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30Mar 20 

Getting started with technical SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a pretty simple phrase for what is, in reality, a huge area of digital marketing. Generally speaking, when people refer to SEO they're talking about making sure their website appears high in a search engine's listings. So what on earth is technical SEO?  What is technical SEO? Technical SEO is just one part of SEO (which also includes content marketing, keyword optimisation, link building and UX design); it's the process of ensuring your website functionalit...

18Mar 20 

How can businesses use social media to connect during self isolation?

In these uncertain and changeable times, businesses staying connected with their customers is critical. The Government's latest advice calls for longer periods of self isolation and increased social distancing, so the challenge of reaching your customers is only going to become more difficult. However, social media can help and now is the time to embrace all the functionality that each channel offers.     Facebook  Facebook Live is an ideal way of broadcasting to your customers in real time...

12Mar 20 

5 tips for writing effective Google search ad copy

What are Google search ads?  Before we get into the nuts and bolts of how to write effective Google search ad copy, let's start off with the basics and look at what Google Ads paid search (previously called AdWords) is. When you type a search query into Google, you're presented with a list of results displayed on the the search engine result page (SERP). This list is often a mix of organic and paid results. The results that have been paid for will have a green box with the word "ad" before th...

11Dec 19 

6 digital marketing trends for 2020

The digital marketing landscape is continually changing, making it difficult to know where to focus your time. So here's a round up of the digital marketing trends we think everyone should keep an eye on during 2020.Google's speed addictionYour website needs to (ideally) load in under 3 seconds! Any longer and less pages can be crawled by Google, which can have a negative affect on your search rankings. Check your website loading speed and if it needs to improve, look at compressing fil...

21Nov 19 

Have you got your Christmas sales wrapped up?

The festive selling period is now well and truly underway and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. But don't panic - even if you've left your marketing planning out in the cold, there's still time to make the most of your Christmas sales!Be present in the right placesConsumer interaction with brands and products are typically quite complex. We live in a fast moving, communication-led world with information and conversations possible in a variety of ways across multi...

10Sep 19 

Mouth watering food photography

If the first bite is taken with the eye, then high quality food photography that tells your brand's story, should be at the heart of your marketing campaign. To get the most out of your food photography it really is worth spending time to clearly define your brief and think carefully about where and how your images will be used.What type of food photography do I need?Before commissioning a photographer, think about the different types of images you may need. As a minimum we would sugges...

30Jul 19 

Social media advertising - is it worth it?

Social media is supposed to be free, right? Isn't good social media simply creating engaging content and watching it go viral? Why then would you want to pay for social media advertising?What is social media advertising?Social media advertising comes in many forms. There are three main types of advertising:boosting a specific post digital display advertising remarketingBoosting a postOn a crowded platform with a lot of accounts making a lot of 'noise', boosting a p...

09May 19 

Does my website have a shelf life?

So you’ve launched your brand spanking new website and it's received fantastic feedback. But does a website have a 'shelf life' and if so, when should you start thinking about developing a new one?Let’s be SMART about itIn principle, the success of a website can be measured against its intended purpose. Was it developed to attract new customers? Is it an eCommerce site that needs to deliver a specific ROI? Maybe it adds credibility to your business or service? Or perhaps it's purely...

17Apr 19 

Does anyone actually click on Google Ads?

It's a question that we're asked a lot and the answer is unequivocally 'yes!'. Our client data tells us that yes, people do click on Google Ads. But don’t just take our word for it: when AdWords first launched in 2000 it had 350 advertisers, now there are estimated to be over 1 million advertisers spending tens of billions of dollars in ad revenue. 1 million advertisers certainly must think they’re onto something! People often have a 'Marmite approach' to Ads – they either love ...

01Apr 19 

Waste not, want not – how to manage commercial food waste

As you scale up your food and drink operation, have you thought about how you will manage your food waste?Often, the food and drink businesses we support and help grow have either just scaled up their operations, or are at the point of doing so. As manufacturing grows so too can food waste volumes. Somerset based, waste equipment and processing experts, PRM Waste Systems, have written a superb guest blog for us, detailing the management of food waste and ways to reduce the amount that enter...

20Mar 19 

5 reasons to outsource your social media

“Social media isn’t rocket science and we’ve got a graduate who’s a dab hand with Instagram.” Sound familiar? It's true, social media isn’t rocket science! However, like all marketing activities, it is truly effective when utilised as part of a wider strategy. Whilst the office junior may have a great following on Snapchat or perhaps even be an emerging YouTube star, running, managing and growing social media channels for a business requires planning, quality content and t...

07Mar 18 

6 things to consider before outsourcing your digital marketing

Outsourcing your digital marketing could be a huge benefit to your business – it could supercharge growth, save you time and money, plus allow you to get a better return on your marketing investment. But before you take the plunge, here’s six things to consider... 1. Your budget The first step is to work out how much budget you have available for outsourcing your digital marketing. Before you decide, read this blog! 2. Your goals Every outsourced marketing team worth their salt will ask ...

02Jan 18 

We are looking for a Digital Marketer

1) Are you an experienced Digital Marketer? 2) Are you looking to join a fantastic company and help grow the business? 3) Do you want to develop your career within a forward-thinking and creative agency?Due to continued client success and increasing demand, we’re looking for an experienced Digital Marketer to join our team. You will be part of a fantastic, creative team working with new and existing clients to increase their ROI. The successful candidate will be able to demonstra...

08Dec 17 

What stands in the way of good marketing?

There are many things that can stand between a good marketing campaign and growing your business. Here's a few common reasons (and their solutions) that marketing fails. Lack of in-house knowledge and skills Over half (57%) of businesses say they don’t have the right people in their team to manage successful marketing campaigns. Solution: Try outsourcing – it's more cost effective and you can access a wider range of skills. Bad branding You could have the best marketing campaign in the ...

11Oct 17 

16 free marketing tools for your small business

Just getting started with online marketing for your business? Many of the best marketing tools are free or offer a free version or trial. Here’s 16 helpful marketing tools that won’t cost you a thing... Content marketing 1. Google Trends Find out what people are searching for so you can create content on trending topics. Also helpful for working out which term to use – for example searches for "blogging" are dropping but searches for "content marketing" are on the rise. 2. Buzz Sumo U...

04Oct 17 

10 signs your business should use outsourced marketing

Are your marketing efforts non-existent, ad-hoc or just not going as planned? Here’s ten signs you should use outsourced marketing... 1. You want to grow Planning for business growth? Outsourcing your marketing can help you get where you want to be quicker, with less overheads than employing full time staff to cover all marketing specialisms.   2. You’re not doing any marketing activity If you’re not doing any marketing activity at all, you might be surprised how much of a difference ...

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