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Should Brexit impact how you conduct your Marketing?

Barely a week goes by without someone enquiring about the impact of Brexit on the SME marketplace. It is quite difficult to work out exactly what impact Brexit is going to have on SMEs. But one thing is for sure, if the external environment…
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How to Check Whether Your Marketing Messaging is Aligned

Let’s face it, most business owners are specialists in their field.  Unless they are running a marketing agency or consultancy, marketing is unlikely to be their specialism.  So, is it any wonder that business owners decide to either: …
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Blockbuster Collapse is a Marketing Horror Movie

When last week’s news came out that Blockbuster were launching a temporary pop-up version of their video rental store in East London to celebrate the release of Deadpool 2, we felt a collective shudder go through our bodies.  We still can’t…
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How well do you really know your customers?

When it comes to your customers, can you really say you understand everything about them – from what defines them as individuals from the general populous, to what makes them tick when choosing what to buy? This process of clearly outlining…
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The Marketing Insanity Test

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…

How do you know whether you need a marketing agency or marketing consultant?

Many businesses often fail at the first step when it comes marketing – which usually comes down to whether they need a marketing consultancy or a marketing agency. It’s important you’re able to distinguish between the 2 as it can have…
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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…
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5 ways marketing can improve the sales rollercoaster

Marketing and sales have always been put together as intertwined disciplines within business for many moons. Although they are very different, which is why we always recommend them having individual director representation, one cannot really…

Avoiding the 5 Classic ROI Pitfalls

Marketing is an area of business that is widely misunderstood.  If you ask 100 small business owners what “marketing” means to them, you will get a plethora of different answers that range from advertising, selling, branding, “make you…
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Why you need to understand your marketing gap

The marketing gap, very simply, is the difference between where you currently are and where you are trying to get to.  This void is what you want your marketing activity to generate.  If you don’t know what this marketing gap is – how…