Whether you like their food or not, McDonald's are one the very best marketing businesses in the world today. They are an excellent case study in both how to market your services globally, and so often over looked, locally. Here are 5 lessons you can apply to your own business.
A marketing strap line (in my opinion at least) should summarise what your brand stands for in just a few words. It doesn’t have to be descriptive (although some are like eBay’s “The world’s online market place”), it should support your brand positioning and communicate what you are about. This all sounds rather easy, but trust me it [...]
Well thought out customer marketing emails are one of the most effective sources of sales you will ever have. When they are well planned, well timed and written to appeal to a customer’s needs you will bring customers back time and time again to buy more.
Every business and their uncle have a social media presence, normally on Facebook and Twitter. Few are using them to their full potential and there is little to differentiate one business from another. Here are 7 ideas to help your business stand out.
Unless you can afford an in-house designer, the likelihood is you will need to outsource building (or refreshing) your website to a web designer/ agency. Here are the top 7 questions I would ask web designers pitching for your business to make sure you get the best possible person for the job.
Following on from part 1, this blog post will look at your email newsletter, website conversion rate, press releases and your competitors. Can you answer all these questions about your business marketing?
In my opinion what sets good marketing apart from "bad marketing" is getting the basics right. By this I mean having actionable data on customers and the market that dictates the direction of a company's marketing.
Marketing is not just about the big campaigns, flashy new technology and large budgets. In fact, it is quite the opposite. In my opinion, successful marketing is made up of hundreds of small components that work together to achieve a goal. Essentially, I believe it is about having an eye for detail and ensuring everything is being used [...]
One of the most tried and tested tools in the brand manager’s box of tricks is to associate their product or service with another in order to benefit from the 3rd party’s existing positive branding.
Social media can go one of two ways for a business. It can become part of a thriving community of brand fans and people interested in your products, with you at the centre initiating and responding to discussions. Alternatively it can become a waste ground of forgotten profiles with digital tumble weeds sweeping through, uncared for an [...]
Google AdWords is not the preserve of large companies, or businesses that operate on a national level. if you are a local business, serving a limited geographic location, you can still use Google AdWords to drive traffic and customers, all with out breaking the bank. Here is how.
There are some fantastic SEO agencies out there, in fact the first one I ever worked with win my early 20’s felt like part of the company and was so responsive and high quality I got a little spoilt and just presumed everyone was like that. The reality is they aren’t.