Category Archives: marketing

Writing Compelling, Emotive Copy For Your Website

It’s that time of year again. Inboxes are flooded with marketing emails, everybody has a ‘limited time special offer‘, everyone wants you to ‘buy now‘. Like never before we are bombarded with cries for attention, every trick in the book … Continue reading

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Small Business Survival Tips – Repurpose Your Assets

Last night we decided to find a country pub and eat out. I had visions of a roaring fire, steak and ale pie and a small glass of red. We decided on a village nearby and set off. No Food … Continue reading

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Supporting Local Businesses

When you open the front door and it is clearly someone selling something, what’s your initial reaction? Yes, mine too. I was calculating my ‘exit strategy’ as this chap said something that caught my attention and stopped me. I decided to … Continue reading

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I’m Guilty Of It, Are You?

Are you guilty of walking into a shop, seeing something you really liked, maybe photographing it, then leaving to search for it online? I am embarrassed to say, this week I have done it, twice. I can’t imagine many of … Continue reading

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Marketing – What Makes You Take Notice?

Manic Marketing Are you finding this?  Every minute of the day you are bombarded with information, coming at you thick and fast from every angle. Snapchat, Whatsapp, Instagram, email, text, Messenger, radio/TV,’snail mail’, telephone…the list goes on. If I switch … Continue reading

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Does Marketing Work For You?

I had a 3pm call scheduled with a client yesterday, he is contemplating a ‘pivot’ in his business. Business is good; his aspirations have shifted. After discussing the potential mission statement and manifesto of his idea we moved on to … Continue reading

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Happy 19th Birthday Google

Today is Google’s 19th birthday. I don’t know about you but I am a Google ‘frequent flyer’, I use it all the time, for almost anything. 20 Years ago we would have reached for the Yellow Pages, or the Thomson … Continue reading

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A Marketing Opportunity? Don’t Miss It!

Recently I spent time in Chicago working with a client. The usual early start gave us a chance to wander up the Magnificent Mile and ‘hit the shops’.  One day, I kid you not, there had been a duck invasion. … Continue reading

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Is Poor Marketing Worse Than No Marketing?

What inspired me to write this post? I have recently received marketing emails telling me, in a carefully crafted box, to… ‘Chose Now’ It didn’t evoke feelings of trust in the knowledge and professionalism of the company. Similar ‘turn-offs’ are … Continue reading

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Subscriptions for Success

Over the weekend I read an article that highlighted a subscription to shaving products from Harry’s, ‘A Great Shave for Great Britain’ is the brilliantly inclusive strapline. I don’t need their products but I felt compelled to have a look, … Continue reading

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