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July 8, 2014

Crushed to Bits – Marilia’s Brazil World Cup Report

Brazil is a strong country. As a nation we are constant witnesses to daily displays […]
June 13, 2014

Brazil 3 – Croatia 1, Marilia’s Review

What a disappointing start. I know that might sound rich after a 3-1 win in […]
June 11, 2014

Happy Marilia’s Guide to Brazil – Introducing Brazil

I’m excited. This year’s World Cup is being held in my home country of Brazil, […]
May 9, 2014

Customer Service: an all or nothing experience…

Here is a little story: in August 2013, I purchased a Sony Vaio laptop. This […]
May 2, 2014

Why I get I excited by segmentation

Personal, bespoke marketing is one of the fastest, most rewarding ways to marketing success. And […]
March 21, 2014

Strike Gold – Use your data

Have you ever stopped to think about how much information your company has gathered about […]
March 14, 2014
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Why marketing is like making friends ..

I am blessed to have beautiful, wonderful and loyal friends. Friends who make my life […]
January 3, 2014

How to have a successful blog

I was given the task of writing the first blog of 2014. So I thought… […]
November 19, 2013

Napthens Solicitors enjoys 5 years of Happiness

Any idea just how much marketing material a multi-award winning law firm creates over 5 […]
November 1, 2013

Are you scared of digital marketing yet?

Well, it’s Halloween week and I couldn’t resist talking about a topic that may still […]
October 25, 2013

A happy place to be

Time, a rare and precious commodity. Time is something we all value, perhaps even more […]
September 6, 2013

Turning round a giant; A lesson in reputation management

Everyone knows it. It’s practically on every corner, you can’t really miss it. It helps […]
September 1, 2013

8 Happy years in business: A Reflection

8 years ago today, Happy opened its doors to the world of marketing and creativity. […]
July 5, 2013

Knowing your onions

“Knowing your onions”. I love this expression. When you know your onions, you know your […]
May 17, 2013

Slice it to grow it

Imagine you have a big watermelon. Now imagine you’ll try and get the whole watermelon […]
May 10, 2013

Marketing tips for an ever-changing world

Well, it finally happened. Fergie time is at an end (several minutes after the final […]
March 22, 2013

What am I?

I am one of the most used words in the marketing (and business) language. In […]
March 15, 2013

Is it time for a brand refresh?

Do you have a nagging feeling that your brand no longer translates what you are […]
February 11, 2013

It’s not about the coffee…

The other day I found myself with the rare pleasure of having two hours to […]
February 8, 2013

A flavour of Brazilian advertising

Everyone knows about Brazil’s growth in the last few years. Part of the BRIC, a […]
February 2, 2013

The Football School of Marketing Campaigns

After a month of feverish activity, saying goodbye to Balotelli, and with a spend of […]
February 1, 2013

Social Media NO-NOs…

So much is said about Social Media nowadays… ‘do this’, ‘do that’, blah, blah, blah, […]
December 14, 2012

Happy? So be it!

I was going to write about brand audits today. In fact, I had most of […]
December 9, 2012

Goodwill to all Business Men and Women

Tis the season to be jolly … well for me tis the season to be […]
November 9, 2012

Social Media NO-NOs…

So much is said about Social Media nowadays… ‘do this’, ‘do that’, blah, blah, blah, […]
October 12, 2012

Why brand perception means everything ….

Creating a powerful brand that customers relate to is about building the strongest positive perception […]
September 7, 2012

Producing the Perfect Brief in 8 Steps

Today I’ll talk about something that affects my working life every single day: briefs. Briefs […]
August 3, 2012

If planning were an Olympic sport

First to win gold at the London 2012 Olympics, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover are two […]
May 25, 2012

Four Tips for Customer Retention

There is a common theme at Happy in 2012. A theme that is as relevant […]
March 23, 2012

Can you handle the truth? 7 tips for running a successful focus group

“You want the truth .. you can’t handle the truth,” screamed Jack Nicholson to Tom […]
March 16, 2012

1,2,3 and you’re Linked In!

Much has been said about how social media helps with being connected to your target […]
January 20, 2012

Why satisfied customers defect

January 13, 2012

Getting the fear out of social media

You might be getting ready for a spooky costume party on the night of this […]
November 11, 2011

11 Ways to make your campaign memorable

With the memorable date of 11-11-11 upon us, here are 11 tips to make your […]
November 4, 2011

The strongest link

Today I decided to write about the job of the Account Executives in a marketing […]
September 16, 2011

Driving Profitable Performance in B2B Marketing

Driving a profitable performance is important in any company, and at the heart of every […]
September 9, 2011

What does your brand say?

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a weekend break to North Wales. When […]
July 29, 2011

It’s just a logo, isn’t it?

I am always fascinated by what I hear when I’m leading or researching for our […]
July 22, 2011

Choosing wisely

Most of the UK watched Lord Sugar hiring his apprentice last Sunday. Yes, he may […]
June 10, 2011

On this day…

Imagine the scene. It is 10 June 1752. You are looking out onto a field. […]
June 3, 2011

Getting a Social Media Return

We have all been hearing a lot about social media lately, but many still wonder […]
April 21, 2011

Celebrating Icons

The 1960s. A great decade (not least of which because it was the decade I […]
March 23, 2011


Spring. Absolutely my favourite season. I adore it. Daffodils, longer days, clear blue skies, new […]
January 16, 2011

Fortune favours the Brave

As I opened my fortune cookie at the turn of the year it told me […]
November 30, 2010

Blackpool Means Business

On Friday I attended my first ever Blackpool Business Leadership Group (BBLG) meeting. It was […]
October 11, 2010

Writing a killer marketing plan… 15 top tips

So you’re about to sit down and formulate your marketing plans for next year. Love […]
August 9, 2010

Why I Love Mood Boards

Why mood boards? Mood boards create a visual guide, a clear vision if you like. […]
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