Design thinking for marketing strategy

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Hi, i’m amy

 

I help marketers and heads of business understand their customers' minds, to win their hearts. 

To create a truly customer-centric marketing strategy, it all begins with asking and listening to your customers, staff and external partners. From this we can uncover powerful insights into where the real pain points and opportunities lie. We then ideate, quickly develop and test activities that address those insights, gradually evolving and improving towards a strong, long term vision.

This process is called design thinking and it is an incredibly effective way to really get to know your ideal audience so that you can create content and experiences that resonate with them.

If you’d like to know more about how the process works and if I can help your business, I’d love to hear from you.

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What i do

Do you want me to run your project?

I can lead your team through the design thinking process end-to-end or in individual stages.

In-house, remote, or agency-side.

 

Do you want to run the project yourself?

I can teach you how to lead the design thinking process end-to-end or one stage at a time.

Online learning and face-to-face workshops.

 
 

the value i bring to projects

…and a genuine enthusiasm and passion to make any project as great as it can be.

 

How I work

 

The strategy design process has five key stages - empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test - which are repeated in a continuous cycle of innovation. I will lead the entire process for your team, or tackle one or two individual stages on your behalf, for example, running in-depth interviews with stakeholders at the Empathy stage.

 
 
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Training workshops

 
 
 
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What is design thinking?

 

Design thinking, or human-centered design, is a process by which a new product - or in this context a marketing strategy - is conceived and designed with the end user at its core. By really getting to know the user, such as their needs, wants, perceptions and lifestyle, you can turn real problems into innovative solutions, unique to your brand.

This process is particularly relevant when a business tends to think from the inside out. That is, the internal culture encourages individuals and teams to think from the perspective of “what do we have and who can we sell it to?” instead of “what is needed and how can we deliver it?” This kind of culture is seen in many businesses, big and small.

Design thinking encourages an outside in approach which is much more empathetic to those you’re serving; and as a result more profitable to your business.

By following five broad steps of Empathise (with the end user), Define (the problem or challenge), Ideate (the solution), Prototype (make a basic version of the solution) and Test, then repeating several or all of those steps, the output becomes ever more refined and therefore Desirable (to the end user), Viable (for your company) and Feasible (in execution).

Credit:  Tim Brown, IDEO
 
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