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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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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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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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Marketing Trends for 2013 and beyond 2013

Where will your 2013 marketing focus be? You may have seen my post last year on my top 5 marketing trends for 2012 but for me, there is nothing like looking ahead so I have been thinking about 2013 and beyond and here are some of my marketing trend predictions looking beyond this year. 1. The Social … 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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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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