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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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5 email marketing tips for more successful campaigns

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 is that of you want your email campaigns to succeed, then they need … Continue reading

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Social Media Guide: Getting Started With Social Media Strategy

Social Media can be daunting for businesses, usually for 2 reasons. Firstly, ‘Where do I start?’ and secondly, ‘How can it benefit my business?’ In my opinion social media should form a part of every company’s marketing strategy, big or small. The way in which you use it will depend on many factors such as … Continue reading

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Should Sales and Marketing Work Together?

I am writing this post already knowing the answer. What surprises me though is the number of organisations I have either worked for in the past or witnessed first hand, that just don’t subscribe to Sales/Marketing harmony. In my opinion Sales and Marketing must be hand in hand. They are however, in most instances 2 … Continue reading

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Embrace the Social Enterprise – Or Get Left Behind

Social fascinates me, never before have we seen such rapid adoption of a communications channel. What has surprised me is the time it has taken for the enterprise world to get involved. Yes the big brands Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, as do a lot of small businesses but how many of them are embracing … Continue reading

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Should CRM be managed by marketing? And my top 6 tips for a successful deployment

CRM systems. We can’t live with them, but at the same time can’t live without them. They are a fundamental part of our team and if we use them properly, they play a huge part in our success. I have worked for companies where CRM has been sourced, implemented and managed by IT. In my … Continue reading

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