The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
On the rocks
Whitewashed shop windows, shutters long pulled down, a Woolies strip-lit and bare, graffiti everywhere - the toll of the recession is obvious in town centres and suburban shopping arcades up and down the country
Xmas wrapped up
The frantic festive season is over and many retailers are breathing a sigh of relief. Charlotte Hardie examines the key themes in what has been a nerve-wracking few weeks with the help of OC&C’s Christmas Trading Index
Recalibrate to win
India had been on a dream run for the last 3 years, but the year 2008 came as a sudden jolt
Old certainties are no more. But new revenues are there to be won. The Media Top 100 shows the diversity of the media sector and the rewards for businesses that are prepared to adapt
Price & prejudice
Retailers invest huge amounts of effort and money in price changes, often with little return. In our experience retailers in general do not pay sufficient attention to what drives the customer's perception of their price position
Having your cake and eating it too
Media companies can often step change online profits – in our experience by 50% to 200%, depending on the maturity of the online business
The new rules of law
Historically, legal has not been a primary lever of bottom-line improvement strategies. This is understandable
The next time you stroll through your local town or city centre, with its independent shops, chain stores and coffee shops, take a good look. Some of them might not be around much longer
Think global act focal
Global suppliers are focussing on their billionaire brands and reaping the rewards in spite of the economy