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Making Better Technology Investments in Oil Sands

Making Better Technology Investments in Oil Sands

Joanne McCollum, David Roxby

September 2014

Ramping up your investment in innovation and technology is a logical response to increasingly complex and marginal – but potentially huge - oil and gas projects.  And the numbers confirm it: despite the recession, overall R&D spending by oil and companies has jumped by several billion dollars in the last 5 years as national oil companies and independents have piled in. Yet chief executives cite “making technology work” as one of the hardest challenges of the industry. In this article, we highlight what oil sands operators – as owners of the largest volumes of marginal barrels and growing investors in technology – are doing to improve their odds of success.


Smart Promotion Strategies will Grow Sales and Profits

Smart Promotion Strategies will Grow Sales and Profits

Christine Delivanis

September 2014

De-escalating promotions in a time of continued economic uncertainty can feel counter-intuitive for many consumer product manufacturers. In the September 2014 edition of the Grocer, Christine Delivanis discusses the surprising benefits of this strategy in the condiments category.


Strategies For Branded Manufacturers As A Potential Price War In UK Grocery Unfolds

Strategies For Branded Manufacturers As A Potential Price War In UK Grocery Unfolds

Christine Delivanis, Laura Gutowski, Isabella Rieder

May 2014

The UK grocery market has been undergoing a fundamental structural shift.  Despite significant investments into online and convenience, the top supermarkets are struggling financially


What Really Just Happened to the Future of Traditional UK Life Insurance Companies?

What Really Just Happened to the Future of Traditional UK Life Insurance Companies?

Neal Kissel

April 2014

Four ways to help insurance companies thrive in the new paradigm


Entry Into Adjacent Products/Categories - Lessons from the Consumer Products Sector

Entry Into Adjacent Products/Categories - Lessons from the Consumer Products Sector

Christine Delivanis, Laura Gutowski

January 2014

In the ongoing search for growth, companies with a strong capability around entering adjacent businesses have a significant competitive advantage. However, the journey is often littered with countless pitfalls and risks. Based on numerous examples from a range of Consumer Products categories, Marakon identifies key challenges faced, lessons learned and implications.

 


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