to prepare this new edition, we were pleasantly surprised to find that 111 posts had been published in the five previous editions – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – and continue to enjoy huge popularity.
These evergreen articles are listed on the following pages so that if there is a post you are interested in, you can either read it in one of the books, which are available from most online bookstores, or on the TrinityP3 blog.
Thank you again to Paul Smitz for editing and proofing to make us all seem a little more coherent and intelligent. Thank you to Zoey Cheng for the layout, finished art and production management to make it all look great and make it all happen with a minimum of fuss. Thank you also to our printer, 17print, for committing our thoughts and insights to ink on paper.
And a big thank you to our ever-expanding group of clients at TrinityP3, especially those who have continued to work with us over the years. It is through your engagement and support that we are able to develop and provide greater insights and share the trends, to help in some small way to improve the advertising, media, digital, data and marketing process for all.
Thank you also to all of our readers and commentators, and those who share our content with others.
This is the best of our 19th year. We look forward to writing, publishing and sharing more with you in the coming year.
But for now here are the Top 50 Marketing Management Posts for 2018
And you can read them all in full here.