Category Archives: Public Sector & Government Marketing

How I Became a Marketing Change Agent in the Public Service

I thought it might be interesting to some of my readers who presently work in a public sector organization to learn how I defeated the dragon called bureaucracy and what I did to slay the dragon by becoming a change agent in my years as a Marketing Director in the Federal Government.


Before joining the federal government I spent over ten years in the private sector and was recruited to work in Ottawa by a former colleague from the private […]


Keeping Pace in the World of Online Marketing and Social Media

There is no question we have moved into a new era of marketing. Online marketing  is here to stay but is constantly changing. There is no question that online is coming of age and is advancing at a rapid rate. Online marketing provides value and generates results for many organizations, and public sector and non-profit marketers that have focused more on traditional marketing techniques should not dismiss it.

So what is happening? I have read a number of articles recently and […]


“Strategy before Tactics” is key to Marketing Success

Strategy is doing the right things. Tactics is doing things right.” 

One of the most costly mistakes most organizations make is to start rolling out individual marketing tactics without a strong strategic foundation in place. Social media, blogging, website design, email marketing, advertising, proactive public relations … if you don’t combine these individual tactics into a cohesive strategy and develop the right marketing strategy, you won’t get the results that you hope to obtain.

The first step in realigning your marketing approach […]


Role of Advertising in Government

I spent many years directing major government advertising campaigns for the federal government. I am a very strong believer in government using advertising campaigns to promote programs, motivating audiences to improve their health and other important issues. During my career in government, I can honestly say that the motivation for the campaigns my team were involved with focused on important topics and issues particularly social marketing campaigns in the health area whose main objectives were to change attitudes and behaviours.

I […]