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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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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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Apple’s brand and what we can learn from it

Not everyone is Fanboi. Typically, the techies amongst us revolt against what makes Apple appeal to the masses. But, there is no questioning their success, they are just short of having $100B cash, sat in the bank, an increase from $15.4B at the end of 2007 (the year the iPhone was launched). They are relatively … 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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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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Marketing Trends for 2013 and beyond

You may have already seen my post 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 next year. 1. The Social Enterprise I have spoken about this innovation … 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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Top 5 Marketing Trends for 2012

Here are my top 5 marketing trends to look out for as we approach 2012. 1. Location Based Marketing (LBM) This is all about delivering content (usually to mobile devices) to consumers based on their location. Imagine getting a push message from Starbucks as you walk past one of their stores offering you a free … Continue reading

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Creative agencies should start by being… Creative?

How many times does my phone ring each day? probably 30. How many times is it someone trying to sell me something? probably 20. Now let’s add e-mail, usually un-targeted, non-personal twaddle that probably generates another 20 or so views a day. So, 20 calls and 20 e-mails every day from agencies; Print, Design,Social Media, … Continue reading

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