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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 evaluate marketing activity effectively

A look at what you need to understand in order to evaluate marketing effectiveness.
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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 marketing communications need to get inside the customer’s mind

When is the last time you created any marketing communications 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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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

Is your marketing messaging 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…