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My name is Matt, and I am a marketing nerd; a digital marketing director by trade, this is my marketing blog. My aim is to provide practical marketing ideas and advice you can apply today, across PPC, onsite SEO, content marketing, CRO, reputation management, customer loyalty marketing and more.
Hands down, word of mouth is by far the most powerful, and cost-effective form of marketing. How powerful…? 84% of consumers say they either completely or somewhat trust recommendations from family and friends about products (making these recommendations the information source ranked highest for trustworthiness). [Nielson]. [...]
In marketing, if you get your targeting right, your communications/media plan should fall in to place beautifully. Here is a personal anecdote that suggests deliveroo aren’t quite getting that quite right. Right message, right person…wrong time I love the idea of deliveroo; real restaurant food delivered to your door. The only [...]
Email marketing should be every marketer’s dream. As well as requiring creative thought and strategic planning, you instantly know whether it is working or not. Every aspect of it is trackable, testable and reportable. Rather than approaching making changes an ad-hoc or subjective basis, you can improve your email marketing performance [...]
Do you fully understand why your customers cancel your service? Not when or how, but why? Using time-based cancellation data to perform churn and cohort analysis will show you when they leave (and allow you to surmise why), but this alone can’t tell you the real reasons behind it. (Image source) “So I know my […]
In this post I will show you how to become a thought leader in your industry AND drive tons of traffic from Google. Plus, you’ll get there by having your customers doing all the work for you (and they’ll love you for it)! How do you become a thought-leader? Thought leaders are the go-to sources […]
This is a guest post by John LaMarca, Director of Marketing for social community ‘6Tribes’. I lead marketing for a new social media startup called 6Tribes, which connects like-minded people around the things that they’re passionate about, using the concept of tribes. We’ve had great success over the last few months in growing [...]
In the early 90s, virtual reality (VR) was set to completely revolutionise the tech and gadget world forever – and then it didn’t. Alongside 3D cinema and polarised glasses, it was merely a case of ‘not just yet’ and the fad soon died out. People weren’t ready for it, and neither was the technology. Fast […]
Email is one of the most powerful weapons in your marketing arsenal. It is also one of the easiest to get wrong. Email sets the tone, raises (or lowers) expectations, drives sales/renewals and can act as a barometer for customer happiness. The three most important emails you’ll send are: Your welcome email Service/product satisfaction [...]