Content Marketing

Planning your festive marketing campaign

Christmas trading can make a significant impact on the success of any retailer. With the Christmas Day only 7-weeks away, many small businesses will have already started to develop or have launched their festive marketing campaigns. With Black Friday also on the horizon on Friday 29 November it is a busy time of year. For…

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Why client testimonials & reviews help to build brand trust.

Across many marketing channels in today’s digital world, we talk about client testimonials or reviews. Often a positive review can help you to sell more of your product or service, offering an unbiased perspective of your product (assuming they are genuine, but that is a different conversation). In this month’s blog we wish to explore:…

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6 tips to help write your content marketing plan

Content marketing has exploded over the last 5-10yrs; and some would argue that marketing will only be about content in the future.  We have moved from an approach, which pushes information towards consumers and promotes what an organisation wishes to sell to them; to a model where there is so much information available to consumers that…

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5 rules for online Customer Engagement Marketing

As individuals we are bombarded, daily, with many messages, in recent research from Marketo they claim that we receive about 3,000 messages per day.  As a small business marketing consultant we see many of our clients who have limited time and budget, finding it difficult to cut through all of that noise and connect with their…

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Introducing your Ideal Client

We conducted research at the end of 2018, to understand more about the marketing challenges faced by small businesses in the Thames Valley.  We had a great response and there was an overwhelming message, the key challenges small businesses faced was that they needed to find more clients. In fact over 90% of respondents said…

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The image is king; a guide to using images in business blogs

We are delighted to welcome our guest blogger and professional photographer, Jodie Humphries to explain why images are so important in your business blog and share her top tips.  Here is what Jodie had to say: You might have heard the saying ‘content is King’, but as professional photographer and blogger, I would go one…

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