Mark Ritson on the shit that does and doesn’t matter in marketing

Our award-winning columnist on why brand purpose, ‘tech porn’ and the ‘death’ of traditional media don’t matter, and strategy still does.

Mark Ritson was on stage at Marketing Week Live to discuss what does and doesn’t matter in the marketing world.

He kicked off proceedings by highlighting what doesn’t, and how marketing can “get out of this place we’ve got ourselves into”.

Ritson explained why ‘tech porn’, everything being labelled ‘dead’ and ‘brand purpose bingo’, are some of the things that don’t matter and are simply distracting marketers from doing their jobs.

“If you study the history of marketing for more than three seconds you’ll realise our history is not filled with death, it’s filled with evolution and change. Death rarely happens in the media or in marketing,” Ritson added.

And on what does matter, Ritson outlined why being able to develop a good strategy is still key for marketers.

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Professor Mark Ritson will be teaching the next Marketing Week Mini MBA course from 24 April 2018. To book your place, sign up here.



There are 4 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Valerie Stern 19 Mar 2018

    Why Mark Ritson is my hero! Trying to convince company leaders that what they need is a good Marketing Strategy, when they say they want a digital strategy, has been like pulling teeth for several years now. Thanks for standing up and being a voice of reason Mark.

  2. Johnny Molson 19 Mar 2018

    He bats away the MW Mini MBA – – but, seriously… Take that course. It’s absolutely FANtastic.

  3. Chuck Nyren 22 Mar 2018

    Mark Ritson is a fun fellow. And a troublemaker. I like him.

  4. Malik Ibrahim 9 Jul 2018

    Greetings from Indonesia.
    This is what Principle Marketing should be! Mark Ritson is inspiring

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