My team and I are up to our armpits in marketing plans for the next financial year. Regular readers will know that I work for an international business to business (B2B) brand, with a big focus in the UK, and one of my challenges is matching the ‘product push’ from my international colleagues with the ‘market pull’ from my UK general managers.
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