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Is sourcing marketing services a procurement blind spot?

How much do you know about ATL, BTL and TTL?  Above, below or through the line? Learning marketing jargon is the first step in gaining support of your marketing colleagues over the fence and is [...]

Gridlock and congestion in European cities

There are two main culprits that create traffic congestion: road freight and passenger vehicles. Both types of transport, unfortunately, have to share the same limited road space. Congestion means slower speeds and therefore longer trip [...]

Networking tips for freelance business writers

Your schedule for the next two months is full, that's great. You really don't feel like putting in the effort required to market your services at the upcoming three-day conference in your city. But you [...]

The logistics of live entertainment – rock on

The next time you go to a rock concert, or to the London Philharmonic, spare a thought for the people who make it happen.  The statistics are scary. On Bruce Springsteen’s recent Wrecking Ball tour, [...]

Raising procurement’s image – one person at a time

We are still hearing comments like “we only involve procurement because it’s the policy” and “procurement slows down the sourcing process”.  There are some lonely but passionate practitioners out there waving the flag and highlighting [...]

It’s a fine line between being assertive or aggressive in interviews

What is the difference and why does it matter in job interviews?  Assertiveness is saying what you mean without being impolite, asking for what you want without making demands. Assertive behaviour helps you to avoid [...]