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Is B2B Marketing Really Boring?

I was recently asked by a journalist whether I thought B2B marketing is boring? It’s often perceived this way due to the amount on ‘cool’ consumer marketing we are witness to every day. But in my opinion, B2B marketing is only as ‘boring’ as the marketing team behind it and the organisations’ desire to truly differentiate. … 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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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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Why Google+ Must Not Be Ignored

Another social network. I know what you’re thinking. Google+ adoption hasn’t been quite what many were expecting and why should you dedicate your time to another social network? I already spend a considerable amount of time writing this blog and managing my activity through LinkedIn, Twitter and other social channels but Google+ for me does a unique … Continue reading

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Would you pay for Social Media Consultancy?

I get a lot of cold calls. Everything from data, web agencies, telemarketing firms and so on. But recently I have noticed an increase in companies pitching ‘consultancy’. The most popular form at the moment being Social Media Consultancy. So I pose a question, how many of you would be happy to pay for Social … 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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Goodbye QR Codes – Hello Blippar

Just as we are all getting used to using QR codes guess what? They have been well and truly superseded. Welcome to Blippar Blippar is an App for smartphones that pitches itself as a ‘Magic Lens to the World’. Using augmented reality, the Blippar App turns mundane, 2D advertising and information into  an interactive 3 dimensional … Continue reading

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