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About this marketing blog…


My name Is Matt and I am a huge marketing nerd. My marketing blog is about providing practical marketing advice & tips you can apply to your business and campaigns today.

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Matthew Telfer

Hello! My name is Matt and I have a serious passion for anything marketing related, both academically and professionally. I started writing this blog as a way of expressing my thoughts and opinions on marketing, and in response to the number of theoretical blogs out there that presume unlimited resources. My focus is on providing realistic and practical marketing advice you can apply to any business and campaign.

    Better social media marketing in 10 easy steps

    A 2014 study found that around 90% of brands were active on social media, so nobody really needs convincing to get involved anymore. Now that we’re all online though, are we really making the most of the opportunities that social can offer us? Here are 10 simple ways to keep your social media strategy fresh […]

    Don’t be a marketing dinosaur

    As a marketing professional of 10 years, personal development is always at the forefront of my mind. Since starting my first marketing job the landscape has changed dramatically. The biggest change has been the move from narrow offline channels (local press, Yellow Pages, directories etc.), to a fragmented online media landscape for [...]

    Teach yourself customer marketing

    Customer marketing, relationship marketing, loyalty marketing… whatever you call it, it is important! Attracting new customers will cost your company 5 times more than keeping an existing customer, and a five percent increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 75 percent. Additionally, renewing a happy [...]

    Planning for better marketing results

    Badly organised feedback loops between marketing teams and designers always increases the amount of time a project takes, inflates costs, demotivates everyone involved and generally results in a piece of work no one is really happy with. A lot of this is totally avoidable by using a predetermined and structured feedback loop. The initial [...]

    5 things you don’t want to hear about your marketing

    We all like to think we are doing an amazing job, and it is a brave marketer who approaches performance and analysis with an honest and open mind. They are also usually the most successful. Here are five truths that can be applied to every business’ marketing, no matter how big or small their budget. […]

    Trust is email marketing’s most important metric

    There are two broad approaches to marketing, interruption marketing and permission marketing. One barges its way in to your consciousness though noise and repetition, the other adds enough value that you actively choose to receive it. Effective email marketing is absolutely based around the principles of permission marketing. All those [...]

    How to control your PPC budget

    A badly structured and unmonitored PPC account can easily burn through your marketing budget in a matter of hours. There are plenty of horror stories recounting how small businesses have wasted hundreds or even thousands of pounds on PPC. Understandably this makes other small businesses nervous to start using channels such as Google [...]

    Tools to instantly improve your marketing for only £15.47

    Now more than ever, we all have free (or low-cost) access to marketing tools and technology that used to cost thousands of pounds. The extent to which you manage and analyse your marketing efforts is no longer a budgetary decision. Marketing performance is an area that is full of amazing free, and super low cost […]

    How to rebrand your small business [2020 edition] 🎨

    Rebranding your business typically relates to changing the brand image of your company. The purpose of rebranding a business varies and can take up different forms depending upon the objective you expect to achieve. For instance, some might go for a simple logo change while others might refurbish the entire philosophy of the [...]

    9 tips for running a successful customer conference

    Running your own conference can seem like a daunting prospect, and one that only large businesses have the resources to do. From my experience, this just isn’t true. Even the smallest of companies, with limited marketing resources can (and should) seriously consider having an event, with informative talks for their customers. These [...]

    A look back on my first 100 blog posts

    I have been writing this blog on and off for nearly four years now. I noticed last week I had broken the 100 published posts barrier which got me thinking about the past four years. I started this blog pretty much as a direct response to another marketing blog that continues to frustrate the hell […]