Posts Categorized: Digital/Online

The building blocks of an effective brand strategy

The first part of our series looked at the six big benefits of setting a brand strategy, and why it should be a priority for today’s marketers.  In this second part, I’m going to describe the elements that make up a brand strategy and the role they play in creating a clear definition of your.

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What is the impact of John Lewis’s call…

…for consumers to give and show love this Christmas, amid a turbulent festive period for retailers? For many, the advent of the John Lewis Christmas advert signals the start of the festive season. It started from humble beginnings back in 2007, but it’s been a multi-million-pound production in recent times, one that has served as.

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SEO tools websites that are helpful in digital marketing

When we asked advertisers which strategies, they usually use to market the websites or a brand, they usually tell the common tools for digital marketing. These tools are usually for keyword research, site analysing, backlink research and content analysis, modification, third-party referencing, effort, and email marketing. Although there is no general tool that serves every.

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Why it’s time to reboot the C-suite

  The coronavirus pandemic has sparked further discussion about the role of the CMO and its relevance in facing today’s challenges. The need for empathy during turbulent times has never been clearer but, if the CMO role is to be rebooted, the entire C-suite need a refresh too. These extraordinary times demand a fundamental rethink.

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Marketers must embrace older consumers properly

Over-65s are affluent, accepting of brands and increasingly accessible via digital channels. Here’s how marketers should approach them… Last summer, CIM’s Catalyst magazine ran a cover story called ‘Age of Wonder’. It looked at how over-50 consumers were “woefully underserved” by stereotypical media images and reductive marketing campaigns. A year on, research shows the global.

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Working in Digital PR -The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/news-daily-newspaper-press-1172463/ Digital PR is one of the fastest evolving facets of marketing. But what exactly does it involve? Here is a warts-and-all breakdown of what a digital PR’s day to day work entails. A digital PR’s role involves getting your client’s brand featured on websites where their target audience is likely to visit. It.

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How Email Automation Can Help You To Grow Your Business

Since the sending of the first email back in the 70s, a lot has changed. Emails have evolved to become a leading medium of formal as well as informal communications. Since the beginning of the email era, emails have been utilised in almost all aspects of life. One of the most important and modern uses.

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When Brands Go Woke, Do They Go Broke?

2019 supercharged brand involvement in issues of social responsibility. But as more of these stories come to light, the more polarising these issues can become. Do businesses, of all sizes, risk losing mass reach if they continue to pursue a ‘woke’ strategy? The phrase ‘Get woke, go broke’ originated after a paper by John Ringo.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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generation z

What digital marketers need to know about Generation Z

“Generation Z,” the generation born after millennials, is emerging as the next big thing for market researchers, cultural observers and trend forecasters. With Generation Z on the cusp of becoming the largest segment of the global population, many are shifting their focus to this generation’s potential. Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global.

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Marketing campaigns of the future

With major changes to customer needs and technology, organisations of all kinds are using marketing to leverage change. We take a look back at key campaigns of the last 12 months that examine how marketing will continue to develop in the future, and how marketers can engineer change with effective campaigns. JD Wetherspoon – last.

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marketing skills gap

How to close the skills gap

How do you identify a marketing skills gap in your company? And what can you do to close one? The role of marketing is growing all the time, especially as it enlists the help of new technologies such as artificial intelligence data automation tools. A little more budget and a little more time to learn.

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Keeping up with consumer retail

Two brands at the forefront of technology and innovation in the fashion retail industry. Amazon is the biggest retail behemoth of our time. From its humble beginnings as an online marketplace for books, Amazon has grown exponentially over the last 25 years. With an annual turnover in excess of £136 billion, over the years it.

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