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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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Marketing Trends – The Rise of the Socially Hosted Website

You might be asking ‘what are the biggest marketing trends for 2013?’ or ‘how can I leverage the latest marketing initiatives  to improve my business?’ Well I think the biggest shift change in how we go to market will be all about the social website. And that doesn’t mean adding a share or like button … Continue reading

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WTF is 4D Marketing

You’re probably thinking, 4 dimensional marketing? Sounds like another bunch of buzzwords that will undoubtedly cost me money at some point. Wrong. The 4D methodology can be created from scratch (often expensive) or from recycling content that’s sitting right under your noses. So. What is 4D marketing and why should you care? Having spent the … 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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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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How Social Media and Digital Print Works for Business’s – A Working Example

I am a fan of multi-channel, multi-touch, fully integrated campaigns. I believe that our audiences should be hit from all angles with a consistent brand and message that is relevant, targeted, measurable and, well, a little bit different. Regular readers of my blog will know of my appreciation for social media. It’s crude scope and ability … 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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2 Types of Marketing Managers and What Difference Your CV Makes

I have worked in marketing management roles for more than 10 years. my roles have been varied both in terms of job function and the companies I have worked for. I have to say that marketing managers fall into 2 clear categories, usually driven by the type of organsiation they work for. Type 1 – … Continue reading

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Apple to set Twitter alight

When Apple released iOS5 last week it made it clear that social networking was a key part of its strategy moving forwards. 10 years ago we hadn’t heard of Twitter, or even the term micro-blogging. Who would have thought that limiting us to tell the world what we are doing in 140 characters or less … Continue reading

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