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Why are robust processes critical to marketing success?

Whatever anyone says, Marketing is merely a process.  It is not a dark art, and anyone pretending that there is a “secret marketing formula” for success, is talking cobblers.  Marketing is actually a very logical process. …
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Why ROI is key to Marketing Strategy (and how to influence it)

In any sound marketing strategy all roads must lead to ROI (return on investment). Otherwise what is the point of it all?
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Why a marketing audit is such a powerful investment

So, first things first, what actually is a marketing audit?  Put simply it is a thorough review of everything that impacts upon the marketing of your business.  It usually comes as a surprise to most how many different elements of…
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What your business can learn from New Year rituals!

First of all, let us take the chance to wish everybody the warmest season’s greetings.  We hope you have a great year and that next year proves to be an even more successful 12 months.  Which brings us nicely onto the topic of our final…
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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…