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How a New Recruitment Strategy Could Transform Financial Services Marketing

In an industry forged at the very heart of establishment values, the financial services sector has been struggling with increased competition and decreasing brand loyalty. By looking beyond its borders for fresh talent, financial services could start a brand-new golden age. If you skim the surface, the previous decade was not been kind to the.

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Tips for Web Designers

The release of ‘100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People’ by Susan Weinschenk has some highly useful ideas and tips for Web Designers. Creative recruitment agency specialists Brand Recruitment believe that this book could be put to good use for Web Designer job seekers. Susan Weinschenk’s book makes some interesting observations. One point.

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work-life balance

5 tips for marketers on achieving a strong work-life balance

While having a good work-life balance is something which we all want, many of us find it impossible to maintain. In fact, four in ten (43.9%) marketers have left a job due to having a poor balance. And who can blame them? When operating in a highly demanding industry, achieving a healthy work-life balance can.

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Department Stores’ Everyman Appeal May Be Their Downfall

A recent retail announcement has shaken me to the very soles of my little Saltire-patterned socks. The venerable grande dame of Scottish shopping, Jenners department store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street, looks set to leave the iconic premises it has occupied for more than 180 years. To many, this may be yet another tale of regional high street.

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How Marketers Can Lead The Charge For Flexible Working

As Microsoft has just finished a trial into four-day working weeks, there’s an opportunity for marketing departments to join forces with HR and widen access to life-enhancing flexible-working schemes.  In Japan this past August, Microsoft ran the Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019 experiment. That month, it gave all its 2,300 staff every Friday off for.

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The Busy Marketer’s Guide To Being Kind To Yourself

Life as a marketing professional is busy. You likely work in a fast-paced environment with plenty of projects and people to juggle. The role, whether it’s as a marketing executive or a marketing manager is demanding, and you might find yourself feeling mentally and physically drained towards the end of the week. In this special.

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Remote Working – Is It Time to Ditch the Commute?

Remote working, also known as telecommuting, is on the rise. It has increased by 115% in the ten years from 2005 to 2015, and will only increase in popularity thanks to the capabilities of modern technology and the speed of internet traffic. Remote working promotes a healthier lifestyle. It lets you move to a quiet.

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Mentoring is the ultimate marketing experience

As marketing becomes more complex, senior marketers can show junior staff the strategy to succeed As marketing grows to encompass the entire business function, and marketers are expected to develop more skills, it becomes harder to pin down the talents needed to advance and thrive in the profession. It’s no surprise that research published by.

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What makes a modern marketer?

Marketers must bridge the gap between businesses and their customers in ever more challenging conditions. Think you’re up to the challenge? Here’s what you need to know It is a brave boast, but no-one understands the customer more than the marketing team. This critical business function will analyse data and uncover secrets and trends about.

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Marketers must make more time, not more meetings

Earlier this month, CIM’s member-only magazine, Catalyst, asked marketers to push themselves out of the ordinary. Step one? Kill your meetings, says Twitter’s EMEA vice-president Bruce Daisley has something of a reputation for work-life balance, broadly setting a series of rules that amplify the power of ‘nothing to do’; namely, finding the time to step away.

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How the RAF used its past to build a new future

Group Captain Nick Bayley explains how a heritage brand cut through a congested media space to inspire the next generation of advocates and supporters from across the UK 2018 was a year of anniversaries: 70 years of the NHS; 100 years of women’s suffrage; 100 years since the end of World War One. It was.

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personal development

How can you make personal development a priority

We are in the midst of a crucial moment for marketing. Change is fast paced and dynamic, leaving many businesses scrambling to get up to date with the latest tools and techniques to keep customers engaged. However, whilst remaining up to date with customer expectations is certainly a concern for many a marketing department, businesses.

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apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have changed

If the word apprentice brings an image of youthful car mechanics, carpenters or even young Jedis, you are in for a surprise. Modern apprenticeships now include Digital Marketers and PR Assistants. What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship? Give your new and existing employees the skills needed to grow your business Help you recruit and.

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podcasts

Why podcasts are the new marketing opportunity

It’s estimated that 4.7 million people in the UK download a podcast every week. With many brands looking to get in on the action, podcasts have become an increasingly crowded market. We spoke to Liz Earle MBE, wellbeing entrepreneur and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, to find out what marketers need to know.

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working from home

Why are more marketing professionals working from home?

Just under a third of marketing professionals currently work from home at least one day a week. Since last year, this figure has increased by 8%, and it is likely that the number of marketers regularly working from home will continue to rise over the years to come. So, why exactly has the number of.

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false advertising

False advertising in the fitness industry

The months leading up to the summer are amongst the busiest for the health and fitness industry. As summer holidays approach, the panic to be ‘bikini body ready’ increases. During this time, the first thing so many people do is turn to the latest fitness trends on the market to help them get slim quick..

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employee wellbeing

Why investing in employee wellbeing will help you retain talent

Workplaces are adapting at a fast rate, with seismic changes over the last decade. Businesses now, more than ever, realise the importance of employee wellbeing. The reason is simple—happy staff members are more productive. This positivity also means your retention rates go up. They’ll stay on a long-term basis. As a result, this article explores.

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Influencer Marketing

The modern guide to influencer marketing

Working with influencers can be an effective way to get your products in front of targeted and highly engaged audiences. Endorsements of products and services can also help customers make decisions about what to buy. Indeed, in a recent questionnaire, around 3 in 5 people told us that they have bought something as a result.

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guide to printing

The Marketer’s Guide to Printing

Everything you need to know about printing for your marketing job interview. How it works and what to print with advice from a professional print company. If you’re reading this guide, it’s likely that you’re a marketing candidate that doesn’t have any print experience, but you need to know all about printing like pro for.

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web design

How to effectively use Web Design with SEO

Creating a reliable, professional looking website goes way beyond the aesthetics. This is because your design choices can have a great impact on your site’s SEO. As such, web developers should strive to master SEO techniques and incorporate them into their design if they’re to improve their site’s visibility and search engine rankings. SEO-driven web design.

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The pitch for marketing

What does the future hold for marketing? With gathering political uncertainty and constantly evolving technology, how will marketers continue to ride the wave of change? The odds are that marketing is due to become even more important. Once upon a time, there was a marketer who worked for a shoe company. She was very talented.

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influencer marketing

What the Fyre Festival fiasco says about influencer marketing

After being exposed to a multitude of memes and social media posts about it over the past week, I decided to see for myself what the new Netflix documentary ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’ was all about. If you haven’t heard of it, Fyre Festival was an influencer-backed, massively publicised ‘luxury’ festival located in the.

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