Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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Getting a marketing lead? Hire right!

In my 30-odd years of professional life, I have found that there are gems who bring value to the business, and there are riffraff who bring mere entertainment, or worse, cause problems for busineses.

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What can leaders learn from aviation and ancient Asian philosophies?

Why should leaders start looking beyond new Western management thought and the singular and often quoted Art of War? Can leaders learn from mission-critical professionals like airline pilots in managing people and businesses better? A recent radio interview presented us the opportunity to share our thoughts.

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What if you live till 100 and beyond? What would you do?

Have YOU thought about retirement yet? No, I am NOT a financial adviser or anything related. I am NOT selling you anything. This is a philosophical and a pragmatic question.

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2018 Greetings

Here’s an original poem I wrote for my agency, which I share with all of you here. I try to write an original poem every year.

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2017 marketing review and 2018 reboot

I am not sure about you, but for me, the year literally flew by. While trying to clear a mountain of paperwork before the year ends, I also started to contemplate for 2018. For fellow marketers, what are strategies and tactics that are worth keeping, and what should they do moving into 2018? Let me offer a few humble observations from the past few years of in-house and client-related work, and also trends I observed that would find a long trajectory.

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3 critical trends of retail and what can be done to slow the decay

When I walk through many of the city malls here, it is common to see white boarded walls in what used to be vibrant retail shops. There seems more and more white walled up spaces than there are active retail shops these days, and it is worrying. It reminds me of many years ago when I was in Melbourne, and there are streets of vacant shops, and plenty of “for lease” signs everywhere. We are now facing that here.

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