Marketing in a recession

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Marketing in a recession

Webinar
Presented by Dante St James

Civil rights activist and poet, Maya Angelou once stated, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

This is no more true than in marketing and advertising. We can all recall some ad or campaign that just felt wrong. Turning something tragic into a joke, attempting to profit off people’s hardship, and using economic conditions to make a joke can come off as utterly “tone deaf” to potential customers. Even if it feels funny to you and your team, you need to remember that those customers will never forget how you made them feel at a time of challenge.

In this session, co-presented with the latest materials from the Australian Marketing Institute, we will be looking at how marketing must change in a COVID-affected world, and how your messaging can not only make or break your business now, but can have lasting effects on your message to customers for many years to come.

In this session you will:
- Work through a list of common themes to avoid right now
- Look at how to be relevant to the times without resorting to “jingoism”
- Run through a list of the worst-offenders when it comes to text and cliches in ads
- Work at some real-life examples of attendees and their marketing messaging
- See how to apply these principles to your social media, emails, newsletter and advertising

about the presenter

Dante is a Digital Solutions Advisor, founder of the digital agency, Clickstarter, and an experienced speaker, presenter and trainer across media, marketing and technology.

With a background in both digital and traditional media since 1996 when he was still studying Medicine, Dante is now one of just 7 accredited Facebook Community Trainers in Australia and the only person in Australia to have also added certification in Facebook’s Digital Marketing Associate, Marketing Science, Media Planner and Media Buyer courses.

Also a Google Digital Springboard program partner and holder of some 82 individual technology certifications, he is a highly capable advisor across Digital Marketing, Social Media, CRM systems, workflow management, GSuite and office productivity tools, desktop security, Websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), eCommerce, Instant Communication and leveraging technology for small businesses of all types.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism, WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (PhD WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2009
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2010
  • Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2011
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Business Analysis (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2012
  • Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW) – 2013,
    Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2019
  • Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security (TAFE NSW) – June 2020
  • Facebook Australia & New Zealand Certified Community Trainer (Facebook) – February 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate (Facebook) – July 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Planner (Facebook) – September 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Buyer (Facebook) – November 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Marketing Science (Facebook) – February 2020
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Work (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills to Boost Your Career or Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Starting Your Own Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019

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