Entries by Ian Kirk

The Marketing Insanity Test

Do you suffer from marketing insanity? There is no doubt that one of the most commonly heard clichéd sayings surrounds the definition of “Insanity”. It is often credited to Albert Einstein, but like so many famous saying attributed to him, there is very little evidence to back this up. The saying goes that “The definition […]

How your business can overcome Facebook’s algorithm update

On January 11th Facebook made an announcement on the latest change to their news feed algorithm. They stated that there was now to be a greater onus placed on posts from friends and family, and less so from groups and business pages. The change was brought about from research suggesting that users wanted a more […]

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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 […]