Entries by Ian Kirk

Marketing’s “Golden Bullet” Secret

One of the questions that often gets asked of marketing companies is “what should I be doing?” or “what are the quick wins?”.  In actual fact what most businesses are asking is what is the quick and easy way to invest my money to get a good return.  What is the “golden bullet” of marketing […]

Don’t fall behind in 2018 – prepare your business now

With the year gradually drawing to a close, you can be forgiven for taking your foot off the gas when it comes to your business and looking forward to winding down during the holiday period. While we completely appreciate the need to relax and put your feet up, it’s also important that you and your […]

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The Answer to Marketing’s “Chicken and Egg” Dilemma

One of the world’s most famous questions…. ”which came first”.  Whichever way you look at it there is always an equally compelling counter argument, an alternative perspective.  However, within marketing the answer is much clearer cut… Q: Should a business get their website sorted before considering their wider marketing strategy? A: Definitely not! It amazes […]

3 simple social media tools to understand your customers

Since the boom of social media, businesses have found it increasingly easier to engage with their audience, and now things have been taken a step further with an increasing number of polling features being introduced. These additions have now given brands a relatively straight forward means of garnering popular opinion and understanding what it is […]

4 Twitter campaigns that went horribly wrong

Social media campaigns should always be approached with care. While they can make for a great way of communicating with your customers, they’re also open to being taken advantage of by the countless number of online trolls. We’ve seen a number of household brands fall foul of this over the past few years and the […]

Marketing made easy – 12 acronyms explained

As with many industries, there’s a lot of jargon involved in marketing – and to make matters even more confusing many of the terms are often abbreviated into TLA’s (three letter acronyms – see what we did).  So, to help make your life easier, we’ve gone through all of the commonly used jargon and outlined […]