Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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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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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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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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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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recruitment and marketing

Why your recruitment and marketing team should work closely together

Traditionally, good business practice dictates that your marketing and recruitment departments should have little to do with each other. But in an era of intense competition from businesses the world over for top talent, you should use every available resource you have. As such, here’s an insight into how you can make your hiring strategy.

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interview dress

Dressing for the job you want

Some of the most common questions we as recruiters are asked are “What’s the office dress code?” or “What should I wear to my interview?”… We often hear stories from clients that candidates have turned up to interviews dressed too casually or sometimes even dressed inappropriately, and when given that feedback the candidate is often.

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The new marketing CV

Marketers are tasked with keeping up with a rapidly evolving business landscape and eye-wateringly fast technological change. At the same time, many will be seeking to boost their careers during this time of flux. What key skills will marketers need to have on their CVs in the coming years? Skill: Data analysis With data now increasingly.

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office at Christmas

5 ways to have fun in the office this Christmas

Whether you’re counting down the days until you finish for the Christmas break, or you’re frantically trying to get your work done before the New Year, it’s important to embrace the festive period in the office. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly, unwind a little and take yourself a bit less seriously! And.

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graphic designer

Choosing between an in-house team, design agency or freelancers

Recently we’ve seen an increase in companies recruiting in-house graphic designers, as opposed to using freelancer design services. Designers tend to work in three main environments; in-house, design agencies and freelance. Some employers have suggested that there are many benefits to having an in-house design team, including cost and better control over their creative. But.
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next marketing job

How to find your next marketing job

If you’re looking to find your next marketing job, you’ll firstly need to think about the reason why you’re wanting a new job in the first place and establish what it is you want from your next role. What do you like and don’t you like about your current position? What is the maximum distance.

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management style

Framing your leadership

Which management style is right? It depends on the situation.   As a manager, it’s your job to keep things organised. But you also have to strike a balance – preventing the process from devolving into chaos while giving people the flexibility to do their jobs well and to come up with novel solutions. There.

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employee benefits

How to keep creatives happy with employee benefits

Whether it is health and wellbeing benefits, flexi-time or staff discounts – employee benefits can improve job satisfaction, as well as help employers attract and retain staff.   A recent study by Adler Business Gifts found that company benefit schemes are extremely important to employees. In fact, half of the UK-based respondents said that they.

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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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wellbeing at work

How to look after your wellbeing at work

The nation is undergoing a huge stress epidemic. With technology enabling us to work from anywhere, at any time, many individuals are finding it difficult to draw the line between work and play. As a result, we’re more stressed, anxious and depressed, than we’ve ever been before. The good news is the stigma around mental health.

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Preparing for study

Preparing for study

Two marketers with very different experiences of study explain how they prepared to upskill their careers in marketing Studying the right course at the right time can secure a promotion, cement your knowledge, plug a skills gap, get you a new job, increase business advantage at your organisation – the potential benefits are huge. However,.

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How I Made it in Marketing

How I made it in marketing

Giles Harris, managing director of marketing and consumer research agency Come Round, explains how the determination that helped him forge a career in law propelled him into the world of marketing. How do you make it in marketing? There are countless ways to get ahead, of course. But there are also some basic principles that.

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Top 10 Tips for Interview Presentation Perfection

We’ve found that 2 out of 3 interview processes within the marketing industry will require a presentation at some stage. Using our years of experience supporting candidates through interview presentations, we’ve put together this ‘Top 10 Tips for Interview Presentation Perfection’ video to help you beat the nerves,  and ace that presentation and interview! Find out.

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