Posts Categorized: Digital/Online

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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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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virtual reality

How will VR change marketing?

Virtual reality is the latest technology to promise a new, ‘disruptive’ means of reaching customers. However, will it demand a change to the way marketers do business? How does VR map against traditional ideas of the ‘five Ps’ and the sales funnel?   A YouGov survey from last year revealed 6% of the UK population.

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Top tips to boost your graphic designer CV

Graphic design is a creative and dynamic profession. Therefore, in order to bag yourself a job, you need to stand out against the crowd to get a recruiter’s attention. However, while you still need to show off your innovation and creativity, your CV also needs to be professional. To help you strike the right balance,.

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How online is shaping content marketing

The proliferation of online channels is changing the way brands create and publish content. Here, Emma Winchurch-Beale of The Washington Post and Shaun Austin of insights agency Future Thinking explain how.     ‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ So goes the famous opening line of L P Hartley’s novel The.

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What’s your strategy for digital?

How well is your digital marketing plan performing? Has it been created in reaction to our fast-evolving digital world? Or has it been built on a holistic – and sound – strategy? Over the last fifteen years, marketing has become heavily weighted towards digital, thanks to the prevalence of fast wireless connections, smartphones, social media.

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Top tips for landing a digital marketing job with no experience

It stands to reason if you’re fresh out of university or college, or if you’re looking for a career change, you will have little experience in the digital marketing world. But don’t let your lack of experience in the industry hold you back from pursuing a career in digital marketing. Remember that everyone has to.

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SEO showdown

SEO Showdown: Cambridge vs. Oxford

The founder of Cambridge’s first free SEO meetup event, Andrew Cock-Starkey, started ‘Optimisey’ with aim of trying to help people in and around Cambridge learn about SEO, get better at it and share knowledge. Having lived and worked in Cambridge for over 10 years, and with his wife originally being from Oxford – these two cities.

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Dear John, Janet, James, Jack, Jane… Jesus! Is automated marketing killing your business?

  So, picture this…It’s 9:16am, you’re sat with a nice mug of tea (not Earl Grey), possibly a biscuit… You’ve just got into work with a horrendous commute in the rain, not good rain either, it’s that sideways rain which gets you soaked in seconds. You may have kerbed your wheel because Brenda in Accounts.

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How digital has changed the way we buy houses…

  As Beyoncé sang: “If you like it, you should have put an offer on it!”. Never has the housing market been more prevalent in the press than it is today. Well, OK, maybe she didn’t use those exact words; but with current reports showing there are eleven buyers for every property that comes available,.

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Christmas Ads 2016: The One That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten

According to a recent article on Marketing Week, the Sainsbury’s The Greatest Gift ad, which features vocals from James Corden, has proven to be this year’s most popular Christmas advert on YouTube. YouTube’s 10 most viewed UK Christmas ads as listed on the article are as follows: Sainsbury’s – The Greatest Gift John Lewis –.

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10 things you should know when getting a job in digital marketing

So you want a job in digital marketing? I’m not surprised. Marketing has long been a sought after career for creative types and extroverts, looking to leave their mark with the next big creative campaign. The opportunities digital marketing brings are endless, offering a new expansive toolkit for marketers to broaden their horizons and extend.

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Should Pokémon ‘Go’ away in the workplace?

So, (in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week) Pokémon Go is a newly released, free-to-play, augmented reality game for Android and iPhone. The game has been somewhat of a global phenomenon, and has got us all out Pokémon hunting with our smartphones in the real world.   Currently the top.

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