A number of commentators in the broadsheet business press are predicting dire news from M&S when they release their Christmas trading results. It would seem M&S attempted to drive sales via flash promotions, the most notable the 30% off deal the weekend before Christmas, all of which is expected to [...]
Paul has spent many years at the forefront of brand marketing and advertising.
Paul was a founder of Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow & Johnson, an advertising agency that became one of the leading creative businesses in the UK during the 90’s. Campaign magazine kindly said “Simons Palmer has an enviable blend of creative excellence and business brains.”Paul is from the school of brand management and passionately believes it should be a pre-occupation of the leader of any business.
Reputation management is crucial and it revolves around the values of the brand as perceived by stakeholders, opinion formers, staff and customers. Brand values either enhance or detract from the performance of a business thereby affecting tangible, important issues such as share price.
Paul’s belief is getting a business ‘joined-up’ at the top can have a dramatic effect on revenue and profitability.
Paul spends more and more of his time working closely with senior management on projects designed to provide clarity for the future direction of a business. As he says ‘The tools are a compass, map, signposts, timelines and goals. The fairy dust is that insight which opens up new territory for a brand to expand and develop; perhaps a rallying call that unites everyone behind a new and exciting cause.’
There isn’t a scenario Paul hasn’t faced in starting and developing a world-beating creative agency. He’s been a great support to us. His clarity and incisiveness is what we value most.
Paul and I obtained our MA degrees in Marketing at Lancaster University back in the ‘70’s. The Lancaster program was intense and leading edge, with two years of post-grad work crammed in to one. Paul quickly grasped the intricacies of marketing and consumer behaviour and I could see then he was destined to become extremely successful in the marketing/advertising field.
Paul and his colleagues played a vital role in the turnaround of Wrangler across Europe from a position of slow decline to growth. The thinking and creative treatment made Wrangler a strong challenger to Levi and for the first time in many years our brand became ‘cool’ again.
I’ve worked with Paul on several major international commercial assignments. He has that enviable ability of deliver clear and intelligent advice from complex business issues at a strategic and tactical level and has always delivered very high results. I have no hesitation to recommend him to any CEO who has business challenges in the brand marketing space.
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