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The Next Big Role in Marketing – The Content Marketing Manager

Marketing positions have been pretty static over the past 5-10 years. We have however, seen a slight shift that has matched our marketing efforts, the rise of online and digital marketing managers and execs for example, but these job functions require a similar skill set to their predecessors’, only they are doing it online, rather than … Continue reading

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Amazing Guerrilla Marketing Flashmob Makes London Sing

A recent project I have worked on that I think is worth sharing… 924 mince pies, 30 gospel choir singers (and a guitarist!) 11 members of team Xuber, 4 camera men, one giant Xuber banner… all made up the fantastic Xuber surprise which took place on 18th December 2012 to spread festive cheer and say … Continue reading

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Marketing Trends – The future of the CV and how to differentiate when looking for your dream marketing role in 2013

Right, “time to update the CV” I was thinking about a year ago. Having spent the past 14 years innovating in the marketing arena, Microsoft Word, just wasn’t doing it for me. And this got me thinking. We are typically a creative bunch us marketers, and Word doesn’t really do a CV justice. So I … Continue reading

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How To Start Your Social Media Strategy

Think your business doesn’t need social media? Think again. Take a look at these stats The reach of the social channels offers a platform that was previously unimaginable to marketers but social media can be daunting for businesses, usually for 2 reasons. Firstly, ‘Where do I start?’ and secondly, ‘How can it benefit my business?’ … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Successful E-Mail Campaigns

Is e-mail washed up? Or is there still life in the old dog? With the world of social media dominating high volumes of b2b and b2c communications, what’s happening to email? There is no doubt both the use and success of email has been in decline over recent years. What this means to marketing professionals … Continue reading

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The Integrated Campaign Approach [INFOGRAPHIC]

I have spoken before about the importance of integrating marketing. I strongly believe that no single marketing channel is truly effective on its own. But what does an integrated campaign look like? Take a look at my latest infographic which goes through the campaign life cycle and its most important elements from conception to conversion. … Continue reading

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Do you need a Social Community Manager? [Infographic]

Before we start, lets talk about the role of a community manager. The recent rise in social media cannot be argued. It’s adoption from individuals to businesses has been astounding. But at what point does a business need someone to not only manage social media, but manage a community within it? Typically a community manager … Continue reading

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Calculating your true social reach?

It’s an interesting question and one that’s difficult to monitor. Mentions on Twitter are easy to monitor, I have my Twitter set up to mail me when someone mentions me, but unfortunately, that doesn’t catch all. Let me show you and example. Last week I wrote a blog post on how social media and digital print … Continue reading

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The Growing Need for Marketing Specialists

Generic is no longer enough. The skill sets of marketing directors, managers, execs and assistants must be honed to specific areas of the marketing mix. Yes, it’s great to have an all-rounder, great to have someone who can try their hand at many different tasks but it’s a lot less valuable than having a dedicated … Continue reading

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Using Twitter to Drive Revenue

I have been using Twitter for a couple of years at least. I have a personal account and a professional one (@gareth_case). I often get asked what it’s real purpose is. Well for me it does 2 things. My personal account is following everything and anything I am interested in, mainly Football and comedy. My … Continue reading

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