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I am a big fan of surveys. Too often marketers try to use abstract data or personal opinion to define their customers and work out what they want. I find the simplest and most effective method is to ask them.

A well designed survey will help you to clearly define who your customers are, what the Read More
Unless you can afford an in-house designer, the likelihood is you will need to outsource building (or refreshing) your website to a web designer/ agency. Here are the top 7 questions I would ask web designers pitching for your business to make sure you get the best possible person for the job. Read More
Following on from part 1, this blog post will look at your email newsletter, website conversion rate, press releases and your competitors. Can you answer all these questions about your business marketing? Read More
Over the weekend I saw a Quidco TV advert that nicely summed up why, as an advertiser I don’t like using cash back websites. After 20 or so seconds seeing a family get money back on all their online purchases, we see the Quidco logo and URL, and then, just before the advert ends, the voice over qui Read More
Webinars are a great way to engage with your customers on a more personal level, and to cover topics in detail. This year we ran our first webinar at work, and for all involved it was our first time running them. The webinars have gone fairly smoothly and we have had good turn outs for both so far Read More
No matter how big or small your marketing budget is or how many different channels you use, prospective customers are judging you and making decisions based on the information you present to them (or don’t). Here are a collection of quick wins you can apply to your digital marketing today. Read More
Much like the universe, the number of social media based tools for businesses are seemingly endless. The truth is, you don’t need many to be able to effectively manage your social media. Here are the essential tools to manage and monitor your business social media campaigns. Read More
One of the most tried and tested tools in the brand manager’s box of tricks is to associate their product or service with another in order to benefit from the 3rd party’s existing positive branding. Read More
Affiliate marketing is a great way for businesses to increase sales and awareness. It is essentially the online equivalent of having a sales team driving traffic and sales to your website every day (if it is successful of course).

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While contests and sweepstakes have been around for a long time, they have taken on a new life with the growth of the social web. Contests are certainly not the answer to every marketing challenge, but they should be part of every social media marketer’s toolkit. Here are four reasons why. Read More

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