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Steps to avoid marketing pitfalls
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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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Top 5 Most Useful Things You Could Be Doing Right Now

OK, before we start, we want to just clarify this is a marketing blog. With this in mind, we want to just reiterate that these are the most useful things you could be doing right now from a marketing perspective for your business. Obviously,…

What is “Strategic Marketing” and why is it so important?

Strategic marketing, or marketing strategy, is a term that you may hear quite a lot, but perhaps not quite understand it fully.  It is sometimes dismissed as only being of relevance to larger enterprises. But, in actual fact, strategic…
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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…
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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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…
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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…
Alternative routes to market
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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…