CIM Postgraduate Diploma

CIM Postgraduate Diploma

Collaborative working

One area I often discuss when teaching the CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma, especially the Emerging Themes unit, is collaboration between competing organisations to develop products. The reason for doing this is to save costs on areas where differentiation is not important and no advantage will be gained by any party involved but cost saving can […]

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Recovering Corporate Reputation

Back in February 2010 I wrote a blog post about Toyota (link here) and their corporate reputation which at the time was suffering from large amounts of adverse publicity due to alleged problems with many cars sold. Since then Toyota have suffered from other issues which were not at all related to their own actions […]

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More 3D printing

It seems that 3D printing has moved on since our last blog post on the subject link here 3D Printer manufacturer MakerBot Industries has opened a shop to allow people to see the printers and technology available, read more here or watch a short video here These printers  have great possibilities for marketers of physical products […]

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Another award winning student!

Really delighted that one of our CIM Chartered Postgraduate in Marketing students has been awarded the Top International Student award for the Analysis and Decision exam paper at the CIM Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham. Congratulations to Catherine May, this is a fantastic achievement!

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What College Degrees Are Really Worth?

It would be really interesting to see an equivalent study for the UK to this one which is discussed in Fast Company magazine: What College Degrees Are Really Worth | Fast Company It certainly looks like graduates from Business degrees in the US do better than quite a few others in the salary stakes and […]

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Conference and Seminar filled day

Today was busy and interesting, most of the day was spent at the Yorkshire Mafia conference in Leeds meeting lots of local business people and attending seminars and then this evening at a CIM Mid Yorkshire event on Social Media. The great thing is that I learned some things new, and discovered that there was […]

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3D Printing

One subject I have been covering with my groups when teaching the Emerging Themes unit in the CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma is 3D printing – it is a really fascinating technology which will potentially allow us all to make products tailored to our own specification, potentially an exact fit for our own hand or similar […]

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Top International Student

Not strictly SPA Professional Academy, but a student I taught in Kiev at the International Institute of Business was yesterday presented with the award for the top International Student for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Post-Graduate Diploma Managing Marketing Performance module. Congratulations to Natalia for her success – it is a great achievement for […]

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Student Award Winner

At the CIM Yorkshire and Humberside Celebration Evening in Leeds last night one of our students was awarded Student of the Year for CIM Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in the region. Our congratulations go to Alice for the recognition of the determination she showed through her studies, for which the award is well deserved. In addtion […]

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CIM Postgraduate Diploma – Emerging Themes

I have just returned from a trip to Kiev to teach the Emerging Themes Postgraduate unit at the International Institute of Business. This was my first delivery of any of the new syllabus CIM qualifications, I will be starting the CIM Professional Diploma in addition to the Chartered Post Graduate Diploma shortly in the UK […]

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