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5 Reasons Why a Marketing Plan is so Critical to Success

A Marketing Plan is one of the most important business tools for any company to utilise.  If you are looking for funding to start up a business, a bank will want to understand your marketing plan.  If you are looking for investment to take…
Key Process Stages
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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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How to set a Marketing Budget

An overview of what to consider when setting your marketing budget to ensure that you get a positive return on investment.
2019 business preparations

Don't fall behind next year - 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…
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How a Marketing Consultant Can Help Your Business

For many who don’t have any in-house marketing resource, don’t know where to start, or have done very little in the way of any successful marketing historically, a marketing consultant is the best place to start when looking for a marketing…
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How to Evaluate the Best Route to Market

So, you have perfected your product or service and you have a created a value proposition to a very specific target market! Now all you have to do is sell it (which will require a route to market)! Sometimes so much passion and time is spent…
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How to avoid wasting marketing budget

The majority of SME businesses are very wary of spending money, which is completely understandable. Some of the more forward-thinking business owners realise that marketing is an investment and that, in order to grow, they need to invest. However,…
Marketing's Golden Bullet Secret
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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…
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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…