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How to evaluate if your marketing strategy is still fit for purpose

Is your marketing strategy still fit for purpose? The world has changed significantly over the last 12 months. Some experts think this is an inevitable paradigm shift and things will never truly return to how they were pre-2020. But, whilst…
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A guide on how to know which marketing companies to trust!

The marketplace is littered with a plethora of marketing companies.  Some are very niche by the sectors they serve. Some are very specialist in the services that they offer.  Many of them are more generalist marketing companies who…
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How do I know whether digital marketing is the right choice?

Doesn’t it feel that digital marketing has taken over the world?  There are more niche digital marketing agencies around these days that plain old marketing agencies.  The irony in it is that general marketing agencies are becoming “niche…
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How to effectively evaluate marketing ideas and spot a “dead duck”

Marketing ideas are plentiful.  Whether you are a business owner, a marketing professional, or simply a consumer, we all have those moments of inspiration when we come up with a killer marketing idea for a company or brand or new venture. …

How To Avoid A Marketing Strategy Plan Failure

Businesses can spend a lot of time, effort and money investing in a marketing strategy plan and yet sometimes, even though they have approached it in the right way, it can still sadly fail.  This article takes a look at some of the most common…
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How to write a marketing strategy in 14 steps

Today's topic is surely one of the most essential when thinking about marketing activities. It could be argued that "what should my marketing strategy include?" is the very first question to ask ourselves. If you checked my profile on Opportunity…
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How to avoid the top 5 marketing analysis mistakes

Marketing analysis is often an overlooked element in achieving marketing success.  It is ridiculous if you think about it.  The point of marketing is to generate a significant positive return from your investment, yet most companies don’t…
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How to leverage customer relationships for business growth

Research suggests that over 2 in 3 small businesses are not using any CRM system to manage their customer relationships.  Many preferring to record customer data on endless spreadsheets. Whilst Excel and other spreadsheet software have…
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Customer Segmentation: The Gold Is In The Data

The phrase Customer segmentation gets “banded around” a lot. But do companies actually carry it out in reality, and if so, what are the benefits of adopting the practice? This article will cover the basics of customer segmentation for SME…
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Top 5 Product Marketing Tips

Product marketing is a multi-faceted feat: one that requires a concrete understanding not only of your product but your target market as well. You might have a solid, high-quality product, but that won’t matter if you can’t get it to the…