Marketing plans and tactics

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Marketing plans and tactics

Doin’ it for the KIDS

When advising on marketing planning and tactics, I’ve always felt uncomfortable with the “K.I.S.S.” description (Keep It Simple, Stupid). While I subscribe to the concept, it can be odd telling someone to ‘kiss’ and I would never call anyone stupid.

It occurred to me the other day that there’s an alternative to this.  Apologies if this isn’t an original idea (how many are?), but it struck me that children often simplify things in a way we sophisticated grown-ups don’t, because we allegedly know more and we’re far too clever for childish things like just asking “why” (even 5 times).

But I am a fan of taking the smoke & mirrors, or dark art out of marketing strategy and social media planning; so clarity and simplicity have to reign supreme.

So, instead of the patronising and awkward “K.I.S.S.”, what if we decided instead to:


I just find it a useful reminder sometimes when trying to navigate complex, multi-layered issues – especially where there’s a hint of rogue culture muddying the pond.

It’s not a solution, but it is a facilitator, and a way of doing or approaching things.  I often need to remind myself and this is the easiest way I’ve found.  It’s child’s play, really.

Hope it works for you (or someone you know).

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Blog written by Rachel Kelsall who is a specialist in product marketing, development, NPD, PR and design actualisation for design led products.

Also has experience in events, luxury goods, sales team management and social ,media marketing.

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By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+01:00May 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Marketing plans and tactics

About the Author:

Maxine has a wealth of experience in teaching, training and development, primarily for disadvantaged families and the organisations that support them. A training design specialist, who has managed and delivered numerous and wide ranging training packages across the UK. Her work has led to 2 national awards for learning and development and country wide recognition from the Family and Parenting Institute, a field she has a significant and invaluable track record in. Approved by children and adult safeguarding boards Maxine is our safeguarding specialist focusing on Multi-agency partnerships and networks to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.