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Being a PEST: from convenience to conscience marketing

Marketing, as a discipline, follows a very logical and structured process.  If you have ever studied marketing at any level, you will be familiar with the 7 P’s, a SWOT Analysis and positioning matrices.  However, one area, which always…
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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.
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Why you need to get inside the customer’s mind

When is the last time you created a marketing communication for your business? It may have been a website, landing page, e-shot, social media post or a promotional campaign. The chances are it will have been in the last week or so. Now have…
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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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If you want your prospects to buy more, offer less

It sounds counter-intuitive. Surely if you want people to buy more, you have to offer them more? Well actually, research has discovered that too much choice has the opposite effect. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and looked at the menu…